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Bike Central Portuguese Camino

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8 Days 7 Nights
Availability : Oct 2018 - Dec 2020
Porto, Portugal
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Min Age : any age
Max People : 20, self-guided
Bike Central Portuguese Camino

Experience Portuguese and Spanish cultures as you cycle by historic towns and villages. Cross the international border via the bridge over Rio Mino and visit the medieval fortress and cathedrals.

Tour Details

Bike Camino PortuguesStart your journey at the vibrant city of Porto.

Travel along the coast and its white sandy beaches prior to turning inland.

Cross Rio Mino and the border across Spain and Portugal via a long bridge.

You will see the beautiful structure of cathedral in Tui up on the hill near the river.

After passing many historical town and villages, you will reach Redondela, a city with the skyline crossed by two major railway viaducts.

As you continue to Pontevedra, you will cross the old Roman bridge that gave the city its name.

Dip your feet in the mineral water in the center of Caldas de Reis.

When you reach Padron, you will be in the town in which, according to the legend, Apostle Saint James first preached during his stay in Spain.

Price Includes

  • 8 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Breakfast included
  • 6 days bike rental
  • Lock and tools kit
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag
  • 24-hour telephone support for emergencies
  • Pilgrim passport (credencial and shell)
  • Detailed roadbook of the route (in English)
  • Prices listed per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies.

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Transfers from and to airport

Optional Services

  • Extra night in Porto
  • Extra night in Santiago
  • Private transfer from and to airport
  • Upgrade to electric bike
  • Extra equipment for bike
What to Expect

You will experience the beauty of Portugal on the first half of the trip and amazing history of Spain as you make your way to Santiago. Roman bridges, cathedrals and medieval fortress will provide a beautiful backdrop for your ride.

  • Ocean views
  • Sandy beaches
  • Shady forests
  • Rolling hills
  • Refreshing rivers
  • Charming towns
Map

Camino Portugues

Elevations

Camino Portgugues

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Porto

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.

Day 2Stage 1: Porto - Barcelos (56 km)

Orientation talk. Accommodation 3 stars hotel

Day 3Stage 2: Barcelos – Ponte de Lima (33 km)

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.

Day 4Stage 3: Ponte de Lima - Valença (38 km)

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.

Day 5Stage 4: Valença – Pontevedra (52 km)

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.
In Redondela, you will see the famous railway sky bridges. In Arcade, you will cross an old Roman bridge which is still functional after so many centuries. This small fishing town has charming old homes lining its streets and the cafes offer the oysters, a local specialty. Short ride will get you to the city of Pontevedra where you can walk across and old bridge that gave the city its name. You can visit multiple churches, monuments and squares in the old town. Cafes and restaurants are plentiful in this bustling town which has a long maritime history and trading traditions.

Day 6Stage 5: Pontevedra – Padron (43 km)

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.
Today you will bike in beautiful eucalyptus and pine forests before you arrive to the town of Caldas de Reis known for its mineral springs. You can take a stroll along the river Umia, visit a lovely botanical park and can dip your feet in mineral water in a spring bath under the pergola along the river bank. More beautiful forested ride to reach Padron with its impressive riverside promenade, many churches, fountains, museums and a large open air market. Don’t forget to taste the famous mild pimientos (peppers) de Padron and attend the pimientos fiesta if you are here in August.

Day 7Stage 6: Padron - Santiago (22 km)

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.
Excitement will be building today as you approach Santiago today. Take the time to attend the pilgrims’ mass at the Cathedral and enjoy the historical significance of many ancient sites this UNESCO World Heritage Site old town has to offer.

Day 8Final Day

Breakfast included. End of our services.