The PORTUGUESE WAY OF SAINT JAMES by foot along the coast (10 days)
Accommodation & breakfast in hotels + luggage transfer from hotel to hotel + Travel documents + Insurance
The last 152 Km. from the "Portuguese Way" along the coast by foot, with accommodation in hotels + luggage transfer from hotel to hotel + 24h telephone emergency service + Travel documents + basic Travel Insurance.
On your way to Santiago, during the foot marches, you will find a perfect service:
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.
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 including Lunch.
You may additionally book a comfortable private transfer:
- From Santiago Airport to your hotel in Tui / A Guarda
- From Porto Airport to your hotel in Tui / A Guarda
If you start your travel at a different point, don't hesitate to ask for information on how to get to Tui / A Guarda and, if necessary, pricing for additional hotel nights.
This route along the coast is a very nice alternative to the "Portuguese Way of St. James" inland.
Route and distances in kilometers:
The route starts in the fishing village of A Guarda and leads along the beautiful, wild Atlantic coast to Santiago de Compostela. The route leads us to the elegant coastal town of Baiona, located in the heart of the Rías Baixas, which are highly regarded by gourmets for its excellent white wine, Albariño, and the wonderful seafood. From Baiona we continue to Vigo, past the beautiful islands "Islas Cíes". In Redondela, the route meets the classic "Portuguese Way of St. James" and leads through the historic city of Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas de Reis, and Padrón to Santiago de Compostela.
The Way of St. James from Portugal by foot: The last 112 kilometers of the classic "Portuguese route" that goes inland from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. The Camino passes through forests, farmlands and villages, as well as historic towns and cities. In a section you reach the Galician coast and the Rías Baixas, where we recommend to try the famous white wine of the region, the Albariño, and the magnificent seafood.
This route of the "Portuguese Way" fulfill the requirements to receive the Compostela certificate upon your arrival to Santiago.
- Day 1 - Arrival to Tui or A Guarda
- Day 2 - A Guarda - Oia (16 km- 4h - difficulty 1/3)
- Day 3 - Oia- Baiona (18 km - 4h - difficulty 2/3)
- Day 4 - Baiona - Vigo (24 km - 5h30 - difficulty 2/3)
- Day 5 - Vigo - Redondela (16 km- 4h - difficulty 2/3)
- Day 6 - Redondela - Pontevedra (16 km- 4h - difficulty 2/3)
- Day 7 - Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis (21 km- 5h15 - difficulty 2/3)
- Day 8 - Caldas de Reis - Padrón (18 km -4h30 - difficulty 2/3)
- Day 9 - Padrón - Santiago de Compostela (23 km - 5 h30 - difficulty 2/3)
- Day 10 - 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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