1.40km → Boimil
To end of camino: 
44.30
Altitude: 
465
Notice: 

Heavy traffic here. Cross with caution.

The Road: 

Cross straight through Corredoiras to keep on the AC-234. A short distance on the camino merges with the new route which left from San Breixo, and shortly beyond that the municipal albergue of Gandara is on your right along a side road.

To end of camino: 
42.90
Altitude: 
475

Camino del Norte Map 25

Camino del Norte Map 25
26.90km → A54 Junction
To end of camino: 
40.70
Altitude: 
485

Note that the Boimorto albergue is located 600m before town.

The Road: 

The camino beyond Boimorto splits into three distinct routes before each joins the Camino Francés. All three re-join near the Lavacolla airport. From A Gándara you have to choose between two options, the third option is a derivation of one of the two.

When...

Accommodation in A Gándara (Boimorto)

Private

1

Albergue Casa da Gándara
Private
13
14€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa da Gándara
6.80km → Arzúa

Camino del Norte Map 26

Camino del Norte Map 26
2.30km → Pregontoño
To end of camino: 
38.50
Altitude: 
385

Arzúa is a pleasant town with almost enough beds for pilgrims. If you find everything to be full and don’t feel like splurging on one of the many hotels in the area, the Polideportivo (sports hall) is often used to house pilgrims. Between here and O Pedrouzo lie a string of very small Galician hamlets of little note. The locals in these parts enjoy telling you, without the slightest tone of irony or sarcasm, that ‘no hay vacas in Galicia’ (there are no cows in Galicia). Hold that thought in your head while you slosh through a soggy trail on an otherwise sunny...

History: 

Tetilla Cheese: You might have seen this curiously shaped cheese in the shop windows. If you made a connection between the name and the shape you are not mistaken. It was shaped this way by cheese makers in protest to the bishop of Santiago. At the time the Portico de la Gloria (Master...

Fiesta: 

Famous for its cheese, Arzúa hosts an annual (and three day long) Festival of Cheese in March. They have been doing so for 40 years. Apart from this and several other secular celbrations, Arzúa celebrates Corpus Christi, as well as Nuestra Señora del Carmen, who is celebrated on the 16th of July.

The Road: 

The camino leaves Arzúa along a footpath, NOT the road. If you arrived at the main square, walk past the church (with your back to the road) and turn right onto the side street. The terrain is pleasant, a blend of trails and paved roads through small towns and lots of forests. There are a...

Accommodation in Arzúa

Xunta

1

Albergue de Arzúa
Xunta
46
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Arzúa
Private

2

Cruce de Camiños
Private
40
14-19€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Cruce de Camiños

3

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)
Private
72
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Arzúa)

4

Albergue-Pensión A Conda
Private
18
10€

5

Casa del Peregrino
Private
14
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa del Peregrino

6

Albergue Los Caminantes
Private
28
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Los Caminantes

7

Albergue-Pensión Arzúa
Private
18
10€

8

Albergue O Santo
Private
22
12-14€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Santo

9

O Albergue de Selmo
Private
46
12-15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: O Albergue de Selmo

10

De Camino Albergue
Private
46
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: De Camino Albergue

11

Albergue Ultreia
Private
38
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Ultreia

12

Albergue San Francisco
Private
28
14€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Francisco

13

Albergue Via Lactea
Private
120
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Via Lactea

14

Albergue Los Tres Abetos
Private
42
15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Los Tres Abetos

15

Albergue Don Quijote
Private
50
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Don Quijote

16

Albergue O Botafumeiro
Private
25
12-15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Botafumeiro
Photo of Arzúa on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
36.20
Altitude: 
340

Accommodation in Pregontoño

Private

1

Albergue Camiño das Ocas
Private
30
12€
To end of camino: 
32.50
Altitude: 
385
1.40km → Boavista
To end of camino: 
30.80
Altitude: 
345

Accommodation in Calle - O Outeiro

Private

1

Albergue A Ponte de Ferreiros
Private
30
13€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural do Horreo
Casa Rural
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural do Horreo
1.80km → Salceda
To end of camino: 
29.40
Altitude: 
380
Altitude: 
370
2.60km → Brea
To end of camino: 
27.60
Altitude: 
365

There is a pair of bars in Salceda, and a restaurant (La Esquipa) that is thick with pilgrims every day but Monday when it is closed.

