Walk from the World Heritage site of porto to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela…
Duration: 14 Days & 13 Nights
Available: March - October
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.
We are experts in self guided tours on the Camino. Our Camino packages include pre-booked accommodation in comfortable hotels and guesthouses, a detailed guidebook and maps, a comprehensive information pack and emergency support from our local representatives. Baggage transfer is also available as an option if you would prefer not to walk with a heavy bag.
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.
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
The Portugués Camino is available March to October. To make a provisional reservation select "Book" for the section you are interested in. Option prices will be displayed as part of the booking process.
Because every Camino we book is unique availability changes from day to day and our booking process works as follows:
|WPSCP5||Camino Portugués: Final Stage - Tui to Santiago||8 Days & 7 Nights||US$715||Book|
|Tour extra (general)||Half Board Supplement (Tui to Santiago)||US$225|
|Accommodation||Extra Night in Santiago (Recommended)||US$115|
|Accommodation||Solo Walker, Single Supplement (Tui to Santiago)||US$270|
|Accommodation||Single room supplement (Tui-Santiago)||US$270|
|Transport||Baggage Transfers (1-4 Bags)||Price is for baggage transfers for the whole tour (Tui to Santiago). Max. 20kg per piece.||US$130|
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.
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. We would definitely recommend an extra night or 2 in Santiago to attend Pilgrims Mass and walk about this beautiful city.
It is possible to walk the Camino in less time but we would not recommend this.
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.
The Camino is available to solo walkers at a supplement. Single rooms are available although a single supplement is payable.
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.
We can arrange for your bags will 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. The maximum weight of a piece of luggage is 20kg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public transport and taxis are available, if you are need of support our local partner in Portugal will be more that happy to help.
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.
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