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Tui to Santiago de Compostela

Walking / Bicycle

Walking

Duration

8

Grade

1

Distance Miles/Km

72.7/117

Hospitality

הדירוג הממוצא הוא 2.5 מתוך 5

Low Season

From

758

High Season

From

868

Tui to Santiago de Compostela

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Overview

The Portuguese Way is considered one of the most fascinating and culturally rich routes, both in terms of architecture and culture. Our beautiful route begins at the northern border of Portugal in the town of Tui and ends in the city of Santiago de Compostela, marking the final stretch of the Portuguese Camino. Over the 114 km route, we will experience diverse landscapes - passing through large forests, traditional agricultural areas, small villages, and picturesque and historical towns.

As we walk through the beautiful scenery, we can enjoy the local cuisine and the exquisite Albariño wine that the region has to offer. We will visit Arcade, a town famous for its annual shellfish festival, as well as Pontevedra and its classic old quarter. Walking along this trail is an experience not to be missed!

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Itinerary
Day 1

The route begins in the beautiful and historic town of Tui, situated on the banks of the River Minho on the border between Spain and Portugal. Tui is one of the seven capitals of the ancient kingdom of Galicia and is rich in fascinating history, art, and culture. It's worth arriving early and strolling through the narrow and stunning streets of the old town, visiting the Gothic Catedral de Santa María, which offers a beautiful panoramic view, stamping the first stamp in the pilgrim's passport, and enjoying a tasty meal at a local restaurant.

Day 2

We will start the first stage of the route with a visit to the Romanesque sanctuary of San Bartolome and a walk along the banks of the Louro River. We will leave the city of Tui and exit through the old quarter of the city. To avoid the unpleasant passage in the industrial area, we will take an alternative, more pleasant route, continuing along the Louro River, which will accompany us to the town of O Porriño, known for its bread baked in a wood oven.
Distance: 16 km

Day 3

Today, we will walk along narrow and shaded village paths, under oak trees, eucalyptus trees, and streams. We will climb up to the Santiaguino chapel and descend to Redondela, known as the Village of Viaducts, where the coastal path and the inland route of the Portuguese Camino converge, taking us to the climbing path to Arcade, the capital of shellfish and seafood in Galicia. We’ll eat well and enjoy another viewpoint of the Vigo estuary and the beaches of San Simon.
Distance: 22 km

Day 4

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 5

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 6

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: 19.5 km

Day 7

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 8

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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