Camino Portugues (Tui – Santiago) – The Pilgrimage Route of Saint James

Portugal

Holiday overview

Destination

Portugal


Type

Self Guided, Tailor Made


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Apr - Oct


Price

£ 575 pp


Duration

6 nights


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There are many pilgrim paths to Santiago but none is more soulful or significant than the Portuguese Way.

There are many pilgrim paths to Santiago but none is more soulful or significant than the Portuguese Way. This is the path most intimately connected with the life and ministry of St. James, as well as his death and burial. It was on this route that he first preached in Iberia and where later his body made its last journey. This section of the route is from the Portuguese border to Santiago de Compostela

 

Price: £575 per person based on two people sharing

Single supplement £110

Single person travelling alone £785 (includes single room supplement)

 

Included:

  • 6 nights accommodation (mixture of 2 and 3 star hotels – see additional information for more details),
  • 1 x dinner,
  • 6 x breakfast,
  • luggage transport,
  • pilgrim passport, route notes,
  • transfer on day 2. Extra nights available.

 

Not Included:

  • Meals not mentioned above,
  • flights and travel insurance.
  • anything not mentioned under included

 

Departure Dates:

March to November.

Day 1: Arrive Tui

Arrival in the historic town of Tui on the Spanish/Portuguese border.

 

Day 2: Porrino – Redondela/ArcadeTransfer to Porrino.

Porrino to Redondela or Arcade, mostly along quiet countryroads and along woodland paths, following the beautiful Louro river valley.14.2 kms/9 miles or 21.7 kms/13.5 miles. Overnight Redondela or Arcade.

 

Day 3: Redondela/Arcade – PontevedraRedondela or Arcade to Pontevedra.

Climb through mixed forest before going down to the sea at Arcade and then a second uphill stretch following ancient stone paths before dropping down to the provincial capital at Pontevedra.19.7 kms/12.3 miles (from Redondela) or 12.2 kms/7.6 miles (from Arcade). Overnight Pontevedra.

 

Day 4: Pontrevedra to Caldas de Reis

Most of this stage is through countryside and woodland along gentle river valleys with almost no climbing.23.8 kms/14.9 miles. Overnight Caldas de Reis.

 

Day 5: Caldas de Reis to Padron

A beautiful walk, with one short climb, through the Bermana river valley and then down to the Valga Valley to where St. James arrived in Iberia.19.2 kms/12 miles. Overnight Padron.

 

Day 6: Padron to Santiago de Compostela

The final day takes us through pine, eucalyptus and oak woods before climbing up to Santiago de Compostela.25.6 kms/16 miles. Overnight Santiago.

 

Day 7: Departure.

Accommodation:

Tui: Hotel Colon Tuy***

Redondela :  Hotel Antolin **

 Pontevedra :  Hotel Rias Baixas***

Caldas de Reis : Hotel Balneario Acuña ** (thermal spa included)

Padron :    Hotel Rosalia**

 Santiago:   Hospederia San Martin Pinairo***

or Hotel Fonte San Roque**