This is another long day (27km) so I left while it was still dark. The walk out of Vigo is uphill through the city for the first hour and then into smaller suburbs on the outskirts.
There is some impressive street art along the way, and lots of places to get coffee/breakfast.
The route skirts the hills with a view down to the Ria de Vigo.
It was good to be out of the big city!
The path skirts and then enters woodland for some of the way.
There are lots of hórreo, granaries, in Galicia, mostly in the countryside, but even some in urban areas as this one, near Vigo.
There is a church and an ornate graveyard with a pilgrim cafe along the route nearer to Redondela.
Redondela is a busy town and many pilgrims stop there, but I carried on.
The way was mostly countryside paths to Arcade.
My hotel was by the Igrexa de Santiago de Arcade, and as the way gets closer to Santiago de Compostela the number of shrines and churches dedicated to the saint increases.
By this point, I had some nasty blisters! The pharmacies are open late and there was one near the hotel, so I stocked up on more blister plasters and painkillers.
Continue the Camino journey: Arcade to Pontevedra, Spain
Accommodation: I stayed at the Hotel Isape, which had a lovely breakfast and a good restaurant for dinner. It didn’t have air conditioning, but I left the door open so it wasn’t too hot.
Facilities: I had a coffee on the outskirts of Vigo, and there’s a cafe a few kilometers outside Redondela where many pilgrims stopped. Redondela is a bigger town with everything you need. I didn’t stop there but just grabbed a sandwich on the way through. Arcade is much smaller but still has the usual supermarket, pharmacy and restaurants.
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