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Camino Portugues Costal

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Oia to Santiago de Compostela

Walking

Duration

9

Grade

1

Distance Miles/Km

89/143

Hospitality

הדירוג הממוצא הוא 2.5 מתוך 5

Low Season

From

829

High Season

From

899

Oia to Santiago de Compostela

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Overview

Although this segment of the Portuguese camino to Santiago de Compostela starts in the bustling Porto, one can begin the route from the small and charming fishing village of Oia. From Oia, before joining the traditional Portuguese Camino in Redondela, we will walk along the coast to the Vigo estuary, providing a golden opportunity to taste the beautiful coastal towns of A Guarda and Vigo. The region is known for its seafood, particularly shellfish, one of the most famous symbols of the area. This route is more than just a physical trek; it's a cultural and spiritual journey that has captivated pilgrims for centuries.

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Itinerary
Day 1

Our hiking vacation begins in Oia, a beautiful and tranquil fishing village, whose stunning sunsets have turned into a sought-after starting point. We will visit the majestic monastery of Santa María de Oia, built in the 12th century, and enjoy the serene atmosphere and good food before embarking on one of the most beautiful journeys of the Portuguese Camino.


Day 2

Our first day of hiking starts on a trail that will reveal the open coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, we will see petroglyphs from the Bronze Age, mysterious inscriptions carved into rocks by the early settlers of the area, and cross the mountain ridge that provides a breathtaking view of the beautiful city of Baiona. The city is famous for being the first port in Europe where Columbus announced the discovery of America aboard the La Pinta.
Distance: 22 km


Day 3

After crossing the La Ramallosa bridge over the Minor River, we can choose which route to take. We can walk along the coast and enjoy a swim in the sea in Nigran, or alternatively, choose an inland path and enjoy the urban environment. Whichever route we take, we will enjoy the stunning views of the Vigo Bay and the Cies Islands, the beautiful archipelago located off the coast of Vigo.
Distance: 27 km


Day 4

This is one of the magical hiking days in the Galician countryside. We will leave Vigo behind and enter a rural and forested area, passing through small communities, from where there is a breathtaking view of the Vigo Bay and the Rande Bridge. We can then stop in Redondela, known as the Village of Viaducts, where the coastal path and the inland route of the Portuguese Camino converge. We’ll climbe to Arcade, the capital of shellfish and seafood in Galicia, where we’ll eat well and enjoy another viewpoint of the Vigo estuary.
Distance: 23 km


Day 5

Today we will cross the Ponte Sampaio bridge over the Verdugo River, one of the important bridges in the history of the Galician region. Along the way, we will pass through picturesque towns until we reach Pontevedra, where we will see the symbol of the Pilgrim's Way, La Virgen Peregrina. Pontevedra is the second oldest city after Santiago de Compostela. The city is known primarily for its magnificent historic center and its excellent Tapas Bars.
Distance: 15 km


Day 6

Leaving Pontevedra behind, we will cross the Lerez River and make our way to the viewpoint overlooking the Alba estuary. From there, we will slowly approach the thermal springs town of Caldas de Reis. The town boasts some of the oldest thermal springs in Galicia, attracting visitors from all over the world for healing purposes.
Distance: 22 km


Day 7

Our beautiful route starts from Caldas de Reis as we cross the ancient bridge over the Umia River, leading us to the fountain of the thermal springs. Our route passes through areas rich in water sources, making them green and rich in vegetation. We will end the day in Padron, where the remains of Saint James' body were brought in 44 AD, and where cultural and historical interest abounds. Today, the town is also famous for its delicious Padron peppers. This is our last stop before Santiago de Compostela.
Distance: 19 km


Day 8

This is the final stage of our beautiful journey on the Portuguese Camino! Before leaving, we will visit the beautiful collegiate church in Iria Flavia, the first cathedral in Galicia, and the adjoining cemetery. Under the olive tree lies the tomb of Camilo José Cela, the Nobel Prize-winning writer. From there, we will pass through small villages, marked trails, and forests until we reach the ancient quarter of Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the Plaza de Orbadoiro, we will find the majestic cathedral, where we will celebrate the end of our journey.
Distance: 28 km


Day 9 - Santiago de Compostela

Our amazing journey has come to an end... You can leave after breakfast with unforgettable memories of an unforgettable journey, or stay with us for a few more days and enjoy some of what Santiago de Compostela has to offer.
Don't hesitate to contact us to plan your additional stay.

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Services & Terms

Including


  • Accommodation in hotels and country houses (combination of high-rated accommodations)

  • Rooms with private bathroom

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer of luggage between accommodations (1 suitcase/bag per person maximum 17 kg)

  • Guidebook including tips and information

  • Pilgrim's passport and Compostela certificate

  • 24/7 customer support and emergency assistance

  • Taxes



Excluding


  • Flights to and from the origin country

  • Transfer from airport to airport

  • Insurance

  • Lunches and dinners

  • Tourist tax (if required)

  • Personal equipment

  • Personal expenses



Optional supplements


  • Dinner

  • Additional night in Porto

  • Additional night in Santiago de Compostela

  • Private transfer from airport to hotel in Porto

  • Private transfer from Santiago de Compostela to Porto

  • Single room requires additional charge