Put your boots on to explore what will probably be the most beautiful stage of this Camino in terms of landscape: bucolic forests come into scene and that will make you speed down as you descend along the forest track from Pino to San Miguel de Valda, with the picturesque church and cemetery with the same name. From there, you will follow quiet country roads and gravel tracks, from village to village, until Padrón, on the banks of River Sar. And… what happens in Padrón? This area is known for its peppers, which are said that “sometimes they burn, others not”. Good luck with this!
If you have time in the afternoon, you can visit the Nobel Prize in Literature Camilo José Cela foundation (and his grave) in Iria Flavia, following the Camino for just 1 km.
If you don’t fancy walking so much, you can take a taxi in Caldas de Reis.
19 km; 425 m ascent/ 440 m descent