Stage 2: Niñons-Ponteceso (27,1 Km)

<<Niñóns BeachFrom Niñóns to Port of Santa Mariña>>

The second section takes us through an infinite variety of landscapes from Niñóns to Ponteceso. The first inlets and lonely coves lead us to the cliffs of Cabo Roncudo and, from there, to the interior of the Ría de Corme-Laxe, where everything changes again. The Monte da Facha and the entire mouth of the Anllóns River with the dunes of A Barra complete a journey that will leave you with your mouth open.

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PLANNING SECTION 2 (it´s given in kilometers)

SECTION 2: NIÑONS – PONTECESO (27,1 Km) 3 9h 45′ 21.3
Subsection 2-1: Niñons Beach – Barda Beach (5,0 Km) 2 2 90′ 21.3
Departure Niñons Beach 0 10:00 21.3
Morro Beach 0.7 22.0
Niño do Corvo Beach 1.4 REG 22.7
Port of Santa Mariña 2.3 10:45 23.6
Cliffs of Eiroa 2.4 23.7
Punta do Pichón 2.8 24.1
Mean Valley 2.8 24.1
Right turn road of Santa Mariña 3.2 3 24.5
Right turn start downhill path A Barda 3.4 24.7
High of Bravio 3.9 25.2
Barda Beach 4.9 11:30 26.2
Barda spring water 4.9 FUE 26.2
Subsection 2-2: Barda Beach – The Village of Roncudo (4,6 Km) 3 2 120′ 26.2
Crossing Area Pequena 5 26.3
Punta Espiñeira 6.2 27.5
Punta do Castro 7.2 28.5
Punta de Eiras 7.9 29.2
Punta Percebellosa 8.3 29.6
A Zorrateira 9.3 30.6
The Village of Roncudo 9.5 13:30 30.8
Subsection 2-3: The Village of Roncudo – Roncudo Lighthouse (3,4 Km) 2 2 60’+30′ 30.8
Village Roncudo spring water 9.5 FUE 30.8
O Tordeiro – Descent to the coast 10.5 13:45 2 2 31.8
Laxe das Pesqueiras 11.4 32.7
Punta do Mouzón 11.8 33.1
Furna da Fuxisaca 12.4 33.7
Roncudo Lighthouse (30′ stop) 13 14:30 30′ 34.3
Subsection 2-4: Roncudo Lighthouse – Fishing port in Corme (3,3 Km) 1 1 45’+30′ 34.3
Eiruga Sea 13.5 34.8
Aguillón Pit 14 35.3
Gralleiras cove 14.8 36.1
Area das Conchas cove 15.2 36.5
Corme (30′ stop) 16.3 15:45 FUE 30′ 37.6
Subsection 2-5: Corme – Valares Beach (5,4 Km) 2 1 90’+30′ 37.6
Arnela Beach 17 16:30 38.3
Osmo Beach 17.3 16:35 FUE 38.6
Ermida Beach 18.1 16:45 39.4
Estrela Island 18.7 40.0
Rio Covo Beach 19.4 17:00 2 1 REG 40.7
Punta do Canteiro 20.6 41.9
Facha Mount – The wall 21 42.3
Valares Beach (30′ stop) 21.6 17:45 FUE 30′ 42.9
Subsection 2-6: Valares Beach – Ponteceso (5,4 Km) 1 0 90′ 42.9
Branco Mount Dune of Ponteceso 23.3 18:45 REG 44.6
Tiñosa Island / Anllons River sand bar 23.3 44.6
Barra dunes 23.3 44.6
Ornithological Observatory 24.9 46.2
Malecón do Couto 25.8 19:15 47.1
Eduardo Pondal Birthplace 27.1 48.4
Ponteceso bridge 27.1 19:45 FUE 48.4

KME – Kilometers of the section
TIME – The schedule that appears in the documentation is the perfect time to walk the path, taking the section calmly, enjoying the landscapes and making the necessary stops. The departure is always recommended at 10:00 A.M..
PEL (Danger) – Danger of the section (0: Nil; 1: Low; 2: Medium; 3: High)
DIF (Difficulty) – Difficulty of the section (0: Nil; 1: Low; 2: Medium; 3: High)
AGU (Water) – Presence of Water (FUE: Source; BAR: Bar; REG: Stream)
TIE (Time) – Time of walking or stop
KMM – Total kilometers from Malpica


This second stage is kind of long with 29 kms from Niñóns to Ponteceso. It starts in the beach of Niñóns, walking along the coast till the Port of Santa Mariña. It is from this point from where we will start the most demanding and complicate ascent of the day reaching the “Virxe Do Faro” (the Virgin of the Lighthouse), from where we can enjoy some breathtaking views of the following stages. The furthest point we can see is the dune of MountBranco, in Camariñas, that is the half way of O Camiño dos Faros.

From the MountFaros, we will descend to walk along the path that is parallel to the Beach of Barda, which will lead us close to the Windpower farm by taking the highlands of Corme. It is in this farm where we can see the petroglyphs of Petón da Campaíña. From there, the an unpaved road will lead us to the village of O Roncudo, to, later, descend from the wind farm till the lighthouse Roncudo, which is another of the landmarks in our route. It is there where we can see the rocks from where the “percebeiros” (people who hunt barnacles) risk their lives to get such a delicacy.

From there we get into the estuary. We walk along the fishing port in Corme and we leave it to head towards the beach Valarés, walking along the beaches Osmo, Hermida and Rio Covo. When leaving the beach of Rio Covo, we will head towards a broad forest track over the estuary that leads us to the mountFacha and to Valarés, where we can stop to enjoy its beach and pine forest.

The end of the stage along MountBranco is amazing. The coastline takes us close to the river mouth of Anllóns, with a privileged view of the TiñosaIsland, all the dunes and the beach of Barra. We will descend to walk along this unique kilometer, as it seems to be part of a desert, in the middle of the bay of Insua, a spot popular for its importance ornithological.

From there we will walk along the boardwalk in Ponteceso that divides the croplands till we reach the bridge in Ponteceso, in front of the house of Eduardo Pondal.



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