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Portugese Coastal Camino: Baiona to Santiago

From €669pp sharing/ €854pp single
Self Guided Tour
Depart From
Baiona, Spain
Departure Date
Multiple departure dates throughout the year
Duration
7 Nights
Destination
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Price
From €669pp sharing/ €854pp single
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The last stretch of the Portuguese Coastal Camino or Caminho da Costa starts in the elegant seaside town of Baiona, in the heart of the Rías Baixas, famous for its Albariño white wine and delicious shellfish. Walk over 7 days to Santiago de Compostela.

This is a superb Camino route, ideal for the Summer months. Visit Monte Real castle in Baiona, stroll along the seafront and go for a swim in the ocean before starting your journey. From Baiona, you will follow the coast trail to Vigo, enjoying views of the magnificent Cíes Islands.

The Portuguese Coastal Camino joins the classic Camino Portugues in the town of Redondela where you will start meeting fellow pilgrims. You will continue your journey passing many small villages and towns such as Pontesampaio, wonderful Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas de Reis and Padrón, home of the famous peppers.

Finally, arrive in Santiago de Compostela where you can claim your ‘Compostela’ certificate!

This route can also be cycled.

Day 1: Baiona

Arrive in Baiona. Take a stroll around this beautiful town and sleep well tonight as your walking adventure begins tomorrow after breakfast.  There are plenty of artistic, cultural and historical sights to see in Baiona, so make sure to try some before you leave on your Galician adventure.

Day 2: Baiona to Vigo (23km)

oday you will follow the coast from Baiona to Nigrán and finally to the city of Vigo. You will enjoy fantastic views of the Bay of Vigo, with the magnificent Illas Cíes and its Natural Park in the horizon. On a hot day, stop at the blue flag beach Praia América in Nigrán for a quick swim.

Day 3: Vigo to Redondela (14km) 

From the city of Vigo, you will continue on your coastal Camino with the Bay of Vigo to your left. Today is quite a short day so you can enjoy a more relaxed pace. Your stop for the night is the town of Redondela where you will join the original Portuguese Camino.

Day 4: Redondela to Pontevedra (16km) 

Today is your last day along the coast and quite a short walking day so you can make the most of the seaside. Stop to try the famous oysters in the fishing village of Arcade.

Your final point is the city of Pontevedra, with its pretty historic centre. Today is quite a short day, so you will have time to explore the old town, with its many Romanesque churches and quaint granite squares.

Day 5: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis (24km) 

Leaving Pontevedra, today, the Camino will take you through chestnut groves and pine and eucalyptus woods. In the village of Ponte Cabras you will see the rectory of Santa María de Alba.

At Lombo da Maceira, a statue of Saint James with his walking stick will show you the way. On your way to Caldas de Reis you will pass the hamlet of Tivo with its lovely fountain and public washing bath.

Day 6: Caldas de Reis to Padrón (18km)  

From Caldas de Reis you will cross the river Umia and find the hot springs that have given the town its name since Roman times. The trail once again takes you to forests and gradually climbs to the village of Santa Mariña.

You will continue on the Camino through pine forests to today’s destination: the town of Padrón. When the body of Saint James was being brought to Compostela by boat, Padrón was said to be the first land it reached.

Day 7: Padrón to Santiago de Compostela (25km) 

Your final day of walking will take you through a number of small villages on your way to the historical sanctuary of A Esclavitude. Nearby on a hilltop sit the ruins of a fort known as Castro Lupario. Shortly after this you will see some of the oldest wayside crosses in Galicia.

As you make your way towards Agro dos Monteiros you will be able to see the spires of the cathedral in Compostela. You will pass the ruins of the castle of A Rocha Vella, as you approach Santiago de Compostela.

Day 8: Santiago de Compostela

Take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Its UNESCO listed old town will enchant you. In Santiago de Compostela you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, socialising and enjoying a few bites and glasses of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes.

  • Price per adult sharing: from €669
  • Price per adult in a single room: from €854

Price for this self-guided tour is per adult and includes:

  • Holiday Pack and maps
  • 7 nights en-suite accommodation
  • 24/7 support during your trip
  • GPS data files
  • Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person)
  • Dinner (where available)

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Bike rental
  • Choose a superior package for a complimentary spa in Santiago
  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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