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Portugese Camino, Tui to Santiago
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Portugese Camino, Tui to Santiago

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Portugese Camino, Tui to Santiago

Portugese Camino, Tui to Santiago - 8 days

Portugese Camino, Tui to Santiago - 8 days

The final section of the Portuguese Way starts from Tui and continues towards Santiago through Galicia and the northern part of Spain: it is the extension of the Portuguese Jacobean Way into the lands of Galicia.

The destination, as with all the Caminos, is Santiago: along the way, you'll encounter eucalyptus forests and cathedrals, coastal villages, and others known for their hot springs.

It's a peaceful route, perfect for those who want to challenge themselves with their first pilgrimage and enjoy their initial experience in complete serenity.

Day 1: Arrival in Tui
Day 2: From Tui to O Porriño, 16 km
Day 3: From O Porriño to Arcade, 23 km
Day 4: From Arcade to Pontevedra, 12 km
Day 5: From Pontevedra to Caldas dei Rei, 21 km
Day 6: From Caldas de Rei to Padron, 18 km
Day 7: From Padron to Santiago, 20 km
Day 8: Santiago!

Day 1:    Arrival in Tui

Today you will arrive in Tui

If you wish to add the transfer service from Madrid, the bus leaves at 11.00 from the Las Matas station.

Day 2:    From Tui to O Porriño, 16 km

Aftera good breakfast, your adventure begins! You will first walkthrough the Tui town centre: do not miss the majestic Cathedral of St Maria de Tui, the church of San Telmo, and the International Bridge (built under the guidance of Gustave Eiffel). The walk exits the town through tree-lined paths and across rivers. Today, you will encounter one of the most iconic sight of the walk, the Ponte Veiga, built on river Louro.Take the chance to visit the Pazo de Mos foundation and the Santiaguiño chapel.

Day 3:    From O Porriño to Arcade, 23 km

In this second stage, you will delighted by the beauty of the galician countryside: green meadows and boundless sights on river Vigo, inviting you to stop and savour the breathtaking scenario. The path continues through the village of Arccade, famous throughout the world for its oysters and Ponte Sampaio, known for a battle against the french troops.

Day 4:    From Arcade to Pontevedra, 12 km

Today you will venture even more to the rural heart of Galicia, between tight paths and isolated houses lost in the lush vegetation.

The day ends with a visit to the splendid town of Pontevedra, with its town centre full of fascinating little squares. Pontevedra represents a very interetsing urban experiment, as cars are forbidden here!

Day 5:    From Pontevedra to Caldas dei Rei, 21 km

Today's walk will take you through the villages of Alba, a Portela and Briallos, crossing the vineyards of the famous Albariño wine. The most interesting town though is Caldas do Reis, at the confluence of two rivers: it is known for its hot waters. Take the chance to visit the stone tavern "O Muiño"

Day 6:    From Caldas de Rei to Padron, 18 km

Today we will follow a soft, silent and hilly path, ideal for meditation and peace. Every now and then, you will encounter a quaint village or one of the "cruceiros" scattered around this corner of Galicia. You will then arrive in Padron and Iria Flavia, places of strong jacobean connotation. According to the legend, it is here that the ship carrying the body of Saint James ran aground, against a stone (pedròn). Nowadays, that stone is kept in the city cathedral.

Day 7:    From Padron to Santiago, 20 km

In the last stage taking you to the heart of Santiago, you will also walk on paved roads, in a scenario that is less rural compared to the prevoius days. However, as you are getting closer to the destination of your trip you will be able to breathe the mysticism surrounding the places where the legend of St James is set.



Day 8:    Santiago!

Our services end after breakfast, 

however if you wish to explore Santiago and spend more time there, we suggest you book an additional night.

Hotel Villablanca - Tui
Hotel Duarte - Arcade
Hotel Avenida - Pontevedra
Hotel O'Cruceiro - Caldas de Rei
Hotel Rosalía - Padron
Hotel Lux Santiago - Santiago
practical info

You can find more information in the "accommodation" section: we always select your accommodation for their character and comfort. You will always be booked in a private, en-suite room, with breakfast included. 

Luggage transfer (max. 15 kg)  from one hotel to the hotel is included in the price. 

Thanks to our special APP, you will be able to follow the track of the whole trip on your mobile phone, with no need for internet. GPS tracks are available on request.


What is included

  • 7 Nights in double room in ** hotels , B&B and guest houses with breakfast
  • luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • support van 24/7
  • maps and detailed description of the itinerary
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Medical and luggage travel insurance
  • 24h phone assistance

What is not included 

  • Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
  • lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated
  • visits and entrance fees - tips
  • personal expense
  • possible sojourn taxes
  • everything that is not mentioned in the "What is included" section.

Optional Services

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

  • Single room supplement
  • cancellation insurance
Is this trip for me?

This journey is excellent training for those who would like to walk the French Way but want a taste of adventure first: the Portuguese Way is relatively short and not too challenging, given the low altitudes.

Some training is still needed to cover so many kilometers each day, but otherwise, it's a manageable first trail.

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