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CAMINO PORTUGUÉS | TUI – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA | 8 DAYS

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Overview

Camino Portugués

Hike from Tui to Santiago de Compostela in 8 days

Would you like to walk the camino Portugués? And experience the unique feeling of pilgrimage? During your camino Portugués you walk in 7 stages from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. You follow the route from the famous camino to the pilgrim town of Santiago. The total number of kilometers is 125 and the stages are about 20 km per day. That may seem short, but keep in mind that it is not a flat route.

Imagine yourself in the Middle Ages

During your camino Portugués you start in the medieval town of Tui to Santiago de Compostela in green and natural Galicia. Located on the Minho River and the border with Portugal, Tui is the starting point for this beautiful pilgrimage. With its maze of small streets and famous cathedral, Tui is one of the most beautiful towns in Galicia. You pass Pontevedra with its beautiful bridge. Pontevedra has been the most important commercial center of this region since the Middle Ages. You will find many palaces, beautiful plazas and many richly decorated monasteries and churches.

After Caldas de Reis, the Camino Portugués runs through chestnut forests with eucalyptus trees. Via Padrón, famous for the green peppers, you reach Santiago de Compostela after a last climb. The final destination of your camino Portugués. Along the way you will enjoy the cultural richness, the delicious gastronomy and the cordiality of the local inhabitants.

If you want to start your camino Portugués in Porto, please contact us. To continue your camino to either Finisterre or Muxía, click here. We are happy to arrange it for you!

FROM DAY TO DAY

Day 1 Arrival in Tui

After arriving at the airport, go to Tui. You may still have some time to explore this beautiful town, located above the Rio Minho. The one gets lost in the narrow streets. And the cathedral is definitely worth a visit. From here the next day you start Camino Portugués, your pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Day 2 Stage Tui – O Porriño 16 km

You start your pilgrimage with the stage from Tui to O Porrino, over 16 km. A short stage, so you can get in there or visit Tui in the morning. The camino Portugués takes you via a paved road to the medieval bridge over the Rio Louro. Today you walk through the valley of this river. Perhaps immediately one of the most beautiful part of the camino Portugués. The modern city of O Porrino is the end of this stage.

Day 3 Stage O Porriño – Redondela 17 km

The camino Portugués will take you to Redondela today. On the way you keep the Rio Louro in your sights. And you also cross it via a medieval bridge. Today the camino Portugues alternately runs through forest paths, through vineyards and you also pass the highest point of this part of the camino Portugués. Your final destination is Redondela. A beautiful town with a small historic center and beautiful church, dedicated to Santiago. How could it be different…

Day 4 Stage Redondela – Pontevedra 18 km

Today you will again head for Pontevedra through fields and vineyards. At the top of Alto de Lomba you have a magnificent view over the Ria de Vigo. The path now descends to the beautifully coastal Arcade (recommended if you like oysters). Farm roads and rural paths then take you to Pontevedra. A pleasant city with many bars and restaurants. It’s great to relax and get ready for tomorrow’s stage.

Day 5 Stage Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis 22 km

Today an easy stage is planned. You leave Pontevedra via the bridge over the river Lerez. With final destination Caldas de Reis. The Camino Portugués leads you again between green fields, vineyards and chestnut forests. We walk through the valley to Caldas de Reis. This place is known as a spa. There are several natural hot springs that were already a popular stopping place for tired pilgrims in Roman times.

Day 6 Stage Caldas de Reis – Padrón 18 km

Today the camino Portugués will take you to Padrón. But you have to do something for that! Via beautiful forest paths you first climb to the village to the village of Santa Marina with a beautiful Romanesque church. Through dense pine forests you walk further to the top of O Pino. There Padrón is already in sight! During the descent you will pass the 12th century church of San Xulian. Padrón is known for its green chilies that you should definitely taste. But also rest well, because tomorrow the last leg of the camino Portugués will take you to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Day 7 Stage Padron – Santiago de Compostela 24 km

(this stage can be split up)

After a good breakfast it is time: on to Santiago de Compostela. But first you climb through cobblestone streets and small roads to the Agro de Monteiros. From there you can see the towers of Santiago de Compostella for the first time. What a great moment that will be! Majestic Santiago with its world-famous cathedral, stately palaces and medieval streets is a worthy ending to this fantastic walking holiday. Once in Santiago de Compostela it is time for some traditional pilgrim rituals. Including the last stamp in your pilgrim’s passport and the collection of your Compostella. The indispensable proof of this great achievement. We recommend that you attend the daily pilgrim mass in the cathedral. The cathedral is located in a historic city center that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Highlights

