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Cycle The Way

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Duration

8 Days - 7 Nights

Tour Type

Self-guided

Group Size

from 2 people

Availability

March to November

Overview

A route full of History, culture and traditions!

Doing the Portuguese Way to Santiago on bike is an exciting and memorable journey. During the journey, the cyclist will know ancient customs and welcoming people, will make new friends with which to share solidarity and feelings and will discover a unique nature.
Doing the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago means plunging into landscapes full of contrasts from plateaus to mountains, from fields to coasts, monumental sites, works of art in the way of cathedrals, bridges, roads and monasteries. The route should be planned based on the rhythm, resistance and physical condition of each person or of the group. Our experienced team can help you on the planning.
Doing the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago by bike is, therefore, a splendid chance to live a unique adventure through an itinerary that has fascinated millions of pilgrims for centuries. All in all, it is a different trip by which you can discover a good deal of Spain and will get to know yourself much better.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the historic city centre of Porto, a World Heritage site, and indulge in the combination of ancient and contemporary architecture.
  • Relish in the rich and varied gastronomy of Northern Portugal and Galicia, accompanied by locally produced wines.
  • Discover the oldest village in Portugal, Ponte de Lima, and walk through the 1st century Roman bridge over the Lima river.
  • Discover Pontevedra, an antique city founded by the Romans and considered by many the capital of the Portuguese Camino to Santiago.
  • Explore the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture of Santiago de Compostela, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrival to Porto
Day 1 - Arrival to Porto

Free day in Oporto.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 - Porto - Barcelos
Day 2 - Porto - Barcelos

(54 km / 33,6 Miles – 4/5 hours)

On this first stage you can appreciate the progressive transition from urban into rural areas. You will go through Vilarinho, Rates and Pedra Furada, and then on rural roads you will reach the town of Barcelos where the stage ends.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Barcelos – Ponte de Lima
Day 3 - Barcelos – Ponte de Lima

(33 km / 20,5 Miles – 3/4 hours)

Leave Barcelos and following minor roads you will enter the rural area. This is a day full of rural roads and a magnificent journey until reaching Ponte de Lima, where you will be dazzled by the stunning landscape.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Ponte de Lima - Valença
Day 4 - Ponte de Lima - Valença

(35 km / 21,7 Miles – 4/5 hours)

Leave the medieval town of Ponte de Lima and go into the rural world. On the middle of the stage you will arrive to Labruja mountain - 2 uphill km who are the most demanding of the whole Way. From the top until the end of the stage it is an easy ride.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Valença – Pontevedra
Day 5 - Valença – Pontevedra

(56 km / 34,8 Miles – 4/5 hours)

Cross Rio Minho and enter Spain. Go through the medieval town of Tui and before you reach Pontevedra pass through the cities of O Porriño and Redondela.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Pontevedra – Padron
Day 6 - Pontevedra – Padron

(41 km / 25,5 Miles – 3/4 hours)

From the old city of Pontevedra continue along the beautiful Valley of the Gandra River until Caldas de Reis and from there along some enchanting stretches and the side of the Valga River you reach Padron.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Padron - Santiago
Day 7 - Padron - Santiago

(25 km / 15,5 Miles – 2/3 hours)

The last stage starts by leaving Padron through Galician villages until you arrive to the magnificent sanctuary of Nossa Señora da Escravitute. Continue for Teo and following broad streets and narrower shortcuts you will finally arrive the suburbs of Santiago that lead us through a labyrinth of streets to the Cathedral of Santiago.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Departure

After breakfast: end of our services

* Addicional Information

* NOTE: The Camino de Santiago by bicycle program generally uses the same route that pilgrims follow on foot and there is no specific cycle route. The route is a combination of rural paths (asphalt, cobblestones or dirt), forest trails (dirt or gravel, uneven and sometimes rocky), secondary roads and some main roads (both on asphalt). Along the journey you may sometimes encounter some steep climbs and descents, so, good advance physical preparation is necessary in order to do this trip.
It is essential that clients have experience with mountain bikes and basic bicycle repair knowledge, especially how to change a tire as punctures may occur during the Camino.

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Prices

Prices per person
Low season: 01st March to 30th June | 16th September to 31st October
-In double room occupancy: 780 euros
-Single room supplement: 240 euros

High season: 1st July to 15th September
-In double room occupancy:830 euros
-Single room supplement: 260 euros

Supplement to E-Bike upgrade: 175 euros

Included/Excluded

  • 7 Nights of accommodation with breakfast;
  • 6 Days MTB bike rental - Cannondale trail 6 (bike with front suspension, disc brakes, 29' wheels and pannier bags);
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (1 bag per person – Max.15kg/bag);
  • 24 hour emergency support;
  • Pilgrim Kit: Passport (Credencial) and shell (Vieira);
  • Road book of the way with tips and information (in English).
  • International flights;
  • Arrival & departure transfers;
  • Meals (where not listed as included in the itinerary);
  • Optional additional tours or activities during free time;
  • Tips and items of a personal nature.

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