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FROM

969 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior | Historical

 

DURATION

8 Days | 7 Nights

 

START | END

Porto | Porto

DESCRIPTION

TRIP INFORMATION

From the City of Porto to the Santiago, you’ll discover and admire one of the ways of pilgrimage the Portuguese way. But this one is an alternative from the one inland and much less frequent. Like this you will experience one true way, away from the crowds and nearly discover yourself. The Atlantic Ocean and its different scenery, offer stunning coastal views along the way and the crossing of several small towns and cities along the way rich in culture and fill with the camino spirits. Churches, monuments, old crosses will tell the history of this less trodden way until you arrive at Obradoiro Square, just in front of Saint James Cathedral, in the heart of Santiago of Compostela.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

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ARRIVAL in PORTO

Welcome at PORTO airport. Transfer from airport or train station to Porto City (00h30).

Porto is a vibrant city, the grey color of the granitic building stones and the narrow streets and alley make it a fantastic place to wander. From the old middle age quarter, UNESCO Classified, to the large avenues of early XX century, Porto has a lot.

The day starts cycling once again with the ocean as scenery and get a little inland crossing agricultural lands that grow vegetables. These vegetable grow to feed the north of Portugal.

Arriving at Ofir the path enters the Natural Park of Litoral Norte, a place dedicated to protect sea birds and the dunnar system. Esposende is by the delta of Cavado River and offer a wonderful place to have a stop. While getting to Viana do Castelo the path veers inland to find a way through the hills. Viana do Castelo is not far. The old city still plays an important role and is an important place in the pilgrimage path for the Atlantic way. Nowadays it's a modern city but it has managed to maintain one old town and little shops along these old streets. At the top the Famous Zimborio find pictures of all postcards in Viana. Well worth of a visit, there is a cable car to go to the top...

PÓVOA DO VARZIM

to VIANA DO CASTELO

PORTO to PÓVOA DO VARZIM

VIANA DO CASTELO to BAIONA

From Baiona to Pontevedra the day will offer one Big City and other fantastic views. The first stretch will be linking Baiona to Vigo along the sea front. While entering Vigo by the city parks and gardens you will avoid the noisy part of Vigo. You will leave the city at the middle slope following one dirt road that will bring you to Redondela, where the Monacal Path joins the interior path that comes from Portugal, by Valenca do Minho and Tuy, the path goes along a very dense urban area. In Redondela we let the Ria of Vigo to go ahead into land, crossing several rivers over medieval bridges.

Now you are inland and the hills make the path more demanding. Pontevedra and its historical town are not far while you cross forested countryside. Pontevedra is one very old settlement and it dates back from before the romans. Nowadays the roman bridge is still there but almost unrecognizable. The old part is interesting, and most of it will bring you to medieval ages, early XV and XVI Century. A good place to rest and find a drink while waiting for the next day.

BAIONA to PONTEVEDRA

PONTEVEDRA to PADRÓN

PADRÓN to SANTIAGO

DE COMPOSTELA

Transfer from Santiago de Compostela to Porto City (01h15).

DEPARTURE to PORTO

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THE ATLANTIC WAY TO SANTIAGO

The day starts from Porto at the Sé, from here the way starts; the end of the camino at Santiago de Compostela is six cycling days ahead. From the Sé we cross the old quarters of Porto, these are the remains of the medieval town to get to the river Douro. We go north pointing to Matosinhos to cross the Leca river and follows the shore while getting to Vila do Conde and Póvoa do Varzim, two towns where Portuguese Ships of the Discoveries were built. In the way not far from Vila do Conde, while crossing a natural area, the way passes near one old iron settlement Castro de São Paio, just by the sea. The day ends in Póvoa do Varzim.

The camino will make the shores to Caminha, stretching the coast crossing through several villages and towns. The scenery is very beautiful and the crowds are not around us like other ways to Santiago. Arriving at Caminha Town, the medieval atmosphere gets to us. Galicia is just across the Minho river mouth into the Atlantic.

After the ferry cross, the Camino will go via A Guarda. The little port is a good stop to find a restaurant for fresh fish. The costal scenery will continue to accompany us during the day, the terrain is not very rugged and after A Guarda town almost flat until Oia. Oia is place of an ancient monastery of the order of Cistercian, and gave the name of this saint James Path, the Monacal Path. From Oia onward the paths run near cliffs and arrive at Cape Sillero and start to follow the ancient Vereda Real old medieval road. Old Castles and old towns along the way will lent the pilgrim into Vigo, one of the biggest cities in Galicia, end of this day.