  • During your camino Portugues you walk in 6 stages from Tui to Santiago de Compostela
  • You follow the route from the famous camino to Santiago
  • The total number of kilometers is 125 and the stages are about 20 km per day
  • You walk from the beautiful medieval town of Tui to Santiago de Compostela in the green and natural Galicia
  • Passes imposing Pontevedra and via Padron, famous for its green chilies, you reach Santiago de Compostela
  • Along the way you will enjoy the cultural richness, the delicious gastronomy and the cordiality of the local inhabitants
  • Departure every day of the year
  • Accommodations are selected on the basis of quality and are located
  • Rooms with bathroom and breakfast included
  • Luggage transport included. 1 suitcase per person
  • Route-in Google Maps

What you will do

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Day 1 Arrival in Tu
Day 1 Arrival in Tu
After arriving at the airport, go to Tui. You may still have some time to explore this beautiful town, located above the Rio Minho. The one gets lost in the narrow streets. And the cathedral is definitely worth a visit. From here the next day you start Camino Portugués, your pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Day 2 Stage Tui - O Porriño 16 km
Day 2 Stage Tui - O Porriño 16 km
You start your pilgrimage with the stage from Tui to O Porrino, over 16 km. A short stage, so you can get in there or visit Tui in the morning. The camino Portugués takes you via a paved road to the medieval bridge over the Rio Louro. Today you walk through the valley of this river. Perhaps immediately one of the most beautiful part of the camino Portugués. The modern city of O Porrino is the end of this stage.
Day 3 Stage O Porriño - Redondela 17 km
Day 3 Stage O Porriño - Redondela 17 km
The camino Portugués will take you to Redondela today. On the way you keep the Rio Louro in your sights. And you also cross it via a medieval bridge. Today the camino Portugués alternates between forest paths, vineyards and you also pass the highest point of this part of the camino Portugués. Your final destination is Redondela. A beautiful town with a small historic center and beautiful church, dedicated to Santiago. How could it be different...
Day 4 Stage Redondela - Pontevedra 18 km
Day 4 Stage Redondela - Pontevedra 18 km
Today you will again head for Pontevedra through fields and vineyards. At the top of Alto de Lomba you have a magnificent view over the Ria de Vigo. The path now descends to the beautifully coastal Arcade (recommended if you like oysters). Farm roads and rural paths then take you to Pontevedra. A pleasant city with many bars and restaurants. It's great to relax and get ready for tomorrow's stage.
Day 5 Stage Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis 22 km
Day 5 Stage Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis 22 km
Today an easy stage is planned. You leave Pontevedra via the bridge over the river Lerez. With final destination Caldas de Reis. The Camino Portugués leads you again between green fields, vineyards and chestnut forests. We walk through the valley to Caldas de Reis. This place is known as a spa. There are several natural hot springs that were already a popular stopping place for tired pilgrims in Roman times.
Day 6 Stage Caldas de Reis - Padrón 18 km
Day 6 Stage Caldas de Reis - Padrón 18 km
Today the camino Portugués will take you to Padrón. But you have to do something for that! Via beautiful forest paths you first climb to the village to the village of Santa Marina with a beautiful Romanesque church. Through dense pine forests you walk further to the top of O Pino. There Padrón is already in sight! During the descent you will pass the 12th century church of San Xulian. Padrón is known for its green chilies that you should definitely taste. But also rest well, because tomorrow the last leg of the camino Portugués will take you to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Day 7 Stage Padrón - Santiago de Compostela 24 km
Day 7 Stage Padrón - Santiago de Compostela 24 km
After a good breakfast it is time: on to Santiago de Compostela. But first you climb through cobblestone streets and small roads to the Agro de Monteiros. From there you can see the towers of Santiago de Compostella for the first time. What a great moment that will be! Majestic Santiago with its world-famous cathedral, stately palaces and medieval streets is a worthy ending to this fantastic walking holiday.
Once in Santiago de Compostela it is time for some traditional pilgrim rituals. Including the last stamp in your pilgrim's passport and the collection of your Compostella. The indispensable proof of this great achievement. We recommend that you attend the daily pilgrim mass in the cathedral. The cathedral is located in a historic city center that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8 Return from Santiago de Compostela
Day 8 Return from Santiago de Compostela
After breakfast you can enjoy the pilgrim town for a while before your journey home starts. If you want to extend your camino Portugués with an extra day in Santiago de Compostela, let us know. It's definitely worth it!

