“CAMINO MARIÑAN”, is based on an old pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, which Professor Francisco Vales Villamarín describes in the 50s of the last century, the documentation was lost and found at the end of the 90s. It was published in the Brigantine Yearbook in 2002, studied and made known by the Cultural Heritage Custody Association “VEDOREIRA” in 2014.
The pilgrims disembarked in the port of Fontán and from here they walked to Betanzos to continue then road to Compostela.
In 2017, the municipalities of Sada, Bergondo and Betanzos agreed to convert it into a Tourist Route, and following the 2014 study, two routes are offered. One in blue, which corresponds to the original path, and one in green, which corresponds to the alternative path of the study.
This old route will be reused for cultural, landscape, gastronomic, sports, etc. use. To follow it, you will find signs with blue or green colors and the logo, depending on which route you follow, also white signs on the ground with red direction arrows, in the doubtful sections.
Given that today much of the route is urban, semi-urban and cross roads, we beg you to take maximum precaution in the areas designated as dangerous, wear reflective vests, walk on the left, take the children by the hand and do not invade the traffic routes of vehicles.
We pass the cross stone with its traditional table for prayers to the deceased and arrive at the church of San Xoán de Ouces. Inside, we find the monumental tomb of its promoter, the priest Fernán Pérez de Ouces, [year 1287], and two images of Santiago, in one dressed as a pilgrim, it shows this route was also Jacobean.
In the cemetery is the tomb of the Galician philosopher Xoan Vicente Viqueira.
We continue along the road leaving the “Castro de Reboredo” left, then the “Castro do Monte do Frade”, and several old hamlets on the right, until you reach Bergondiño, we come to the green route and arrive to San Salvador of Bergondo.
This road has no sidewalks. March with prudence.