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Camino Portuguese Coastal

Portuguese Coastal Way | Easy

5/5
Organized pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
| Autoguided Tour

Tour Description

The Portuguese Coastal Way Easy, walk at your own speed

The Portuguese Coastal Way, or Camino Portugués de la Costa, is a fairly recent route that starts in Porto and follows coastal trails towards Santiago de Compostela.

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Experience details
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

Check in

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

Baiona– Nigrán (8 km)

The route begins in Baiona, the first town in Europe to receive news about the discovery of America. The caravel La Pinta arrived in its port when it came back from the new continent. The walk will take you by the beaches of Nigrán, from where you’ll be able to see the magnificent Cíes Islands.

Nigrán - Vigo (17 km)

The landscape will become more urban as you get into Vigo, Galicia’s most populated city. Once there, you can walk around the city or relax in one of its beautiful beaches or its ‘terrazas’ by the sea.

Vigo – Redondela (16 km)

As you leave the city of Vigo, you will have impressive views of its beautiful estuary on the left. This walking day is light, so take the opportunity to relax in one of the many beaches you come across from Vigo to Redondela.

Redondela – Arcade (8 km)

Quiet hike around the Galician Coast, heading to the oyster town, Arcade.

Arcade – Pontevedra (11 km)

Since this stage, the route joins the Portuguese Way, so you will find more pilgrims. We recommend to stop in POntesampaio, a small town with a very interesting history. Once there, you can cross the Roman bridge above the Verdugo river, the same Almanzor crossed in 977, in his way to plunder Compostela. This stage ends up in the city of Pontevedra, famous for its old town and the shell-shaped church, Peregrina.

Pontevedra – Barro (11 km)

After leaving Pontevedra, you will walk amongst woods and streams. From this point until you reach Santiago, you will walk through rural areas. When you reach Barro, take the chance to visit the Natural Park of the Barosa River with its waterfalls and mills.

Barro - Caldas de Reis (12 km)

Your destination for the day is Caldas de Reis, a town famous for its thermal spring waters and spa resorts.

Caldas de Rei – Padrón (18,6 km)

This stretch passes peacefully through small villages, with dispersed houses along the route. Padrón is a town of great significance on the Camino: it was the first place on land spotted by the boat that carried the remains of Saint James the Apostle. The town is also the birthplace of great authors such as Rosalía de Castro or Camilo José Cela.

Padrón – Teo (12 km)

This path will take you through rural landscapes as in the previous days. Today you will pass Iria Flavia and the church of Santa María a Maior, one of the oldest in Galicia.

Teo – Santiago (12 km)

As you approach Santiago, the landscape will become more urban. When you get to the city of the Apostle do not forget to go to the Pilgrim’s Office with your Pilgrim Passport to get your Compostela!

Check out

Your last day with us! We hope that you have a wonderful trip and you make many memories as you walk by Galicia’s beautiful coast!

Standard category

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.

Superior category

3*, 4* and 5* Hotels

Typical in the large cities along the El Camino. They can be family hotels or international hotel chains. They are perhaps the most expensive alternative, although you can find different price levels according to the category and services they offer.

Hoteles Boutique

These are small accommodations characterized by having few rooms and providing personalized attention. They are hotel concepts with a modern style and their own character. They can be between 1* and 5*.

National Paradores of Spain

This is a public hotel chain that manages a network of almost 100 charming hotels distributed throughout the Iberian Peninsula. The establishments are located in buildings of cultural interest and great historical value, and stand out for their scenic, artistic or natural interest (including ancient palaces, monasteries, fortresses, convents, fortresses…).

Rural tourism lodgings

Rural houses, pazos, inns, rectories, castles, monasteries, farmhouses… These are historic buildings of great architectural and patrimonial value. So much so, that this characteristic sometimes gives them the status of “luxury accommodation” despite of the fact that they are often rustic constructions in which natural stone and wood predominate.

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

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: 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: 126 Km
STAGES: 11 Stages
DURATION: 12 Nights
DIFICULTy: 1/5
START: Baiona
PRICE: desde 925€

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