Portuguese Coastal way: From A Guarda to Santiago de Compostela (148 Km)

The Portuguese coastal way is an alternative official route to get to Santiago de Compostela. This itinerary starts from A Guarda, a small village located in the border between two countries: Portugal and Spain. Along the path we will have the chances to visit beaches, forests and cliffs in a different way. This is a path full of peace and tranquility, where the pilgrim will enjoy beautiful landscapes with a minimum of physical effort and enjoying a pleasant temperature.

Arrival in A Guarda

The traveler is responsible to arrive at the given accommodation on the chosen date. This day is a good chance to visit the town and to rest.

A Guarda – Oia

Dificultad BajaTiempo estimado 4hDistancia15 Km

The first stage of our journey does not require a big effor, it is short and with almost no up and downs. We can enjoy a calm walk along different beaches until arriving to the wine area known as El Rosal. From there we will see the Monastery of “Santa Marta de Oia”, our destination.

Oia – Baiona

Dificultad BajaTiempo estimado 4hDistancia14 Km

Difficulty remains low, we will continue our journey along the Atlantic coast enjoying amazing cliffs until we reach the Lighthouse of Cabo Silleiro. From there we should turn right and continue through the mountains of Baredo. After a small climb we will arrive at the Castle of Monte Real, the last part of the stage before reaching Baiona.

Baiona – Vigo

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 5h 30’Distancia23 Km

Difficulty increases both for the irregularities and for the distance to be covered. We will continue along the coast from Baiona to Nigrán and then to the city of Vigo. The path begints in “Ría de Vigo”, we will have the chance to see Cíes Islands from the distance enjoying a wonderful landscape.  Other highligths of the stage are O Pombal fountain and the two bridges located over river Groba in Ramallosa. We will continue along the coast to Nigrán until reaching our destination, Vigo.

Vigo – Cesantes

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 4h 30’Distancia18 Km

We will cross Vigo following the walk along the river Lagares. Our next stop will be in O berbés, just a few kilometers away from Redondela. At this moment the coastal path will join the internal path. Finally we will have to climb until the end of our stage, Cesantes.

Cesantes – Pontevedra

Dificultad LowTiempo estimado 4hDistancia16 Km

We start from Cesantes, from there we will walk a few kilometers along an irregular path to arrive in Arcade. We will cross a medieval bridge located over the Verdugo river. The last kilometers will take us up to Vilaboa and through the typical galician forest we will finally reach Pontevedra.

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 4h 30′Distancia21 Km

From Pontevedra, we will cross the city center to start the stage. We will leave the city by crossing the bridge of Burgo. During the path we will enjoy landscapes fulls of vineyards,  typical of the area. The predominant landscape in the last kilometers will be the most rural area of Galicia. We must be very careful because, even if the road is perfectly marked, it is possible that we can deviate and disorient a little. Before getting to Caldas de Reis you will pass through the village of Tivo with its famous fountain and cruceiro (cross) of the seventeenth century.

Caldas de Reis – Padrón

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 4hDistancia17 Km

One of the shortest stages, a well deserved break before to reach the end of our journey. Starting from Caldas de Reis, we cross the river Umia and find the thermal waters that gave the town its name since Roman times. From there we will start a descent until the arrival at Padrón.

Padrón – Santiago de Compostela

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 5hDistancia24 Km

The last and the most exciting of the stages, after 6 hard days walking we will finally arrive to our goal, Santiago de Compostela.

The shortest stage but one of the most exciting. We highly recommend to start walking early in order to arrive to Santiago as soon as possible to enjoy the rest of the day in the city.

Monte Do Gozo its a strategic point, located just 4 km from the Cathedral. Once there we will observe in the distance the towers of the long-awaited Cathedral of Santiago and we will feel a great personal satisfaction. We must let ourselves be guided downhill, the end of our Camino is near. We will arrive at Obradoiro Square, where the Cathedral is located.

Santiago de Compostela

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 4hDistancia17 Km

Mission completed. After sealing our credential at every stage and collecting our Compostela, we deserve this great reward. A good opportunity to get to know the city, enjoy its culture, people and gastronomy, after all the effort invested you’ve earned it.

THIS TRIP INCLUDES

  • 7 days/6 nights in the chosen accommodation
  • Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
  • Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
  • Telephone assistance service 24/7
  • Travel assistance insurance
  • Single room supplement: 145 €/pax
  • Extra night in Santiago:35 € double room / 55 € single room
  • Breakfast: 55 €/pax
  • Half Board: 185 €/pax
  • Cancellation insurance: 20 €/pax

PRECIO

  • 480 € pax en hab. doble

ACCOMMODATION

For this itinerary we offer accommodation in double private rooms in hotels, hostels or rural accommodation.

Hostales y/o pensionesHostels, hotels and rural accommodation 480 €

* All accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our customers.

H O T E L

Accommodation in double private rooms in hotels, hostels or rural accommodation

The accommodation in Hostels and Guesthouses has double, triple or quadruple rooms, always with private bathroom. They are simple and comfortable room ideal for sleeping and resting.

* For individual bookings, it is necessary to pay a supplement. 

Accommodation in double private rooms in hotels, hostels or rural accommodation

The accommodation in Hostels and Guesthouses has double, triple or quadruple rooms, always with private bathroom. They are simple and comfortable room ideal for sleeping and resting.

* For individual bookings, it is necessary to pay a supplement.