Duration:

15 Days / 14 Nights

Distance:

261 km / 162.1 mi

Difficulty:

Medium

Start / End

Porto - Santiago

Self-guided Walk of St.James: Walk along the majestic coasts of Portugal and Spain

Starting in Porto and walking along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, passing by important cities in Portugal and Spain with a variety of biological and landscape values. Pass by stunning landscapes: dune cords, cliffs, beaches and marshes... a beautiful environment that takes advantage of the shoreline and trails along the ocean.

Our Support

We greet you in Madrid for an introduction. The 'Briefing Package' we include famous Pilgrim’s Kit (Click here to view) that includes: The Pilgrim's shell, a Marly Camino program with reflections and waterproof Route Map, a waterproof pouch, notebook, snacks and more!

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.

Accommodations

You 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.

Departures

The dates of departure are upon request and availability. We will travel via train from Madrid to Porto where you will spend a night and start walking on the following day.

Start

Start: Our Camino starts in the city of Porto. 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.

Means and Assistance

Vehicle and guide

A vehicle and guide for logistical support will be available during the entire route. It shall be of help not only for the pilgrims in transit but for the transport of luggage and to cover any other needs that might arise along the way. It will have fruits, snacks, water, medicine, first aid kits and everything necessary for unexpected situations.

Luggage transferred

The luggage will be transferred from one hotel to the next using the support vehicle. For the walk you can take a small/medium backpack for a camera, water bottle, and personal belongings. You can use the one we provide, or bring your own.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones with a spanish line will be handed out for the period of the tour for every 2 or 3 pilgrims. This will allow you to communicate with the driver or guides for any reason at all times. The number can also be given to family members back home to receive phone calls.

Pilgrim's Kit

We prepare you for your walk by sending you a packing list with recommendations on what to bring along on your trip, and provide a small backpack with famous Pilgrim’s Kit (Click here to view) that includes: Your Pilgrim's Passport, the shell, a Marly Camino program with reflections and waterproof Route Map, a waterproof pouch, notebook, snacks and more!

Dates & Price 2018:

1240 €

Single Supplement + 450 €

  • Dates upon request

Dates & Price 2019:

1240 €

Single Supplement + 450 €

  • Dates upon request

The price includes:

  • Accommodations with private bathrooms
  • All breakfasts
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Daily transfer of ONE piece of luggage per person
  • Informational program with daily stages
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Private transfer from Porto to Matosinhos
  • Telephone support for emergencies
  • Guided visit in Santiago de Compostela (4+ groups)

Day 1

Welcome meeting in Porto

On your first day, you'll be greeted by a team member that will hand you all the necessary material for you to go off on your own.

Night in Porto

Day 2

Porto (Matosinhos) - Vila do Conde
21 km / 13.04mi

We will be transfered from Porto, city to Matosinhos, were our first stage will start.

Night in Vila do Conde

Day 3

Vila do Conde - Esposende
25 km / 15.53mi

We will start our walk from Vila do Conde towards Esposende.

Night in Esposende

Day 4

Esposende - Viana do Castelo
23km / 14.29mi

From Esposende we will follow the coastal route passing through the Northern Littoral Natural Park. The first point of interest we will find is, San Bartolomé do Mar Church, famous for its religious pilgrimage. Then we will continue through Belinho and Caniço beaches until reaching Neiva's river mouth, which we will cross to enter Castelo de Neiva town. We will end our stage in the beautiful city of Viana Do Castelo.

Night in Viana do Castelo

Day 5

Viana do Castelo - Vila Praia de Âncora
19 km/11.8mi

We will start this stage in Viana do Castelo, from Lima's river mouth, continuing the coastal path all the way near the coast, passing through incredible beaches over wooden footbridges, stone-walks, and gangways. Our walk towards Vila Praia de Âncora and our end of the stage will be full of cave art elements and windmills.

Night in Vila Praia de Âncora.

Day 6

Vila Praia de Âncora - A Guarda (by boat)
14 km / 8.6mi

Starting from Vila Praia de Âncora towards Caminha we will find our last Portuguese city of our pilgrimage, from here we will board our ferry to Camposanco.
Once in Galicia, we will go around Santa Tecla mountaintop towards the coastal road. On this stage, we will find the Castro of Santa Tecla, a Celtic-Roman town dated from I B.C. From here we will walk towards our end of the stage, A Guarda port-villa.

Night in A Guarda

Day 7

A Guarda - Monasterio de Oia
15 km / 9.3mi

From A Guarda we will walk through the south coast of Galicia towards O Rasal, famously known for its wine, to later enter the town of Oia, from here we recommend focussing especial attention on The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria of Oia dated from XII century, founded by Alfonso VII of Castilla. End of the stage.

Night in Oia.

Day 8

Monasterio de Oia - Baiona
18 km / 11mi

We leave Oia and we head towards Mougas, this stage covers a long track by the coast, passing Silleiro Cape, following Vigo estuary until reaching our end of stage village, Baiona.

Night in Baiona

Day 9

Baiona - Vigo
25 km / 15.5mi

From Baiona we get deeper into Vigo estuary, where we can admire the natural beauty of Galicia. We will walk along America Beach sandy areas.
Our route will continue through Saiáns forestal park, taking Camposancos road until reaching Matamá parish. We will arrive in Vigo passing through Lagares river and Celta de Vigo Stadium ahead. End of the stage.

Night in Vigo

Day 10

Vigo - Arcade
22 km / 13.6mi

Start in Vigo.
Walk through Castrelos Park. Visit Paso Quiñones de León and their gardens is a must. Walk along Lagares river until Sárdomas.
We continue our walk passing by Cabanas, Rande and A Formiga, passing Redondela, until finally reach Arcade.

Night in Arcade

Day 11

Arcade - Pontevedra
13 km / 8mi

Start in Arcade. We will continue our descend to Pontesampaio, until we arrive Pontevedra.

Night in Pontevedra

Day 12

Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis
22 km / 13.6mi

We start from Pontevedra, at Plaza de la Peregrina passing Burgo bridge, from here we take Xunqueira de Alba road until we reach Pontecabras, all the way towards Barosa, until our last destination Caldas de Reis.

Night in Caldas de Reis

Day 13

Caldas de Reis - Padron
21 km / 13mi

Starting our stage in Caldas de Reis, we will walk towards Padrón.


Night in Padron

Day 14

Padron - Santiago de Compostela
23 km / 14.3mi

Our last walking stage is here, we will walk from Padron to the magnificent city of Santiago de Compostela.

Night in Santiago.

Day 15

Day in Santiago de Compostela
End of tour

We will enjoy our last day in Santiago.

END OF TOUR

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