Stage 23: Pontevedra-Caldas de Reis

Stage 23 of the Portuguese Way, from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, covers approximately 23 kilometers and constitutes an intermediate section that takes pilgrims through rural roads and forested areas. This segment offers a tranquil and scenic experience, highlighting the natural beauty of the road.

Towns through which the route passes

  • Pontevedra: Starting point with its medieval old town, the Basilica of Santa María la Mayor and the Plaza de la Herrería.
  • Cotobade: A town that serves as an intermediate point, characterized by its rural environment and the Church of San Salvador.
  • Caldas de Reis: Final city of the stage, known for its thermal waters, the Roman Bridge over the Umia river and its relaxing atmosphere.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Basilica of Santa María la Mayor in Pontevedra: An initial monument that stands out for its Romanesque and Gothic architecture, marking the departure of Pontevedra.
  • Church of San Salvador in Cotobade: An intermediate point with a rural church that adds a picturesque touch to the tour.
  • Roman Bridge in Caldas de Reis: The final milestone of the stage, a Roman bridge over the Umia River, which symbolizes the arrival to this thermal city and offers a charming setting.

This stage of the Portuguese Way gives pilgrims the opportunity to enjoy rural tranquility, explore the historic architecture of Cotobade and relax in the hot springs of Caldas de Reis, enriching their experience on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

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StagesEl Camino Portugués

Etapa 1

Lisboa-Vila Franca de Xira

34 km
9/5
9h
Etapa 2

Vila Franca de Xira-Azambuja

20 km
1/5
5h
Etapa 3

Azambuja-Santarém

33 km
3/5
8h
Etapa 5

Golegã-Tomar

31 km
3/5
7h 45 min
Etapa 5

Santarém-Golegã

30 km
1/5
7h 45 min
Etapa 6

Tomar-Alvaiázere

31 km
3/5
8h
Etapa 7

Alvaiázere-Alvorge

22 km
2/5
5h 30 min
Etapa 8

Alvorge-Cernache

26 km
2/5
6h 30 min
Etapa 9

Cernache-Coimbra

11 km
1/5
2h 45 min
Etapa 10

Coimbra-Sernadelo

24 km
2/5
6h 15 min
Etapa 11

Sernadelo-Águeda

23 km
2/5
5h 45 min
Etapa 11

Águeda-Albergaria a Velha

15 km
1/5
4h
Etapa 13

Albergaria-a-Velha-São João da Madeira (Couto de Cucujães)

28 km
3/5
7h 15 min
Etapa 13

São João da Madeira (Couto de Cucujães)-Grijó

19 km
1/5
4h 45 min
Etapa 15

Grijó-Porto

15 km
1/5
3h 45min
Etapa 16

Porto - Vilarinho

27 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 17

Vilarinho-Barcelos

27 km
2/5
6h45m
Etapa 18

Barcelos-Ponte de Lima

35 km
4/5
8h30m
Etapa 19

Ponte de Lima-Rubiães

17 km
3/5
4h45m
Etapa 20

Rubiães-Tui

19 km
1/5
4h45m
Etapa 21

Tui - Redondela

32 km
4/5
8h
Etapa 22

Redondela-Pontevedra

20 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 23

Pontevedra-Caldas de Reis

21 km
1/5
5h15m
Etapa 24

Caldas de Reis-Padrón

19 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 25

Padrón - Santiago de Compostela

24 km
2/5
6h

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