Easy Coastal Camino Portugues

  • 13 Nights
  • From 1175 Per Person
  • Flights available (optional)
  • Spain
Experience the last stretch of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona at a relaxed pace on this Easy Coastal Camino Portugues tour, walking short distances each day. Perfect for Camino beginners.

The lovely seaside town of Baiona, in the Rias Baixas of Galicia, marks the beginning of your Camino journey. Before setting off, take some time to explore the cobbled old town, stroll the seafront promenade and visit the town’s impressive Monterreal castle-fortress, today a luxury Parador hotel.

Over 13 days on the Easy Coastal Camino Portugues self guided tour, you will be walking manageable stretches of the Camino each day, ranging from 10 to 18kms, covering 120kms from Baiona to Santiago de Compostela and staying in towns and villages along the way.

The first few days from Baiona to Vigo and Redondela you will enjoy the best coastal views of the journey, walking along the Atlantic Ocean, past sandy beaches and enjoying wonderful panoramic views of Vigo Bay and the Cies Islands in the distance.

As the route joins the classic Camino Portugues trail in Redondela town and heads inland from the beautiful city of Pontevedra, sea views will be gradually replaced by country lanes, small vineyards, forest tracks and farmland dotted with Romanesque churches, ‘horreo’ granaries and wayside stone crosses.

Enjoy the wonderful Camino de Santiago experience, it’s famous camaraderie and spirit at a relaxed pace. Don’t forget to stamp your pilgrim passport twice each day, to get your Compostela pilgrim certificate in Santiago.

If you’d like to start your journey from Vigo, add extra nights or activities during the trip, please let our travel experts know and they will be happy to adapt the Easy Coastal Camino Portugues itinerary to your preferences and requirements.

Easy Coastal Camino Portugues

Experience the last stretch of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona at a relaxed pace on this Easy Coastal Camino Portugues tour, walking short distances each day. Perfect for Camino beginners.

The lovely seaside town of Baiona, in the Rias Baixas of Galicia, marks the beginning of your Camino journey. Before setting off, take some time to explore the cobbled old town, stroll the seafront promenade and visit the town’s impressive Monterreal castle-fortress, today a luxury Parador hotel.

Over 13 days on the Easy Coastal Camino Portugues self guided tour, you will be walking manageable stretches of the Camino each day, ranging from 10 to 18kms, covering 120kms from Baiona to Santiago de Compostela and staying in towns and villages along the way.

The first few days from Baiona to Vigo and Redondela you will enjoy the best coastal views of the journey, walking along the Atlantic Ocean, past sandy beaches and enjoying wonderful panoramic views of Vigo Bay and the Cies Islands in the distance.

As the route joins the classic Camino Portugues trail in Redondela town and heads inland from the beautiful city of Pontevedra, sea views will be gradually replaced by country lanes, small vineyards, forest tracks and farmland dotted with Romanesque churches, ‘horreo’ granaries and wayside stone crosses.

Enjoy the wonderful Camino de Santiago experience, it’s famous camaraderie and spirit at a relaxed pace. Don’t forget to stamp your pilgrim passport twice each day, to get your Compostela pilgrim certificate in Santiago.

If you’d like to start your journey from Vigo, add extra nights or activities during the trip, please let our travel experts know and they will be happy to adapt the Easy Coastal Camino Portugues itinerary to your preferences and requirements.

Itinerary

The Easy Coastal Camino Portugues self guided tour includes:

  • 13 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
  • Dinner
  • 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 COASTAL CAMINO PORTUGUES ITINERARY

DAY 1 – BAIONA

Today you will make your way to Baiona, a lovely pretty seaside town by the bay of the same name. Explore the cobbled historic quarter and go for a stroll along the seafront promenade to the iconic Monterreal Castle-fortress, which is today a luxury Parador hotel. Take your swimming gear if the weather is warm and go for a swim in one of the beaches by the castle.

DAY 2 – WALKING FROM BAIONA TO NIGRAN – 10KMS

On your first walking day from Baiona to Nigran, the Coastal Camino Portugues route will take you along the seafront and beach promenades for most of the day, until you reach the town of Nigran, your stop for the night.

DAY 3 – WALKING FROM NIGRAN TO VIGO – 14KMS

From Nigran to Vigo, the Coastal Camino Portugues continues along coastal paths and trails for most of the day to Vigo’s famous Samil Beach. From Samil you will walk across the city suburbs to the city harbour.

Vigo city is one of Galicia’s biggest and an important port. Make sure you explore the old town and go for a stroll by the harbour. If you are taking a rest day, we recommend taking a ferry to the magnificent Cies Islands.

DAY 4 – WALKING FROM VIGO TO REDONDELA – 16KMS

Leaving Vigo city behind by the Senda da Auga, pilgrims on the Coastal Camino Portugues route will take in wonderful views of Vigo Bay and the city below. Today’s stage is relatively short and takes you to the town of Redondela, where the trail joins the classic Camino Portugues route and where you are likely to encounter more pilgrims than any of the stages before.

DAY 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 – 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 10 – 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 11 – 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 12 – 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. Get your Compostela Certificate at the Pilgrims Office and enjoy the feeling of achievement!

DAY 13 – 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 14 – 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!

Please note the Easy Coastal Camino Portugues self guided tour is completely flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs and preferences, talk to our travel experts for advice.

  • Price per person sharing a twin or double room with private bathroom
  • Single rooms available on request
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm 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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