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Camino De Santiago: Portuguese Way
(Tui - Santiago)
- 118 Km
- 7 nights
- DifficultyiNOTE: nowhere, in any Camino, will steep cliffs be found next to path!
1: Very easy. Flat and without significant gradients. Good and normally wide paths.
2: Easy. Slightly hilly. Good and normally wide paths.
3: Medium. Hilly, possibly with longer distances between service facilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.
4: Medium/Hard. Longer, steeper climbs, perhaps with few servicefacilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.
5: Hard. Long gradient(s), possibly few facilities. Very hilly. Good, sometimes narrow paths.
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Pilgrimage from Tui to Santiago along the Portuguese Way.
Embark on the 'Portuguese Way pilgrimage from Tui to Santiago de Compostela', starting from Tui, the picturesque gateway on the Portugal-Spain border. This unique cultural and spiritual journey spans a 117-kilometer 'scenic route through Northern Spain', showcasing the region's breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
Travelers on this 'less-traveled Camino path' will enjoy lush forests, green fields, and scenic rivers, leading them through ancient architectural treasures and charming villages steeped in local history and Galician hospitality.
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✔ Daily departures from March to November.
✔ Carefully selected hotels, all with private bathrooms.
✔ A personalized Spain is More digital guide with practical information about the route and recommendations.
✔ Customizable stages: Yes, almost always.
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✔ Tui: Its cathedral, with stunning views over the Miño River and the border with Portugal, is an ideal starting point for your pilgrimage.
✔ Pontevedra: Pontevedra is a charming stop. Take time to explore its squares and cobbled streets.
✔ Padrón: Famous as the place where, according to legend, the body of Apostle Santiago arrived.
✔ Padrón Peppers
✔ The Galician Forests and Rivers: The natural stretches of the path are spectacular, with eucalyptus forests and serene rivers. These landscapes provide a tranquil and meditative environment for pilgrims
- Some short local bus or taxi journeys, e.g. from airport to bus or train station in the same city.
- Customize Your Journey: Stage Splitting.
- Luggage Transport: We'll transfer your suitcase from hotel to hotel during your pilgrimage. Price: €75/suitcase. Max weight: 15 kg.
- Extended Stay Options: For instance, relax for a few days in the Rias Baixas, explore the Rias Altas, visit Albariño wineries, discover Lugo, and more.
- Printed Guide: If you prefer a printed guide, it's available for €30 per copy. (You can add this when booking your trip)
- Transportation to the Starting Point: Available from any location in Spain.
- Cancellation Insurance: available in the trip confirmation process. (can be added when ordering).
Camino De Santiago: Portuguese Way
(Tui - Santiago)From590 EUR/pers.Single room supplement: 180 EUR
Túi - SantiagoDetailed itinerary (view all days )Day 1.- Arrival to Tui
You will arrive to Tui by bus from Vigo or Santiago, or by bus from Oporto to Valenca Do Minho. From Valenca do Minho you take a taxi to Tui. Discover this beautiful and historic city on the fontier between Spain and Portugal.Day 2.- Tui - Redondela 32 Km
A relatively long stage with only single (but still somewhat difficult) climb en route. On the other hand, this stage is probably the most beautiful of all of the Portuguese Way, particularly the way through the valley of Rio Louro and later the views of the impressive Galician fjords.
Many choose to split the stage halfway, because of the difficulty and the amount of kilometers.
Distance: 32 KmDay 3.- Redondela - Pontevedra 20 Km
Today you will have a few climbs on your way to Pontevedra, but you will also be walking through the very heart of Galicia! Along the way you will get to see the famous stone crosses (Cruceiros), which for centuries have guided and protected pilgrims on their way to Santiago. Several of these small masterpieces are dated back to the 15th century. When you reach Pontevedra, you can visit various churches, monasteries and monuments of the city, go shopping in the city's old quarter (Casco Viejo), or enjoy the vibrant nightlife and the many excellent restaurants - and of course, taste a glass of the local Albariño white vine.
Distance: 20 KmDay 4.- Pontevedra - Caldas del Reis 22 Km
After leaving Pontevedra's Old Town Centre, the route quickly takes you to one of the most beautiful sections of this part of the Camino. Among other things, you will pass the area of Barro with absolutely wonderful waterfalls, and later Briallos, the latter leading you through scenic vineyards of Galicia. In Caldas de Reis you will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the many thermal baths which Galicia is famed for.
Distance: 22 KmDay 5.- Caldas del Rey - Padrón 19 Km
Today you arrive at Padrón, the next most important pilgrimage city after Santiago de Compostela. According to ancient legend, the Apostle Saint James is said to have preached on the Iberian Peninsula. The tradition has that after being beheaded in the year 44 AD, the body of Saint James arrived by boat to the Galician coast navigated by two of his disciples from the city of Jaffa in Palestine. From here, his corpse was carried to Padrón, because the Apostle James is said to have preached at Monte de Santiaguiño. In Padrón, a long and very beautiful stairway leads along the Mosterio Convento do Carmen to this sacred place that is definitely worth a visit. The route to Padrón is as beautiful as the former pilgrimage route, and there is an overall special atmosphere in the small town of Padrón, with its mere 3,000 inhabitants.
Distance: 19 KmDay 6.- Padrón - Santiago de Compostela 25 Km
This is the last of your 13 pilgrim’s stages towards Santiago de Compostela. Whether it is your first pilgrimage, or you have done it several times, you will undoubtedly notice a very unique contrast of excitement while feeling an unexplained serenity throughout your body, both at the same time the closer you come to Santiago.
The route from Padrón to Santiago starts with some walking along the road, but soon you get back to the small and charming paths and dirt roads, which you know so well from the previous days. About seven kilometres from Santiago, you can see the Cathedral's two iconic spires for the first time, and from here there is only path to reach your goal of arriving to Santiago.
When you enter the Plaza de Obradoiro in front of the Cathedral, which may already be filled with happy, tired and redeemed pilgrims, you will most likely see some others you have met on your way to Santiago. Perhaps, you have made new friends along the way, and maybe, you will find that these friendships will grow stronger and evolve over time – Buen Camino!
Distance: 25 KmDay 7.- Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre
True pilgrims continues further and finish their journeys in Finisterre. The tour goes by bus with an English-speaking guide from Santiago to Finisterre in the morning and returns mid-efternoon to Santiago. Just off the stunning, rugged coastline and the fabled “Costa de la Muerte” (Death Coast), a reef filled with shipwrecks and tales of legends captures a raw, natural beauty. On the coast’s westernmost point is Finisterre – meaning the world’s end. Romans named this coast because it was literally the end of the known world. For many pilgrims this is the symbolic endpoint of the pilgrimage.
The evening is spent in Santiago de Compostela.Day 8.- Departure
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