Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camí de Sant Jaume
in Catalunya

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Stage 7 - L'Esquirol to Vic


Leaving l'Esquirol

Finger post outside the town

Unmarked fork - the Way keeps to the right and runs close to the main road (C-153)

Another wrong turning - the Way never crosses the stream

Finger post with Mark who is walking from the Catalan coast to Santiago with a 25kg. pack and expects to arrive in six weeks time


Looking down on the river

An industrial zone in the middle of the country


Some of the surfaces are good, and others not so good

Entering Roda de Ter

The famous bridge in Roda de Ter

Looking down from the bridge on the riverside esplanade

You turn left at the end of the bridge and come across this triangular space with a children's playground. The second site street on the left is the left (Molinas street) takes you to a finger post indicating the old Royal Way to Vic

Some 20 km. to the east of the route is the Sau reservoir, with the Parador de Vic

which has these stunning views

and a little beyond is the monastery of St. Pere de Casserres at the end of the peninsula


The crossing point of the Camí and the BV-5213 which goes to the parador and the monastery

A large farmhouse beside the Way

A new sign for a local walking route

The church of San Jordi de Puigseslloses perched on a little hill

The first view of Vic from the five-ways crossroads beside the church. There are plenty of fingerposts, though none for the Way, and it is not at all clear where to go.

The route straight ahead leads to this little tunnel under the C-25 ring road. Though this is the shortest route, it is not ideal for people with rucksacks. The official route crosses the C-25 at a bridge 300 m. to the right.

This where the two routes meet - the bridge is in the distance.

The ancient Bruguer bridge leads you into the city

over the cobbled bridge

and then through some fields

until you arrive in the magnificent Main square


and can also visit the Cathedral

with the modern statue of an ancient bishop beside it

The city has more ancient bridges

and even a Roman temple which, for a long time, was built into one of the palatial houses

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