The Northern Way

Stage: Baamonde-Sobrado

  • Length 40.3 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-Low
  • Estimated Duration 7h 25min

We should be prepared for an especially long stage, of 40 km. This stage takes us past fortresses, such as the powerful San Paio de Narla, and through small authentic villages, culminating in the spectacular Sobrado dos Monxes Monastery.

In addition to the route described below, you can also take a shorter (by 8 km) complementary route from Baamonde northwards, which will take you in a straight line to Sobrado. Later, in Boimil, it converges with the first route for a short time then separates from it again, without going through Arzúa. The route goes through Santiso and, in the vicinity of the Santiago airport, converges with the French Way.

Baamonde- Digañe

  • Length 7.7 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-Low
  • Estimated Duration 1h 25min

The route leaves Baamonde continuing on the Santo Alberte Chapel, where a very popular pilgrimage celebration is held every May. San Breixo and Santa Locaia de Parga are the final locations in the municipality of Guitiriz. We then continue on to Digañe.

 

Digañe- Miraz

  • Length 7.2 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-Low
  • Estimated Duration 1h 20min

The route leads to San Paio de Seixón, in the municipality of Friol (still in the province of Lugo), followed by Ponte Leixosa and Santiago de Miraz. Taking a slight detour from the trail, but still within the same parish, we come to the powerful fortress of San Paio de Narla, which now houses the ethnographic section of the Lugo Provincial Museum.