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Camino Portuguese Coastal

The Camino from Baiona to Santiago de Compostela

Tour Description

Walk the last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way

Baiona is located on the Atlantic Coast of Galicia. Like any coastal town, its close connection with the sea has played a fundamental role in the development of its identity and economy. This small town has historically been an important seaport and a center of commercial exchange, until the 19th century.  Such was the importance of this town that Felipe II came to consider it <<the key of my kingdoms>>.

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Experience details

Included Services

Lodging in private room with private bathroom
Luggage transfer between stages
Half board: breakfast and dinner
Travel insurance
Walking notes
Pilgrim passport
24/7 telephone assistance

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Arrival in Baiona, beginning of the last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way.

Baiona– Vigo (23 km)

The route begins in Baiona, a small town where the first news of the discovery of America was received. The caravel Pinta docked in its port when it came back from the new continent. The route will take you along the beaches of Nigrán and you will be able to admire the Cíes Islands. The landscape in the last kilometres, will become more urban, as you get into Vigo, the most populated town in Galicia.

Vigo – Redondela (16 km)

Pilgrims will be able to take in the impressive veiws of the Estuary of Vigo on the left. This walking day is a bit shorter and less intense, so you can enjoy a quick dip in once of the many beaches you come across from Vigo to Redondela.

Redondela – Pontevedra (19,8 km)

This city marks approximately half of the route from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. Its historic center, characterized by its narrow cobbled streets and Romanesque and Gothic religious buildings such as: the Church of La Peregrina, dedicated to the Virgin of La Peregrina. A significant figure in the Jacobean culture; the Basilica of Santa María la Mayor; the Leña Plaza; or the pontevedra Museum and its extensive collection of art and artifacts ranging from prehistory to contemporary art.

Pontevedra – Caldas de Rei (21,5 km)

You will leave Pontevedra crossing the Burgo bridge, a medieval bridge that offers a spectacular view of the Lérez River and its surroundings. On the way to Caldas de Reis you can not miss a visit to the Barosa River Natural Park, as you pass through the town of Barro. Its mills and waterfalls, deep in the Galician nature, will make you recover all your strength to finish the Camino and visit the Apostle tomb.

Caldas de Rei – Padrón (18,6 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.

Padrón – Santiago (24,6 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).

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Standard Category Accommodations on Camino Portuguese Coastal

1* and 2* hotels

These hotels offer private rooms with private bathrooms as well as other additional services that may vary depending on the type of category: restaurant service, television, room service, dry cleaning, ironing service, etc. It is common to stay in this type of hotels in the cities along the Camino.

Hostels and pensions

These accommodations have the necessary services to cover the basic needs of cleanliness and rest at a more moderate price than the hotels . Officially, hostels and guesthouses are 1-star accommodations. However, this rating should not be taken into account when evaluating the level of comfort and quality of their services.

Trip cancellation insurance
Upgrade to superior room
Extra night at the beginning of the tour
Extra night at the end of the tour
Private transfer airport-starting location
Private transfer Santiago-Airport
Other private transfers
Organized visits and excursions
Pilgrim massage

Route map

Frequent questions

Yes, to obtain the Compostela you only need to walk the last 100 kilometers of the route by foot (not cycling). In the case of the Portuguese Coastal Way from Baiona you will walk 134km, so you will get your Compostela when you arrive to Santiago.

Yes, all our itineraries are flexible. You will be able to choose the dates you want to travel as long as we find availability in the accommodations.

If you hire this service you will not have to walk with your backpack in your back. Every morning at 08:00 am the transport company will pick up your luggage at your accommodation and transport it to your next accommodation.

Our recommendation is to make the journey Baiona-Santiago de Compostela on foot in 6 days. However, you can adapt it to your preferences. People in good shape can do the Portuguese Coastal Way from Baiona on foot in 6 days. While other pilgrims prefer to walk at a more relaxed pace and complete the route in 8-10 days.

To make a reservation the first thing you have to do is contact the Galiwonders team. A travel agent will help you solve all your doubts and help you choose the route and services (accommodation, transport, insurance, etc) that best suit your needs, preferences and budget. Once you have decided the itinerary of the Camino you want to do and confirm the reservation, we will reserve all the services for you.

From Vigo Airport

  • Car or cab: It is 25km, with an approximate duration of 30 minutes.
  • Bus: Take the bus (LINE A) from Vigo Airport to the Urzaiz stop (Estación / Cotomondongo wall). 30′ journey and frequency every 30′. Once there, we can take a bus to Baiona (lugove), with an estimated duration of 30 minutes. For schedules and more information visit: www.vitrasa.es and https://lugove.gal/es

From Santiago de Compostela Airport

  • Car or cab: 133km with an estimated duration of 1h 25 min.
  • Bus/train: Take the bus (LINE 6A) from Santiago de Compostela airport to the bus station. Frequency every 15′ and with an approximate duration of 45′. Another option is to take a cab to the station, with an estimated duration of 15′. Then, we must take a bus (monbus) or train (renfe) to Vigo (journey time between 50 minutes to 1h and 30 minutes). To consult timetables and more information visit: https://tussa.org/, www.monbus.es and www.renfe.com . Once in Vigo, we can take a bus to Baiona (lugove), with an estimated duration of 30 minutes. There is also the option of arriving by cab. For schedules and more information visit: www.vitrasa.es and https://lugove.gal/es

From Porto airport

  • Car or cab: It is 139km with a duration of approximately 1h 30 minutes.
  • Bus: There is no direct option, we must take a bus from Oporto to Vigo (Alsa or Flixbus), which takes 2 hours. Once in Vigo station, take a bus to Baiona (lugove), with an estimated duration of 30 minutes. For timetables and more information visit: www.alsa.es, www.flixbus.es and https://lugove.gal/es

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TOUR SUMMARY

DISTANCE: 133 Km
STAGES: 6 Stages
DURATION: 7 Nights
DIFICULTy: 3/5
START: Baiona
PRICE: desde 870€

Why book with Galiwonders?

Taylor-made Camino

We will design an itinerary tailored to your needs, preferences and budget and book all services for you. You enjoy the road.

We are on the Camino

Galicia is our home. We have traveled all the routes of the Camino and we have direct contact with the service providers on the Camino.

We are also travellers

We speak several languages, have lived abroad and have years of experience organizing trips for people from all over the world.

An unforguettable experience

Hundreds of pilgrims repeat year after year the experience of traveling with us. We want you to be one of them. And that is why we will strive to make your trip unique and unforgettable.

If you have any questions or want to plan your Camino de Santiago trip, our team will assist you in a personalized way!

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