Camino Portugues Coastal Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour From Baiona to Santiago

Activity:
Walking
Duration:
7 Nights
Distance:
126 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Camino Guided Tours
Time To Go:
2021
August 28th
September 11th, 18th, 25th
2022 : Frequent departures from April to October
Price:
From €650
Rating:

Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour

This week-long Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour is one of our most popular Camino guided tours for a good reason. It takes the group to the heart of the Rías Baixas, famous for its Albariño white wine and delicious shellfish.

CAMINO GUIDED DEPARTURES:

This tour starts in the elegant seaside town of Baiona, where you can visit the Monte Real castle, stroll along the port and go for a swim in the bay before starting your journey to Santiago. From Baiona, the group will walk the coastal trail towards Vigo, enjoying views of the magnificent Illas Cíes and Vigo Bay.

The Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour joins the classic Camino Portuguese Central Way in the market town of Redondela where you will encounter pilgrims from all over the world. The group will then continue their Camino journey passing the quaint village of Pontesampaio, the historic city of Pontevedra, spa town Caldas de Reis and Padrón, famous for its celebrated writers and green peppers. In Santiago de Compostela you will be able to get your ‘Compostela’ certificate!

Talk to our team if you would like to add extra nights in Santiago after your guided tour to explore this wonderful region.

Please note: This tour is conducted in English however all our guides are fluent in Spanish also.

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Map of the Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour

Itinerary of the Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour

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

Your guided tour begins at Santiago Airport where your group will be met by one of our representatives and brought directly to your hotel in Baiona.  At dinner this evening you will get the opportunity to meet with your guide and other members of your group.  Your guide will give you a brief outline of the coming few days walking and answer any questions that you may have.  In your free time this evening, take a stroll around this beautiful town and sleep well tonight as your walking adventure begins tomorrow after breakfast.  There are plenty of artistic, cultural and historical sights to see in Baiona, so make sure to try some before you leave on your Galician adventure.

28 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.

14 km
Redondela
Redondela

From the city of Vigo, you will continue on your coastal Camino with the Bay of Vigo to your left. Today is quite a short day so you can enjoy a more relaxed pace. Your stop for the night is the town of Redondela where you will join the original Portuguese Camino.

 

20 km
Pontevedra
Pontevedra

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. Your final point is the city of Pontevedra, with its pretty historic centre. At today is quite a short day so you will have time to explore the old town, with its many Romanesque churches and quaint granite squares.

21 km
Caldas de Reis
Caldas de Reis

Leaving Pontevedra, today, the Camino will take you through chestnut groves and pine and eucalyptus woods. In the village of Ponte Cabras you will see the rectory of Santa María de Alba. At Lombo da Maceira, a statue of Saint James with his walking stick will show you the way. On your way to Caldas de Reis you will pass the hamlet of Tivo with its lovely fountain and public washing bath.

18 km
Padrón
Padrón

From Caldas de Reis you will cross the river Umia and find the hot springs that have given the town its name since Roman times. The trail once again takes you to forests and gradually climbs to the village of Santa Mariña. You will continue on the Camino through pine forests to today’s destination: the town of Padrón. When the body of Saint James was being brought to Compostela by boat, Padrón was said to be the first land it reached.

25 km
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

Today you will walk through a number of small villages on your way to the historical sanctuary of A Esclavitude. Nearby on a hilltop sit the ruins of a fort known as Castro Lupario.  As you make your way towards Agro dos Monteiros you will be able to see the spires of the cathedral in Compostela. You will pass the ruins of the castle of A Rocha Vella, as you approach Santiago de Compostela.

Take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Its UNESCO listed old town will enchant you. In Santiago de Compostela you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, socialising and enjoying a few bites and glasses of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes.

After your breakfast tomorrow, you will be transferred back to Santiago airport. We hope you have had a fantastic trip full of unforgettable moments and hopefully lifelong friends.

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.

Access

How to Get There

Group transfers to and from Santiago International Airport are included as part of this guided tour.

Whats Included

All our guided trips include; Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person), dinner each night*, airport transfer at set times*, friendly English speaking guide, holiday pack and maps, all rooms with private bathroom, 24/7 support during your trip and GPS data files.

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

Please note that we require a minimum of 6 people for this tour to go ahead. 

*If you requested any extra nights at the beginning or at the end of the tour, the associated dinners or the free airport transfers will not be included.

 *If you requested the Tapas tour, this will replace the group dinner on the day you arrive in Santiago.

*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
Janice, Australia - June 2016
Janice, Australia - Portuguese Coastal Camino guided tour "Well organised. Walking the Portuguese Way with 13 other women in June/July 2016.  Weather was great, luggage always arrived before us at our hotels, which were from good to great and the company was fabulous, our guide Ava was wonderful and I would recommend this trip to anyone wishing a walking holiday with like minded people."
Gerald, Canada - May
"Camino Way Portuguese Coastal Way from Vigo. This was an awesome journey. We enjoyed seeing the many places walking through the countryside. So much fun."
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