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Stage 3: San Xuan - Salas
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Stage 3: San Xuan - Salas
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The route continues to the left of the hostel to the hamlets of La Reguera, La Venta del Cuerno, El Toral and La Venta. After two hardy uphill climbs you come to El Freisnu Pass, with its large stone cross in front of the cemetery and 17th-century shrine dedicated to the Virgin. From El Freisnu, the route enters the neighbouring borough of Salas, heading down to San Marcelo, La Reaz and La Doriga. It then passes through Las Casas del Puente before reaching Cornellana. However, for those pilgrims who wish to stay overnight in the hostel in Cabruñana, located about 1 km. from El Freisnu, it is possible to pass through the small villages of La Rebollada, Barrudo and Moratín, joining up with the Original Way of St James to continue on to Casas del Puente and Cornellana. From there, you enter into the borough of Salas. The route heads downhill to Las Casas del Puente to link with the road to Cornellana where the 11th-century Monastery of San Salvador is located. There is a hostel adjacent to the monastery. The route runs parallel to the River Nonaya to Sobrerriba. It then skirts the foot of Alto Santa Eufemia before reaching Llamas, continues through La Carril and bears left to reach Quintana. It passes through Fuente Caliente and then heads uphill until the bridge over the River Nonaya in Casazorrina. Continue on through this village towards La Debesa, where you once again cross a bridge over the Nonaya. The route again heads uphill to the N-634, continuing on to Mallecina and then Salas.