Caminho Portuguese Coastal

Caminho Portugues Coastal

Day 1 Vigo - Baiona

Arrival in Vigo (train station or airport) and transfer to Baiona. Meeting with a member of our team for a briefing and to collect the documentation. Accommodation.

Day 2 Baiona - Vigo

Distance: 25.5 km
The residential outskirts of Baiona gradually lead to more rural terrain and scattered villages interspersed with patches of woodland. A stint on a busy road ends with another series of villages before you reach Vigo where you’ll cut through Castrelos Park to skirt around the edge of the city. Accommodation.

Day 3 Vigo - Arcade

Distance: 25 km
Leave Vigo via its main shopping street and follow one long road through a string of quiet hillside villages. After several kilometres you’ll swap houses for trees and views of floating mussel farms and the Cíes islands before the descent into the town of Redondela. Walk uphill through a forest then down to the riverside town of Arcade, renowned for its oysters. Accommodation.

Day 4 Arcade - Pontevedra

Distance: 13 km
Ancient stone paths lead up through the woods and a scenic detour takes you along the River Tomeza. Pontevedra’s historical city centre is a maze of atmospheric squares filled with tapas bars. Accommodation.

Day 5 Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis

Distance: 22 km
Although fairly long, the journey to Caldas to Reis is not difficult and is mostly through pleasant countryside including an attractive section of woodland. Soothe your feet in one of Caldas de Reis’ thermal springs when you arrive. Accommodation.

Day 6 Caldas de Reis - Padron

Distance: 19 km
The day 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. Accommodation.

Day 7 Padron - Santiago de Compostela

Distance: 24 km
The final leg of your Camino is mostly through rural settings with a reasonable amount of shade. The last few kilometres are tiring but as the sign near the River Sar says, “Don’t Stop Now!” Enter the medieval centre of Santiago to make your way to the magnificent cathedral and end your journey. Accommodation.

Day 8 Santiago de Compostela

Depart Santiago de Compostela.  End of our services.