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The Centennial Way to Santiago

The Portuguese Way is a hiking route linking the major town of Ponte de Lima to Santiago de Compostela, along the beautiful old Saint James path. Every day is a different scenery, offering country side views, towns and cities rich in culture and filled with the camino spirit. Churches, monuments, old crosses will tell the history of this less trodden way until you arrive at Obradoiro Square, just in front of Saint James Cathedral, in the hearth of Santiago of Compostela. You will experience the true way, away from the crowds and near yourself discover.

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Our Guide will welcome you at Porto Airport and drive to Ponte de Lima, a medieval town where you might discover old streets, ramparts and squares. The road of Ponte de Lima by the river Lima, was iun the roman time the only way up to the north, and tomorrow will be your way too. Today take your time and enjoy!

REDONDELA to PONTEVEDRA

Your adventure starts in the beautiful town of Redondela and it will be gorgeous until the end. You will see a fjord-like scenery when you step inland in kilometers of forested areas and enter in little old roman villages. All of this following the camino spirit and atmosphere where people are friendly and hospitable. Passing the Arcade village and going up the small hill soon you arrive in Pontevedra, a wonderful town full of history and superb terraces to a have a delicious meal.

PONTEVEDRA to CALDAS DE REIS

After your breakfast and feeling fully energized you will start one of the longest days. The experience goes through old railways, rural paths and wetlands. Place of hundreds of species and biodiversity, you will be surrounded by some of the most beautiful and natural landscapes. Perfect to explore with all of your senses, step by step, you get closer to Caldas dos Reis, the final destination of the day. A few kilometers from Caldas de Reis there is the waterfall and the watermills system of Barrosa river, take a look before checking in in your hotel.

CALDAS DE REIS to PADRON

Your eighth day begins with a nice walk along agriculture fields, in this fertile land with thermal waters. Towards Valga the path goes into a very beautiful scenery by the river and dark forest. Out of this forest and along little roads you reach Pontecesures a place full of religious architecture. Crossing the ri-ver arrive in Padrón your last stop before Santiago de Compostela, this town has beautiful gardens and monuments all around. Look for typical food and delight with a great dinner.

WALKING in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Welcome to Santiago de Compostela! Today is dedicated to walk along the old town center. If you want to stamp your pilgrim passport this is the best time to do it and find the certificate. Santiago is well worth of spen-ding your day. From the old part of town and the related religious buil-dings to the newly museum of the Galician people you will have a lot to see. Spend some time and enjoy a good meal to the sound of the pipes.

DEPARTURE to PORTO

Time to say goodbye! Our Guide will pick you up at Hotel according schedule time. Take the best memories with you ...

VALENÇA DO MINHO to PORRIÑO

Hiking along small fortresses, passing under old doors, travelling in medieval streets and crossing over ancient bridges, today you might feel like a pilgrim from the middle ages. The times have changed but the atmosphere, the landscape or the people’s pure lifestyle did not. On the way you might enjoy the town of Tuy and spend some time in the center, the Cathedral is a must see. Very soon you arrive in Galiza, Spain and after a beautiful walk along the river, you find your accommodation in Porriño.

RUBIÃES to VALENÇA DO MINHO

After a great breakfast, you start up to the sanctuary of Rubiães a romanic arquitectural site. Take a deep breath and from there the way will drop towards Valença do Minho, the day is shorter and easier than yesterday. From forests to agricultural fields, from road tracks to dirt tracks the scenery varies a lot and will offer you a gorgeous way to the border town of Valença do Minho. There you will find the last Portuguese fortress, from the 18th century, make sure to explore the old town.

PONTE DE LIMA to RUBIÃES

The day starts from the doorstep of your lodging and goes towards north by the old roman bridge. You must know that these are the first steps of all Pilgrims since roman times, you will not just walk but be part of history. The way goes up to the highest point of the entire hiking program. Cross the beautiful countryside of northern Portugal and delight your eyes with the landscape plains. Away from the big roads and through a little road you’ll get to Rubiães, your first night stop.

InLima Hotel Parador Pontevedra Pazo de Lestrove Pousada Valença do Minho Casa da Capela Hotel Parque Hotel do Rio Rural

Today is your last day of adventure! Santiago awaits you just 24km ahead. The day to reach Santiago de Compostela is probably the longest one, remember it is not about the kilometers but your positive mindset. The path leaves the town of Padrón going up north to the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, which was the episcopal center before it was transfered to Santiago de Compostela. Soon you reach the outskirts of Santiago. On the afternoon feel free to explore Santiago, the old quarter and the rest because there is a lot to see.

THE PORTUGUESE WAY TO SANTIAGO

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

15 - 26 km

Trip Duration

11 days & 10 nights

Daily Elevation

220 - 530 meters

FROM

1.199 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior (-)*

*basic acommodation at Porriño

 

DURATION

11 days | 10 nights

 

START | END

Ponte de Lima | Santiago de Compostela

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

15 - 26 km per day

 

ROUTE

Mix between unpaved foot track, cobalt roads, paved little roads

 

PROFILE

Moderatly hilly

DESCRIPTION

TRIP INFORMATION

  • Religious architetural sites

  • Natural landscapes and countryside scenaries

  • Delicious gastronomy and town esplanades

  • Santiago de Compostela UNESCO World Heritage Center

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

Available upon request

NOTE

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

INCLUDED

THE ITINERARY

InLima Hotel & SPA

Day

1

Day

2

Rural Guest House "Casa da Capela"

Hike Day

18km, +530m

ARRIVAL in PORTO

Pousada de Valença

Day

3

Day

4

Hike Day

22km, +250m

Hike Day

18km, +220m

Day

5

Day

6

Parador de Pontevedra

Hike Day

15km, +250m

Hike Day

21km, +390m

The challenge for today is going towards Redondela, still on the Saint James path and following it close to the national road. Up the hill the hiking will be rewarding because at 250 meter altitude you can see the horizon, feel the wind and take some great photos over Redondela and Ria de Vigo. Before you arrive of the final town, the path will take you down where you have the opportunity to pass in some rural vilages full of streams and local people full of spirit. You will sleep in the town, but before enjoy the monuments in the center or have a beer while the sun goes down.

PORRIÑO to REDONDELA

Pazo Torre de Agrelo

Day

7

Day

8

Hotel Pazo de Lestrove

Hike Day

20km, +300m

Hike Day

23km, +250m

Torre do Rio Rural Hotel

Day

9

Day

10

City Hike Day

Hike Day

26km, +450m

Hotel Virxe de la Cerca

PADRON to SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Hotel Virxe de la Cerca

Day

11

(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.06.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 26.09.

1.199 €

+ 359 €

1.249 €

+ 379 €

1.299 €

+ 419 €

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- 10 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport OPO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport OPO

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Information Book (Includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps,

   GPS Device Quick Manual - Delivered on arrival day)

 

- GPS Track

 

- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

Guided

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TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.06.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 26.09.

1.799 €

+ 359 €

1.829 €

+ 379 €

1.999 €

+ 419 €

Available upon request

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

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Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

Book Guided agendar

- 10 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport OPO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport OPO

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day  

  of the Tour

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- 9 days of guided Hiking Tour

 

- 9 nourishing and energtic picnics

 

- Dinners to be organised by our guide.                        

   (Payment individually at location, not included in the price Tour)

 

- Daily fruit, energy bars and water

 

- Back-up Vehicle

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

per GPS (includes complete Portugal Topographic Map)

+ 299 €

+ 95 €

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