Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)
Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)

Vilalba - Baamonde

18 km Difficulty
Looking for the Torre dos Andrade, you can find the Northern Way going down the street Concepción Arenal until you leave Vilalba to cross the River Magdalena by a restored mill. The medieval bridge of Ponte Rodríguez crosses the River Trimaz and the Camino goes past Seara, Gabín and As Turbelas until you reach San Xoán de Alba.

The landscape is similar to that of previous sections, with tar roads and gravel roads, getting closer and even overlapping the N-634, with the autovía A-6 always in the background. The Camino crosses A Lamela, Contariz, Casanovas and Pígara to finish in Baamonde.

This town belongs to the municipality of Begonte. If your pilgrimage is around Christmastime, you may visit their automated Nativity. Baamonde has all services for pilgrims, and you can visit the church of Santiago and the museum of local sculptor Víctor Corral.

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Tips from our postmen and women

 
“By the parish church of Santiago, a 12th-century Romanesque church, there are three 18th-century “cruceiros” and a chestnut tree estimated to be 500 years old. Inside it, you can see the shrine for the Virgen del Carmen carved by the local sculptor Victor Corral. As you leave Baamonde, the Camino enters the municipality of Guitiriz through a Roman bridge and the Capilla de San Alberte, a Gothic 13th-century chapel. Just beside it, you will find a Renaissance fountain, with medicinal waters said to help with speech impairment. In Parga, still in the municipality of Guitiriz and 6 km from Baamonde, you will find Fonte de Valdovín, of spring medicinal waters”. Berta Eimil, Correos de Rábade.
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Transfer Rucksack

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

Send Bicycle

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

Send luggage to Santiago

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

Prepaid Payment Card

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

Pilgrimage Stamps

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

Send Parcels

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

Luggage Storage

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

Correos Offices

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.