Camino del Norte: Stage 30
Vilalba – Baamonde (18,6 km – 12 miles)
Today you will find again flat land so the stage will be easy. You can continue this stage to Miraz but you have to take into account that there are approximately 33 kilometers from the beginning to the end. If you don’t want to walk that much you can stay the night in Baamonde and continue tomorrow. This stage goes through some forests. It crosses the Magdalena and the Trimaz rivers. You can enjoy the beauty of the Iglesia de San Alberte church and some medieval bridges.
You will leave Vilalba through the city centre. If you have stayed the night in the local hostel you will have to walk through a path to get to the city center and start. Once you get to the Rúa Previa street you will have to cross the Torre de los Andrade tower and the Iglesia de Santa María church. Then you will have to go through the Calle Conde Pallares. Tehn you will have to turn right to get to the Magdalena river through a narrow path.
The Ponte dos Pasos bridge will allow you cross the river. You will see an abandoned mill and you will have to continue parallel to the river for some meters. A little bit after you will have to go through an asphalted road and walk up to the left, walking near the dual carriageway; you will cross it a little bit after through an underpass. Then you will find another medieval bridge, this time one called Ponte Rodríguez, over the Trimaz river. After crossing the river you will have to turn right and walk up the hardest part of the stage towards Boizán located in San Xoan de Alba. The dual carriageway will welcome you to Alba a little bit after where you can visit the Iglesia de San Xoán de Alba church. Up form this village you will have to continue through the national road and a little bit after you will have to turn right to go through A Torre and finally you will get again to the national road. You will be walking parallel to the dual carriageway and you will have to cross it many times through some underpasses. You will find again a medieval bridge that will allow you to cross over the Saa river, then you will return to the national road’s hard shoulder towards Guitiriz, to San Pedro de Pígara. You will see a marker that indicates that there are just 100 kilometers left to get to Santiago de Compostela. Now you will have to return again to the national road once you get to a petrol station. After some kilometers, you will leave the national road to the left through a path. You will leave Guitiriz and you will get tot Begonte, crossing some villages such as A Rega and Baamond; here you will find a hostel where you can stay the night if you don’t want to get to Miraz. To get to Baamonde you will have to turn left; you can‘t leave this village without visiting the Iglesia de Santiago church from the 9 century that is located in the right side of the national road. After leaving Baamonde you will find all kind of services. After two kilometres through the hard shoulder you will cross San Alberte where you will see a lovely chapel, if you want to get there you will have to lave the road to the left and cross the train rails and then a bridge over the Parga river.
After resting for a while you will walk to Sambreixo through a path. After crossing some villages such as Caínzos, Digañe and A Raposeira you will get to Carballedo. Before leaving Terra Chá you will go through Aldar where you can buy some souvenirs. Before getting to Miraz you will have to go through Friol, where you will find some services and where you can visit the Iglesia de San Paio church. After going through some village such as Subcampo and Laguna you will have to turn left and cross the Sarga river through a bridge called Leixoso. The first thing that you will see once you get to Miraz is the wall of an old tower in the Pazo de Saavedra country house that nowadays is a private house.
What to see
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What to eat
- All the typical gastronomy and products from Terra Chá (typical cheeses, wines….)
Bear in mind
There are some routes in this stage that could be a little bit complicated for cyclists and people with reduced mobility so we recommend them to continue their way through the national road. The stage is well signaled so there should not be any problem, not even for those people with reduced mobility.
You can stay the night in Baamonde or in Miraz, it’s up to you. Many pilgrims choose to split this stage in two due to the presence of a hostel and other establishments in an intermediate point in Baamonde. Some others choose to advance some kilometers and go on to the small village of Miraz.What to see
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