Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)
Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

from 990,00

Cycling the Portuguese Coastal Way to St. Jame (Santiago) is an sensational and unforgettable adventure. It is an invitation to discover the Atlantic’s sandy beaches, ancient customs and welcoming people.

  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Group Size Small Group
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  • Activity Level Moderate
About Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Total distance: 260 km
Availability: All year
Price per person:

– In double room occupancy: from 990€
– Extra for single accommodation: 320€

Cycling the Portuguese Coastal Way to St. Jame (Santiago) is an sensational and unforgettable adventure. It is an invitation to discover the Atlantic’s sandy beaches, ancient customs and welcoming people.

From plateaus to mountains, from fields to coasts, monumental sites, works of art in the way of cathedrals, bridges, roads and monasteries, the route is full of pleasant surprises.

The Coastal Way to Santiago is a route habitually taken by pilgrims coming from Portugal and by those choosing to cross the River Miño through A Guarda. The route, which heads northwards very close to the riverbanks, connects to the classic route that comes from Tui in Redondela.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 7 nights accommodation and breakfast
  • 6 day bike rental BTT (29 “wheel) with pannier bags
  • Luggage transport between hotels
  • Emergency telephone service
  • Pilgrim’s Credential
  • Roadbook of the Portuguese Way of Santiago
  • Travel documentation
  1. Day 1 Arrival to Porto

    Recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site since 1996, Porto is one of the most important cities of the Iberian Peninsula. Its origins can be traced to the Bronze Age (8th century A.C.).

    Nowadays it is a dynamic city looking towards the future, where modernity and tradition go harmoniously hand in hand, and it’s this that places Oporto in the major European cities route. Its monumental and architectural wealth can only be compared to the dynamic and diversified commercial life it has to offer.

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

    Accommodation: Hotel 3*

  2. Day 2 Porto - Esposende (49 km / 30,4 Miles)

    You will start in direction to Matosinhos and on the first stage you will cycle along the Atlantic coastline. The ocean and miles of golden sandy beaches will guide you until the town of Vila do Conde, an ancient medieval shipyard full of historical and architectural interests.

    In Vila do Conde crossing the town through the historic centre and in a couple of miles you will reach the Povoa de Varzim a popular town strongly linked whit the ocean. You will continue to head north along the coast crossing the Coastal Natural Park and the Cavado river in the direction to Esposende, an old fishing village with a great setting on the estuary of the River Cavado where the stage ends.

    Accommodation: Hotel 3*

  3. Day 3 Esposende - Caminha (52 km / 32,3 Miles)

    You leave Esposende cycling along the cycle-track and continue to hug the coast as you travel north admiring the views and the peace of the route.

    You will visit the villages of Marinhas, Belinho, Neiva and Darque until reach the historic town of Viana do Castelo through the Eifell’s old iron bridge over the River Lima.

    Leave Viana do Castelo and enter in a world of “old farms.

    You will cross the villages of Areosa, Afife and Carreço walking through old narrow roads who split several 19th Century farmhouses. Continue until the old fishing village of Ancora and from there follows the coastline through Moledo and Camarido until the secular Caminha.

    Accommodation: Hotel 3*

  4. Day 4 Caminha - Baiona (35 km / 21,7 Miles)

    You start the day catching the ferry to cross the river to Spain. After crossing the river you head left along the river as it enters the sea passing another beautiful beach at “Camposancos” and you arrive in the Port of “A Guarda”.

    Cross the town and leave it in the direction to the beaches. Pass several beaches and from “Val da Aguieira”, you start the approach to Oia, with its monastery. Leave the village of Oia and continue, next to the beaches and cliffs, between cultivated fields, enjoying the sea beating on the rocks.

    Before reaching “As Mariñas”, you reach the top of “Cape Silleiro”, the path then crosses the road again and enters, rising up and circling round the top of Silleiro, and enter in “Baiona” where you finish this stage.

    Accommodation: Hotel 3*

  5. Day 5 Baiona - Pontevedra (57km / 35,3 Miles)

    Start this parallel to the beautiful town harbour and the route approaches the river Miñor, which you cross over a beautiful stone bridge that brings you to “A Ramallosa” and Nigran. Continue to “Mount San Roman” to admire the wonderful view of “Islas Cies”.

    Enter the city of Vigo, crossing the city Park (Park Castrelos) and following the river “Lagares” until reach the city center. Leave Vigo straight on surrounding the “Alto da Encarnacion”, where you can admire the river and “Rande Bridge”. After “Cedeira” and “Cruzeiro” you reach Redondela.

    You leave Redondela along by-ways until you reach Outeiro de Penas, and then Arcade, continue to Pontesampayoand after crossing the mountains, the track widens again, now dominated by fields, vineyards and orchards until you reach Pontevedra, for a well deserved rest.

    Accommodation: Hotel 3*

  6. Day 6 Pontevedra - Padron (40 km / 24,5 Miles)

    Start this stage at the historical centre of Pontevedra cyclig from the old city to the millennial bridge, O Burgo. Continue along the beautiful Valley of the Gandra River until San Mauro and from here continue until enter in Caldas de Reis to the bridge of the Umia River.

    Leave this town along some enchanting stretches of the Way, pass near the church of Santa Marina de Carracedo and then you will cross a particularly luxuriant landscape along the side of the Valga River, where you head to Pontecesures.

    After crossing the Ulla River you arrive at Padron, the place where, according to legend, the ship with the body of the Apostle Santiago was moored.

    Accommodation: Hotel 3*

  7. Day 7 Padron - Santiago de Compostela (22 km / 13,7 Miles)

    You start this last stage by leaving Padron and heading north until reaching the church of Santa Maria de Iria Flávia. It was here that two great Galician writers lived, the poet Rosália de Castro and the Nobel award winning Camilo José Cela, who was born next door to the church.

    We continue through Galician villages until the magnificent sanctuary of Nossa Señora da Escravitute. From here you will reach Rua de Francos following broad streets and narrower shortcuts. You finally start to see Santiago de Compostela and a bit further, at Agro dos Monteiros, you can see the towers of the Cathedral for the first time.

    After crossing the Sar River, continue through the suburbs of the city that lead you to the Faxeira gate, the entrance of the Portuguese Way in this old city. Through a labyrinth of streets continue to Obradoiro square and to the Cathedral itself were the Apostle waits for you.

    Accommodation: Hotel 3*

  8. Day 8 Departure

    End of our services.

Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

Cycle – Coastal Way (Porto – Santiago)

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