Cycling from Oporto to Santiago

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Discover the Cycling from Oporto to Santiago

The Portuguese Way of Saint James has a long historical tradition, fostered by the support received from the former Lusitanian crown, documenting pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela since the 11th and 12th centuries. The Camino de Santiago from Porto by bike to Santiago de Compostela adds the allure of cycling through the neighboring country, where the great hospitality of its people and the care of the establishments where we will stay stand out. Beautiful cities steeped in history, such as Porto, Barcelos with its famous ‘Rooster of the Miracle,’ Ponte de Lima with its spectacular medieval bridge, and Valença do Minho, a border town with Spain featuring its impressive walled citadel at the foot of the Minho River, are some of the most important towns along the route in Portugal. Once in Spain, from Tui to Santiago de Compostela, we encounter lush landscapes with numerous rivers and wooded areas. Settlements with such significance and architectural beauty as Redondela, Pontesampaio, Pontevedra, Caldas de Rei, and Padrón, where, according to legend, the boat that brought the remains of Apostle James from Palestine docked.

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)

More details

Origin

Oporto
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Destination

Santiago
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Duration

6 days / 5 nights / 4 Stages
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Total Kms

242
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Price / person

495€

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Services

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

Services Included

Accommodations in Hotels, Country Houses, Hostels

Rooms with private bathroom

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Special breakfast

On-Route Telephone Assistance

Luggage transfer on the stages

✓ 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20 kg

Digital Information Dossier of the Way

Gifts

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

IVA

Optional Services

bus

One-day Excursions (Bus)

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

Single Room Supplement

✓ Check

Extra night in Santiago

✓ Consult Rate.

Additional baggage

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

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!

Stages

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

  • Difficulty: Low

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

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

Asphalt and cobbled areas will accompany us throughout the stage, marked by agricultural areas and typical trees of this region of Portugal.

Once in the town of Arcos, we will ride 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, which we enter through its medieval Bridge.

Arrival in Barcelos. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Difficulty: High

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We will ride mainly on asphalt areas and agricultural lands until we reach Ponte das Taboas (12th Century), one of the most significant places of this part of the Camino de Santiago from Porto by Bike, before reaching Balugaes.

From Balugaes, we pedal, in a steep ascent on secondary roads, up to Alto da Albergaria. We continue in descent to Ponte de Lima, one of the most beautiful cities in the north of Portugal and the oldest on the Camino de Santiago from Porto by bike.

We ascend this time up to Alto de Portela, and then descend to the town of Rubiaes.

In a terrain of constant ups and downs, Alto de Portela and Rubiaes will be the next challenges of the route. In this part of the Camino, we will travel through some sections of an ancient 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 Eiffel.

  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We start this stage by crossing 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 trails, through wide wooded areas, and numerous watercourses. We will cross the Ponte da Veiga, over the Louro river, one of the most characteristic of the journey. 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 Ria of Vigo.

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

Arrival in Pontevedra. End of stage. Lodging

  • Difficulty: Medium

Breakfast and start of the stage.

After visiting Pontevedra, with its historic center of great monumental value, as well as its numerous squares, this stage plunges us back into the most rural Galicia, with numerous small villages and isolated houses surrounded by areas of abundant vegetation.

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

From Caldas de Rei, we head to Padrón, in a short and comfortable journey. We continue crossing Galicia without major difficulties, with terrain that invites us to relaxation and meditation.

Small population centers, numerous stone crosses will appear on our way, mixed with that peaceful silence that has accompanied us since we started our Way in Porto.

After Padrón and Iria Flavia, places of great Jacobean evocation – according to legend, here the boat with the remains of the Apostle from Palestine ran aground on a “Pedrón” -, which is preserved in the cathedral of that city, we head towards the end of our Way, in Santiago de Compostela.

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

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!

Lodging

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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