Camino Portugues Coastal Camino Portugues Coastal from Baiona to Santiago last 100km

Activity:
Walking or Easy Walking or Cycling or Easy Cycling
Duration:
7 Nights
Distance:
126 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
March to October
Price:
from €523
Rating:

Camino Portugues Coastal from Baiona to Santiago Last 100km

The Camino Portugues Coastal from Baiona to Santiago last 100km, is the last stretch of the Camino Portugues Coastal. This Portuguese Coastal Route or Portuguese Way starts in the elegant seaside town of Baiona, in the heart of the Rías Baixas, famous for its Albariño white wine and delicious shellfish. Pilgrims can walk over 7 days from Baiona to arrive in Santiago de Compostela.

This is a superb Camino route, ideal for the Summer months. The weather along the Camino Portugues Coastal last 100km can be mildly rainy during the year but it clears up in the summer months and the climate is comparable to the Pacific North West region of North America.

There are many things to see on this route that should appeal to those interested in a more simplistic life, filled with history, great food, wine, and beaches.

Visit Monte Real castle in Baiona, stroll along the seafront and go for a swim in the ocean before starting your journey. From Baiona, you will follow the coast trail to Vigo, enjoying views of the magnificent Cíes Islands.

The fishing city of Vigo boasts many fine buildings of Romanesque architecture with a host of museums that will keep any history buff entertained. In addition, a visit to the historic town square (Casco Vello) is advised as is taking some time to relax on one of the city’s many beaches.

The Camino Portugues Coastal last 100km joins the classic Camino Portugues Central in the town of Redondela where you will start meeting fellow pilgrims. You will continue your journey passing many small villages and towns such as Pontesampaio, wonderful Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas de Reis and Padrón, home of the famous peppers.

Once in Santiago de Compostela, you can get your Compostela Pilgrim Certificate! This trip is also available as a guided tour, see details here: Portugues Coastal Camino Guided.

This route has excellent reviews with many 5 star ratings.

Rating
4.9
  • Satisfaction

Gerald, Canada

Camino Way Portuguese Coastal Way. This was an awesome journey. We enjoyed seeing the many places of walking through the countryside. So much fun.


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Map of the Camino Portugues Coastal from Baiona to Santiago Last 100km

Itinerary of the Camino Portugues Coastal from Baiona to Santiago Last 100km

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Baiona
Baiona
You arrive in Baiona.
26 km
Vigo
Vigo

Today you will follow the coast from Baiona to Nigrán and finally to the city of Vigo. You will enjoy fantastic views of the Bay of Vigo, with the magnificent Illas Cíes and its Natural Park in the horizon. On a hot day, stop at the blue flag beach Praia América in Nigrán for a quick swim.

23 km
Arcade
Arcade

Easy walking option. Today is your last day along the coast and quite a short walking day so you can make the most of the seaside. Stop to try the famous oysters in the fishing village of Arcade. Easy walking option. Today is your last day along the coast and quite a short walking day so you can make the most of the seaside. Stop to try the famous oysters in the fishing village of Arcade.

12 km
Pontevedra
Pontevedra

Today, you will cross the Verdugo River over Ponte Sampaio. It is in this bridge is where Napoleon’s army suffered one of its greatest defeats in Galicia. From Ponte Sampaio the Camino continues along a cobbled road taking pilgrims to the 13th century Church of Santa María, where you can enjoy magnificent views over the Bay of Vigo while walking towards Pontevedra.

22 km
Caldas de Reis
Caldas de Reis

Today, starting in the city of Pontevedra, the Camino will take you through chestnut groves and pine and eucalyptus woods. In the village of Ponte Cabras, take a minute to admire the rectory of Santa María de Alba. At Lombo da Maceira you will spot a statue of Saint James with his walking stick, showing pilgrims the way. On your way to Caldas de Reis you will pass the hamlet of Tivo with its lovely fountain and public washing area. You will be staying in the spa town of Caldas de Reis for the night.

18 km
Padron
Padron

From the spa town of Caldas de Reis, the Camino Portugués takes you across the river Umia and the hot springs that have given the town its name since Roman times. The Camino trail takes you once again to forests, gradually climbing to the village of Santa Mariña. After a descent you will cross the river Fontenlo before making your way through pine forests to today’s final destination: the town of Padrón, believed to be arrival point of the body of Saint James when it was brought to Santiago de Compostela by ship.

25 km
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is a gem of a city: small enough to be explored and be discovered on foot but always vibrant and lively. Wander the cobbled streets of its UNESCO-listed old town, go for a stroll in the Alameda Park and discover regional flavours in the local market (Mercado de Abastos) and the many restaurants and bars.

Superior Collection includes complimentary spa in Santiago.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Country Cottages

Country Cottages or  ‘Casas Rurales’ are beautifully restored country homes and farmhouses in the heart of peaceful rural communities. Our Country Cottages are renowned for their exceptional food, unique settings and personal touch. Rest assured when you select Country Cottage you will enjoy the full experience of our collection of beautiful Casa Rurales when and where this option is available, however, bear in mind, that sometimes due to location factors, only our choice of standard collection hotels and guesthouses may be available. All rooms are en-suite.

Superior Collection

Stay in very special hotels and unique properties along the Camino.  We have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guesthouses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered. Rest assured when you select Superior Collection, you will enjoy the full experience of our best hotels and top guesthouses when and where this option is available, however, bear in mind, that sometimes due to location factors, only our choice of standard collection hotels and guesthouses may be available. All rooms are en-suite.

Access

How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us

Baiona

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.

Whats Included

All our trips include selected accommodation with private bathroom, holiday pack with route information, maps and GPS files; and 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising support vehicle if needed.

OPTIONAL: You will also have the option to add or remove the Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (where available), bike rental and airport transfers.

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)

Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. See http://caminoways.com/country-cottages for more details.

*This year, important restoration works continue at Santiago Cathedral in order to get the cathedral fully restored ahead of Holy Year 2021. Read more here.

Gary, Canada - October
Camino Ways.com made sure that our walk to Santiago de Compostela by the Coastal Portuguese route was perfect. All meals, accommodations and travel arrangements were top notch and we were able to walk without any worries about anything. We definitely recommend Camino Ways.com
Catherine, Ireland - June
"Beautiful scenery through forests vineyards villages and farms, rustic Spanish foods and tasty tapas, very good local wines, amazing old churches, and a 3 day stay in Santiago at the end..excellent culture and tapas tour of Santiago with Juan."
Kate, USA - April
"A friend and I decided to do the last 100+ KM of the Camino Portugues Coastal, a trek about which we knew very little and did not have time for extensive research in advance. While we chose to carry our packs, we were not confident enough to opt for finding albergues as we went, as neither of us had experienced The Camino before. Plus, we did not want to risk being in a common room of bunks with several snoring strangers. So based upon the reviews I read, I chose CaminoWays.com as our lodging provider. Hoping to stay at places that had a bit of extra charm, we chose the "Country Cottages" option. Boy, am I glad we did!! While the actual room accommodations at a few of the hotels were pretty standard, their locations (a block from the water or less) made them worthwhile. And over half of the establishments were absolutely fantastic! I have to say that the "resort" in Calas de Reis (incredibly beautiful, and the most charming hosts!), and the casa rural in Padron were our favourites and far exceeded our expectations. Do yourself a favor and opt for the Country Cottages!"
Gerald, Canada - May
"Camino Way Portuguese Coastal Way from Baiona. This was an awesome journey. We enjoyed seeing the many places in walking through the countryside. So much fun."
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