Camino Portugues Easy Camino Portugues Coastal from Vigo to Santiago

Activity:
Walking or Easy Walking or Cycling or Easy Cycling
Duration:
10 nights
Distance:
100 km
Difficulty:
Easy +
Time To Go:
All Year Round
Price:
6 nights from €513
Rating:

Easy Camino Portugues Coastal, last 100km in 10 days

If you are looking to do the Camino at your own pace, the Easy Camino Portugues Coastal is the perfect trip for you. The Portuguese Coastal Easy Camino is ideal for pilgrims who want to take their time on a relaxing walk along the beautiful coast of Portugal. Covering just 10 or 15km per day makes this an easy Camino and ideal for first-timers or nature lovers who want to stop and look around.

You will be walking the last stretch of the Camino Portugues Coastal Route from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela.

On the Easy Camino Portugues Coastal will discover the Wild Atlantic beauty and sandy beaches of Northern Portugal and Galicia over 11 days, which means you will be covering a very manageable average of 10kms per day.

We will organise the luggage transfers and comfortable guest houses to welcome you after your day’s walk so you just have to put your walking shoes on and enjoy the journey.

From Vigo, you will enjoy wonderful views of the bay and the magical Cies Islands. We recommend you take a rest day in Vigo and take the opportunity to visit this paradise, just off the coast of the city and a short ferry journey away.

On the Easy Camino Portugues Coastal, you will complete over 100km, so you will be eligible to collect stamps and get your Pilgrim Certificate.

As you reach the town of Redondela and head inland, you will be joining the classic Camino Portugues Central trail and start meeting many other pilgrims on their way to Santiago.

This is a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Portuguese coastline, nature, food, and wine while also completing the Camino de Santiago.

Click below to create your Easy Camino Portugues Coastal. You can choose any starting and finishing points along the Camino Portugues Coastal. You can walk or cycle.

Map of the Easy Camino Portugues Coastal

Itinerary of the Camino Portugues Coastal

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.

Vigo
Vigo
You arrive in Vigo.
15 km
Redondela
Redondela

Break your journey in the nice town of Redondela.

8 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.

12 km
Teo
Teo

3h | +224m / -101m
Split the long walking day above, Padrón to Santiago de Compostela, into two stages of 10km & 15km, staying in the village of Teo for a night.

13 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

Vigo

Vigo Airport 12km: The city of Vigo can easily be accessed via public transport. On weekdays the regular services take you from the airport to Plaza Eugenio Fadrique, and on Weekends and Bank Holidays to García Barbón. The bus ticket is approx. 2€, with a travel time of around 45min.

See Aena.es. Taxis are also available.

Santiago de Compostela Airport 100km:
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 Monbus.es) or a train (1 hour and 30 min approximately, see: Renfe.es)

Porto Airport 130km: There is a direct bus from Porto Airport to the city of Vigo with 3 services a day with a travel time of approx. 3h. Check here Autna.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

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

Manage your trip online

Note on 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. More details.

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Juanma grew up near Vigo and moved to Ireland just 2 days after his graduation. his passion is discovering new places around the world on his bike. He has walked the Via Francig...
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