Notice: 

The camino rejoins the road in Salceda, and while it does not walk on the road it does remain quite close. In fact, the camino crosses the road several times between here and Santiago. The speed of traffic, the curves in the road, and the abundance of pilgrims makes this the most...

The Road: 

The camino leaves town to the right of a wedge shaped park next to La Esquipa, not along the road.

Accommodation in Salceda

Private

1

Albergue Turistico de Salceda
Private
8
13€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Turistico de Salceda

2

El Albergue de Boni
Private
30
12€

3

Albergue Alborada
Private
10
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Alborada
1.60km → Empalme
To end of camino: 
25.00
Altitude: 
370

Accommodation in Brea

Private

1

Albergue El Chalet
Private
14
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Chalet
Pension

2

Mar de Frisia
Pension
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Mar de Frisia
1.00km → Santa Irene
To end of camino: 
23.40
Altitude: 
405

Several roadside bars that cater to trucker and pilgrim alike.

Notice: 

CAUTION crossing the road, dangerous intersection. 

The Road: 

The camino crosses the main road at the highest point in the road, there is no marked crosswalk and the arrows on the other side of the road are often obscured by parked cars. You may see pilgrims continuing along the road but are advised against following them as the camino returns to the trail...

Accommodation in Empalme

Private

1

Albergue Andaina
Private
14
12€
1.40km → A Rúa [O Pino]
To end of camino: 
22.40
Altitude: 
355

Accommodation in Santa Irene

Photo of Santa Irene on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
21.00
Altitude: 
280
The Road: 

Where the camino returns to the road at the start of O Pedrouzo you will find an abundance of arrows and a large map which is nearly worthless. Arrows and dozens of signs advertising various hostels and hotels point in every direction. If you have a reservation, review the map to find the...

Accommodation in A Rúa [O Pino]

Private

1

Albergue Espíritu Xacobeo
Private
32
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Espíritu Xacobeo
0.70km → San Antón
To end of camino: 
19.40
Altitude: 
280

Unfortunately, there is little to say about this modernized town. When it comes to charm, or monuments, or outrageous legends, it comes up short. During the busier periods along the camino the town feels overrun with pilgrims; most of whom are excited to have finished their penultimate day of walking.

Notice: 

Avoid the temptation of following the main road out of Pedrouzo. There are very few arrows to get you back to the camino and following along the road puts you in very real danger and takes you away from a lovely forest walk. See note below to get back to the camino. 

The Road: 

If you spent the night in O Pedrouzo, it is important to find your way back to the camino proper which runs through the forest to the north. To get to it, find the intersection of the main road and Calle de Condello (where the Casa do Concello is located). Continue uphill (...

Accommodation in O Pedrouzo [Arca do Pino]

Xunta

1

Albergue de Arca do Pino
Xunta
120
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Arca do Pino
Private

2

Albergue Otero
Private
36
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Otero

3

Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo
Private
94
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo

4

Albergue O Trisquel
Private
68
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Trisquel

5

Albergue REM
Private
40
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue REM

6

Albergue Porta de Santiago
Private
60
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Porta de Santiago

7

Albergue Mirador de Pedrouzo
Private
50
15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Mirador de Pedrouzo

8

Albergue O Burgo
Private
14
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Burgo

9

Albergue Edreira
Private
40
10-12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Edreira
Hotel

24

Hotel O Pino ⭑
Hotel
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel O Pino ⭑
2.30km → Amenal
To end of camino: 
18.70
Altitude: 
270
To end of camino: 
16.40
Altitude: 
250

Two bars, one on either side of a dangerous crossing.

Notice: 

The camino crosses the very busy N-547 by passing underneath it. Do not cross over the road. 

The Road: 

Leaving the bar behind you climb steeply uphill a short distance. The path soon levels out on a comfortable trail surrounded by eucalyptus trees. The Santiago Airport is very near, and the camino follows a path around the runway.

Accommodation in Amenal

Pension

1

Pensión Kilómetro 15
Pension
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Kilómetro 15
Hotel

2

Hotel Amenal ⭑⭑
Hotel
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Amenal ⭑⭑

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