Self-guided walking from Portugal
On this spectacular trip you begin your Camino in the beautiful town of Ponte de Lima and make your way to Santiago de Compostela, travelling through wild forests, vineyards, coastal cliffs and historical villas. We greet you in Madrid and then take you to Ponte de Lima in our van where you will begin the walk the next day. You will have reserved accommodation at the end of each stage, but you walk independently and on your own each day. An organized adventure!
Our supportYou want to live this adventure on your own, but we organize the details so you can do just that!
We personally greet you in Madrid for an introduction. The 'Briefing Package' we prepare for you includes a route map, the daily accommodations, a program with cultural information, and your Pilgrim's Kit: A small backpack, your pilgrim's passport, shell, notepad, a cap, a circulatory foot cream, and a reusable thermic bottle. We take care of your accommodations, breakfast, transferring your luggage each day. You also have the full support of our staff just a phone call away for anything that might come up.
AccommodationYou have accommodations reserved each night, all with private bathrooms and hot water! The accommodations are right at the end of each stage so you can easily access them on your own by foot. They include private inns, hostels, and hotels, depending on the stage. You will be able to experience many of the different accommodation options right on the trail.
If you are traveling on your own, you can opt to share with someone else on the group if possible to avoid paying the single supplement. If no one else wants this option, you would need to pay the single supplement to have your own room.
DeparturesWe have fixed departures on certain dates of groups of maximum 16 people. We all meet in Madrid and then you head to Ponte de Lima together in our private van. You all sleep in the same accommodations each night but you are completely independent, of course. As usual on the Camino you end up making friends and having dinner with the people you meet along the way.
If you have your own group and want an independent walk for other dates, just let us know. Any questions you have, don't hesitate to contact us!
Before and AfterBefore: Our Camino starts in the city of Madrid, where most international flights land. You can arrive a few days before the tour to enjoy the city if you’d like. We would be happy to assist you with hotels in Madrid.
After: You arrive in Santiago de Compostela, where you spend the last night. We offer optional add-on activities once the tour is finished like a one-day trip to Finisterre (minimum 4 people), or an optional gourmet lunch in Santiago after your guided visit. Just ask! There are flights from Santiago to Madrid, Barcelona, and London among others. You can also take a 6-hour train to Madrid from Santiago.
Extra hotel reservations: If you would like to stay in Madrid or Santiago for a few days before or after the tour, we’d be happy to send you a list of hotels we work with along with prices and assist you with the reservations.
Means and Assistance
- May 23 - Jun 01, 17
- Sep 26 - Oct 05, 17 4 spots left!
Our Portuguese Adventure includes:
Meet in Madrid
Bus Transfer to Ponte de Lima
Night in Ponte de Lima
Ponte de Lima - Rubiaes
18.5 km / 11.5 mi
Ponte de Lima awaits with its amazing bridge over the Lima River, namesake of the town. This stage is considered to be the most beautiful on the whole Portuguese Way.
Night in Rubiaes
Rubiaes - Tui
19 km / 11.8 mi
Night in Tui
Tui - O Porriño
16.4 km / 10.2 mi
Night in O Porriño
O Porriño - Redondela
15.6 km / 9.7 mi
Night in Redondela
Redondela - Pontevedra
19.8 km / 12.3 mi
Night in Pontevedra
Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis
21.5 km / 13.3 mi
Night in Caldas de Reis
Caldas de Reis - Padrón
18.6 km / 11.6 mi
Night in Padrón
Padrón - O Milladoiro
18.2 km / 11.3 mi
Night in O Milladoiro
O' Milladoiro - Santiago
6.4 km / 4 mi
You will pass through Agro Dos Mosteiros where for the first time you can make out the spires of Santiago's Cathedral in the distance. You are scheduled to arrive in Santiago before 12:00 pm, so that if you wish to attend the Pilgrim’s Mass and perform any pilgrim rituals like hugging the Apostle Santiago, you can do so.
Night in Santiago de Compostela
Guided visit in Santiago
Light city walking
Full-day Trip to Finisterre
Not Included in Price
You meet your local guide in Santiago and, in our private van, head towards Muros, one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Spain, making a short stop in Alto de Paxareiras until we reach Ézaro & head to the famous Finisterre lighthouse. After breaking for lunch in Finisterre, we will drive to the town of Muxía and then back to Santiago.
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In the Adventure Camino you do not have a support vehicle or guide support during the way.
There are many flight and train options back to Madrid or elsewhere…
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