Walk from the corner (25 m) along the Calle Conrado Villar leaving
the Calle La Industria to your right. After passing the
chapel of San
Esteban you come to a fork (7min) (30 m), where you go left. At the
next fork (11min) (5 m), follow the sign for "Ruta del Maíz" to the
The narrow asphalt road goes under the N-634 and ascends to a fork
(15min) (20 m), where you go
right. From the
backyard of the chapel of Encontrela begins a stone paved track (19min) (20 m). After crossing a
pavement ends and you encounter a gigantic
eucalyptus tree on
your left (23min).
When you come to an asphalt road (27min), turn left. After some 50
meters, branch off right to a narrower asphalt road. You pass the
fountain of the Virgen de la Encontrela and cross the river on your left
along a narrow concrete bridge. Turn right.
Lined by meadows the asphalt road ascends gently to a junction
(39min) (40 m), where you turn right. Ignore all side roads and keep
straight ahead at the crossroads (47min) (50 m). You pass a
and go straight ahead also at the next crossroads (1h) (45 m).
In the village of Serantes, you turn right to the
(40 m). You pass the village
chapel and handsome
old houses before you
reach the N-634 (1h11min) (35 m). Turn right and branch off left
following the sign for Playa de Serantes (1h13min) (40 m). On your way
seashell signs of the St James pilgrimage route.
At the crossroads (1h22min) (30 m), keep straight ahead crossing an
asphalt road. Now you follow the sign for "GR-E-9, Tapia de Casariego".
Soon the track opens up the first sea views.
Later you follow the sign for "Tapia de Casariego" to the right
(1h24min) (25 m). Ignore a track branching off right and follw the sign
"Castro de El Estreiro 200 m" straight ahead (1h28min) (25 m).
When you meet the next "GR-E-9" sign (1h34min) (25 m), which points
right to a path, visit first the
cape of Castelo by keeping on the
track. From this cape (1h37min) (20 m) you look at the coast line with
its capes, spits and
hiding lovely beaches and coves with
islets, the closest called La
Return back to the beginning of the
path. When the
path forks (1h47min) (10 m), go right. In a minute you
come to a stone paved
walkway, which leads to the
beach of Paloma. After
beach, continue uphill along the
walkway. Soon it turns
into a track (1h52min) (25 m).
When you reach an asphalt road (1h56min) (35 m), turn left. The road
bends right by the camping of Playa de Tapia (2h02min) (25 m). At the
next junction (2h05min) (20 m) you turn right. Shortly after, you
branch off left over the
bridge which leads to the
beach of Tapia. From
the beach you take steps to an asphalt road and turn left (2h13min) (20 m). After some 100 meters, branch off left to a
walkway running along
the cliffs. Along this
walkway, you encounter lookout spots with benches.
They open up nice views to the
When you reach the Calle del Arquitecto Francisco Gonzalez Villamil
(2h26min) (20 m), turn right and return to the beginning of the route