elisabeth

About elisabeth
Distance

219 mi

Time

74:45 h

Recent Activity
  1. Söhni 🏃 and elisabeth planned a hike.

    January 7, 2020

    09:18
    21.0 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,850 ft
    Söhni 🏃, Anne and 20 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      Today we spend a little time in the resort of Villanova with the opportunity to walk or maybe take a bath. Then we make a pilgrimage to Catoira and reach Padrón and the St. James Church with the famous stone under the high altar. According to legend, the boat arrived here, which contains the body of St. James brought across the sea.

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      • January 7, 2020

  2. Söhni 🏃 and elisabeth planned a hike.

    January 7, 2020

    Söhni 🏃, Anne and 16 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      Today we pilgrimage a beautiful stage through the forest along the Armenteira. The path continues through vineyards, along the Umia River. Small towns such as Ponte Arnelas, Mouzos and Salvaterra and the most famous white wine growing regions in Spain line the path. In the afternoon it goes along a beautiful coast and through fishing villages to Vilanova de Arousa.

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  3. Söhni 🏃 and elisabeth planned a hike.

    January 7, 2020

    03:34
    7.30 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,450 ft
    775 ft
    Söhni 🏃, Anne and 15 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      We start "the spiritual variant" through the Salnés region and walk along the beach to Combarro, the most beautiful fishing village of the Rias Baixas. Then we climb through small villages to Chan de Valdedeus and through forests we come to Armenteira. In the local Cistercian monastery we can visit the church and the cloister. We will spend the night in the monastery.

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  4. Söhni 🏃 and elisabeth planned a hike.

    January 7, 2020

    Söhni 🏃, Anne and 15 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      24.22 km / 07:00 h / 125 m / 377 m / max. 269 masl
      Today's stage takes us to our pilgrimage destination Santiago de Compostela and thus to the end of the approx. 250 km long hiking route that started in Porto.
      At first almost flat, later slightly hilly, we reach the pilgrimage metropolis located 260 meters above sea level on little-used local and side streets. The denser buildings over the last 10 kilometers already give an idea of the proximity of the Holy City and the inner tension increases at the end of the tour.
      Coming from the south-west we pass the Parque da Alameda, the old town of Santiago de Compostela and via the Rúa do Franco we reach the large square in front of the cathedral (Praza do Obradoiro). With satisfaction and relief we enter the huge church building, the origin of which in its current form dates back to 1075. For the first time in 830 - after the rediscovery of the grave of James - a predecessor church was built here.
      For everyone arriving here, not only the obligatory pilgrimage, the reunion with many fellow pilgrims on the large square, but also the exploration and tour of the culturally rich city with about 100,000 inhabitants is an event that leaves deep impressions.
      Anyone who has taken a few more days for Santiago de Compostela should not miss a visit to the new cultural temple "Cidade da Cultura" southeast of the old town. For pilgrims who still want to hike to Fisterra, the following stages can also be accessed as a gpx track.

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  5. Söhni 🏃 and elisabeth planned a hike.

    January 7, 2020

    Söhni 🏃, Anne and 11 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      19.64 km / 05:30 h / 276 m / 295 m / max. 147 meters above sea level
      Even in Redondela, the sea coast was no longer directly exposed to the harsh influence of the Atlantic, because in the west a headland runs parallel to the coast, which offers protection. In between is a large bay, the "Enseada de San Simòn". At the exit to the west of Redondela, the bay is so narrow that it can be crossed by a road bridge.
      On today's tour between the two major cities of Redondela and Pontevedra, the route takes us twice to about 150 meters above sea level. On the first section to Pontesampaio we often have the opportunity to enjoy the view of the Bay of Vigo, which is framed by mountains and looks more like a large lake. At Pontesampaio, an old arch bridge spans the Rio Verdugo river. It is worth taking a break here to enjoy the picturesque situation.
      Now we are climbing a forested hill for the second time that day, although we are in many places - visible from the road surface - on the old Roman road. On the depressions of the rough stone pavement you can still see the wheel tracks of old wagons. For the last 5 kilometers the Way of St. James leads us along the little-used road to Pondevedra. In the shadow of the houses, it is still bearable in the scorching hot afternoon sun.
      The historically significant city of Pontevedra (80,000 inhabitants), which was the provincial capital from 1833, has always had great economic and cultural importance. In the late evening we can enjoy the vibrant life in the squares and alleys of the old town.
      Our tour ends at the "Praza de la Peregrina", where the 18th century baroque church "de la Virgen Peregrina" (sanctuary of the virgin pilgrim) is located.

