The Porto de Mougás – Saians stage is an undiscovered adventure. Starting in the small village, we follow a little busy road until we reach a dirt climb. Here the adventure for the day progresses.
From here on, it’s going to be uphill, where we encounter one of the most breathtaking views of the journey so far, and we continue on to Baiona. This fishing town, where many people choose to stay, is a great place for us to rest and explore the local community.
From here we can choose which route to take. Whether we go look at the sea, lean against the beaches, or head inland. Saians is an excellent option to end the day, as the people in this neighborhood are dynamic and host events regularly where all pilgrims are welcome.
Here the entire route is close to roads where cars pass by every day. Therefore, extreme caution is required. To forget about this fact, we can observe in the distance the curvature of the mountains with a lighthouse hidden between them.
After a climb, one of the highest of the whole route so far, comes now one of the descents and ascents to Baiona. We had the opportunity to see the sea meeting the land from afar and now here we are, in a small village that is typical of the Way to Santiago. Time to rest and to read on the signs some facts about the place where we are.
As the name implies, after one more space to observe the route we still have ahead of us. With benches available, this space beside the road gives us a perspective of what is still to come and what is still to come.
Baiona comes after a steep descent and welcomes us like true explorers. We are greeted by a dynamic town with a population that moves and at the same time maintains its great monuments. With unmissable churches and the monumental Monterreal castle, this harbor site is suitable for those who are already tired and prefer a less strenuous stage.
Saians is a place for the day’s rest. This civilization can be lost if we are not heeding to the signs that say “Albergue” along the way, as it is a 50 meter detour from the actual path. However, the pilgrim support space is made by the residents’ association that gives us everything we need to rest.
Em princípio não! As setas amarelas estão bem identificadas no chão. Se por acaso estiveres na dúvida basta olhar em volta e ver em que direção os restantes caminheiros estão a ir. Outra ideia é perguntar a alguém como ir em direção à igreja do Carvalhido.
Os incidentes tendem a ser mínimos e muitas pessoas fazem o caminho sozinhas. No entanto, a segurança pode ser subjetiva. Muitos caminheiros fazem o caminho, por isso, em caso de receio podes sempre pedir ajuda.
Esta é a etapa mais urbana do percurso português. À entrada de Vairão é notável a diferença de paisagem natural.