Today we say goodbye to Vilalba leaving from the Plaza de Santa María in the direction of Baamonde. In this first stretch we will cross two bridges, the first one over the river Madalena and the second one over the river Trimaz, the Ponte Rodriguez. From here we continue to San Xoán de Alba.
Once we have passed San Xoán de Alba, watch out, a milestone indicates a crossroads on the national road that takes a small detour through a chapel. Our recommendation is to skip this detour, and continue straight on along the shoulder of the road until we enter a dirt road that will take us to Pedrouzos.
From Pedrouzos, we will continue walking, passing through a beautiful wooded path. Our first point of reference in this section will be the Ponte de Saa, a beautiful medieval bridge that crosses the river Labrada. Progressively, we will overcome the places of Lamela, As Penas, Casasnovas, Casa Muiño and Castiñeira, to soon after arrive at Baamonde, the end of the stage.
In the 18 kilometres from Vilalba, we will gradually enter a quiet, natural and rural stretch of the route, with hardly any towns or services until Baamonde. The next stage will be dominated by tranquillity and contact with nature.
Places of interest
- Chapel of San Nicolás – A Torre (Vilalba)
- Víctor Corral House Museum – Baamonde
- Tower of Camarasa – Baamonde
- Ancient Chestnut Tree – Baamonde
- Sausages: sausages and androllas
- Cheeses of San Simón
- Lacón with turnip tops
- Roxós and filloas