On this gorgeous trip, you will walk for 7 days to your main destination, Santiago de Compostela! You journey starts in the cathedral town of Tui, in Galicia; separated from Portugal only by the River Minho and its iconic International Bridge. From Tui, the Camino trail takes pilgrims across tranquil woods, farmland and peaceful hamlets, as well as historic towns and cities. You will visit the coast in Arcade, a seaside village famous for its oyster festival, the lovely city of Pontevedrawith with its classic Galician old town, superb architecture and lively squares. Being in the heart of the Rías Baixas region, make sure you sample its famous seafood and Albariño white wine... Also, why try the famous peppers in Padrón?See more
This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
The walk will soon begin!
• Arrive in the city of Tui!
• Take some time to explore the city before starting your walking journey.
• Start from the old port of Tui and walk up through the old town along the Camino de Barca.
• Pass through the Túnel das Monxas and begin a sharp climb up to the pretty bridge of San Telmo.
• Here, the terrain becomes slightly easier on the way to O Porriño.
Note: an alternative route has been signposted in 2013 to bypass the industrial estate in the outskirts of town. If you decide to start here, you will receive your Compostela, as you will complete over 100km.
Gorgeous local specialties...
• Continue your Camino journey along the Louro valley, and spot the gorgeous bay on your way.
• Take a short climb to the chapel of Santiaguiño de Antas where you can rest your feet.
• Journey the Camino through the pine forest and the village of Setefontes to reach the Arcade.
• Spend the night in Arcade, and why not try the city's famous oysters?
• Cross the Verdugo River over Ponte Sampaio.
• It was here Napoleon’s army suffered one of its greatest defeats in Galicia.
• Continue along a cobbled road to the 13th century Church of Santa María.
• Enjoy magnificent views over the Bay of Vigo, while walking towards Pontevedra.
With a fresh smell of eucalyptus as companion
• Start in the city of Pontevedra, and continue through chestnut groves, pines and eucalyptus.
• Take a minute to admire the rectory of Santa María de Alba in Ponte Cabras
• Spot the statue of Saint James with his walking stick, showing the way, in Lombo da Maciera.
• Pass the hamlet of Tivo with its lovely fountain and public washing area.
• Spend the night in the spa town of Caldas de Reis!
• Follow the Camino Portugués across the river Umia and see the hot springs.
• Continue through a forest, gradually climbing to the village of Santa Mariña.
• Descend towards your final destination for the evening, the town of Padrón!
• This believed to be where the body of Saint James was brought to on its way to Santiago de Compostela..
The final, grand destination!
• Discover Santiago de Compostela, a gorgeous little city.
• Wander the cobbled streets of its UNESCO-listed old town
• Stroll in the Alameda Park and discover regional flavors in the local market: Mercado de Abastos.
• Why not try the local gastronomy at one of the many bars and restaurants?
The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|Price per person||$710|