This is the Camino from the border between Spain and Portugal to Santiago de Compostela.. A good option if you already know French way.
Itinerary in group. A guide is guaranteed from 10 participants. Standard accommodations all rooms with en-suited bathroom
This itinerary covers the last 100 km of the Portuguese Traditional way, which is the minimum required to apply for your “Compostela” certificate.
The Price Includes:
||4 - 12
||9 - 17
- 8 nights in handpicked hotels and inns, all with en-suite accommodation, on an half board basis.
- Special farewell dinner
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 x max. 20kg bag per person)
- Guide (for more then 10 participants)
- Half day guided visit of Cathedral
-Half day excursion to Finisterre
- Travel insurance
- Credencial (Pilgrim's passport)
- Tips and maps
- 24/7 telephone assistance (English-speaking)
The Price does not include:
- Single room supplement: € 300
PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE ROOM
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.
Dinner and overnight in Tui
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.
Dinner and overnight in 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.
Dinner and overnight in Arcade
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.
Dinner and overnight in Pontevedra
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.
Dinner and overnight in Caldas de Reis
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.
Dinner and overnight in Padrón
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.
Dinner and overnight in santiago
8th day: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After breakfast, guided visit of the Cathedral, In the afternoon excursion to Finisterre for the sunset at the Lighthouse.
Special farewell dinner and overnight in Santiago
(** depending on the season and sunset time, dinner may be held before going to admire the sunset from the lighthouse).
9th day: return