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Camino Portugues from Tui to Santiago de Compostela

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From Tui to Santiago de Compostela, Galician lush nature on the approach to Santiago

This walking holiday explores the Camino Portugues, or Portuguese Way, of the iconic Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the Way of Saint James. Read more

Camino Portugues 5/5 Day 1Tui - Start of your Journey

You'll be booked into a hotel in the heart of Tui. The rooms are en-suite. Take a walk through the town's picturesque streets, as you approach the Plaza de San Fernando, the silhouette of the west-facing facade of the 12th Century cathedral will provide you with a lasting memory.

Camino Portugues 5/5 Day 2From Tui to O Porrino - 16km (4h00)

From the long-standing port of Tui, the Camino winds its way up to the old town, following the so-called Camino da Barca. Then, through the Tunel das Monxas, the Camino enters a very steep section and leads to the historic bridge of San Telmo. From there, travelling over a less abrupt terrain, we come to the town of O Porrino.

Camino Portugues 5/5 Day 3From O Porrino to Arcade - 22km (5h30)

The terrain becomes easier as we cross the Louro Valley. Keeping the valley to the east, after a gentle climb you arrive at the chapel of Santiaguino de Antas - a pleasant place to take a rest. We now enter a wide expanse of woodland. Surrounded by pine trees, the Camino starts its descent through the hamlet of Setefontes and arrives in Arcade.

Camino Portugues 5/5 Day 4From Arcade to Pontevedra (11km,3h)

From here you will cross a Romanesque bridge which is where Napoleon was defeated by the Spanish during the War of Independence. Arriving into Pontevedra you will head through the narrow streets before reaching the 13th Century church of Santa Maria. Of interest to pilgrims is also the Capela da Peregrina which although it appears round is actually in the shape of a scallop.

Camino Portugues 5/5 Day 5From Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis (24km,6h)

Passing chestnut groves, the Camino leaves Pontevedra and runs parallel to the railway for a while. After passing through the hamlet of Ponte Cabras, we encounter the rectory of Santa Maria de Alba, tucked away among pine and eucalyptus trees. Emerging from the dense woods of Lombo da Maceira, you'll see a statue of Saint James the pilgrim, his staff pointing the way to proceed. The lovely village of Tibo, with its fountain, public washing place and stone cross, brings us to Caldas do Rei.

Camino Portugues 5/5 Day 6From Caldas de Reis to Padron - 18km (4h30)

Exiting the town, we take a bridge over the River Umia that leads us to a fountain of hot spring water that has lent the town its name since Roman times. Entering the woods once more, the Camino make its way gently uphill to the hamlet of Santa Marina. Going downhill, we cross the river Fontenlo. Finally, following a Camino lined with pine trees, we catch up again with the river as we arrive in Padron. Padron is famous for being the first land sighted by the ship bearing the body of St James.

Camino Portugues 5/5 Day 7From Padron to Santiago - 28km (7h00)

The Camino passes through many small villages and hamlets before arriving at the Baroque sanctuary of A Esclavitude. On a hilltop to the left stands the mysterious, abandoned ruins of the hillfort Castro Lupario.A few kilometres later, we come to the oldest wayside crosses in Galicia. As we near Agro dos Monteiros, it's now possible to see the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. Finally, the Camino passes by the ruins of a castle known as A Rocha Vella, before entering the city of the Apostle.

Camino Portugues 5/5 Day 8Santiago de Compostela, End of the Camino

After breakfast, we bid you farewell.

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Camino de Santiago included tick box Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
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It is best to fly to Vigo

Ryanair and Iberia/BA fly direct to Vigo from the UK. Ryanair fly from Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands and Liverpool. Ryanair operates from Dublin.

Many of the flights that arrive at the airport are from internal Spanish destinations. Iberia offer the best selection of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela from: Frankfurt, Paris and Rome and Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia. 

To start your walking holiday: Tui

To begin at Tui you're best advice is to take a taxi, 15mins or take 2 busses (about €15pp).

It is best to fly to Vigo

Ryanair and Iberia/BA fly direct to Vigo from the UK. Ryanair fly from Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands and Liverpool. Ryanair operates from Dublin.

Many of the flights that arrive at the airport are from internal Spanish destinations. Iberia offer the best selection of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela from: Frankfurt, Paris and Rome and Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia. 

To start your walking holiday: Tui

To begin at Tui you're best advice is to take a taxi, 15mins or take 2 busses (about €15pp).

1 -Santiago airport to Vigo (1hr), See web in English: www.empresafreire.com

2- Vigo to Tui (30mins). There are several buses a day until late. See www.monbus.es and look for "Horarios"(timetables) on the left

Back home: from Santiago

Regular shuttle buses from Santiago city center to the airport (20mins).

2- Vigo to Tui (30mins). There are several buses a day until late. See www.monbus.es and look for "Horarios"(timetables) on the left

Back home: from Santiago

Regular shuttle buses from Santiago city center to the airport (20mins).

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  • Grade:Camino Walking Package difficulty
  • Distance:115 km
  • Camino Trip Legend 1Duration:8 Days
  • Camino Trip Legend 2Trip style:Self Guided
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