There is a new development in Alvaiazere that requires a detour. It takes you a bit out of your way but has the benefit of taking you past everything you might need. See the map for an idea of how crooked the path through town is.
There are several roads out of town, but the camino is well marked. Still, pay close attention to the arrows and if you are a pre-dawn walker, you are advised to check it out in advance.
Leave town by way of the road in front of the church, turning right at a large palm tree.
The names of Alvaiázere, and Alvorge further along the camino (as well as a great deal of other words beginning with "al-", both derive from Arabic. In the case of Alvaiázere it derives from ‘the falconer’ and in the case of Alvorge it comes from ‘the tower’. The tower is...