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Ponte de Lima – Santiago

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Duration

10 Days - 9 Nights

Tour Type

Self-guided

Group Size

from 1 person

Availability

March to November

Overview

A route full of History, culture and traditions!

The enthusiasms that encourage each pilgrim to put on a pair of boots and start walking, are widely diverse. Usually it is a combination of personal challenge, time for getting to know oneself, interest in history, art, nature and sport. Doing the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route provides an opportunity to discover landscapes full of contrast, with plateaus and mountains, meadows and coastline. Different areas of countryside unfold one after another from start to finish. Completed the journey and reached Santiago, all pilgrims agree on one thing: that the effort has been well worthwhile.
Ponte de Lima is the oldest town in Portugal, Queen Teresa gave it its first charter in 1125 and established a fair to encourage population and economic growth. The bridge build by the romans, on the first century, is part of the roman road between Braga and Astorga. For the roman bridge, along centuries, thousands of Pilgrims pass in direction to the holly city of Compostela. Follow their steps and start a memorable journey!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the oldest village in Portugal, Ponte de Lima, and walk through the 1st century Roman bridge over the Lima river.
  • Enjoy the sounds of nature and exquisite beauty, and witness age-old traditions when walking through the Portuguese countryside.
  • Tour the ancient fortified city of Valença, with sightings of its Spanish counterpart Tui and the stunning Minho 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 Ponte de Lima
Day 1 - Arrival to Ponte de Lima

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

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 - Ponte de Lima - Cossourado
Day 2 - Ponte de Lima - Cossourado

(22 km / 13,6 Miles – 5/6 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 a easy walk.

Accommodation: Country Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Cossourado - Valença
Day 3 - Cossourado - Valença

(13 km / 8 Miles – 3/4 hours)

Start leaving the valley of the river Coura and gentle climb to “S. Bento da Porta Aberta”. Continue to Fontoura through fields and brushwoods until we reach the fortified town of Valença.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Valença - O Porriño
Day 4 - Valença - O Porriño

(20 km / 12,4 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 5 - O Porriño - Arcade
Day 5 - O Porriño - Arcade

(22 km / 13,6 Miles – 4/5 hours)

In this stage you will pass close to the Pazo de Mós, Santiaguiño de Antas and Chan das Pipas before reach the centre of Redondela. Continue to Outeiro de Penas, and then finally you reach Arcade.

Accommodation: Hotel 2*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Arcade - Pontevedra
Day 6 - Arcade - Pontevedra

(13 km / 8 Miles – 3/4 hours)

Leave Arcade in direction to Pontesampayo and then to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Caminho: the very old by-ways which climb up the slope of Canicouva until Cacheiro, where the track widens again, until reach Pontevedra.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis
Day 7 - Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis

(22 km / 13,6 Miles – 4/5 hours)

Start this stage walking from the old city of Pontevedra to the millennial bridge, O Burgo, over the Lérez River. Continue along the beautiful Valley of the Gandra River until San Mauro and from there, until Caldas de Reis.

Accommodation: Hotel 2*
Meals: Breakfast

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

(18 km / 11,2 Miles – 4/5 hours)

Leave Caldas de Reis along some enchanting stretches, following a path that leads you to the church of Santa Maria de Carracedo and then you will cross a particularly luxuriant landscape along the side of the Valga River until Padron.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Padron - Santiago
Day 9 - Padron - Santiago

(25 km / 15,5 Miles – 5/6 hours)

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

Accommodation: Hotel 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - 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
Low season: 01st March to 30th June | 16th September to 31st October
-In double room occupancy: 650 euros
-Single room supplement: 240 euros

High season: 1st July to 15th September
-In double room occupancy:690 euros
-Single room supplement: 280 euros

Included/Excluded

  • 9 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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