the Portuguese Traditional Way from Tui, 8 days/ 7 nights

Get your Compostela walking the last 62 mi (100 km) of the traditional Portuguese Camino

540.00 €

This is the Camino from the border between Spain and Portugal to Santiago de Compostela.. The Portuguese traditional route covers the last part of this Way in Spain and includes O Porriño, Arcade and other charming  historic towns and cities in Galicia. This Camino takes in wooded areas, farmlands and hamlets, as well as historic towns and cities.

This itinerary covers the last 100 km of the Portuguese Traditional  way, which is the minimum required to apply for your “Compostela” certificate.

 

DAILY DEPARTURES

- ITINERARY -

1st day: Arrival in TUI.
2nd day: TUI - O PORRIÑO (13 Km - 4h – difficulty 1/3)
3rd day: O PORRIÑO - ARCADE (23 Km – 5h – difficulty 2/3)
4th day: ARCADE - PONTEVEDRA (12 Km - 4h – difficulty 1/3)
5th day: PONTEVEDRA - CALDAS DE REIS (21 Km - 5h15 – difficulty 1/3)
6th day: CALDAS DE REIS - PADRON (18 Km - 4h30 - difficulty 1/3 )
7th day: PADRON - SANTIAGO (24 Km - 6h - difficulty 2/3)
8th day: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

The Price Includes:
- 7 nights in handpicked hotels and inns, all with en-suite accommodation, on a bed and breakfast basis.
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 x max. 20kg bag per person)
- Travel insurance
- Credencial (Pilgrim's passport)
- Tips and maps
- 24/7 telephone assistance (English-speaking)

The Price does not include:
- Lunches
- Single room supplement: € 250
- Dinners supplement:€ 190

PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE ROOM

DAILY DEPARTURES


 

DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY



1st day: Arrival in TUI.
Fill in your pilgrim’s passport and enjoy the views of the border between Portugal and Spain. And explore the streets of this Medieval village until you reach its famous Cathedral.

2nd day: TUI - O PORRIÑO (13 Km - 4h – difficulty 1/3)
From Tui we go through the tunnel of St Clare's Convent and past the churches of Saint Dominic and Saint Bartholomew. After crossing the Veiga bridge, you will reach one of the most beautiful stretches on the entire route – the River Louro valley, At the end of the stage, you will reach an industrial estate before arriving in the city of O Porriño.

3rd day: O PORRIÑO - ARCADE (23 Km – 5h – difficulty 2/3)
From O Porriño, we head north. Along the way, you will be close to the Pazo de Mós, Santiaguiño de Antas and Chan das Pipas. A steep descent starts here that leads us towards the end of this stage initially reaching the centre of Redondela before moving on to Arcade, a place renowned for having the best oysters in Galicia.

4th day: ARCADE - PONTEVEDRA (12 Km - 4h – difficulty 1/3)
From Arcade, the route continues on to Pontesampayo where we will cross a long medieval bridge over the River Verdugo and then enter a cluster of narrow streets that will guide us to one of the most beautiful stretches on the Caminho: a series of old by-ways which climb up the slope of Canicouva to Cacheiro. After crossing the mountains, the track, now dominated by fields, vineyards and orchards, widens again until we reach Pontevedra for a well-deserved rest.

5th day: PONTEVEDRA - CALDAS DE REIS (21 Km - 5h15 – difficulty 1/3)
This stage starts in the historic centre of Pontevedra, with a walk out of the old city to the millennial bridge, O Burgo, over the River Lerez, and continues along the beautiful valley of the River Gandra to San Mauro. From here, the path widens, making for a peaceful and serene hike. We finally reach Caldas de Reis via the church of Santa Maria, close to the bridge over the River Umia, where this stage ends.

6th day: CALDAS DE REIS - PADRON (18 Km - 4h30 - difficulty 1/3 )
We leave Caldas de Reis via some enchanting stretches of the Way, across the Medieval bridge over the River Bermaña, following a path that leads us to the village of Cruceiro, on an picturesque trail through forests and meadows. After crossing the River Ulla, we arrive at Padron, the place where, according to legend, the stone ship with the body of the Apostle James (Santiago) was moored.

7th day: PADRON - SANTIAGO (24 Km - 6h - difficulty 2/3)
This last stage starts by leaving Padron and continuing through Galician villages to the magnificent sanctuary of Nossa Señora da Escravitute. You finally start to see Santiago de Compostela in the distance and at Agro dos Monteiros, you will be able to see the towers of the Cathedral for the first time. After crossing the River Sar, you will make your way through the suburbs of the city to the Faxeira gate, the entrance for the Portuguese Route in this old city. Walk through a labyrinth of streets to Obradoiro square and its Cathedral, where the Apostle awaits you.

8th day: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After breakfast, go to exchange your pilgrim’s passport, if you haven’t already done it. Alternatively, we suggest you visit the cathedral and the surrounding areas or attend a pilgrim mass



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