The Roman Geira and Muleteer road to Santiago is one of the pilgrimage routes used by Portuguese pilgrims to reach Santiago. It is an alternative route to the coast roads, instead of entering Galicia by crossing the Miño river, using the ancient Roman road which communicated Bracara Augusta (Braga) with Asturica Augusta (Astorga), the route used by the muleteers to reach Santiago.
The Roman Geira and Muleteer road to Santiago has 240 kilometres distributed by 10 stages. Departing from Braga, it crosses Peneda-Gerês National Park, which goes on into Galicia, in the district of Ourense, as Baixa Limia and Serra do Xurés Natural Park. The road continues through the Ribeiro Region, where it crosses the Miño river and, after rising Montes do Testeiro, it goes into Pontevedra district through Terra de Montes. In A Estrada it crosses the Ulla river to complete its last kilometres till Santiago de Compostela.
Spectacular and hard are the words which best define the route. We recommend you to plan well all the stages, as part of the Camino goes through a sparsely populated area, where there are not many services yet.
A Estrada is the council that has more kilometres in this route. Go to www.turismo.aestrada.gal to know what to see and what to do.