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Day 1. Arrival to OportoDay 1. Arrival to Oporto

Oporto is the second most important city in Portugal, after Lisbon. It features an impressive historic heritage, being its most representative landmarks the Cathedral, the Church and Tower of the Clergymen, the City Hall and the Stock Exchange Palace. Make sure you also taste some of the famous Oporto wine. 

Accommodation in Oporto.

Day 2. Oporto - Vila Do Conde (33,4 km)Day 2. Oporto - Vila Do Conde (33,4 km)

Breakfast in Oporto.

In this stage, you will cross Matosinhos and will have the chance to see the spectacular Church of Bom Jesus. After this, you will keep walking, passing by Labruge, a coast town, soon before arriving at Vila Do Conde, a town with many places worth a visit. You will cross the river Ave and see the Church of the Convent of Santa Clara, located next to an aqueduct. 

Accommodation in Vila Do Conde.

Day 3. Vila Do Conde - Esposende (28,71 Km)Day 3. Vila Do Conde - Esposende (28,71 Km)

Breakfast in Vila Do Conde.

You will follow the boardwalk until you get to Póvoa de Varzim, the next town, where you can visit the Church of Nuestra Señora de Lapa and the Fortress of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción. You will continue, passing by Apulia, and crossing the iron bridge over the river Cádavo. Finally, you will get to Esposende, a town that features some interesting landmarks such as its church, fortress and lighthouse.

Accommodation in Esposende.

Day 4. Esposende - Viana Do Castelo (26,6 Km)Day 4. Esposende - Viana Do Castelo (26,6 Km)

Breakfast in Esposende.

Once you have pass by the Lighthouse of Esposende, you will continue towards Marinhas. After this, you will keep walking next to a Natural Park and will finish the stage crossing the Eiffel Bridge to enter the beautiful town of Viana Do Castelo. 

Accommodation in Viana Do Castelo.

Day 5. Viana Do Castelo - A Guarda (40 Km)Day 5. Viana Do Castelo - A Guarda (40 Km)

Breakfast in Viana Do Castelo.

This may be one of the longest stages in this route, but it also quite flat. Leaving Viana Do Castelo, one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal, you will continue walking next to the coast, passing by many beaches and boardwalks. On the Way, you will be able to see some interesting landmarks such as the Fortress of Santiago de Barra or the Windmills of Montedor. Finally, you will reach Caminha, the last town before crossing the border between Portugal and Spain. Once you get to Caminha, you can take the ferry to A Guarda. 

Accommodation in A Guarda.

Day 6. A Guarda - Viladesuso (16,2 Km)Day 6. A Guarda - Viladesuso (16,2 Km)

Breakfast in A Guarda.

You will be now in Galicia, and the first stage on this land offers an amazing landscape of great beauty, as well as many interesting historic sites such as the Fort of Santa Tecla or the Monastery of Oia. The stage finishes in Viladesuso. 

Accommodation in Viladesuso.

Day 7. Viladesuso - Baiona (16,8 Km)Day 7. Viladesuso - Baiona (16,8 Km)

Breakfast in Viladesuso.

After breakfast, you will leave Viladesuso and will start walking towards Baiona. Soon before arriving at Cape Silleiro, the Way turns right towards the Mountains of Baredo. Once in Baiona, do not miss the chance to see its beautiful boardwalk and the old town. 

Accommodation in Baiona.

 

Day 8. Baiona - Vigo (24,9 Km)Day 8. Baiona - Vigo (24,9 Km)

Breakfast in Baiona.

Leaving Baiona, you will enter an area called Santa Cristina de A Ramallosa, which features many characteristic bridges from the 15th Century, as well as the church and country house of Cadaval. After crossing the Romanesque bridge over the river Miñor, you will continue your Way to finally arrive at Vigo.

Accommodation in Vigo.

 

 

 

Day 9. Vigo - Redondela (17 Km)Day 9. Vigo - Redondela (17 Km)

Breakfast in Vigo.

This stretch goes parallel to the coast, offering stunning views to the estuary. On the Way, you will be able to see the Cíes Islands, Morrazo Peninsula, the Bridge of Rande and also the Cove of San Simón, full of beaches and islands. The stage finishes in Redondela. 

Accommodation in Redondela.

Day 10. Redondela - Pontevedra (18,2 Km)Day 10. Redondela - Pontevedra (18,2 Km)

Breakfast in Redondela.

On this day you will arrive at the first city on the Portuguese Way in Spain. Walking around the historic district of Pontevedra, you can visit the Sanctuary of the Pilgrim Virgin. Going though the “porta do Camiño”, you will enter the Ferrería Square, a place full of bars and terraces, where you can also find the Convent of San Francisco. Close to this, you can see the Square of the Star, the House of the Faces, the Gardens of Castro Sampedro and the Provincial Museum.

Accommodation in Pontevedra.

Day 11. Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis (21,1 Km)Day 11. Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis (21,1 Km)

Breakfast in Pontevedra.

Apart from being the birthplace of the King Alfonso VII of León, Caldas represents a place of relaxation, as its therapeutic thermal baths are really famous. You can also take a stroll around the town and visit places like the church of Santa María and the church of Santo Tomás Becket, or even the botanic garden.  

Accommodation in Caldas de Reis.

Day 12. Caldas de Reis - Padrón (18,6 Km)Day 12. Caldas de Reis - Padrón (18,6 Km)

 Breakfast in Caldas de Reis.

Padrón is well-known for being the town where the lifeless body of St. James disembarked, in 44 AD. Amongst the places to visit, you have the church of Santiago, the Bridge of Santiago, the Fountain of Carmen, the Convent of Carmen and the House A Matanza (Museum House of Rosalía de Castro). From this area are also typical the peppers of Padrón.

Accommodation in Padrón.

Day 13. Padrón - Santiago de Compostela (23,7 Km)Day 13. Padrón - Santiago de Compostela (23,7 Km)

Breakfast in Padrón.

Ready for the last stage, you will leave Padrón heading to Santiago de Compostela. Once in Santiago de Compostela, you will have the opportunity to see an endless amount of landmarks. The main one is the Cathedral and the “Plaza del Obradoiro”, but that does not mean those are the only remarkable places, as it is also recommendable to take a stroll around the historic district, to taste the gastronomy and to visit some other iconic buildings such as “Hostal de los Reyes Católicos”, “Monasterio de San Martín Pinario” or “Pazo de Raxoi”.

Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 14. Breakfast and end of servicesDay 14. Breakfast and end of services

Breakfast in Santiago de Compostela.

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