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Camino Portugués Tui to Santiago
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Highlights

  • Experiencing a sense of timelessness and freedom amongst the ever changing landscape
  • Discovering the real Galicia as you walk through this stunning region of Spain
  • Monte Santiaguino where St James first preached in Iberia
  • Completing a unique and rewarding journey and gaining your Compostela in Santiago

This section covers the last 100km of the route which is the minimum required to get your Compostela certificate in Santiago. It takes you through the friendly region of Galicia in Northern Spain until you reach your final destination, Santiago de Compostela. Following quiet country roads and woodland paths you go through wooded valleys, follow gentle rivers and walk by the coast. Galicia welcomes you with its relaxed pace of life and draws you gradually towards your destination, the glorious Santiago de Compostela.

The Camino Portugués in general is quite flat and easy to navigate and with the route being a road less travelled, you will find it a lot quieter than the Camino Frances, but no less inspiring.

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Tui To Santiago de Compostela

 


This section covers the last 100km of the route which is the minimum required to get your Compostela certificate in Santiago.  It takes you through the friendly region of Galicia in Northern Spain until you reach your final destination, Santiago de Compostela.  Following quiet country roads and woodland paths you go through wooded valleys, follow gentle rivers and walk by the coast.  Galicia welcomes you with its relaxed pace of life and draws you gradually towards your destination, the glorious Santiago de Compostela.


Day 1: Arrive Tui and overnight


Day 2: Walk to O Porrino: 15km


Day 3: Walk to Arcade: 23km


Day 4: Walk to Pontevedra: 12km


Day 5: Walk to Caldas de Reis: 21kmDay 6: Walk to Padron: 17km


Day 7: Walk to Santiago de Compostela: 22km


Day 8: Onward Travel

Accommodation

The accommodation is a mixture of small family run hotels, guesthouses and larger hotels in the big cities. All with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms and all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We do recommend that you book this trip early as the area is always popular and the hotels and inns do fill up early.


Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

The Camino is available to solo walkers at a supplement. Single rooms are available although a single supplement is payable.

Availability

This trip is available to start on any day from the beginning of March to the end of October. Option & extension prices will be displayed as part of the booking process.


Meals

A local breakfast is included each morning which usually consists of a coffee and bread with jams. Lunch and dinner are not included as standard so you are free to choose from the available options.


Time of Year

The Camino Portugués is best enjoyed from March to October but you can walk at any time of year.  You can start on any date that suits your travel plans and you will find up to date availability on our website.


Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

The Camino is available to solo walkers at a single supplement.


Grade & Terrain

This walk is graded moderate and includes daily walks of 12-23km. The walk is extremely well way-marked and you will also be supplied with turn by turn route notes and detailed maps so you will have no problem following the route each day.


Navigation, Route Notes & Maps

The route is marked with yellow painted arrows but please take care at intersections.  There will always be other walkers around in case you are looking for help. A detailed information pack including route notes, local information and maps will be waiting for you at your first accommodation.


Baggage Transfer

We can arrange for your bags to be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. This is an additional cost and is an option as part of the booking process.


Additional Nights

There is so much to see and do along the route that many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk either as a rest day or simply to do some extra sightseeing. If you are walking the whole route solo try not to add too many extra nights along the way as you will lose touch with those you have met.


Fewer Nights

It is possible to walk the Camino in less time but we would not recommend this.


Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable Travel Insurance which covers you for the activity, emergency evacuation and hospital care.


General Information

Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat and sun screen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.


Getting to Tui

For this section you are best to fly in and out of Santiago de Compostela.


You can fly directly to Santiago from London Stansted with Ryanair. To get down to Tui, you will have to take a train with RENFE which connects through Vigo. The total journey time for this is around two and a half hours.

Included

  • Accommodation in small rural hotels, twin/double rooms with en-suite W/C.
  • A detailed information pack for the group leader including route notes, maps and local information.
  • Return transfers from O Porrino to Tui.

Excluded

  • Return travel to Spain/Portugal.
  • Lunches, snacks or drinks.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal Equipment.
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage.

Extras

  • Daily door to door baggage transfer.
  • Additional nights accommodation along the way.
  • Single supplements.

Options

Type Name Price From
Tour extra (general) Half Board Supplement (Tui to Santiago) US$220
Accommodation Extra Night in Santiago - Recommended (BB) US$75
Accommodation Solo Walker, Single Supplement (Tui to Santiago) US$260
Accommodation Single room supplement (Tui-Santiago) US$260
Transport Santiago City to A Coruna Airport US$175
Transport Santiago City to A Coruna City US$175
Transport Santiago City to Vigo Airport Transfer US$235
Transport Santiago Airport to Tui (or vice-versa) Transfer US$245
Transport Santiago City to Santiago Airport (or vice-versa) US$60
Transport Baggage Transfers US$125

Commiting to the Portugués Camino is a big commitment and you will undoubtably have a huge number of questions and queries. I hope the answers below will go some way to answering your queries.

How fit do I need to be?

The average daily distance of this stage of the Portugués Camino is between 18 kilometers and you can expect to walk for between four and five hours each day. You should do as much walking as possible prior to your walk as this will simply add to your enjoyment. That said if you are not at peak fitness you will find you will soon walk yourself fit.

Clothing & Equipment

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothes, waterproofs and a day pack.

What equipment do I need?

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothes, waterproofs and a day pack.

What happens if I can’t walk a stage?

Public transport and taxis are available, if you are need of support our local partner in Spain will be more than happy to help.

What type of trails does the Portugués Camino follow?

The path follows quiet country roads and woodland paths, you go through wooded valleys, follow gentle rivers and walk by the coast. Wooden posts with a yellow shell symbol show the way and yellow arrows painted on many walls, wooden posts and tracks are there to follow. There will always be other walkers around incase you are looking for help.

How far in advance do I need to book?

We suggest you book as far in advance as possible as the Portugués Camino is extremely popular.  Numbers can rise by up to 100, 000 people. We will always try and accommodate late bookings but realistically you need to book at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Why is baggage transfer optional?

Only a small number of walkers utilise our baggage transfer service on the Portugués Camino.  If you would prefer a lighter load and a range of clothes our baggage transfer service is a great option and cuts down on the washing.

When is the best time of year?

I would recommend April/May when the spring flowers are at there best and September/October when the colours are just lovely. June, July and August can be very hot if you are not used to walking in the heat while the temperatures can fall sharply in the winter with some accommodation closing down for the end of season.

What happens if I can’t walk a stage?

Public transport and taxis are available, if you are need of support our local partner in Portugal will be more that happy to help.

Can I change my itinerary once I start walking?

Unfortunately we are unable to change your accommodation bookings and itinerary once you start walking as alternative accommodation is generally not available at such short notice.

How do the baggage transfers work?

We can arrange for your bags to be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. This is an additional cost and is an option as part of the booking process.

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