Distance: 41 km
Moving time: 8h35′
Elevation Gain: 658 m
Max altitude: 725 m
This hike has been completed on 30th August 2019 according to the Caminosantiago.gal description.
Second leg of our trip along the Camino del Norte to Santiago the Compostela. This was a very long walk, about 40 km from Baamonde to Sobrado. We left the albergues in Baamonde at about 8 am and started to follow the signs towards Santiago. The first part of this leg is not very pleasant, having to walk aside the state road for a few kilometres.
Fortunately, this didn’t last much and we turned left into a nice forest, passing across the old church of Sant Albert. The Camino continues then into the forest, running into little villages from now and then. Remember to stop always at whatever place offers to stamp your credential. You need two stamps every day to get the Compostela in Santiago. Moreover, some of the stamps are beautiful. We even got one made of sealing wax.
After about 5 kilometres from the start, the Camino splits in two ways, a shorter one via Ferreira and a longer one via Miraz. Feeling brave with turned left towards Miraz, reaching it after about 10 km. Miraz is a nice small village, which provides also an albergue for people that are not eager enough to walk the whole 40 km to Sobrado.
Passed Miraz, the Camino starts to be a bit hilly and the surface becomes sort of sandy, feeling like to be near the sea. We even spotted a small snake going around. Passed the sandy part, the Camino turns back to follow the countryside roads and the surface turns into concrete.
Hope you are enjoying our report. Stay tuned for the next leg.