STAGE 1 / Pontevedra →Sanxenxo 22,3 km
Father Sarmiento started the journey in the town of Pontevedra, crossing the O Burgo Bridge. Following the footsteps of this prominent figure along the northern coast of the Ría de Pontevedra, pilgrims visit the monastery of San Xoán de Poio, a gem of the As Rías Baixas heritage.
The village of Combarro, renowned for its seaside houses, cruceiros (stone crosses) and hórreos by the sea, is very well preserved. In addition, it has a great number of attractive hotels and souvenir shops. Wandering around the streets of the village and enjoying a drink on any of the bar terraces available is well worth it.