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Following the coast around to the Vigo estruary on this section you will get the opportunity to stay in the beautiful coastal cities of Baiona and Vigo before re-joining the traditional Camino Portuguese from Redondela to Santiago de Compostela.  This region is known for its seafood, in particular its oysters and scallops.  Wash it down with the local albarino wine a true gastronomic delight.

Day 1 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Oia

Relax on your first night in this beautiful coastal village which is also home to the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Oya.

Day 2 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Oia to Baiona - 19km

From Oia, you will walk along a coastal footpath away from the main road. After 10km you will then continue along gorgeous coast line on boardwalk with stunning views on the Atlantic Ocean and the Cies islands.

Day 3 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Baiona to Vigo - 26km

The way out of the gorgeous town of Baiona will have you alongside a sandy beach for most of the day. You will have regular opportunity to stop in a local cafe along the beach.

You will then enter a typical galician entrance of Vigo and maze of streets before entering Vigo via its wide sandy beach. Vigo is a very active city that you will reach after 3km walk through the harbour.

Day 4 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Vigo to Redondela - 16km

This walking day out of Vigo is a relatively short day and is mostly uphill going out of Vigo, but you are rewarded with wonderful views of the city and harbour.  As this is not a very long day walking you may want to spend some time in Vigo and explore the bay area which is one of the settings for Jules Verne's novel 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea'.  It is from this Bay that Captain Nemo pilfered his wealth to fund his submarine Nautilus from the galleons sunk by the British during the Battle of Vigo Bay in 1702.

There is also an option to get a transfer from Vigo to Redondella so that you can walk to Pontevedra. This will shorten the itinerary by one night and the transfer is included in your price.

Day 5 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Redondela to Pontevedra - 19km

Leaving Redondela, which is known as the Village of Viaducts due to the two 19th Century railroad viaducts in the town, you will proceed to the village of Arcade.  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.

Day 6 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Pontevedra to Caldas De Rei - 24km

From Pontevedra the Camino runs parallel to the railway whilst passing chestnut groves.  Continuing through the hamlet of Ponte Cabras you will come upon the rectory of Santa Maria de Alba which is nestled among eucalyptus and pine trees.  Leaving the thick woods of Lombo da Maceira you will be greeted by a statue of Saint James the pilgrim with his staff pointing the way ahead.  Before reaching Caldas de Rei, your stop for the night, you will pass a power station before going through the lovely village of Tivo.

Day 7 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route  Caldas De Rei to Padron - 18km

Leaving the roman influenced town of Caldas De Rei behind you will cross the river Umia via a bridge that will lead you to a fountain of hot spring water for which the town is famous for.  The Camino then enters a wood to ascend gently to the hamlet of Santa Marina, before then going downhill to cross the river Fontenlo.  Following the pine tree lined Camino you will then return to the river as you arrive into Padron which is famous for being the first land sighted by the ship bearing the body of Saint James.  Whilst in Padron be sure to also try the peppers from this region and see if you get a hot one or not!

Day 8 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Padron to Santiago de Compostela - 28km

Today the Camino goes through many small villages and hamlets to arrive at the Baroque sanctuary of A Esclavitude.  Passing by the ruins of Castro Lupario, home to legendary Queen Lupa who is said to have provided the oxen to pull the cart carrying the remains of Saint James to Santiago, you will continue on to Agro dos Monteiros.  It is now that you will get your first glimpse at the towers of the Cathedral in Santiago.   Finally the Camino goes by the ruins of a castle known as A Rocha Vella, before arriving into the city of the Apostle.

Day 9 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Santiago de Compostela (End of your Camino)

You made it! Congratulations! Get your Compostela at the Pilgrim Office and enjoy this amazing inspirational city! Visit the Cathedral!
Farewell!

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Try a day tour to Fisterra and Muxia
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Getting there:

To beginning of the trip:

Closest airport is Vigo.  Ryanair fly direct to Vigo from the UK and Ireland. To get from Vigo to Oia you can get a public bus or taxi.  We can also assist with arranging a private transfer.

Going home

Regular shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to Santiago Airport, takes 45mins.  Alternatively you can get a taxi which will take approx 15 mins depending on traffic.  Aer Lingus and Ryanair have direct flights to Ireland and the UK.

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