6.40km → Baamonde → 5.10km → San Breixo de Parga
To Santiago: 
93.20
Altitude: 
430

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.

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Accommodation in Baamonde

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

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.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Congratulations to Neria and Javier for 11 years of success with Hotel Biterra. They have created a high end rural experience near Miraz/Friol with delicious local and Basque Country food. Highly recommend staying here! It’s a taxi ride from the Camino to their hotel and you can stay multiple nights while you walk from Baamonde to Sabrado. They provide the pick ups and drop offs in the fee. Both speak English well. #travelistaliz

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

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

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

At about 15km after Baamonde you will find a bar at the new route in Casanova (Villar). Unexpected and very welcome.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

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