The second section of our Portuguese Coastal Way #PortugueseCoastalWay or Caminho da Costa starts in the elegant seaside town of Baiona, in the heart of the Rías Baixas, famous for its Albariño white wine and delicious shellfish. This is a superb coastal Camino route, ideal for the Summer months. Visit the Monte Real castle, stroll along the port and go for a swim in the bay before you start your journey to Santiago. From Baiona, you will follow the coast towards Vigo, enjoying the views of the magnificent Illas Cíes and Vigo Bay. The Portuguese Coastal Way joins the classic Camino Portugues in the town of Redondela and it is here where you will start meeting fellow pilgrims. You will continue your Camino de Santiago passing the fishing village of Arcade, the lovely historic city of Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas de Reis, Padrón and finally Santiago de Compostela where you can get your ‘Compostela’ certificate!
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- 8 days/ 7 Nights. Stay in our hand-picked accommodation.
- Easy Walking – 9 days / 8 Nights. This tour includes an extra walking day to split your last day in two. You will stay in the hamlet of Teo.
- Superior Collection: treat yourself to the best accommodation along the way, including unique heritage hotels and ‘Paradores’. Now including complimentary spa treatment in Santiago.
- Guided Tour: 8 days/ 7 Nights. Includes English speaking guide, half board, transfers to/from Santiago. Departures in May & September 2017.
- NEW! Women Only Guided Tour: 8 days/ 7 Nights. Includes English speaking guide, half board, transfers to/from Santiago. Next departure June & September 2017.
Taste delicious fresh seafood and Albariño white wine
Enjoy delightful coastal views in the heart of the Rías Baixas
Go for a swim in one of the many sandy beaches
Get pampered in the spa-town of Caldas de Reis
Hotels and country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food and hospitality. They are subject to availability and if the hotel described is not available, we will provide you with one of the same standard, comfort and price. Please note: accommodation is subject to availability.
How to Get There
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Vigo Airport 30km: From Vigo you can take a bus to Baiona. There are buses every 30 minutes from Vigo on weekdays. On Saturdays and Sundays there are buses every hour. The company providing this service is called ATSA and the buses are blue. See: http://atsahorarios.com/
Santiago de Compostela Airport 129km: From Santiago you can take the shuttle bus to the bus station or the train station. From there you can catch a bust to Vigo Bus Station (about 2 hours, see www.monbus.es) or a train (1 hour and 30 min approximately, see: www.renfe.es). From Vigo to Baiona you can take a bus, taking about 40 min (http://www.vigobus.com/, http://atsahorarios.com/)
Porto Airport 160km: Best option is to get to Vigo either by train (www.cp.pt) or bus (www.autna.com). From Vigo city then take a bus to Baiona (http://www.vigobus.com/, http://atsahorarios.com/).
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela Airport 12km: There is a shuttle bus from/ to the city to Santiago airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops include the city centre (Praza de Galicia), the bus station (Estación de Autobuses) and the train station (Estación de Ferrocarril). See www.empresafreire.com.
A Coruña Airport 70km: From Santiago you can take a train to A Coruña (30 min approximately) and then take a bus from Alfonso Molina (line 4051) to the airport (every 30 min, takes 20 min approximately). Monbus has services from Santiago to A Coruña Airport (every 3 hours), see monbus.es/en for details.
Vigo Airport 90km: From Santiago you can take a train to Vigo Guixar (see www.renfe.com) or a bus to Travesia de Vigo (every hour). You should then take a city bus from Travesia de Vigo to Vigo Airport (every 30 min).
Porto Airport 210km: There is a direct bus connection between Santiago (Estación de Autobuses) and Porto Airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.