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Walk Portuguese Coastal Camino

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15 Days 14 Nights
Availability : Jun 17’ - Dec 18’
Porto, Portugal
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Min Age : any age
Max People : 20, self-guided
Walk Portuguese Coastal Camino

Taste the seafood and walk with the ocean and sandy beaches nearby. Take a short ferry across the international border. Notice Portuguese and Galician architecture styles in the seaside towns of both countries.

Tour Details

Your 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

  • 13 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag
  • 24-hour telephone support for emergencies;
  • Pilgrim passport (credential and shell)
  • Road book of the route (in English)
  • Prices listed per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies.

Price Excludes

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

Optional Services

  • Extra night in Porto
  • Extra night in Santiago
  • Private transfer from and to airport
What to Expect

Both Portugal and Spain are rich with history, local traditions and specialty cuisine. This tour will allow you to sample the best of their cultures as you slowly discover their charming towns and countryside. The ocean views will accompany you for a large part of the trip.

  • Delicious local cuisine
  • White sandy beaches
  • Inspiring sunsets
  • Ocean views
  • Rolling hills
  • Coastal towns
Map
Portuguese Coastal Camino
Elevations
Camino portugues da costa
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Porto

Accommodation 3 stars
Today you enjoy the colorful city of Porto, visit many of its beautiful landmarks and take in the gorgeous azulejo tiles decorating many of its historic buildings.

Day 2Stage 1 – Porto (Matosinhos) - Vila do Conde – 21 km

Orientation talk. Private transfer Porto to Matosinhos for convenience to avoid some of the city suburbs.
Today you will walk 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.

Day 3Stage 2 - Vila do Conde – Esposende – 25 km

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.
Today you will be walking 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 andvisit 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 4Stage 3 – Esposende – Viana do Castelo – 23 km

Accommodations 3 stars hotel.
Another day of inspiring seaside walking 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.

Day 5Stage 4 – Viana do Castelo – Vila Praia de Ancora – 19 km

Accommodation 4 stars hotel.
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.

Day 6Stage 5 – Vila Praia de Ancora – A Guarda – 14 km

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.
The coastal camino will lead you today to Caminha, the last town on the Portuguese side before 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.

Day 7Stage 6 – A Guarda – Oia – 15 km

Accommodations 2 stars hotel.
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.

Day 8Stage 7 – Oia – Baiona – 18 km

Accommodations 3 stars hotel.
A great walk today 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 9Stage 8 – Baiona – Vigo – 25 km

Accommodation 4 stars 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 10Stage 9 – Vigo- Arcade – 22 km

Accommodations 2 stars hotel.
Today your walk 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.

Day 11Stage 10 – Arcade - Pontevedra – 13 km

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.
A short walk today will lead 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 12Stage 11 – Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis – 22 km

Accommodation 2 stars hotel.
Today you will walk 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.

Day 13Stage 12 - Caldas de Reis – Padron – 21 km

Accommodation 3 stars hotel.
More beautiful forested walks today 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 14Stage 13 – Padron - Santiago de Compostela – 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 15Final day

Breakfast included. End of our services.