In 2021 you have a date with a draft that for the reason that we all know you had to postpone . Join a little group of travelers who seek to disconnect along the way, enjoying at your own pace a experience only.
The Portuguese Way
The Portuguese Way, as its name suggests, It is a route that crosses almost all of Portugal from South to North. From the 12th century to the present day, The pilgrimage routes departed from the neighboring country from such important population centers as: Lisbon, Santarem, Coimbra, Porto, Braga ..., and the main door of access to Galicia was and still is the ancient city of Tui. And it is precisely in this border town where we have located the beginning of this journey.
We will start the trip in the city of Tui and the whole way will run through Galician territory. its The profile is most diverse and surprising for the countless corners it houses. A permanent succession of villages, bridges, rural chapels, crossroads, pazos, sanctuaries ..., in a mountain and sea environment, and adorned by unparalleled vegetation, which makes this Way one of the most curious and beautiful. All this without forgetting the passage through the interesting towns of Pontesampaio, Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis, Padrón, until reaching the city of Santiago de Compostela.
Day 1: Accommodation in Tui
You will arrive at Tui on your own. You can collect your Pilgrim's Credential or Pilgrim's Passport at the Cathedral of Santa María de Tui. In addition, if you arrive in time to this beautiful city, you can take a walk and in just a few meters you will find yourself on the International Bridge that connects Spain with Portugal, specifically it is located between the towns of Tui and Valença do Minho joining the two banks of the River Miño. In Valença do Minho you can visit its Fortress and buy some souvenirs in its famous market that is held every Wednesday in the open air.
Day 2: TUI STAGE - O PORRIÑO → 17 KM / 4-5 H
We will leave back Tui to start the first stage of the route. The road will generally run along paths and roads parallel to the Louro River, with some sections of asphalt tracks and secondary roads. We will finish the stage in O Porriño, where we will transfer to the accommodation.
Day 3: STAGE O PORRIÑO - ARCADE → 23 KM / 5-6 H
We will transfer you from Tui to O Porriño, from where you will climb to the Enxertade peak and soon you will reach the town of Redondela, where you will begin a new climb to O Viso, with a privileged view over the estuary. The end point is Arcade, known for its oysters.
Day 4: ARCADE STAGE - PONTEVEDRA → 12 KM / 5-6 H
We will start the road in Redondela, and after a panoramic view of the Ría de Vigo we will arrive at Arcade, known for the quality of its Oysters. Then we will cross the Pontesampaio bridge. Upon arrival in Pontevedra, we will walk through its cobbled streets and enjoy its charming corners. A new special and exclusive accommodation will be waiting for us in this city.
Day 5: PONTEVEDRA STAGE - CALDAS DE REIS → 21 KM / 5-6 H
We will start by crossing the Ponte do Burgo on the Lérez river and we will go going through tiny rural towns. Slowly we will get closer to the thermal town of Caldas de Reis, watered by the Bermaña and Umia rivers. Next to the latter is our accommodation.
Day 6: CALDAS DE REIS STAGE - PADRÓN → 17 KM / 4-5 H
Comfortable and simple stage that runs through the Galician countryside. On Pontecesures, we will cross the bridge to say goodbye from the province of Pontevedra and go to A Coruña. We will thus arrive at Padrón, the end of the stage and the last stop before the end of the trip.
Day 7: PADRÓN STAGE - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA → 26 KM / 6-7 H
We will transfer you from Lestrove to Padrón. In this last stage of your Way will advance in constant ascent to Compostela, crossing small population centers. Before entering the city, you will enjoy a view of the Cathedral Towers. Your hotel, very close to it, It will be waiting for you in the old part of the city.
Rates & Dates
A trip with all services included
(I know requires a minimum group of 4 people)
Portuguese Way of Santiago
-From September 16 to 23, 2021 -
Price per person
8 days / 7 nights
Accommodation in Boutique Hotels
Breakfasts and picnic for the road
Daily luggage transfer
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