Way from A Guarda to Santiago

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Discover the Way from A Guarda to Santiago

On the Camino de Santiago from A Guarda, located on the Coastal Portuguese Way, every step is accompanied by a gentle sea breeze that invigorates the mind and challenges the body on the way to Santiago de Compostela. Mountains, valleys, streams, and the Atlantic Ocean line the route. Every bend of the Camino leads us to an even more idyllic landscape than the previous one.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Our rates include travel insurance and vehicle assistance in case of emergency, for your safety and peace of mind.

Customized Way

If you want to cover fewer kilometers per day, we can design this route with more days of duration (suitable for older people or families with children).

Special Discounts

Discounts available for groups starting from 4 people. Inquire. (Not combinable with other discounts)

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Full and customizable services for a worry-free experience on the Wey of Santiago.

Services Included

Accommodations in Hotels, Country Houses, Hostels

Special breakfast

Travel Assistance Insurance in Spain

Emergency roadside assistance vehicle

Digital Information Dossier of the Way

On-Route Telephone Assistance

Luggage transfer on the stages

✓ 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20 kg


✓ Pilgrim Credential
✓ Pilgrim's Scallop Shell
✓ Typical Galician Product

No cancellation fees

✓ Up to 10 days before starting the Camino


Optional Services

Divide the A Guarda-Baiona Stage (into 2 stages)

✓ €70/person (Double room with Breakfast)

Single Room Supplement

✓ Check

Additional baggage

✓ Consult rate if you bring more than 1 suitcase per person

Replace Stage Caldas de Reis-Padrón

✓ Make translatio (Boat + foot)


One-day Excursions (Bus)

✓ Finisterre (Costa da morte) and/or Rias Baixas.

Extra night in Santiago

✓ Consult Rate.

Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)

Remember that the cost of the optional services chosen will be added to the base price of your route. We are committed to making your pilgrimage an unforgettable and carefree experience. Welcome to the Wey!


Discover the Wey of Santiago towards the majestic Santiago de Compostela.

Welcome to the beginning of your journey. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Difficulty: Medium

Desayuno y comienzo de la primera etapa del Camino de Santiago desde A Guarda.

Totally flat stage, in its first part, which runs parallel to the coast with the Atlantic Ocean as a witness, to go inland, before reaching Cabo Silleiro, through the Camiño de Portela and the Montes de Baredo, offering us impressive views of the Ocean and the Cies Islands, before ending in Baiona.

We highlight the fishing village of A Guarda, with its attractive port and the impressive Castro de Santa Tecla (National Historical Artistic Monument, 1st century BC), and its spectacular viewpoint from which we can see the mouth of the Miño River, as well as in Oia, the Monastery of Santa María (12th century)

In Baiona we will be surprised by its spectacular Parador de Turismo (Castillo de Montereal) and its splendid historic center.

Arrival in Baiona. Lodging.


For those with little physical preparation or who prefer to undertake the stage in a more calm and relaxed manner, it would be advisable to divide the stage into two days:

Etapa: A Guarda – Oia (12 Kms)

Stage: Oia – Baiona (18 Kms)

  • Duration: 6h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We leave Baiona crossing the Miñor River through the Romanesque bridge of Ramallosa, and reaching the spectacular Ría de Vigo. Tree-lined and leafy areas; as well as the Cíes Islands on the Horizon will accompany us for the rest of the stage.

Arrival in Vigo, the most populous city in Galicia. Lodging.

  • Duration: 6h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We started the walk from Vigo. Our route runs parallel to the coast until we reach the town of Arcade.

Half of the stage will run through the Senda da Traida das Augas. In our visual we will be able to see the Cies Islands, as well as the Rande Bridge and the Ensenada de San Simón.

When we arrive at the town of Redondela we will enter the route of the Central Portuguese Way and from here, we walk towards the town of Cesantes, with permanent views of the Vigo estuary.

After walking 4 Kms, we arrived at Arcade, famous for its well-known oysters and excellent restaurants where you can give a good account of its excellent seafood.

Arrival at Arcade. Lodging.

  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Short and well-signposted stage of the Camino de Santiago from A Guarda. It does not present any major difficulties on a physical level.

We highlight the medieval bridge of Pontesampaio, which is located at the exit of Arcade, famous for an important battle in the War of Independence, where the French troops were defeated and meant their withdrawal from Galicia). We must pay attention before entering Pontevedra, since we have to take the river way of Rio do Gafos, just after the chapel of Santa Marta, a relaxed walk that will lead us to the city of Pontevedra.

Arrival in Pontevedra. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

After Pontevedra and its monumental historic center, at this stage we immerse ourselves in rural Galicia, of numerous and small villages and houses secluded and hidden behind thick vegetation.

Small ways will take us to the thermal village of Caldas de Rei.

Arrival in Caldas de Rei. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Short stage that runs through small population nuclei and without large undulations of the terrain that invites us to relax and evade.

Arrival in Padrón. End of the stage. Lodging.

Spiritual Variant-Translatio

We can replace this stage on foot, with a boat trip from Vilanova de Arousa, through the ulla river to Pontecesures, and from this town on foot to Padron (2.5 kms)

Translation-Translation that, according to legend, made the stone boat, with the remains of the Apostle Santiago from Palestine to iria flavia (Padron), along with his two disciples Anastasius and Theodore.
  • Duration: 6h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

After spending the night in Padrón, where according to the Jacobean tradition he ran aground the boat with the remains of the Apostle Santiago, from Palestine, in a “Pedrón”, we headed to the end of our Camino.

Stage with more sections of asphalted tracks than its predecessors, but where much of the legend of the “translatio” of the Apostle passed, to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela.

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. End of the stage and our Camino de Santiago from A Guarda. Lodging.

We’re coming to the last day of your trip! Enjoy breakfast and conclude this unforgettable experience with us.
Thank you for being part of this adventure!

This itinerary will take you through the most popular stages, allowing you to experience the beauty and culture of the Wey of Santiago. Be sure to book accommodation in advance, as it can get crowded, especially in the high season.
Safe travels and Buen Camino!


In our constant effort to provide the best experience to our customers, we want to assure you that we are committed to your rest and comfort. The accommodations we offer have been carefully selected and provide private rooms with private bathrooms, along with all the necessary services to make the most of your stay. It is important to note that we will never put you up in hostels.

Since these accommodations have a limited capacity, we will provide you with the exact name once you confirm your reservation and we verify availability on the dates of your choice. Your satisfaction is our priority!

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