Portuguese Way from Tui (Guided)

A pié en Grupo Guiado
117 Km.
8 días 7 noches

PRICE: Per person in a double room. €2,300
Single room supplement: €600

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

Day: 1

Tui is a beautiful Galician town. It is advisable to take some time to explore its streets, especially the Plaza de San Fernando from where we can see the magnificent Tui Cathedral that dates back to the 12th century. We can also cross the international bridge over the Miño River that separates Spain and Portugal.

Day: 2

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: 3

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: 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

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: 6

Caldas de Reis – Padrón 18,6 Km.
Etapa cómoda como las anteriores y embriagada de nuevo por el entorno rural gallego, con sus casas emplazadas aquí y allá sin formar núcleos precisos y sus carballeiras, maizales y cruceiros. Como cicatrices también aparecerán carreteras y autopistas aunque hoy sin incomodar.

Al Concello de Caldas le suceden los de Valga, con el sorprendente monte Albor, y el de Pontecesures, donde la provincia de Pontevedra se despide para recibir a la coruñesa. El final en Padrón, y la visita mañana a Iria Flavia, convierten en especial al Camino Portugués, ya sólo por el hecho de pisar estos lugares donde según la leyenda jacobea desembarcaron los discípulos con el cuerpo del Apóstol Santiago en el año 42 o 44 de nuestra era.

Day: 7

Padrón – Santiago 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 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: 8

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.

The route can optionally be extended to FINISTERRE and/or MUXIA. Additional nights in Santiago de Compostela and day trips to Finisterre (Costa da Morte) and/or Rias Baixas can be requested.

A pié en Grupo Guiado
117 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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