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Bike Coastal Portuguese Camino

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9 Days 8 Nights
Availability : Jun 17’ - Dec 18’
Porto
Santiago de Compostela
Min Age : any age
Max People : 20, self-guided
Bike Coastal Portuguese Camino

Enjoy the amazing coastline and beautiful beaches along this spectacular route. Charming villages and beautiful seaside towns offer beautiful views and many culinary opportunities to refuel for your ride.

Tour Details

Coastal Portuguese CaminoYour trip will start in the bustling city of Porto, famous for its port wine, and follow the coast of the Atlantic Ocean via charming seaside villages.

You will enjoy the white sandy beaches of northern Portugal and Galicia.

A short ferry ride will take you across Rio Mino and the international border between Portugal and Spain into Galicia.

You will be rewarded with stunning countryside and majestic views of Islas Cies, an island archipelago part of the National Park of Atlantic Islands, located in the ocean just west of the estuary mouth of Ria de Vigo.

At the end of its inlet, you will turn inland at 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
  • 7 days Bike rental
  • 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)
  • Lock and tools kit
  • 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 transfers from and to airport
  • Upgrade to electric bike
  • Extra equipment for bike
What to Expect

This tour will allow you to experience two distinct cultures and architecture styles along the way. Approximately half of this route passes through northern Portugal and the remainder will take you across Galicia province in Spain. You will be delighted with beautiful scenery, delicious local food and impressive historical landmarks. 

  • Coastal views
  • Rolling hills
  • Beautiful sunsets
  • White sandy beaches
  • Historical towns
  • Fishing villages
Map
Portuguese Coastal Camino
Elevations
Camino portugues da costa
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Porto, Portugal

This is your travel day. Accommodation 3 star hotel.

Day 2Stage 1: Porto (Matosinhos) - Esposende (46 km)

Private transfer Porto-Matosinhos. Orientation talk. Accommodation 3 star hotel.
Today you will bike along beautiful coastline and white sandy beaches passing a lighthouse, fishing villages and arriving in Vila do Conde with a beautiful old town, a quiet harbor with replica 14th century ship used for European trade and a second largest in Portugal aqueduct leading to the Convento de Santa Clara. You will be biking in the Northern Littoral Natural Park, a protected coastal area with rolling sand dunes near the Cávado River Estuary. You can stop by many white sandy beaches, pass by a fort and visit by the Maritime Museum. Enjoy locally seafood dishes with fresh crab, mussels, and shrimp cooked in various rice and stew dishes. The town of Esposende is home to many museums and historical churches.

Day 3Stage 2: Esposende – Caminha (52 km)

Accommodation 4 star hotel.
Another day of inspiring seaside biking passing through the beach towns. As you arrive in Viana do Castelo, the view of the church of Santa Luzia will greet you from the hillside. You can take the cable car to the top for amazing city and ocean views. Enjoy the ocean and the seaside villages as you head to Vila Praia de Ancora. You will see a fortress close to the harbor in this historic town at the mouth of the Âncora river with great history and many cultural monuments. Local cuisine will continue to impress you. The coastal camino will lead you today to Caminha, the last town on the Portuguese side.

Day 4Stage 3: Caminha - Baiona (35 km)

Accommodation 3 star hotel.
Today you take a short ride on the ferry boat across the Miño river. The ferry offers multiple crossings a day but the schedule varies each time of year depending on the tides. You will enjoy the view of Monte de Santa Tecla as you cross the international river border by boat. You can visit the ruins of the ancient Celtic settlement on the side of this mountain. As you pass through eucalyptus forests and seaside paths, the monastery of Santa María la Real will be an impressive site overlooking the ocean. It is built in Romanesque style from the 12th century with a baroque façade from the 18th century and has been declared a National Monument. Continue to bile along the coast and over wooded area as you reach a beautiful town of Baiona with its bustling boardwalk, large marina and fortress park overlooking the bay. You can also visit a replica of Columbus’ ship Carabela Pinta. Many restaurants along the marina offer pleasant views and tasty local cuisine.

Day 5Stage 4: Baiona – Vigo (25 km)

Accommodation 4 star hotel.
Today you will be rewarded with views of Isla Cies National Park, the islands which can be reached by ferry not too far off the coast. Eucalyptus forest will provide a pleasant shade for your walk. The city of Vigo offers beautiful beaches, nice sunset walks and dinner along the marina and many cultural landmarks.

Day 6Stage 5: Vigo – Pontevedra (34 km)

Accommodation 3 star hotel.
The Camino path will lead you out of Vigo inland leaving the Bay of Vigo. At Redondela, the coastal Camino joins the central Portuguese Camino. 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 7Stage 6: Pontevedra – Padron (43 km)

Accommodation 3 star 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 8Stage 7: Padron - Santiago (22 km)

Accommodation 3 star 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 9Final day

Breakfast included. End of our services.