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Varient de Spirtual

Walking

Duration

9

Grade

2

Distance Miles/Km

79.5/128

Hospitality

הדירוג הממוצא הוא 4 מתוך 5

Low Season

From

941

High Season

From

989

Varient de Spirtual

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Overview

This route of the Camino Spiritual is considered the origin of all the Camino de Santiago routes. The journey passes through breathtaking landscapes and a region rich in vegetation called O Salnés. We will have the opportunity to discover historical sites, monasteries, and churches, alongside modern and vibrant cities, and enjoy the famous gastronomy of the area.

The travel itinerary includes a boat journey across the Ulla River, where we'll see seventeen ancient stone crosses associated with the Camino routes.

This experience provides a unique blend of history, spirituality, and natural beauty, making it a memorable pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Vigo


Welcome to Vigo, the vibrant heart of Galicia! As you step into this bustling city, immerse yourself in its lively atmosphere, adorned with an array of charming restaurants and bustling bars. Before our journey commences, let's wander through the enchanting streets, taking in the sights and sounds. We'll explore the historic Santa Maria Cathedral nestled in the old quarter, stroll along the picturesque harbor promenade, and marvel at the breathtaking vistas of Vigo Bay.


Day 2: From Vigo to Arcade


Our adventure begins with a captivating stroll through the idyllic rural landscapes of Galicia. As we traverse this scenic route, we'll be treated to panoramic views of Vigo Bay and the iconic Rande Bridge. Our path leads us to Redondela, a charming town where the coastal and inland routes of the Portuguese Camino converge. Continuing onwards, we'll ascend to Arcade, renowned as the seafood capital of Galicia, and revel in the splendor of the Island of San Simón.

Walking distance: 23 km


Day 3: From Arcade to Pontevedra


Today, we embark on a leisurely yet delightful walk from Arcade to Pontevedra. Crossing the verdant Verdugo River via the historic Ponte Sampaio bridge, we meander through picturesque villages before arriving at Pontevedra. Renowned for its historic charm and vibrant culinary scene, Pontevedra beckons with its magnificent historic center and plethora of tantalizing tapas bars.

Walking distance: 15 km


Day 4: "O Salnés Spiritual Variant" from Pontevedra to Armenteira


Our journey resumes as we delve into the spiritual essence of the Camino with the "O Salnés Spiritual Variant" route. Crossing the Lerez River bridge, we embark on a scenic odyssey through the captivating landscapes of Galicia. Along the way, we pause to explore the ancient monastery of Paio, steeped in centuries of history. Afterward, we rejuvenate in the coastal haven of Combarro before ascending to the tranquil village of Armenteira.


Walking distance: 24 km


Day 5: "O Salnés Spiritual Variant" from Armenteira to Vilanova de Arousa

Today, we embark on the picturesque "A Ruta da Pedra e da Auga" path, renowned for its breathtaking beauty. Traversing from Armenteira to Vilanova de Arousa, we are treated to enchanting vistas of ancient water mills, cascading waterfalls, and verdant riverbanks. As we journey along this idyllic route, we'll be captivated by the serene coastline of Vilanova de Arousa, a true gem of Galicia.

Walking distance: 24 km


Day 6: "O Salnés Spiritual Variant" Walk from Pontecessures to Rua de Francos


As we bid farewell to the "O Salnés Spiritual Variant," we embark on a poignant journey to join the traditional Portuguese Camino. Our path takes us on a scenic boat ride along the Ulla River, retracing the maritime route of St. James' messengers to Galicia. Immersed in history and tradition, we arrive at Pontecessures, ready to embrace the final leg of our pilgrimage.

Walking distance: 16 km


Day 7: From Rua de Francos to Santiago de Compostela


Today marks the culmination of our remarkable journey on the Portuguese Camino! We traverse verdant forests and tranquil landscapes, following serene paths towards our ultimate destination. The final stretch leads us through the quaint streets of Santiago de Compostela's historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage site. At Plaza de Orbadoiro, we revel in the awe-inspiring presence of the Royal Cathedral, celebrating our triumphant arrival at journey's end.

Walking distance: 14 km


Day 8: Santiago de Compostela


Our incredible journey draws to a close, leaving us with cherished memories of an unforgettable odyssey. After a hearty breakfast, you may choose to depart, carrying the spirit of the Camino with you. Alternatively, linger a while longer in Santiago de Compostela, savoring its rich tapestry of culture and heritage.


Do reach out to us for any further assistance or itinerary planning.

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Services & Terms

Included

  • Accommodation (high-rated combination of lodging places)

  • Rooms with a private bathroom

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer of luggage between accommodation places (1 suitcase/bag per person, maximum weight 17 kg)

  • Guidebook that includes tips and information about the route

  • Pilgrim's passport and Pilgrims scallop shell

  • Boat passage from Vilanova de Arousa to Pontecesures 

  • Pre-departure briefing

  • 24/7 customer support and emergency service



Not Included

  • Flights to and from the destination country

  • Transfer from / to the airport (optional)

  • Insurance of any kind

  • Lunches and dinners (optional)

  • Tourist tax (if required)

  • Personal equipment

  • Personal expenses



Optional Add-ons

  • Dinner

  • Additional nights along the route

  • Additional night in Santiago de Compostela

  • Private transportation from the airport to the hotel

  • Private transportation from Santiago de Compostela to the airport

  • Single room with an additional charge starting from 380 euros



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