Easy Camino Portugues

  • 12 Nights
  • From 1049 Per Person
  • Flights available (optional)
  • Spain
The Easy Camino Portugues self guided tour is perfect for Camino beginners looking to experience the Camino de Santiago at a gentle and relaxed pace.

Our Easy Camino Portugues is designed to make the Camino experience a gentle and enjoyable journey, even for those not used to long-distance walking. You will complete the last 100kms of the route, covering an average of 10 to 15kms per day, so you can receive your ‘Compostela’ pilgrim certificate in Santiago.

Over 12 days, you will be walking the forest tracks and country trails of the traditional Camino Portugues from the historic town of Tui, on the banks of the Minho River and home to an impressive 12th century Cathedral Fortress.

If you have time, cross the International Bridge over the River to Portugal before starting your journey. Along the Camino, you will be stopping in towns and villages such as Redondela, Caldas de Reis and stunning Pontevedra, where you will stay in our hand picked accommodation.

On the trails of the Camino Portugues, you will meet pilgrims from all over the world and experience the spirit and camaraderie that make the Camino such a special journey. Make sure you greet them all with a smile and a ‘Buen Camino!’ or ‘Bon Caminho!’, to wish them a safe and good journey.

Your destination is Santiago de Compostela and its wonderful cathedral and Old Town, enjoy discovering the city’s charms and delicious gastronomy.

Let our experienced travel specialists know if you would like to adapt the Easy Camino Portugues itinerary. Enjoy every minute and every step of this wonderful journey, a special experience to remember.

Easy Camino Portugues

The Easy Camino Portugues self guided tour is perfect for Camino beginners looking to experience the Camino de Santiago at a gentle and relaxed pace.

Our Easy Camino Portugues is designed to make the Camino experience a gentle and enjoyable journey, even for those not used to long-distance walking. You will complete the last 100kms of the route, covering an average of 10 to 15kms per day, so you can receive your ‘Compostela’ pilgrim certificate in Santiago.

Over 12 days, you will be walking the forest tracks and country trails of the traditional Camino Portugues from the historic town of Tui, on the banks of the Minho River and home to an impressive 12th century Cathedral Fortress.

If you have time, cross the International Bridge over the River to Portugal before starting your journey. Along the Camino, you will be stopping in towns and villages such as Redondela, Caldas de Reis and stunning Pontevedra, where you will stay in our hand picked accommodation.

On the trails of the Camino Portugues, you will meet pilgrims from all over the world and experience the spirit and camaraderie that make the Camino such a special journey. Make sure you greet them all with a smile and a ‘Buen Camino!’ or ‘Bon Caminho!’, to wish them a safe and good journey.

Your destination is Santiago de Compostela and its wonderful cathedral and Old Town, enjoy discovering the city’s charms and delicious gastronomy.

Let our experienced travel specialists know if you would like to adapt the Easy Camino Portugues itinerary. Enjoy every minute and every step of this wonderful journey, a special experience to remember.

Itinerary

The Easy Camino Portugues self guided walking tour generally includes:

  • 12 nights in selected 3-star hotels and guesthouses
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Luggage transfers on walking days, so your luggage will be delivered to your next stop (One 20kg luggage piece per person)
  • Pilgrim travel pack with holiday information, pilgrim passport and route notes
  • Transfers to accommodation when required

OPTIONAL

  • Flights
  • Dinners
  • Airport pick up
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel upgrades to boutique and luxury hotels or paradores where available
  • Talk to our team if you require additional services

EASY CAMINO PORTUGUES ITINERARY

DAY 1 – TUI

Today you will make your way to the town of Tui, in the South of Galicia to start your Camino adventure walking the last 100kms of the Camino Portugues. Make sure you pay a visit to the medieval fortress style Tui Cathedral built in the 12th century; where you should get your first stamp for the pilgrim passport, credencial.

If you arrive in town with plenty of time, explore its medieval old quarter and we also highly recommend walking across the international bridge over to the other side of the River Minho; to twinned town Valenca do Minho, in Portugal.

