The PORTUGUESE WAY OF SAINT JAMES by bicycle (7 days)
Accommodation & breakfast in hotels + luggage transfer from hotel to hotel + Travel documents + Insurance
The Portuguese Way of Saint James from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. 240 km. by bicycle in 7 days. This offer includes the services of accommodation & Breakfast in Hotels + Luggage transfer + Travel documents + Basic Travel Insurance.
Luggage transfer: Your luggage (guideline: 1 suitcase/rucksack of max. 20 kg per person) will be transported from hotel to hotel, so you do not have to carry a heavy weight during the Way.
Travel insurance and 24h telephone emergency service, should you have any problem on your trip.
Travel documentation including your pilgrim passport Credencial, on which you can collect the required stamps on your way and then receive in Santiago the Compostela document.
If you do not bring your own one, you may rent a bicycle (+ info). The bike is delivered to your hotel and you will then return it in Santiago.
For a supplement you may also add the dinners. The menu usually consists of 2 dishes, bread, wine, water, and dessert. All selected hotels and restaurants offer good regional cooking.
In Santiago de Compostela you will stay in a 3* sup. hotel with central location very close to the cathedral. If you wish, you can of course book additional nights.
From Santiago, you will start your return trip on your own. Or, maybe you wish to make also the last part of the Way of St. James: from Santiago to Fisterra or a Day Trip to Fisterra.
This pilgrimage route had great importance already in the Middle Ages and was also used by pilgrims from overseas, who arrived by ship at the Portuguese ports and walked from there to Santiago de Compostela. The 240 km long and not too difficult route from Porto to the Cathedral of Santiago is perfect for cyclists.
Route and distances in kilometers:
This route fulfill the requirements to receive the Compostela certificate upon your arrival to Santiago.
- Day 1 - Arrival to Porto
- Day 2 - Porto - Barcelos (52 km - difficulty 1/3)
- Day 3 - Barcelos-Rubiaes (49 km - difficulty 1/3)
- Day 4 - Ruabies -Redondela (53 km - difficulty 1/3)
- Day 5 - Redondela - Caldas de Reis (41 km - difficulty 1/3)
- Day 6 - Caldas de Reis - Santiago de Compostela (49 km - difficulty 2/3)
- Day 7 - Santiago de Compostela
All hotels are tourist class and are located directly at the Way of St. James or very near to it. Depending on availability you may also be accommodated in good hostals, pensions or charming country houses ("casas rurales") which in quality are at least equal to the corresponding hotel. All rooms have private bath/shower and toilet. All prices are per person in a double room. For single room supplement see below.
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