Luxury Coastal Camino

LUXURY COASTAL CAMINO - Self-guided walk

Experience the very best of the Coastal Camino route!

When you are undertaking an epic adventure such as the Coastal Camino de Santiago, there’s no need to lower your standards when it comes to lodging. Enjoy your experiences of coastal communities, pretty rural areas and fascinating towns and cities in Galicia and northern Portugal safe in the knowledge that you will be sleeping in comfort and style.

We have chosen the best options in each overnight destination, be they historical buildings that have been converted into luxury hotels, known as Paradores in Spain and Pousadas in Portugal, or delightful modern hotels with excellent facilities and customer service.

  • Caminho Português da Costa / Coastal Way
    Caminho de Santiago - Porto

GENERAL CONDITION

Duration: 15 Days/ 14 Nights
Total Distance: 260 km
Availability: Março a Novembro
Minimum of persons: 1
Price per person (in double): From 1570€
Extra for single accommodation: From 920€

SERVICES INLCUDED

– 14 nights accommodation and breakfast
– Luggage transport between hotels
– Private Transfer Porto – Matosinhos
– Emergency telephone service
– Pilgrim’s Credential
– Roadbook of the Portuguese Way of Santiago
– Travel documentation

 

PROGRAM

1
ARRIVAL TO PORTO
Meeting with a member of our team for a briefing and to collect the documentation.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
2
PORTO (Matosinhos) – VILA DO CONDE – 20 km | 12,4 Miles
Private Transfer: Porto – Matosinhos *
Start in Matosinhos to avoid the outskirts of Porto. On the first stage you will walk along the Atlantic coastline.
The ocean and miles of golden sandy beaches will accompany you until you reach Vila do Conde with an ancient medieval shipyard full of historical and architectural interest.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
3
VILA DO CONDE – ESPOSENDE – 25 km | 15,5 Miles
The second stage starts in Vila do Conde, crossing the town by the historic centre and in a couple of miles you will reach Povoa de Varzim, a popular town with strong maritime links.
Continue heading north along the coast crossing the Coastal Natural Park and the Cavado river in direction of Esposende, an old fishing village with a great setting on the estuary of the River Cavado.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
4
ESPOSENDE – VIANA DO CASTELO – 23,5 km | 14,6 Miles
Leave Esposende by walking along a cycle-track and continue close to the coast as you travel north admiring fine views and the peace of the route.
You will visit the villages of Marinhas, Belinho, Neiva and Darque before reaching the historic town of Viana do Castelo by way of Eifell’s old iron bridge over the Lima River.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
5
VIANA DO CASTELO – V.P.ANCORA – 19 km | 11,7 Miles
Leave Viana do Castelo and enter the world of “old farms”. You will pass through the villages of Areosa, Afife and Carreço walking through old narrow roads that pass between several 19th Century farmhouses. Continue until the old fishing village of Âncora.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
6
V.P.ANCORA – CAMINHA – 9,5 km | 5,9 Miles
Follow the coastal path between Âncora and Moledo and then continue to the pretty town of Caminha via a possible detour through the pine forest that borders the beach.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
7
CAMINHA – OIA – 17 km | 10,5 Miles
Start crossing through A Guarda and leave it in the direction of the beaches. At the northern end of these follow a trail that leads between the sea and the C-550 road, reaching “Portecelo”.
Pass alongside several beaches and from “Val da Aguieira”, next to the chapel of San Sebastian and a stone cross, you start approaching Oia, where you can find Santa Maria de Oia monastery, which gives its name to the route “Camino Monacal” (Monastic Way).
The stage ends just after the Monastery.
Accommodation: Charm Hotel
8
OIA – BAIONA – 17,5 km | 10,9 Miles
Leave Oia and continue alongside beaches and cliffs, between cultivated fields, enjoying the waves beating on the rocks.
Before reaching “As Mariñas”, you get to the top of “Cape Silleiro”, this path crosses the road again and rising up circles around the top of Silleiro, where there is the chapel of “Virgen de Cela”, entering in “As Cadeiras” before continue along a track towards “O Ponte”.
Follow the road PO-2203 to finally cross under the highway and enter “Baiona” where you finish this stage.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
9
BAIONA – VIGO – 25 km | 15,5 Miles
Start this stage from the church of “Santa Maria”, continue parallel to the beautiful town harbour.
The route approaches the river Miñor, which you cross over a beautiful stone bridge that brings you to “A Ramallosa” and Nigran.
After crossing “As Nogueiras” begin a gentle climb up “Mount San Roman” and continue to admire the wonderful view of “Islas Cies” as you climb to “Castro Alto da Medoña”. Enter the city of Vigo by crossing the city Park (Park Castrelos) and following the “Lagares” river until reaching the “Avenida de Madrid” where this stage ends.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
