Camino Portuguese Coastal

Portuguese Coastal Way Superior

Tour Description

Walk the Portuguese Coastal Way in Style

Would you like to walk the last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Camino in style?

This option begins in the Portuguese city of Porto, and it goes all along the coast up to the Galician boarder, almost in parallel with the inland Portuguese Camino.

Although it is quite a new route, it is becoming very popular; many Pilgrims decide to follow this Camino every year, surely due to the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

We will book the best accommodations for you to enjoy the adventure in style!

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

Check in

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

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)

From this point up to Santiago, the path will be the same as the traditional Portuguese Camino, so you may see more Pilgrims on the way. Pontesampaio is a village which is worth seeing, it is interesting to learn about the historical events which took place there, and cross the Roman bridge over the Verdugo river. This stage ends in Pontevedra, a beautiful town which is famous due to its historical centre and its squares made of stone.

Pontevedra – Caldas de Rei (21,5 km)

Our way out of Pontevedra will lead us back to the rural side of Galicia, so we will be able to enjoy the woods and streams. Many pilgrims stop in Barro to see the Natural Park of the Barosa River with its cascades and mills. Finally, we will arrive in Caldas de Reis, a town which is famous for its thermal spring waters and spa resorts.

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).

Check out

Check out Santiago

Superior Category Accommodations on Camino Portuguese Coastal

Superior 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.

Boutique Hotels

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.

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 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: 113 Km
STAGES: 6 Stages
DURATION: 7 Nights
DIFICULTy: 3/5
START: Baiona
PRICE: desde 910€

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.

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