→ 6.40 → Baamonde → 5.10km → San Breixo de Parga

Altitude
430
To end of camino
93.20
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Train
Yes

The most overlooked curiosity on this or any other camino must be the Castaño de Baamonde. Just a few meters from the camino, next to the Iglesia de Santiago, stands the 500-year-old chestnut tree. 

Get close to it and you’ll discover that the inside has been carved by a local artist; he took up the project in protest over the plans to chop down the damaged tree. 

The sculptor was one Victor Corral, and his house and museum are just up the road from the church.

Notice

There are two routes to chose from when leaving Baamonde, but neither are related to a new alternative route that appears in San Breixo. Both routes from Baamonde are suitable and rejoin just out of town.

Beyond the two options out of town mentioned above, there will soon be another very important deviation when you get to San Breixo. There is a bit of controversy surrounding this option, based mostly on the opposition voiced by business and albergues along the old route. For now there appears to be a bit of an agreement that the old way will remain.

However the new way does exist and it is a full 10km shorter, a distance that tells you just how indirect the old way was. The best and most up to date description of the new way can be gotten from the owners of the KM111 bar in Baamonde.

Essentially this new option begins in A Fonte and bypasses both Miraz AND Sobrado, though there is an option along it to get back to Sobrado if you wish. The two options rejoin in Boimil. This new route is marked, but there are no services along the way.

Fiesta

La Virgen del Rosario de Baamonde is celebrated on the 11th of September.

The Road

There is one roundabout in the center of Baamonde, and from it you have two options. To the right is the official camino, and to the left is an alternative complementaria route. The complementaria route has the benefit of avoiding the road in favor of a trail.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

It’s a truck/lorry/camion stop outside of Baamonde and is very basic. No Wi-Fi in rooms and the restaurant is closed on Sunday. The adjacent restaurant is ok and the manager is friendly and helpful. Stop at the supermercado in town before going to the hostal if you need supplies.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Whether you stay there or just want a break the restaurant at KM101 in Baamonde has delicious hot meals, the menu del dia was amazing Gallego classics.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Not only is the new route wonderful, so scenic and shorter, there are services. About 7km from Baamonde is Parga Natura (84km to Santiago) a beautifully remodeled historic home with 7 rooms, delightful owners who offer excellent hot menu (optional) and breakfast included in precisely the right location for those who want to go further than Baamonde. There are also small shops in Parga village, plus two bars with hot food between here and Sobrado. The app should build out this new route since the info about the towns that follow are only from the older, longer route.

michael

I really recommend the new route. It’s mostly a back country road with gorgeous scenery. At about the 77 km mark (the monument numbers change when you take this route) is a place for something to eat and drink. The walk for me was about 3 hours. Really pleasant owners and the food was great. It’s called Taberna de Nodia. Buen Camino!

michael

The new route from baamonde to sobrado is well marked. And as the comment above mentions there is a place at the 77 mark for snacks etc. The surface is a mixture of tarmac, packed dirt, clay and genuine trail. A lot of scenic variety. The mileage from baamonde using the complementaria and then joining this route - which doesn’t add more than a KM clocks at 37km. So the person who did this in three hours (see above) is worth capturing and dissecting in a lab. For me it took 6 hours and I was bombing.

michael

The new route from baamonde to sobrado is well marked. And as the comment above mentions there is a place at the 77 mark for snacks etc. The surface is a mixture of tarmac, packed dirt, clay and genuine trail. A lot of scenic variety. The mileage from baamonde using the complementaria and then joining this route - which doesn’t add more than a KM clocks at 37km. So the person who did this in three hours (see above) is worth capturing and dissecting in a lab. For me it took 6 hours and I was bombing.

michael

Tjis new Camino is wonderful. Walking it now, July 10-19.

michael

The route on the map is incorrect. It appears to follow the bicycle path, but had a lot of carretera and is not well marked - there aren’t any of the stone posts with the km. listed, only occasionally arrows.

michael

The beautiful owners of the little hotel Bi Terra have a great shuttle service. You may walk as long as you like and they will pick you up at any place between Baamonde and Sobrado.

michael

Enjoyed the most devine pizza and freshly squeezed orange juice in a cafe on the main road into Baamonde.