The penultimate day! Most of the 19 km walk was through agricultural pathways and back streets.
Also through vineyards in places.
33km to go until the end …
Beautiful church near Valga which had a credential stamp so everyone stopped there.
Still smiling … but definitely tired!
Church and graveyard on the way toward Padron.
A bridge leads into Padron but it’s still a way to go to get to the center.
It was a very hot day, and I was exhausted by the time I reached the center of Padron. My accommodation was 2km outside the town in a rural area, so I stopped for a beer and was served a local tapas of chickpeas with chorizo on the side. Just what I needed!
Continue the Camino journey: Padron to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Accommodation: I stayed at a rural hotel, Casa Antiga do Monte, which was a few kms outside of Padron. It had dinner and also offered breakfast as a takeaway picnic, which was much appreciated as I left early for the final day.
Facilities: There are a couple of cafes on the route, busy with pilgrims. Padron itself is a bigger town with all the usual facilities, but I stayed out in a rural hotel.