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Tours Walking North of Portugal

The Portuguese Camino de Santiago

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from 1,385€
  • Difficulty
  • Duration
    10
    Days
  • Self-guided

Be inspired by the historical Portuguese Saint James Path

The Experience

The historical Camino de Santiago de Compostela with over 1000 years old has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimage routes of the World. Its attract not only pilgrims but travellers and hikers due to the beauty of its landscapes, the charms of the villages where it goes along, the legacy of the historical sights and its own energy.

The Portuguese Camino de Santiago connects Ponte de Lima in Minho region with Santiago de Compostela where you will find the Cathedral where Santiago is believed to be buried.

Take the opportunity to embark on this adventure and get to know the north of Portugal and Galicia on a different approach, while indulging handpicked hotels and unique tips and insights.

Reasons To Love It
  • Historical & spiritual path
  • Stunning landscapes
  • Architectural landmarks

Experience Itinerary

Welcome to Porto airport & transfer to Ponte de Lima where the charming Carmo's Boutique Hotel awaits you for the first night in Portugal.

Sleep at Carmo's Boutique Hotel.

After a brief morning transfer, 6km, the first hike will be from Ponte de Lima to Rubiães. Today you will leave the city and immerse into the Portuguese northern landscape to reach the highest point of the tour at +550m, a challenge for the first day! (23km  + 550m)

Casa da Capela in Rubiães awaits you for the night.  

The hike of the day will be towards Valença do Minho, the last Portuguese town of the tour. The scenery during the track of dirt roads and farming fields will enchant you, as well as the cosy small town of Valença do Minho. (14km + 150m)

Quinta do Caminho will be your address for the night.

Walk from Valença do Minho to Purrino, where you will leave Portugal behind and enter in Spain. You will encounter the lifestyle of ancient times and the charms of Tui city are memorable as well as its cathedral. (19km + 250 m)

Short transfer back to Valença do Minho for a second night at Quinta do Caminho.

Short transfer to Purrino for a hike towards Redondela. The hike of the day is maybe one of the most challenging in regards to up hilling, however, the views from the top will make you forget any extra effort made. The small towns until reaching Redondela are a charm as well as the final destination itself. (17km + 300m)            
Pazo Torres Agrelo welcomes you for the night.

The walk of the day will be towards Pontevedra , through kilometres of charming forests and rural villages until you reach the beautiful entrance of charming Pontevedra. (20km + 500m)

Parador Pontevedra will host you for the evening.

The destination of the day will be Caldas de Reyes. The path is of extreme natural beauty and will make you dive into an outstanding natural environment. A visit to the nearby waterfall is a must. (24km + 350m)

The countryside Torre do Rio awaits you for the night.

The hike of the day will be towards Padron.  After a dark forest landscape, you will encounter an important catholic sight, Pontecures of extreme beauty. Padron itself also hosts interesting monuments and sight to visit. It's the last stop before the final destination. (22km + 300m)

Pazo Lovestorme will be your accommodation for the evening.

Hike from Padron to Santiago de Compostela. (26km + 500m)

The most emotional of all walks, the last, and one of the most challenging too, however, and having Santiago just ahead the motivation is at its highest. The city is a charm so take time to indulge all its beauty and history. You made it!

Virxe da Cerca will be your very final address in Santiago de Compostela.

After a delightful breakfast at the final destination. It is time to say goodbye and to plan another trip with We Love Small Hotels.

Itinerary Map

GOOGLE MAPS

Important Information

The daily distances are between 14-26km daily. This tour is self-drive so it is up to you to decide your date of departure, we will be here!

PRICE

The price of the program is from 1385€ per person in a double room. Special seasons, single and solo traveller supplements apply.

INCLUDES 

- 9 nights in a double or twin room with breakfast included;
- Transfer from Porto airport to the first hotel;
- Transfer beginning/end of walking tracks;
- Transfer of luggage between accommodations;
- Insurance for the walking tour;
- Mobile phone for emergencies;
- GPS and tracks;
- A booklet of your trip with inside tips for unforgettable memories and local experiences.

EXTRAS

Dinners; Extra Activities.

Couldn’t find what you were looking for? We would ♥ to reduce, increase, modify, change, and finally we can do the tour depending on your interests and availability. Contact us: info@welovesmallhotels.com.