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Spiritual Variant Camino Portugues – from Baiona to Santiago

From

565 €*

Distance

~ 163 km

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Difficulty

Easy

Bed and breakfast

Private room with bathroom

Backpack transport

Guided visit of Santiago

Boat Transfer

*Price per person in a double room.

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Day 1 : Baiona
Day 1 : Baiona

This fishing village is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Rías Baixas. It has a wide range where you can enjoy both the incredible natural, cultural, historical and gastronomic resources. Noteworthy are the Paseo del Monte Boi, the Monterreal fortress, the Silleiro lighthouse and the Cíes Islands. Arrival on your (see transfer service).

Accommodation in Baiona.

Day 2 : Baiona - Vigo (27 km official road - 25 km along the coast ~ 6 hours)
Day 2 : Baiona - Vigo (27 km official road - 25 km along the coast ~ 6 hours)

Difficulty level: medium.

This first stage fascinates us with its landscapes. At the mouth of Vigo, we hike to Nigrán. We pass beaches such as Panxón, Patos and Samil until we reach the largest city in Galicia, Vigo. The difficulty today lies in the kilometers and differences in altitude. There is also the possibility to hike inland towards Priegue and Coruxo and then let us take you along the river path. This option can be a little less interesting, especially access to Vigo as it's an industrial area.


Accommodation in Vigo.

Day 3 : Vigo - Cesantes (18 km ~ 4 hours)
Day 3 : Vigo - Cesantes (18 km ~ 4 hours)

Difficulty level: easy.

We leave Vigo in the direction of Senda da Traida das Augas, where the route leads us to Redondela, where our route inland meets the Portuguese route. Before the Camino reaches this point, it passes near Trasmañó. Some pilgrims opt for a deviation of ~ approx. 5 km to see the impressive waterfall. The forests and the inlets remain our companions on the road during the stage. When we finally pass Redondela, we reach Cesantes.


Accommodation in Cesantes.

Day 4 : Cesantes - Pontevedra (17.4 km ~ 4 hours)
Day 4 : Cesantes - Pontevedra (17.4 km ~ 4 hours)

Difficulty level: easy.

We leave Cesantes towards the Arcade, famous for its oysters. Accompanied by the Vigo estuary, we cross lush forests until we reach the historic Ponte Sampaio in the direction of Pontevedra.


Accommodation in Pontevedra.

Day 5: Pontevedra - Armenteira (23.2 km ~ 5 hours)
Day 5: Pontevedra - Armenteira (23.2 km ~ 5 hours)

Difficulty: easy.

Starting at the Peregrina Square, in Pontevedra, the route runs through the landscapes of the O Salnes region, passing through the town of Poio with its old monastery and the beautiful coastal town of Combarro. The destination of the stage is the amazing Monastery of Armenteira, a construction steeped in history since the 12th century.


Accommodation in Armenteira.

Day 6: Armenteira - Vilanova de Arousa (22,7 km ~ 5 hours)
Day 6: Armenteira - Vilanova de Arousa (22,7 km ~ 5 hours)

Difficulty: easy.

The stage of the sixth day begins by going through the "Ruta da Pedra e da Auga", a path that borders the small Armenteira river, framed by exuberant vegetation and peaceful and picturesque corners. We will continue heading north through Ribadumia and Pontearnelas, to reach the coast in Vilanova de Arousa.


Accommodation in Vilanova de Arousa.

Day 7: Vilanova de Arousa - Padrón (30,2 km ~ 3 hours)
Day 7: Vilanova de Arousa - Padrón (30,2 km ~ 3 hours)

Difficulty: easy.

In the last stage, from Vilanova to Padrón, we will do the maritime route itself, the Traslatio. After setting sail from Vilanova de Arousa, we will go up the Arousa estuary until we reach the mouth of the Ulla River and navigate its last stretch to Pontecesures. Along the way you can go through the only fluvial maritime Via Crucis in the world, 17 crosses that mark the route of the Apostle. Once we have docked again on land, we will have a couple of kilometers to walk to Padrón.


Accommodation in Padrón.

Day 8 : Padrón - Santiago de Compostela (24.3 km ~ 6 hours)
Day 8 : Padrón - Santiago de Compostela (24.3 km ~ 6 hours)

Difficulty level: easy.

The last stage of the caminos. We will cross the N -550 road several times and be guided by the railway line. We first hike towards Iria Flavia and then begin an ascent to “O Milladoiro” to finally see the towers of the cathedral as we approach Santiago. Here the desire to arrive is combined with the pain of parting, that this unique experience is over.


Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 9 : Santiago de Compostela
Day 9 : Santiago de Compostela

Buen Camino, and see you next time!

Included

  • Bed and breakfast in room with private bathroom
  • Luggage transport for each stage on the way (max. 20 kg - 1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Transfer by boat from Vilanova to Pontecesures
  • Guided Tour in Santiago de Compostela (old town)
  • Galician cheese tasting in Santiago (Monday to Saturday)
  • 24-hour emergency line
  • Maps for all stages
  • Pilgrim pass
  • Pilgrim scallop
  • Travel Insurance

Optional

  • 3rd person disccount sharing room with 2 adults: 10%
  • Half board supplement: 18 € / person / night
  • Picnic Supplement: 10 € per person and day
  • Private transfer to Baiona: on request
  • Private transfer to the airport: on request
  • Extra piece of luggage: € 4 per stage and piece of luggage (maximum 20 kg)
  • Extra nights: on request
  • Travel cancellation insurance

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