Portuguese Way – Guided Tour – Departure dates:
-6th of May 2017 (FULL)
-2nd of September 2017
Join our guided tour on the last 100 km of the Portuguese Way, enjoy the best landscapes of Galicia and meet many fellow Pilgrims from all over the world!
This tour starts in the lovely town of Tui, and you will walk through charming woods, small hamlets in the countryside and across medieval bridges. You will be able to visit some of the main towns of the route, such as Arcade, Pontevedra or Caldas de Reis.
And all this accompanied by an English and Spanish speaking guide.
Day 1 (06/05/2017): Check in
Arrival in Tui, beginning of the last 100 km of the Portuguese Camino.
Day 2 (07/05/2017): Tui– O Porriño (16 km)
The route begins in Tui, which is a town located in the Spanish border with Portugal.
Before you start the walk to O Porriño, we recommend you to visit the Cathedral, and bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Day 3 (08/05/2017): O Porriño – Redondela (15 km)
This stage is a bit more difficult than the others as there will be a few ups and downs, but the wonderful views over the ocean are well worth the effort.
Redondela is a small town and is quite limited in terms of accommodation, this is why many pilgrims carry on to Arcade, a village which is only 7 km further (this way, they walk a little bit more in this stage and a bit less the next day).
Day 4 (09/05/2017): Redondela – Pontevedra (20 km)
From this point up to Santiago, the path will be the same as the traditional Portuguese Camino, so you may see more Pilgrims on the way.
Pontesampaio is a village which is worth seeing, it is interesting to learn about the historical events which took place there, and cross the Roman
Bridge over the Verdugo river.
This stage ends in Pontevedra, a beautiful town which is famous due to its historical centre and its squares made of stone.
Day 5 (10/05/2017): Pontevedra – Caldas de Rei (21 km)
Our way out of Pontevedra will lead us back to the rural side of Galicia, so we will be able to enjoy the woods and streams.
Many pilgrims stop in Barro to see the Natural Park of the Barosa River with its cascades and mills.
Finally, we will arrive in Caldas de Reis, a town which is famous for its thermal spring waters and spa resorts.
Day 6 (11/05/2017): Caldas de Rei – Padrón (19 km)
Today, the Camino passes peacefully through small villages, with dispersed houses along the route.
Padrón is known as the first place on land, spotted by the boat which carried the remains of Saint James the Apostle. Also, it is the birthplace of great authors like Rosalía de Castro or Camilo José Cela.
Day 7 (12/05/2017): Padrón – Santiago (24,5 km)
The last stage is the longest of this itinerary, so we advise you to start early.
At the beginning the path will take you through rural landscapes as in the previous days, but during the last kilometers, as we approach Santiago, the landscape becomes more urban.
When you get to Santiago do not forget to go to the Pilgrim’s Office with your Pilgrim Passport if you want to get your “Compostela” (Pilgrim Certificate).
Day 8 (13/05/2017): Check out
OTHER TOUR OPTIONS ON THE PORTUGUESE WAY
We organize tailor-made itineraries. If you have a different idea in mind, please do not hesitate to let us know (we can add or remove nights, extra services, etc.).