Included/Excluded

  • Price per person in a double room
  • 7 nights in a double room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation
  • Flee
  • Transfers from the airport to Tui and from Santiago to the airport
  • Surcharge for a single room

Duration

5 – 7 hours

Languages

English
Espanol

Activity Types

Camino Santiago
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Walking

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FAQs

Why is Santiago de Compostella the end point of the Camino Santiago?
The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella (also called Saint James route or Way of Saint James) is the pilgrimage route to the tomb of the apostle James in Santiago de Compostella in Spain. The main route through Spain is the Camino Francés, which runs from the Pyrenees to the tomb of James. This route passes through the cities of Pamplona, Estella, Logroño, Burgos, León, Astorga and Ponferrada.
Is the route suitable for inexperienced walkers?
Although the camino is accessible to everyone, experience and good physical condition are recommended.
What to bring during my walking trip?
On the way you walk with a small backpack. In it you put some things you need for on the go. Think of some food, drinks, sunscreen, a raincoat. The rest of your luggage is taken from accommodation to accommodation.
What if I have an accident on the way or if something happens to me?
You can contact us anytime and we will like for a solution together.

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Ezinne & her mother
23/09/2022

Top experience!

It was the first camino for both my mother and myself and we enjoyed it so much: the hotels and service were always in order, luggage always on time at our place of arrival, the hotels were always close to the route and the route itself was wonderful. The dinner of the last day was a nice ending!! Top experience!
Ann & her father
23/09/2022

1 word: fantastic!

I would have to say it twice, on behalf of myself and my father. 1 word fantastic, incredibly nice how everything was super well organised. Beautiful rooms, delicious breakfast, beautiful walks, a wonderful experience. Thanks to you we were able to do this. And the closing was the max with a delicious diner, what a pleasure!
Karel Jan
28/07/2022

Good tips and advice included

In July 2020 I walked for the first time, alone, from Tui to Santiago. The contact with Annemiek prior to the trip was personal, pleasant and professional. The few times I contacted them during the trip, WAW.travel responded almost immediately (native Dutch and Spanish). All agreements have been fulfilled 100% and expectations have been met. Good tips and advice are included!
Jacky
24/06/2022

Enthusiastic, professional & fast service

I decided last minute that I wanted to discover what it was like to walk a Camino. There are lots of companies online with the best promises to get it all organised fast but the ones I asked for quotations either made mistakes or I’m still waiting for an answer. Until I found WAW.travel! No problem for Annemiek and Roberto who are so friendly, professional and ever so fast with their advice and solutions. The hotels were all comfortable, clean & convenient, close to the route. One day I had a delay with my luggage and Roberto helped me out in no time and also gave me some nice ideas for restaurants. I appreciated the extras included, like the opportunity to use the spa in Caldas de Reis and the delicious diner at a great restaurant in Santiago to celebrate my arrival. Thanks for the expert advice and help to make me walk the Camino Português without having to organise anything
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Marijke
17/05/2022

Great experience

It was a great experience to remember! Especially the spontaneous meetings and nice conversations with other pilgrims. Thank you for the organization! Besides, the hotel in Santiago feels like a warm bath.
Sigrid and Mario
17/04/2022

Pleasant personal contact

We had our pilgrimage from Tui to Santiago de Compostela organized by WAW.travel . They have done a great job. The advice is good. The contact before is pleasant and personal. The travel document you receive from them is extensive, clear, very well-arranged and worked out down to the last detail. Questions are answered quickly and adequately. Also during the difficult flight Annemiek and Roberto helped and assisted us perfectly. Thanks again for that! The accommodations were good, pleasant, clean and always close to the route. The one is more modest but enjoyable, the other special with more beauty and comfort, but always appropriate for a pilgrimage like this. The tips we received for a number of local restaurants are recommended. If you are planning to make a pilgrimage or long walking tour in combination with a holiday, we highly recommend WAW.travel. Thank you Annemiek and Roberto for the good care and this special experience.
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Ton & Fieke
02/10/2021
Our Camino was our first walking holiday, so very curious how we would experience this trip. Thanks to WAW.travel we could enjoy a lot! Only having to think about what we saw and walk along. Everything super arranged. Very varied locations to stay, always a pleasant surprise. Seen so much beauty, nature, old villages and experienced with surprise how we were gripped by all the crucifixes, churches and candles with Santiago as a reward. We got to know a completely different Spain and really enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. Thanks for that! Ton and Fieke
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Ruud en Moniek
13/07/2020

Unique experience

We walked from Tui to Santiago de Compostela together. It was our first experience on the camino. And never regretted it! Everything was well taken care of. We slept in special places, such as a casa rural. The luggage was also delivered neatly on time. Thanks team WAW, we will definitely come back to you.
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