Cycling the Portuguese Coastal Way

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    Cycling the Portuguese Coastal Camino, from Porto to Santiago

    If you want to live the Portuguese Camino, along the coast, why not by bike?

    Lately there are more and more pilgrims who decide to follow the Portuguese Coastal Way by bicycle. They are known as “bicigrinos”.

    The minimum trail to get the Compostela by bicycle is 200 km long. This route will allow you to ride the Camino along almost the entire Atlantic coast, from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. 

    On this Camino de Santiago route, you will be able to visit two cities from two different countries: Santiago de Compostela and Porto, both with historic centres that have been declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO, since 1985 and 1996, respectively.

    If you already have some cycling experience, and some bike mechanics in order to carry out basic repairs during the tour, we highly recommend you to take the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago on wheels.

    With the assistance of Galiwonders, you will be able to complete the last 200 km of the Portuguese Way along the Coast by bicycle. Let’s pedal now!

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     Please note that our itineraries are completely flexible. If you have a different idea in mind (want to add or remove nights, services, etc), you can just let us know.

    Day 1: Check in

    Arrival in Porto, enjoy your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage city. Stroll through its streets and taste its gastronomy before starting the Way.

    Day 2: Porto - Esposende: 51 km

    Today’s route will take you to Esposende, but before arriving you will get to know the medieval town and the picturesque port of Póvoa de Varzim. From the top of the Convent of Santa Clara you can enjoy the best views of the city and the coast with its incredible beaches and then cross the Parque Natural del Litoral Norte.

    Day 3: Esposende - Vila Praia de Ancora: 43 Km

    Today’s route is very beautiful and will take you along the beautiful Atlantic coast to the north. A quiet route that will allow you to enjoy the scenery and coastal villages to Vila Praia de Ancora.

    Day 4: Vila Praia de Ancora - Baiona: 43 km

    Today’s route will follow the coast to Baiona and you will be able to enjoy the incredible views of the ocean. You will also enter into Galician territory, crossing the Miño River, the natural border between Spain and Portugal.
    In Baiona you will be able to visit the Museo de la Carabela Pinta, the first ship that arrived to the Continent and that brought the news of the discovery of America. Relive the past on your Way!

    Day 5: Baiona - Vigo: 26 km

    Always following the coast, today you will reach Vigo through Nigrán.

    The views will not leave you disappointed, you will be able to enjoy the magnificent Illas Cíes and its Natural Park on the horizon. Today the route is a little shorter so if you want to relax and take a break, you will have time to take a bath in praia America in Nigrán!

    Day 6: Vigo - Pontevedra: 35 km

    Today’s 35 km will not be too difficult and will allow you to discover a very important site in this region. Crossing the river Verdugo in Pontesampaio, you will know a site of great historical interest where the French navy was defeated in 1809.
    A walk through the beautiful city of Pontevedra will be perfect to end the day.

    Day 7: Pontevedra - Padrón: 39 km

    From Pontevedra to Padrón, today you will pass by the wonderful Natural Park of the Barosa River.

    Bicycle riders enjoy its mills and waterfalls, in the deep Galician nature, to recover strength towards Santiago.

    Day 8: Padrón - Santiago: 25 km

    Today’s route is known to be the last and longest stage for traditional pilgrims, but it won’t be so difficult for cyclists!
    Leaving behind the village of Padrón, famous for being the birthplace of great writers of Galician literature and for its green peppers, today’s destination is Santiago de Compostela! Don’t forget to ask for your Compostela from the Pilgrim’s Office!

    Day 9

    Check out Santiago


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