10
VIGO – REDONDELA – 15 km | 9,3 Miles
Leave Vigo straight ahead until you get to the square of “Santa Rita”. Continue by skirting around “Alto da Encarnacion”, where you can admire the river and “Rande Bridge”.
After the “Rio das Cabras” and “Coto da Fenteira”, start the descent through “Cedeira” and “Cruzeiro” from where you reach Redondela.
Accommodation: Charm Hotel
11
REDONDELA – PONTEVEDRA – 19 km | 11,8 Miles
Leave Redondela along by-ways until you reach Outeiro de Penas, a place with an excellent view over the Ria de Vigo. Eventually you will reach Arcade, a place renowned for having the best oysters in Galicia.
From Arcade, continue to Pontesampayo where you will cross a long medieval bridge over the Verdugo River and then enter a cluster of narrow streets that will guide you to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Caminho: the very old by-ways which climb up the slope of Canicouva until Cacheiro.
After crossing these hills the track widens again, now dominated by fields, vineyards and orchards until you reach Pontevedra, for a well-deserved rest.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
12
PONTEVEDRA – CALDAS DE REIS – 22 km | 13,6 Miles
Start this stage at the historical centre of Pontevedra walking from the old city to the millennial bridge, O Burgo, over the Lérez River.
Continue along the beautiful Valley of the Gandra River until San Mauro. From there, the path widens and as you walk further you will experience a peaceful and serene atmosphere. From here you will start seeing the first crosses, some of them magnificently carved.
Enter Caldas de Reis alongside the church of Santa Maria, close to the bridge over the Umia River, where this stage ends.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
13
CALDAS DE REIS – PADRON – 19 km | 11,7 Miles
Leave Caldas de Reis along some enchanting stretches of the Way, across the medieval bridge over the Bermaña River and follow a path that leads us to the village of Cruceiro, on an unforgettable stretch through forests and meadows.
Pass near the church of Santa Maria de Carracedo and then you will cross a particularly luxuriant landscape alongside the Valga River, continuing to S. Miguel de Valga, where you head to Pontecesures. After crossing the Ulla River you arrive at Padron where the stage ends.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
14
PADRON – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 25 km | 15,5 Miles
Start this last stage 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.
Finally you will start to see Santiago de Compostela and a little further on, 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 us to the Faxeira gate, the entrance of the Portuguese Way into this old city. Through a labyrinth of streets you continue to Obradoiro square and to the Cathedral itself were the Apostle waits for us.
Accommodation: 5* Hotel
15
DEPARTURE
End of our services.
Notes:
– For an easy walk we can split the long walking days in two – contact us!
– On the first stage, we suggest start waking at the small village of “Vilar do Pinheiro” and avoid the busy roads through urban areas of the cities of Porto and Maia and their suburbs. You will meet a member of our team who will drive you until to start point. If you wish you can start walking in Oporto – contact us for more information.

PRICES

Low Season (March, April, May and October):
Price per person (in double bedroom): 1570€
Single bedroom supplement: 920€

Mid Season (June and September):
Price per person (in double bedroom): 1640€
Single bedroom supplement: 990€

High Season (July and August):
Price per person (in double bedroom): 1750€
Single bedroom supplement: 1030€

SERVICES INCLUDED

– 14 nights accommodation and breakfast
– Luggage transport between hotels
– Transfer Porto – Matosinhos (day 2)
– Emergency telephone service
– Pilgrim’s Credential
– Roadbook of the Portuguese Way of Santiago
– Travel documentation

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WHY BOOK WITH US?

– We are a local company, so there are no intermediaries when booking with us. Our goal is get you the best price/quality and we give you all the necessary local support.
– Full customization to your requirements. We adapt our programs according your preferences! We organise customized itineraries according the requirements of our customers. We know that this is a special event, so we pay special attention to every detail of the trip to transform this journey in a unique and memorable experience.
– We have a highly qualified team with several years of experience in the Portuguese Way to Santiago. We place at your disposal a highly qualified team with wide experience and knowledge of the Way to Santiago, able to help you to discover, interpret and feel the “Camino”.
– 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.

 

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