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Portugal - Portuguese Coastal Way to Santiago Hiking Tour (2021)

PORTUGAL Portuguese Coastal Way to Santiago Hiking Tour 15 days and 14 nights' accommodation with breakfasts in category: 3* and 4* hotels, lovely 2** hotel on Day 12. Luggage transfer between hotels (1 bag per person – maximum 15 kg/bag). Pilgrim kit consists pilgrim passport and shell.  Road book of the way with tips, maps and detailed information (in English). 24/7 emergency support available. Private transfer from Porto to Mosteiró on day 2. This 259 km tour is difficult. With potentially longer walking days and/or several steep climbs and descents, and is designed for experienced, regular walkers and can be enjoyed by anyone in good health who has prepared sufficiently in advance. Elevation gain maximum 700 meters. Travel season: runs from March 15th until November 1st. Before you begin your Portuguese Coastal Way to Santiago, pay a visit to the 12th century Porto Cathedral and take time to explore the city. Transfer to Matosinhos and walk alongside the ocean towards the pretty old town of Vila do Conde, with a lace making tradition and strong naval history. The coastal towns of Povoa da Varzim, Esposende and Vila Praia de Ancora offer particularly fresh seafood. Viana do Castelo gives you the chance to explore its medieval history and detour to visit Santa Luzia basilica for magnificent views. Then weave your way through the Portuguese countryside and back to the Atlantic Portuguese coast near Caminha, just across the river from Spain. A scenic ferry ride takes you to A Guarda for a beautiful stretch of unspoiled coastline towards the attractive town of Baiona and its tapas bars. Between Vigo and Redondela, you’ll be able to see the Ria de Vigo lagoon, dotted with the Cies islands and floating mussel farms. Meet fellow pilgrims as you merge with the Portuguese Central Way of St. James in Redondela. Take time to enjoy Pontevedra’s charming historical center and relax in one of its attractive squares. More forests, fields, rivers, villages and valleys lie between here and the spa town of Caldas de Reis. Explore Padron, its peppers and its links to the St. James before the final journey to Santiago de Compostela.

For a more complete description of this walking/hiking tour, please download the PDF. We offer other PILGRIM tours in Portugal and Spain. Cycling and hiking.

 

 

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