Start walking from Portugal’s fortress border town of Valença and cross the River Minho into Galicia, filled with traditional villages, ancient cities, stunning scenery and delicious food and wine.

Start your Portuguese Way in the border town of Valença where you can explore the old town inside the fortress and admire the views of Portugal’s Minho region before walking across the iron bridge into Spain. Valença’s former rival, Tui, offers a pleasant introduction to Galicia and its tradition of serving tapas with drinks.

Use our recommended detours to stay amid green countryside and look out for the floating mussel farms in the Ria de Vigo lagoon as you approach Redondela. More forest paths lead into the city of Pontevedra, where you can relax in one of the many squares and enjoy a tapa of seafood or Padrón peppers. In the medieval town of Padrón itself, take time to explore the strong connection with St. James before continuing your journey to Santiago de Compostela.

DURATION 8 days – 7 nights
DISTANCE 115 km in 6 stages
AVAILABILITY March to November
7 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
PRICE Price per person:

Low Season(1st March to 30th June | 16th September to 31st October)
In double room occupancy: 595 Euros
Single bedroom supplement: 275 Euros

High Season (1st July to 15th September)
In double room occupancy: 640 Euros
Single bedroom supplement: 280 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 Valença

    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 1: 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: 3* Hotel

    Stage 2: 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 3: 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 centre is a pedestrianised maze of atmospheric squares with plenty of tapas bars.
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel

    Stage 4: 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 5: Caldas de Reis - Padron (19 km / 11.8 miles)

    The stage begins with 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 6: Padron - Santiago (24 km / 14.9 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


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