Combine sandy Portuguese beaches with the greenery of its countryside by walking alongside the spectacular River Minho to join the central route in the fortress town of Valença.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit Porto Cathedral before transferring to the village of Mosteiros to start your Camino in a quieter, less urban environment. From here, the countryside becomes increasingly attractive, especially after the atmospheric town of Barcelos. Make your way through rural Minho, often on ancient Roman roads. Soak up the history in Ponte de Lima, admire the views from Labruja Mountain and explore the fortress in Valença before crossing the River Minho, the natural border between Portugal and Spain.

Medieval Tui and its fortified cathedral are the first highlights you’ll encounter in Galicia. Between here and the intriguing city of Pontevedra you will traverse some beautiful stretches of forest and peaceful countryside, with views of the Ria de Vigo lagoon around Redondela. The thermal waters of Caldas de Reis will soothe your feet for the onward journey to pretty Padrón and your ultimate destination of the cathedral in the heart of Santiago de Compostela’s medieval centre.

DURATION 15 days – 14 nights
DISTANCE 245 km in 13 stages
AVAILABILITY March to November
13 Nights of accommodation with breakfast
Luggage transfers between hotels (1 bag per person – Max. 15 kg/bag)
24/7 emergency support
Pilgrim kit: passport (credencial) and shell (vieira)
Road book of the Way with tips and information (in English)
Pre-tour briefing
International flights, arrival and 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

Prices per person:

Low Season (March, April, May and October):
In double room occupancy: 1.075 Euros
Single bedroom supplement: 757 Euros

Mid Season (June and September):
In double room occupancy: 1.160 Euros
Single bedroom supplement: 650 Euros

High Season (July and August):
In double room occupancy: 1.290 Euros
Single bedroom supplement: 780 Euros

EXTRAS If you would like any additional nights in Porto or Santiago, rest days, split or merge stages, please don’t hesitate to ask for a quote;
Availability to upgrade to 4 or 5-star hotels and Paradores – ask for a quote.

Why book with us?

– We are a local company, so there are no intermediaries when booking through us. Our goal is to get you the best price/quality possible and give you all the necessary local support.
– The hotels in our programs are regularly inspected by our team and have been carefully selected for their location and comfort. All our handpicked hotels have en suite accommodation.
– We are here to help! Based in Northern Portugal, we are here to make sure that your trip runs as smoothly as can be so don’t hesitate to use our support line to ask for our help!
– You can cancel or request a new date up to 30 days before the date of travel. And you know what’s even better? All of this comes with no additional costs and a refund guaranteed.


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    Arrival to Porto

    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 1: Porto (Matosinhos) - Vila do Conde (20 km / 12.4 miles)

    Transfer: Porto – Matosinhos *
    Start your Way in Matosinhos and follow the coastline on wooden boardwalks and pavements where you’ll encounter a series of wide sandy beaches, nature reserves and local fishermen at work before reaching the historical seaside town of Vila do Conde.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 2: Vila do Conde - Esposende (24,5 km / 15.1 miles)

    Cut through the urban areas between Vila do Conde and the coastal resort town of Povoa de Varzim. Then walk beside the coast and across beaches before heading inland through market gardens, woodland and villages. Admire the views as you cross the River Cávado to enter Esposende.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 3: Esposende - Viana do Castelo (23.5 km / 14.5 miles)

    Today offers a series of villages interspersed with delightful patches of forest and rivers with views of distant mountain ranges. The Eiffel bridge over the River Lima offers spectacular views along the valley and estuary and the attractive historical and contemporary architecture of Viana do Castelo.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 4: Viana do Castelo - V. P. Ancora (19 km / 11.7 miles)

    Most of the day is spent inland through a string of villages with occasional coastal views and rivers. There’s a steady climb up one mostly forested hill before the descent to the seaside town of Vila Praia de Âncora.
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel

    Stage 5: V.P. Ancora - Caminha (10 km / 6.2 miles)

    Follow the coastal path between Âncora and Moleda and then continue to the pretty town of Caminha via a possible detour through the pine forest that borders the beach.
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel

    Stage 6: Caminha - V.N. Cerveira (14.5 km / 8.9 miles)

    Follow the River Minho inland through patches of woodland, villages and riverside towns until you reach the charming riverside town of Vila Nova de Cerveira.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 7: V.N. Cerveira - Valença (14 km / 8.7 miles)

    Using the ecovia cycling and walking path that largely hugs the River Minho, it’s a pleasant, level walk from the arts town of V.N. Cerveira to the fortress town of Valença, which played an important role in defending Portugal’s borders.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 8: Valença - O Porriño (20 km / 12.4 miles)

    Cross the International Bridge over the River Minho into Spain and visit the medieval town of Tui. Our recommended detour cuts out O Porriño’s industrial zone, allowing you to spend most of your day amid forests and fields.
    Accommodation: 2* Hotel

    Stage 9: O Porriño - Arcade (22 km / 13.6 miles)

    Make your way through a series of villages and up through the pine forest of Chan das Pipas. You’ll get glimpses of the Ria de Vigo estuary on the descent into Redondela, where the central and coastal routes merge. End the day in the small riverside town of Arcade, renowned for its oysters.
    Accommodation: 2* Hotel

    Stage 10: Arcade - Pontevedra (13 km / 8 miles)

    One of the shortest and most pleasant sections on the Way takes you on ancient stone paths through the woods and along the River Tomeza, surrounded by trees and birdsong. Pontevedra’s historical city center is a pedestrianized maze of atmospheric squares with plenty of tapas bars.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 11: Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis (22 km / 13.6 miles)

    Although fairly long, the journey to Caldas to Reis is not difficult and mostly through pleasant countryside including an attractive section of woodland. Soothe your tired feet in one of Caldas de Reis’ thermal springs.
    Accommodation: 2* Hotel

    Stage 12: Caldas de Reis - Padron (19 km / 11.7 miles)

    The stage begins with a gentle climb through a series of hamlets and the charming woodlands of Valga. You’ll see several attractive churches and stone crosses on the way to Padrón, where St. James is originally said to have been buried. Explore Padrón’s historical centre before continuing to your hotel.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 13: Padron - Santiago (25 km / 15.5 miles)

    The final leg of your Camino is mostly through rural settings with a reasonable amount of shade. The last few kilometres are the toughest but as the sign at the ancient bridge over River Sar says, “Don’t Stop Now!” Enter the medieval hub of Santiago and end your journey at the magnificent cathedral.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel


    After breakfast – end of our services

    *Notes: After breakfast on the second day in Porto, you will meet a member of our team who will drive you to the town of Matosinhos to start walking. With this, you avoid the busy roads through urban areas of the city of Porto and its suburbs. If you wish you can start walking in Porto – contact us for more information.


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