Portuguese Way from Ponte de Lima (Guided)

A pié en Grupo Guiado
150 Km.
10 días 9 noches

Price: per person in double room: 2.800€
Special Tour: 3.000€ The Paradores will be used as accommodation, depending on availability
Single room supplement: 650€

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, has two main starting points such as 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 tp 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 aer some hills, there is no need to mention any O Cebreiro or Puerto del Palo that requiere máximum effort. In Galicia the route advances parallel to the Rias 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 pilgrimafe route after the French Way. It is located ahead of recognized itineraries such as the Camino del Norte, the Via de la Plata and the Camino Primitivo.

Tour includes

Itinerary Day by Day

If you have not been sent before, you will find all the necessary documentation to do your Camino a Santiago at your accommodation.

Day: 1

Lisboa – Ponte de Lima
The meeting point will be in Lisbon at 9 AM. in a place to be determined on each trip. Once the presentations have been made, we will head in our private vehicle to Ponte de Lima, on the way we will visit the largest pilgrimage center in Portugal; Fátima, the Altar of the World, is a spectacular altar prepared for pilgrims who come to Fátima throughout the year. Porto will also be a place to visit to stretch your legs. End of the route Ponte de Lima.

Day: 2

Ponte de Lima – Rubiaes 17,5 Km
Ponte de Lima awaits us with the impressive bridge over the Lima River that gives its name to the town. Despite a steep climb, it can be considered the most beautiful stage of the Camino Portuguese.

Day: 3

Rubiaes – Tui 19 Km
Crossing the Rubiaes bridge, also of Roman origin, this route prepares us to enter Spain through the international bridge, built in 1886 by the Rioja engineer Pelayo Mancebo y Agreda, over the Miño River, which unites Portugal with Galicia.

Day: 4

Tui – Porriño 16.1 Km
From Tui we will say goodbye to Portugal, which can be seen in the distance as we advance through the city. You will pass through eucalyptus forests, Kiwi plantations and the Gándaras and Louro River natural area. It arrives in Porriño, with a curious City Hall headquarters.

Day: 5

Porriño – Redondela 15.5 Km. As soon as the day begins, O Porriño passes the baton to the Concello de Mos with the entrance in Ameiro Longo, where the Portuguese Way resumes its journey along the N-550 surrounding Veigadaña. Further on, after the church of Santa Eulalia and the Pazo de Mos, the profile stiffens with the climb to the chapel of Santiaguiño and descends along tracks of all kinds and a very humanized landscape to Redondela, a town of viaducts located on the edge of the hidden estuary of Vigo.

Day: 6

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: 7

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis 21,1 Km
Leaving Pontevedra today requieres crossing the entire historic center of the city to the Ponte do Burgo over the Lérez river. After this ford, the Camino accesses the tiny rural centers 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 enviroment changes to an endless stretch of tracks with hardly any shadows that ends at the entrance of Caldas de Reis, a spa town watered by the Umia and Bermaña rivers.

Day: 8

Caldas de Reis – Padrón 18,6 Km
Comfortable stage like the previous ones and intoxicated again by the Galician rural enviroment, with its houses located here and there and its “Carballeiras”, cornfields and crucifers. 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 Iría 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: 9

Padrón – Santiago 23,7 Km
A great density of small population centers confirms the presence of the goal alredy 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 relieves 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 bishopTeodomiro and Queen Lupa.

Day: 10

Santiago de Compostela In the morning we will have a guided tour of Santiago for our group. The visit will focus on the old town of the city where we can have a better understanding of the history of the city and the pilgrimage to Santiago with the help of its monuments, squares and streets. During the tour we will visit the Cathedral, where, in addition to its history and development, the most popular traditions will be explained.

End of our tour. Approximate time: 1 pm.

Beginning of your new Camino.

A pié en Grupo Guiado
150 Km.
10 días 9 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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