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Easy Camino

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Duration

11 Days - 10 Nights

Tour Type

Self-guided

Group Size

from 1 person

Availability

March to November

Overview

A relaxed Camino from Tui to Santiago!

If you’d rather take your time over your Camino de Santiago and enjoy your surroundings, our Portuguese Easy Camino is designed with you in mind. Stage lengths range from 7 to 18 kilometres (4.3 to 11.2 miles) per day so that you will have time and energy to explore the places you visit instead of punishing yourself with a more demanding itinerary.

Setting off from the medieval border town of Tui, you will cover the distance required to qualify for your pilgrim passport (compostela). The 116 km journey is divided into 9 walking days that take you through gorgeous forests, fields and villages in the Galician countryside as well as interesting towns and cities such as Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas de Reis and Padrón, where the boat bearing St. James’ body is said to have come ashore. Santiago de Compostela itself is a joy to explore, not only for the iconic cathedral but also its ancient streets.

Opportunities to sample delicious local fare abound and you’ll discover the joys of tapas served with all manner of drinks, fresh tortilla, succulent seafood and Padrón peppers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk through a thousand years of history on the worlds’ grandest historical and religious trail, retracing the steps of countless pilgrims.
  • Explore the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture of Santiago de Compostela, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.
  • Visit the breath-taking Cathedral in Tui, dating back to 1180, and bask in its Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque architecture.
  • Discover Pontevedra, an antique city founded by the Romans and considered by many the capital of the Portuguese Camino to Santiago.
  • Explore the small city of Padrón, site where the stone barge that transported the remains of Saint James reached Spain and made Port.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrival To Tui
Day 1 - Arrival To Tui

Meeting with a member of our team for a briefing and to collect the documentation.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 - Tui - O Porriño
Day 2 - Tui - O Porriño

(17 km / 10,5 Miles – 4/5 hours)

Cross Rio Minho and enter Spain. Walk through the streets of the medieval town of Tui until reach its famous Cathedral. From Tui follow the Valley of the River Louro until reach the city of O Porriño.

Accommodation: Hotel 2*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - O Porriño - Redondela
Day 3 - O Porriño - Redondela

(15 km / 9,3 Miles – 3/4 hours)

Start the day by walking through a series of villages as you climb steadily to the Chan das Pipas pine forest. Views of the Ria de Vigo estuary accompany your descent into Redondela, famous for its two viaducts and church of St. James.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Redondela - Arcade
Day 4 - Redondela - Arcade

(7 km / 4.3 Miles – 2/3 hours)

This is the shortest walking day of your Camino, leaving you with ample time to enjoy the river beach and fresh oysters in Arcade, even if you have a lazy start to the day.

Accommodation: Hotel 2*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Arcade - Pontevedra
Day 5 - Arcade - Pontevedra

(13 km / 8 Miles – 3/4 hours)

The ancient Ponte Sampaio was once the scene of an important battle but now offers gloriously peaceful views on your way out of Arcade. A gentle climb on old stone roads through attractive countryside leads you into a forest. Once you reach the River Tomeza, you can choose to take a detour and enter the attractive and interesting city of Pontevedra alongside the river instead of the main road.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Pontevedra - San Amaro
Day 6 - Pontevedra - San Amaro

(10 km / 6,2 Miles – 2/3 hours)

Another important bridge takes you out of Pontevedra, passing a Roman milestone on the way. Follow the train tracks into the countryside once more. You’ll pass Santa Maria de Alba church then begin a slow climb to the village of San Amaro. Meet your driver here to return to Pontevedra for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel 2*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - San Amaro - Caldas de Reis
Day 7 - San Amaro - Caldas de Reis

(12 km / 7,5 Miles – 3/4 hours)

Return to San Amaro to continue the Camino as you walk through farmland and countryside towards the Barosa River. Follow the River Lamas for a short while to reach the entrance to Rio Barosa Natural Park, which has a collection of watermills you may wish to visit. The warm, sulphuric waters and spa town of Caldas de Reis are just a few kilometres from here.

Accommodation: Hotel 2*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Caldas de Reis - Padron
Day 8 - Caldas de Reis - Padron

(19 km / 11,8 Miles – 4/5 hours)

Leave Caldas de Reis via its medieval bridge and follow the River Bermaña through a pretty rural area of fields and woods. Climb through the Valga forest and down the hill to enter the small village San Miguel de Valga. Walk down through Infesta to cross the River Sar at Pontecessures then follow it into Padron, the place where the boat carrying St. James’ body is said to have washed ashore.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Padron - Teo
Day 9 - Padron - Teo

(12 km / 7,5 Miles – 3/4 hours)

Leave the charming town of Padron via the Romanesque church at Iria Flavia. Cross the train tracks to see an entirely different style of religious architecture at the Marian church in A Esclavitude. From here, there are more small villages before you get to Parada de Francos, a pretty village with an elaborately carved 14th century stone cross, one of the oldest in Galicia.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Teo - Santiago
Day 10 - Teo - Santiago

(14 km / 8,7 Miles – 3/4 hours)

Your last day on the Camino trail starts with an attractive wooded area to ease the gentle climb to the town of Milladoiro. From here, you can see the spires of the cathedral tempting you in the distance. Head downhill to cross the River Sar once more then choose which of the 3 Camino trail options you want to follow to get to the medieval heart of Santiago de Compostela.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Departure

After breakfast: end of our services

* Addicional Information

* For an easy walk we can split some of the long walking days in two - contact us.

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Prices

Prices per person
-In double room occupancy: 730 euros
-Single room supplement: 310euros

Included/Excluded

  • 10 Nights of accommodation with breakfast;
  • 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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