We are almost there, two more days of cycling. Exiting Pontevedra via the Roman bridge the path will go out of this urban area and enter the forest of Reiris y Lombo da Maceira. The path nowadays jungles with the N550 road and reaches the thermal village of Caldas de Reis crossing over river Umia by the bridge to enter into its center. Once again the camino follows the old path and enters a beautiful way up by woods and following small rivers with water mills. Padron and its Iglesia de Santiago awaits us for it is forgiving. Usually this is the last stop before Santiago.

Santiago awaits us some meagre 27Km ahead. The path goes by Iria Flavia, the place where the body of the apostle come ashore into Galicia. Following the river Sar, we cross some traditional villages. At the Milladoiro we will visualize the Cathedral that shines to us. Just a few more kms...

The afternoon will be free to explore Santiago's old quarter and rest...

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

27 - 64  km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

300 - 980 meters

  • Porto city, the old town UNESCO Classified;

  • The Porto wine Cellars;

  • The countryside and coastal scenary;

  • The Portuguese Way to Santiago and its less know variant;

  • Historical Towns and Villages on the Way;

  • Natural landscapes, Natural Park of Litoral Norte;

  • The Rias Baixas, in Galicia;

  • The Portuguese Way in Galicia while arriving at Santiago;

  • Saint James Cathedral and the goal of this way;

  • Santiago de Compostela and all its splendor.

PRICES

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

Guided

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

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OPTIONAL

SERVICES

+ 120 €

+ 240 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

+ 120 €

+ 240 €

NOTE

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

INCLUDED

BIKE RENTALS

Price per person and 6 days cycling.

*If it's not available, Portugal Nature Trails provides equivalent.

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HYBRID MEN BIKE

140€

HYBRID WOMEN BIKE

140€

ELECTRIC BIKE

280€

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THE ITINERARY

43km, +300m

Hotel Teatro

Day

1

Day

2

View Data Hotel Axis Vermar

64km, +680m

Casa Melo Alvim

Day

3

Day

4

View Data Parador de Baiona

45km, +570m

View Data

40km, +560m

Parador de PonteVedra

Day

5

Day

6

View Data Hotel Pazo de Lestrove

64km, +980m

View Data Hotel Virxe da Cerca

Day

7

Day

8

27km, +550m

(optional - ask for price)

Parador de Santiago

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 27.10.

(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 27.10.

969 €

+ 299 €

1.039 €

+ 319 €

1.129 €

+ 369 €

1.899 €

+ 320 €

1.999 €

+ 355 €

2.199 €

+ 380 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

Historical Coastal Summer

THE ATLANTIC PORTUGUESE WAY TO SANTIAGO IS A HYBRID CYCLING ROUTE PROGRAM WHO LINKS THE MAJOR CITY OF OPORTO TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA IN GALICIA, SPAIN ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL COAST-LINE OF PORTUGAL AND GALICIA.

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TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

27 - 64km per day

 

ROUTE

Half bike lanes and paved sur-face of cobbled stone. Half with unpaved surface

 

PROFILE

First days mainly flat with a couple of rolling hills, last days some more height difference

TourGrades-Fit

7 nights lodging on Superior | Historical Accommodation.

Breakfast included

 

Transfer on day of arrival from Airport OPO to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of the Tour

 

Transfer from last Hotel to Airport OPO

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

Bike Equipment

 

6 days of guided Cycling Tour

 

6 nourishing and energtic picnics

 

Dinners to be organised by our guide.

(Payment individually at location, not included in the price Tour)

 

Daily fruit, energy bars and water

 

Back-up Vehicle

7 nights lodging on Superior | Historical Accommodation.

Breakfast included

 

Transfer on day of arrival from Airport OPO to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of the Tour

 

Transfer from last Hotel to Airport OPO

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual)

delivered at departure day at location

 

GPS Track and Device

 

Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

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The equipment packed with the bikes is handle-bar bag, rear bag, rear rack, pedals, gps, helmet, water botles, tools and pump.

See them here: Bike Equipment

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