Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour From Baiona to Santiago

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Price: From €650
  • Activity Walking
  • Distance 126 km
  • Duration 7 Nights
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Type Guided Caminos
  • Time To Go March to November

Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour From Baiona to Santiago

This week-long Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour is one of our most popular Camino guided tours and for a good reason. This coastal tour takes the group right into the heart of the Rías Baixas, a region famous for its Albariño white wine and delicious shellfish. It is a wonderful alternative to the busier Camino Frances, allowing pilgrims to experience both a coastal trail and a slightly quieter Camino route to Santiago de Compostela.

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, the relaxing spa town of Caldas de Reis and Padrón, which is famous around the world for its celebrated writers and green peppers. In Santiago de Compostela you will be able to get the all-important ‘Compostela’ certificate!

This Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour starts in the elegant seaside town of Baiona, where you can visit the historic 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 beautiful Vigo, enjoying views of the magnificent Illas Cíes and Vigo Bay.

Talk to our team if you would like to add extra nights in Santiago de Compostela after your guided tour in order to explore this wonderful region. There are lots of things to see and do in Santiago de Compostela and we would highly recommend spending a little extra time here.

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

Camino Ways Route Planner

For over 1000 years, pilgrims from all over the world have walked the Camino Ways across Europe in their quest for spirituality. Making their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, they encountered a variety of people, cultures, and beliefs, leading to friendship and new experiences. This continues today with the Camino de Santiago being the most well known and well-loved walk in the world. More than a walk, the Camino de Santiago is an unforgettable and unique journey for body, mind, and soul.

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Map of the Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour

Itinerary Of The Camino Portugues Coastal Guided Tour

Baiona

Stage: 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

Stage: 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

Stage: 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

Stage: 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

Stage: 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

Stage: 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

Stage: 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

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

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.

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