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Bike Tour in the Portuguese Camino de Santiago

Duration 8 Days
dates March - November
Type Self Guided
distance 245 km
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: tour022

Cycle the Portuguese Camino to Santiago de Compostela and enjoy an ancient pilgrimage route that provides unforgettable experiences for those who travel it. Cross old bridges and paths from Roman times. Visit the most important pilgrimage landmarks of Santiago and be amazed by the 800 years-old Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

These tracks and paths go gently north along ancient routes and cross historic cities, woodlands, churches, medieval bridges, stone altars and little watercourses. Admire the beautiful estuaries of Vigo and Pontevedra, enjoy the town of Caldas de Reis and discover the history of Padron and its stone treasure. Enter Santiago de Compostela's Cathedral and embrace the spiritual enrichment of Saint James. Visit the historic city centre of Santiago de Compostela and be enchanted by its traditions and typical cuisine.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival to Porto
The richness of its monumental and artistic heritage, the Port Wine cellars and the many spots dedicated to leisure and culture are only some of the reasons that invite you to visit Porto. Your hotel is located in Porto downtown, near the Douro river, within a walking distance of the famous wine cellars.
Overnight in Porto.
Day 02
Stage 1: Porto - Barcelos (54 km | 34 mi)
Start cycling from the cobbled market square in Mosteiro to avoid trudging through Porto’s urban sprawl. You will cross several impressive Romanesque bridges, including the one in Barcelinhos that takes you into the historical Barcelos, a small city full of interesting architecture and crafts.
Overnight in Barcelos.
Day 03
Stage 2: Barcelos – Ponte de Lima (33 km | 21 mi)
Leave Barcelos towards Ponte de Lima and you´ll see a rural landscape, painted with small villages and traditional agricultural fields. As you go through the Neiva and Lima valleys you’ll see the Padela, Nora and d’Arga mountains, as well as the more distant Corno do Bico.
Enter the delightful town of Ponte de Lima along the river.
Overnight in Ponte de Lima.
Day 04
Stage 3: Ponte de Lima - Valença (35 km | 22 mi)  
Leave Ponte de Lima by crossing the amazing Romanesque-Gothic bridge over the Lima river and enter into the challenging Labruja Mountain - you'll find some steep climbs, but also the beautiful countryside, ancient bridges, hamlets, and woodland waterfalls.
After crossing the mountain of Labruja, admire the impressive Romanesque church at Rubiães and continue to Cossourado. Then, head downhill to cross the Romanesque bridge over the River Pedreira. From here, it’s downhill, through several small villages, to the fortress town of Valença.
Overnight in Valença.
Day 05
Stage 4: Valença – Pontevedra (56 km | 35 mi)
Once on the Spanish side, after crossing the river Minho through the metallic international bridge, you will find the atmospheric town of Tui, with its fortified cathedral. Once past the rather industrial town of O Porriño, cycle through a series of villages and the Chan das Pipas pine forest. An ancient stone road takes you up through the forest before you hit the tarmac again, as you ride into the centre of Pontevedra.
Overnight in Pontevedra.
Day 06
Stage 5: Pontevedra – Padrón (41 km | 26 mi)
Although fairly long, the cycling to Padron is relatively hill-free and you’ll spend the day surrounded by pleasant countryside.
Bathe your feet in the hot springs in the centre of Caldas de Reis, then climb gradually through a series of hamlets and a delightful stretch of woodland. Take some time to explore medieval Padrón and discover its deep connection to St. James, as well as its tasty green peppers.
Overnight in Padrón.
Day 07
Stage 6: Padrón - Santiago (25 km | 16 mi)
Leave Padrón for the final cycling day of your Camino. Cycle through a series of Galician hamlets with traditional cottages and barns, as well as the imposing sanctuary of Nossa Señora da Escravitute. After a delightful wooded area, you’ll begin to find your way through the outskirts of Santiago and into the city centre. Enter the medieval streets that lead to Santiago Cathedral, where your journey ends.
Overnight in Santiago.
Day 08
Departure
After breakfast, end of our services.
Make your way or we can arrange a Private Transfer from Santiago to Porto (optional).
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Dates & Prices


From 825,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Single Supplement:
From 245€
 

More Information

Included
 
  • 7 nights with breakfast on selected accommodations (3* or similar);
  • Luggage transfers – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag;
  • 24-hour support line;
  • Pilgrim Kit: Credencial (passport) and Vieira (shell);
  • Road book with detailed route descriptions and elevation profiles;
  • Bike rental with pannier rack, pannier or handlebar bag, lock and quick repair kit;
  • 6 Bike Rides;
  • Personal Accident Insurance.

 
Extra Services
 
  • Dinners at the hotels during the way (5 dinners excluding Porto and Santiago): 152€/pax
  • Extra night in Porto (Hotel 3*): 118€ double bedroom / 90€ single bedroom
  • Extra night in Santiago (Hotel 3*): 118€ double bedroom / 103€ single bedroom
  • Private Transfer Porto Airport – Porto (up to 4pax): 50€/car
  • Upgrade to e-bike: 230€/bike
  • Helmet (purchase): 40€
  • Handlebar Bag (rental): 36€
  • Gel pad for the saddle (rental): 20€
  • GPS device (rental): 48€

 
Not included
 
  • Transfers from and to the airport;
  • Dinners and Lunches;
  • Museum and Monuments fees;
  • Personal equipment;
  • Other personal expenses;
  • Touristic taxes;
  • All items not mentioned in “included”

 

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