Passed the 600km mark this morning.
Earlier than alpine start on country roads past more high motorway bridges (see photo). Where the flock they got the money for these i dont know and they appear to only support a few trucks every now and again.
From here on it was up up up through beautiful little paths/roads with switch backs an tunneled with vegetation. Breaky and a coffee stop only and arrived at Alto do Poio by 1pm. This place is situated on a small pass and has two alburgues and that's it. It was nice to sit and knock back a beer and an empanada whilst watching pilgrims gasp their way up the last of the climb. All the time with chickens pecking around our feet.