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

Portugal

Holiday overview

Destination

Portugal


Type

Self Guided, Tailor Made


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Jan - Dec


Price

£ 565 pp


Duration

6 nights


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: £565 per person based on two people sharing

Single supplement £110

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

 

Included:

Tui to Santiago: 6 nights accommodation (1 night ** with dinner, 3 nights ** with breakfast only, 2 nights *** with breakfast only), 1 x dinner, 6 x breakfast, luggage transport, route notes/maps, transfer on day 2. Extra nights available.

 

Not Included:

Meals not mentioned above, flights and travel insurance.

 

Departure Dates:

This self-guided walking holiday is available all year except Christmas and New Year and commence on any day to suit personal travel arrangements.

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.