Camino Portugues Coastal from Vigo to Santiago last 100km

Price: from €514
  • Activity Walking or Easy Walking or Cycling or Easy Cycling
  • Distance 100 km
  • Duration 6 Nights
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Type Self-Guided Caminos
  • Time To Go March to October

Camino Portugues Coastal from Vigo to Santiago Last 100km

The final stretch of the Camino Portugues Coastal is 100 km from Vigo to Santiago. This Portuguese Coastal Route or Portuguese Way starts in the dynamic seaside town of Vigo, in the heart of the Rías Baixas, famous for its Albariño white wine and delicious shellfish. Pilgrims can walk for six days from Vigo to 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. Still, it tends to clear up in the summer months, and the climate is comparable to the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

There are many things to see on this route that will appeal to those interested in the simple joys of life, such as history, great food, wine, and beaches.

Stroll along the seafront in Vigo, enjoying views of the magnificent Cíes Islands.

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

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

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.

**You can also start your Camino Portugues Coastal one day earlier in the elegant coastal town of Baiona. The 26 km section between Baoina and Vigo is particularly pleasant, as you will walk along the Atlantic coast. Why don’t you add this extra day and make the most of the Galician sea views? Our team would happily help you tailor your itinerary and book you in one of our charming hotels in Baiona.

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

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


Stage: Vigo

You arrive in Vigo.

23 km


Stage: 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.

12 km


Stage: 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

Stage: 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


Stage: 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

Stage: 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.


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.

Country Cottages

Standard Hotels

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.

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

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.

Superior Collection


How to Get There

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


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 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 or a train (1 hour and 30 min approximately, see:

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

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

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 for details.

Vigo Airport 90km: From Santiago you can take a train to Vigo Guixar (see 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

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.
  • 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…


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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