DAY 2 – WALKING FROM TUI TO O PORRINO – 18KMS

Today you will leave Tui’s lovely Old Town behind to start your journey on the Camino Portugues. It is 119kms to Santiago.

This walking stage is quite easy with no major difficulties, as pilgrims follow the Louro River along tracks and country roads. Getting into O Porriño, there is a scenic alternative path along the river and all the way into town, in order to avoid the town’s industrial estate which is on the traditional Camino trail.

DAY 3 – WALKING FROM O PORRINO TO REDONDELA – 15KMS

From O Porriño, we have another relatively easy walking day to Redondela, passing small villages along the way and some great examples of Galician ‘pazos’, manor houses.

As you arrive into Redondela you will enjoy views of San Simon island in Vigo Bay. Your stop for the night is the market town of Redondela, which we recommend exploring on foot. The local Tourist Office has bicycles available for visitors, if you prefer exploring on two wheels and give your feet a break.

DAY 4 – WALKING FROM REDONDELA TO ARCADE – 7KMS

Today you have a short walking day ahead, from the market town of Redondela to the village Arcade, famous for its oysters.

DAY 5 – WALKING FROM ARCADE TO PONTEVEDRA – 11KMS

From Arcade to Pontevedra city you will take some lovely forest tracks and small country roads. Take time to explore the wonderful Old Town in Pontevedra, one of the prettiest in Galicia.

DAY 6 – WALKING FROM PONTEVEDRA TO SAN AMARO – 10KMS

From Pontevedra, you will walk to the hamlet of San Amaro where you will be picked up at the end of your walk.

DAY 7 – WALKING FROM SAN AMARO TO CALDAS DE REIS – 13KMS

In the morning, you will be taken back to San Amaro to continue your journey to the town of Caldas de Reis, which is famous for its thermal spring waters and spa.

DAY 8 – WALKING FROM CALDAS DE REIS TO AS CERNADAS/CASAL DE EIRIGO – 10KMS

Today you will leave Caldas de Reis and take trails along vineyards and little hamlets to As Cernadas/Casal de Eirigo where you will be picked up at the end of the day.

DAY 9 – WALKING FROM AS CERNADAS/CASAL DE EIRIGO TO PADRON – 8KMS

Today you have a short and easy walking day to Padron, the town that gives name to the green peppers. It is believed to be the place where the body of St James first landed.

DAY 10 – WALKING FROM PADRON TO RUA DE FRANCOS/TEO -15KMS

From Padron, you will continue your Camino journey along hamlets, small country roads and farmyards to the tiny village of Rua de Francos where you will be picked up.

DAY 11 – WALKING FROM RUA DE FRANCOS/TEO TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 10KMS

This is your last walking day, only 10 more kilometres to go until you arrive in Santiago de Compostela. Make sure you get your well deserved Compostela certificate at the Pilgrims Office and enjoy this great sense of achievement.

DAY 12 – EXPLORING SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After your Camino walk, it is time to discover the wonderful city of Santiago de Compostela. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town can be easily explored on foot, enjoying its vibrant atmosphere. After a visit to the Cathedral and its treasures, head to the Abastos Market where you will find all the Galician delicacies on display from seafood and fish to cheeses, meats, vegetables and sweet treats. The market is the city’s second most visited attraction and there are lovely cafes and bars nearby, where you can enjoy a cafe con churros, a glass of wine or sit down for lunch.

Read our blog post: Things to do and see in Santiago de Compostela

DAY 13 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA AIRPORT

Today it is time to say goodbye to Santiago de Compostela as your Camino adventure comes to an end… for now. Many pilgrims return to the Camino to experience different routes and walk various stages each year. Maybe you will be one of them!

The Easy Camino Portugues self guided tour can be tailored to your preferences and needs, talk to our travel experts for advice.

 

  • Price per person sharing, on a twin or double room with private bathroom
  • Single rooms available on request
  • A deposit is required to secure your booking
  • Please note this is a self guided Camino tour, if you are interested in joining a Camino guide group, you can find all the details on upcoming departures here: CAMINO GUIDED TOURS.

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