Portuguese way to Santiago ( Tui-Santiago) 8 Days
The way to Santiago de Compostela is an ancient pilgrimage route that provides unforgettable experiences to those who travel along it. A Pilgrimage is an act of faith. It is a Way and, as such, it presupposes an itinerary but it does not stop at that. It must be associated with an intention and an objective, nourishing the motivation and awakening inner search, thus bringing about spiritual enrichment.
Accept our challenge and discover the Portuguese way to Santiago.
One member of our team will meet you at the hotel to welcome you and provide a full briefing and all the documentation you’ll need.
Stay in a 4-star hotel
MOSTEIRÓ ⇒ ARCOS (17 KM / 10.5 MILES)
In the early morning, you will have a transfer to Mosteiró to begin your first stage of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago. Notice the progressive transition from urban into rural areas as you walk this first stage. You will go through Vilarinho and cross the medieval bridge over the Ave before reaching the village of Arcos where the first stage ends.
Put your feet up at your 4-star country hotel with breakfast included.
* Note: After breakfast on your second day in Porto you will meet a member of our team who will drive you to Mosteiró to start your Portuguese Camino de Santiago. With this, you avoid the busy roads and the first stage is reduced to 17 km, instead of almost 35 km.
ARCOS ⇒ BARCELOS (20 KM / 12.5 MILES)
Start walking from Arcos towards the ancient village of Rates and its imposing Romanesque church. Pass the villages of Courel and Pedra Furada then follows rural roads until you reach the attractive town of Barcelos, the end of this stage.
Spend the night at a 4-star hotel with breakfast included. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Barcelos.
BARCELOS ⇒ QUINTIÃES (16 KM / 10 MILES)
Set off from Barcelos along minor roads which will take you to a more rural area where you’ll see small scale agricultural practices and perhaps meet some villagers. Walk through the small villages of Tamel and Aboim towards the River Neiva. End the day in the village of Quintiães.
Relax at a 4-star hotel with breakfast included.
QUINTIÃES ⇒ PONTE DE LIMA (17 KM / 10.5 MILES)
The day starts by crossing the River Neiva by a medieval bridge just before the village of Balugães. This is a day of rural roads and magnificent countryside until your spectacular entrance into the picturesque town of Ponte de Lima. Time your walk so that you have ample opportunity to enjoy the historical center and gardens or just sit by the river for a while.
Enjoy your comfy bed tonight at 3-star hotel with breakfast included. Choose from a range of restaurants in Ponte de Lima where you can try traditional dishes like polvo à lagareiro (baked octopus) or bacalhau assado com broa (baked cod with corn bread) and a fine Loureiro white wine.
Stay at a 4-star hotel with breakfast included.
PONTE DE LIMA ⇒ COSSOURADO (22 KM / 13.6 MILES)
Leave the medieval town of Ponte de Lima and return to the rural world. In the middle of this stage you will encounter Labruja mountain. The 2 km uphill are the most demanding of the whole Portuguese Way of St James but the views are worth the effort. Once you’re over the hill, it’s an easy walk to complete this stage.
Sleep well at a 4-star country hotel with breakfast included.
COSSOURADO ⇒ VALENÇA (14 KM / 8.7 MILES)
This day starts by leaving the valley of the River Coura and climbing gently to São Bento da Porta Aberta. Continue to Fontoura through fields and brushwood until you reach the fortress town of Valença.
Unwind at a 4-star charming hotel with breakfast included. Dine in one of Tui’s many restaurants.
VALENÇA ⇒ PORRIÑO (19 KM / 11.8 MILES)
Before you leave Tui, spend some time visiting its famous Gothic cathedral. From Tui, you’ll follow the Louro valley, walk along a forest track and across a stone slab bridge into a wetland area where you should spot plenty of bird life. Go through the city of O Porriño with its magnificent Gothic town hall building.
Stay in a 4-star hotel with breakfast included.
7 nights of accommodation with breakfast included
Arrival and departure shared bus from Porto Airport
Telephone support for emergencies
Pilgrim Kit: Credencial (passport)
GPS with the track
DATES – PRICES
Low Season – January to May and October
Price per person in double room: 397.00€
Single Supplement : 245.00€
Mid Season – June and September
Price per person in double room: 498.00€
Single Supplement : 279.00€
Mid Season – June and September
Price per person in double room: 627.00€
Single Supplement : 303.00€
- Other personal expenses
- Touristic taxes
- All item not mentioned in “included”
The Algarve is widely known for the beauty of its beaches, the excellent sunny days and mild climate. But along with all this there is also an Algarve still hidden, with natural parks where you can admire species of little known birds. Where you can find tracks by the sea and in the interior where few go, where there are still ancient traditions and you can learn to live healthy and joyous rhythm even if it is only during the holidays.
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