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  6. Söhni 🏃 and elisabeth planned a hike.

    January 7, 2020

    Söhni 🏃, Anne and 12 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      15.53 km / 04:30 h / 227 m / 214 m / max. 228 meters above sea level
      Our way today leads us largely through populated areas. Accordingly, the proportion of asphalt sections is quite high. After we have left the long stretch of settlement O Porriño with the heavily trafficked national road, we go through several scattered settlements uphill, sometimes more, sometimes less steeply, until we pass our highest point of the day's stage in Barreiros at 228 meters altitude. A Roman milestone indicates that we are here with the Camino, as on many other sections of the path, on a former Roman road.
      It goes steadily downhill via the towns of Vilar de Infesta and Padrón until we come to the main road in O Quinteiro and after one kilometer have reached the town of Redondela, which has 7,500 inhabitants, after one kilometer. Since this city is located on the Bay of Vigo and thus on the Atlantic Ocean, we can treat ourselves to a swim in the late afternoon - albeit away from the port.
      Our quarter in Redondela is the Renaissance-style manor house "Casa de Torre", which houses a gallery and a small library as well as the modernly equipped public pilgrim hostel.

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  7. Söhni 🏃 and elisabeth planned a hike.

    January 7, 2020

    05:14
    11.9 mi
    2.3 mph
    750 ft
    1,275 ft
    Söhni 🏃, Anne and 12 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      18.97 km / 05:15 h / 332 m / 186 m / max. 270 meters above sea level
      With today's stage we end the hike in Portugal and enter Spanish soil if we do not decide to use the pilgrim hostel in Valenca for example and then to enjoy the old town of Valenca.
      After a few kilometers slightly downhill, we have only a small climb to 270 meters in altitude to do today before we descend to the river level at Valença and Tui almost at sea level.
      After leaving the pilgrim hostel in Rubiães, we cross a Roman bridge after a few hundred meters and shortly afterwards, when crossing the street, we find a grocery store that invites us to fill up our provisions. At São Bento da Porta Aberta we have reached the highest point of our route today, which shows up to the last third as an excellent, natural hiking route. The Portuguese forest fires of recent years have left their mark here and there. In Valença (16,000 inhabitants), the last city on Portuguese soil, a detour to the fortress-like old town is worthwhile. With the crossing of the Minho River on the international bridge we enter Spanish soil for the first time and end our tour in Tui at the cathedral, which occupies the top of the hill in the middle of the old town. While Tui became a bishopric in the 7th century, the urban development of the neighboring city of Valença on the Portuguese river side only began at the end of the 12th century.

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  8. Söhni 🏃 and elisabeth planned a hike.

    January 7, 2020

    Söhni 🏃, Anne and 13 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      17.53 km / 05:00 h / 214 m / 403 m / max. 391 masl
      Our starting point is the pilgrim hostel in Ponte de Lima, which is located next to the Guardian Angel Church on the north side of the Lima River. Today's tour is one of the most scenic stages of the Portuguese Camino with a large proportion of paths, field and forest paths. In addition, we still reach the highest point of the entire tour today.
      At the beginning of the hike, we cross the motorway twice before we slowly pass several small scattered settlements and later climb more and more steeply through a pine forest. In the area of the settlements, we must not overlook the “Fonte das Três Bicas” fountain in order to refill our water bottles in front of the pass.
      After a further climb in the shady pine forest we reach a cross. Napoleon's troops were ambushed here - during the occupation of the Iberian Peninsula between 1808 and 1814.
      After a short time, we reached the highest point with the “Portela Grande” pass with 400 meters of altitude and are rewarded with a magnificent view for the hardships of the climb. The descent up to 200 meters in altitude to our daily destination of the Rubiães pilgrim hostel is only a relaxing affair.

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  9. Söhni 🏃 and 2 others went for a hike.

    September 15, 2019

    Söhni 🏃, Harald 🔆 and 116 others like this.
    1. Peer Gynt

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      • September 16, 2019

  10. Söhni 🏃 and 2 others went for a hike.

    September 14, 2019

    Söhni 🏃, Franz5 and 123 others like this.
    1. Söhni 🏃

      Part of Weihenzell to Colmberg

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      • September 14, 2019