CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM PORTO BY BICYCLE

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Barcelos
Tui
Pontevedra
Santiago de Compostela
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The Portuguese Camino de Santiago has a great historical tradition, fostered by the support received from the old Portuguese crown, which documents pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries.

El Camino de Santiago from Porto by bike Even Santiago de Compostela adds the attraction of pedaling through the neighboring country, in which the great hospitality with which its people receive us and the care of the establishments where we will stay stands out.

Beautiful cities, steeped in history, such as Porto, Barcelos, with its famous "Gallo del Milagro", Ponte de Lima, with its spectacular medieval bridge and Valencia do Minho, on the border with Spain, with its impressive walled citadel, at the foot of the Miño , are some of the most important locations on the route in Portugal.

Already in Spain from Tui to Santiago de Compostela, we find exuberant landscapes, with numerous rivers and wooded areas. Population nuclei with as much significance and architectural beauty as Redondela, Pontesampaio, Pontevedra, Caldas de Rei and Padrón, where according to legend the boat that brought the remains of the Apostle Santiago from Palestine.

Price

Double room with breakfast
450€ per person
Night supplement in Santiago 24 and 25/7. No Cancellation Fees for Covid

IMPORTANT!!  Unlike other companies OUR RATE INCLUDES TRAVEL ASSISTANCE INSURANCE, for your safety and peace of mind.

We plan this route of the Camino de Santiago from Porto by bicycle for people who travel alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family. And we adapt the kilometers of the stages according to your needs.
NO CANCELLATION FEES FOR COVID !!

STAGES OF THE PORTUGUESE ROAD FROM PORTO BY BICYCLE

Day 1: Arrival in Porto. Accommodation.
Day 2.- Stage Porto - Barcelos (52 Kms)
Difficulty: Easy

Breakfast and start of the first stage of our Camino de Santiago from Porto by bicycle.

To leave the city of Porto we will put a vehicle that will take you to Vilar do Pinheiro, in order to avoid traffic and the danger of rolling through its streets.

Asphalt and cobbled areas will accompany us throughout the stage, marked out by cultivation areas and trees typical of this area of ​​Portugal.

Once in the town of Arcos, we will travel the first kilometers in a moderate ascent through agricultural tracks, with cornfields and vineyards. We continue pedaling on asphalt tracks and some cobbled areas. After Pedra Furada, we begin the descent towards Barcelinhos and the beautiful Barcelos, where we enter through its medieval bridge.

Arrival in Barcelos. End of the stage. Accommodation.

Day 3: Stage Barcelos - Tui (74 Kms)
Difficulty: High

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We will ride through mainly paved areas and agricultural land until we reach Ponte das Taboas (XNUMXth century), one of the most significant places in this part of the Camino de Santiago from Porto by bicycle, before reaching Balugaes.

From Balugaes we will pedal, steeply ascending secondary roads, to Alto da Albergaria. We continue downhill to Ponte de Lima, one of the most beautiful cities in northern Portugal and the oldest on the Camino de Santiago from Porto by bicycle.

This time we ascend to Alto de Portela, and subsequent descent to the town of Rubiaes

In an orography of constant ups and downs, Alto de Portela and Rubiaes will be the next challenges on the route. We will cross, in this part of the Camino, some sections of an old Roman road, dotted with numerous bridges.

Through the Portuguese town of Valenca do Minho, we enter Spain crossing the international bridge designed under the influence of the French engineer Eifffel.

Day 4: Stage Tui - Pontevedra (52 Kms)
Difficulty: Easy

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We begin this stage through the spectacular old town of Tui. We may have visited, among other monuments, the splendid Cathedral of Santa María de Tui and the Church of San Telmo.

The route crosses paths and paths, through wide wooded areas, and numerous waterways. We will cross the Ponte da Veiga, over the Louro river, one of the most characteristic of the route. On the way to Redondela, we will visit the Pazo de Mos, Cruceiro Os Cabaleiros and the Chapel of Santiaguiño.

From Redondela, the route offers us views of intense green areas and magnificent views over the Vigo estuary.

We will pass through Arcade, with its world-famous oysters, as well as Ponte Sampaio, famous for having held a battle against French troops, which meant the withdrawal of Marshal Ney's troops from Galician lands. Once we have reached the Santa Marta chapel, we turn off along the river walk of the Tomeza river. to enter Pontevedra.

Get to Pontevedra. End of stage. accommodation

Day 5: Pontevedra Stage - Santiago de Compostela (64 Kms)
Difficulty: Medium

Breakfast and start of the stage.

After having visited Pontevedra, with its historical center of great monumental value, as well as its many squares, this stage immerses us again in the most rural Galicia, with numerous small villages and isolated houses surrounded by areas of abundant vegetation.

We will travel through small roads and paths, to Caldas de Rei, famous for being a first-rate thermal town, and where if the pilgrim wishes, they can enjoy its thermal waters.

From Caldas de Rei, we go to Padrón, in a short and comfortable route. We continue through Galicia without great difficulties, with a terrain that invites us to relaxation and meditation.

Small population centers, numerous crosses will appear on our way, mixed with that placid silence that has been with us since we started our Camino in Porto.

After Padrón and Iria Flavia, places of great Jacobean evocation- according to legend, here the boat with the remains of the Apostle, coming from Palestine, ran aground in a “Pedrón” -, which is preserved in the cathedral of said city, we headed at the end of our Camino, in Santiago de Compostela.

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. End of stage. Accommodation.

Day 6: Breakfast. End of our services.
Accommodations

YOUR REST AND ENJOYMENT WILL BE OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE !!

The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.

We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.

As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.

Route Information
  • Distance Porto-Santiago: 242 Kms
  • Duration: 6 days / 5 nights / 4 stages
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Accommodation in hotels, cottages, cottages, hostels
    • Double room with private bathroom
  • Special breakfast
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 23Kgs
  • Informative dossier of the road / stages profiles
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's credential
    • Pilgrim's Scallop
    • Galician Typical Product
  • IVA

Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.

  • Extra night in Santiago
    • € 60 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)