Portuguese Way from Baiona (Independent)

Price:
615€
A pié Solo con o sin guía
Portugués
125 Km.
8 días 7 noches

Price: per person in double room 615€
Single room supplement: 425€, 500€ o 580€.

The Portuguese Camino is the second most desired Camino de Santiago after the French Camino, and there are many reasons: it combines two countries and with them appears richness in their languages, their history, their architecture and their cuisine.

The Portuguese Way. Today its two main starting points are Porto and Tui the last town on the Spanish-Portuguese border. It is the second busiest road. For a few years now we have had to include the Portuguese Coastal Route with departures from Porto, Baiona and Vigo.

Of all the Jacobean itineraries, it is probably one of the routes with the least unevenness. Although there are some hills, there is no need to mention any O Cebreiro or Puerto del Palo that require maximum effort. In Galicia the route advances parallel to the Rías Bajas of Vigo and Pontevedra but this maritime landscape remains closed and almost hidden from the pilgrimage route.

The statistics do not deceive the Portuguese Way, it is the second most popular pilgrimage route after the French Way. It is located ahead of recognized itineraries such as the Camino del Norte, the Vía de la Plata and the Camino Primitivo.

Tour includes

Itinerary Day by Day

Arrive to Baiona on your own. If it was not sent to you before, in the accommodation you will find all the necessary documentation to make your Way to Santiago.

Day: 1

Bayona, or Baiona in Galician, is a beautiful town in the south of the Rías Baixas, in the province of Pontevedra. it was the first Spanish port to receive the news of the existence of America. On March 1, 1493, the Pinta arrived with this news that changed the course of history. Do not miss a visit to the replica of La Pinta, the caravel with which Pinzón arrived to deliver the news or the Monterreal castle, which is located on Mount Boi, at the end of the promenade and is currently where the Parador is. of Tourism.

Day: 2

Baiona – Vigo (28 km)
It will be the longest stage of the route and you can choose to do it along the coast or inland. The one on the coast is a little longer but it is worth it, You will pass through beautiful coastal towns such as: A Ramallosa, A Bouza Bella, Saians, Oia and go through the port until you reach Vigo.

Day: 3

Vigo – Redondela 15,5 Km.
Leaving Vigo brings us a pleasant surprise, as the itinerary runs along the Senda da Traída das Augas, with forests and panoramic views over the estuary. As we enter Redondela, our Coastal Way converges with the Central Portuguese Way, the great Jacobean route that comes from Lisbon, Porto and Tui, through which we will continue for the next few days to Compostela.

Day: 4

Redondela – Pontevedra 19,6 Km.
After a panoramic view of the Vigo estuary, next to the first stop and where the ruins of an evocative post house lie, the Camino enters the Soutomaior City Council through Arcade, famous for the quality of its oysters. Ponte Sampaio over the Verdugo river and the disappeared Ponte Nova open the doors to the Brea Vella da Canicouva, a path of large irregular slabs that leads to the second stop to access the Vilaboa Town Hall. After crossing the parishes of Figueirido and Santa Comba de Bértola, you will reach the Santa Marta chapel to take the road to Pontevedra, a monotonous final stretch for which unofficial alternatives have already emerged.

Day: 5

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis 21,1 Km.
Leaving Pontevedra today requires crossing the entire historic center of the city to the Ponte do Burgo on the Lérez river. After this ford, the Camino accesses the tiny rural areas of the parishes of Santa María de Alba and Cerponzons and reaches San Amaro, the first village of Barro, through a fresh and variegated path, after this the environment changes to an endless stretch of tracks with hardly any shadows that ends at the entrance to Caldas de Reis, a spa town watered by the Umia and Bermaña rivers.

Day: 6

Caldas de Reis – Padrón 18,6 Km.
Comfortable stage like the previous ones and intoxicated again by the Galician rural environment, with its houses located here and there without forming precise formations and its carballeiras, cornfields and crucifers. Roads and highways will also appear although today without bothering us. The Council of Caldas is succeeded by the council of Valga, with the surprising mount Albor, and the Pontecesures mount, where the province of Pontevedra says goodbye to receive the Coruña. The end in Padrón, and tomorrow's visit to Iria Flavia, make the Portuguese Way special, just for the fact of stepping on these places where according to the Jacobean legend the disciples landed with the body of the Apostle Santiago in the year 42 or 44 of our era.

Day: 7

Padrón – Santiago de Compostela 23,7 Km.
A great density of small population centers confirms the presence of the goal already close. The last stage can be divided into two halves, a first almost flat up to Teo and a more tiring second to the cathedral itself. It passes through the municipalities of Padrón, Teo, Ames and Santiago and can be covered comfortably in less than 7 hours. The itinerary relives the risky journey of the disciples with the body of Santiago from the disembarkation to the burial at the Stellae Campus. An odyssey that evokes wild bulls and mountains and characters like the bishop Teodomiro and Queen Lupa.

Day: 8

Santiago de Compostela. Breakfast and end of our services. The Portuguese Way ends in Santiago de Compostela. It is advisable to visit the city center well before returning home, so we recommend asking for additional nights or guided tours of the historic city center. Excursions to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands are also recommended. Ask us for a budget.

It can be requested. Extension of the route to FINISTERRE and/or MUXIA. additional nights in Santiago de Compostela and take day trips to Finisterre (Costa da Morte) and/or Rias Baixas.

Price:
615€
A pié Solo con o sin guía
Portugués
125 Km.
8 días 7 noches

Our tours include

All our tours always include…

Information dossier of the Camino
Roadside assistance in case of emergency
Travel insurance (basic)

Type of accommodation

Average accommodations

The accommodation in Hostels or Pensions */** has double, triple or quadruple rooms, always with private bathroom. They are cozy rooms, ideal for sleeping and resting. *In the case of an individual reservation there would be a supplement.

Superior accommodations

In this third option, we will stay in hotels and/or lodgings of superior quality**/****. They will be double or triple rooms according to your choice. This is a modality of a higher quality than the hostels, to enjoy a plus in terms of rest and relaxation after finishing each stage. *In the case of an individual reservation there will be a supplement.

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