The last stage of the Camino Portugues, or Portuguese Way, starts in the cathedral town of Tui, in Galicia; separated from Portugal only by the River Minho and its iconic International Bridge. From Tui to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino trail takes pilgrims across tranquil woods, farmland, and peaceful hamlets, as well as historic towns and cities. Walking over 7 days to reach your final destination and receive your pilgrim certificate.
On this section of the Camino Portugues you will reach the coast in Arcade, a seaside village famous for its oyster festival; and the lovely city of Pontevedra with its classic Galician old town, superb architecture and lively squares. Being in the heart of the Rías Baixas region, make sure you sample its famous seafood and Albariño white wine.
On your way to Santiago, you will also stop in Padrón, the hometown of Galicia’s most acclaimed poet, Rosalía de Castro, and reputedly the place where St James first landed in Galicia. It is also the best place to try the world-famous Padron peppers, of course. This route has excellent reviews with many 5 star ratings.
We here at Diabetes Ireland have worked with CaminoWays on our fundraising trips to the Camino de Santiago for the past few years. We have always found them fantastic to deal with right form the very arcade-portuguese-way-caminowaysstart of the process at planning to the delivery of the week in Spain to all our participants.
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