Camino de Santiago - Portuguese Coastal Way - 290 km - Porto
Discover the Camino de Santiago by bicycle, along the Portuguese Coastal Way starting from Porto!
We invite you to do with us one of the routes currently most used by pilgrims due to its natural beauty since a large part of its length runs along the Portuguese and Spanish coasts.
The pilgrimages to Santiago date back to the 9th century, when the tomb of the Apostle Santiago the Greater was discovered. Since then, people from all over the world have ventured into various and different ways, taking risks and deprivations to visit and venerate Santiago.
This adventure begins in Sé do Porto and has as last stop in Portugal the beautiful village of Caminha, where we will cross the river Minho by boat to get into Spain. Then, we continue along the Spanish coast from A Guarda to Redondela, where we will take the Portuguese Central Way to Santiago de Compostela.Itinerary
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Terreiro Se, Porto 4050-573 Portugal
Day 1: Oporto – Apúlia (58 km / 36 miles)
After we enjoy the Oporto city view, we leave the Praça da Sé by the picturesque alleys until we arrive at Praça da Ribeira. Here we find the Douro river which will guide us to the river mouth. Always by the sea, we pass through the fishing spots as Matosinhos and also some very small villages full of boats and fishing gear.Pass By:
Igreja Matriz da Apulia, Rua da igreja, Apulia 4740-141 Portugal
Day 2: Apúlia – Caminha (59 km / 36 miles)
We leave the village and we drove to Esposende. We leave a bit the seaside and the path becomes different with landscapes composed by woods and fields. Soon we cross the famous Eiffel Bridge and we arrive at Viana do Castelo, where we meet seaside again by a bicycle path that will get us to the beautiful village of Caminha.
Caminha, an ancient bastion of defense against Spanish and French, is now known for its beaches as well as is festivals and pilgrimages. We sleep here today with Spain in sight.Pass By:
Igreja Matriz de Caminha, Rua Direita, Caminha Portugal
Day 3: Caminha – Vigo (64 km / 40 miles)
Today we start the day not to pedal but to sail. We cross the estuary of the Minho river to our first Spanish town, A Guarda. We head to Vigo, always by the seaside where we pass through numerous villages of which we highlight Oia, for its imposing monastery, and Baiona, with its fort and the port of recreation and fishing. Here, we make an excursion in its narrow interior streets full of bars and restaurants where we can enjoy a well-deserved and refreshing drink that will help you to overcome the last miles that are missing to finally arrive in Vigo. This is the main Spanish fishing port and one of the biggest in the world. We are going to sleep here today, but before we will enjoy some of the well known Galician wonderful fish and other delicacies and of course enjoy the bars and the “movida”.Pass By:
Casco Vello Vigo, Centro de la ciudad y proximo al puerto., Vigo Spain
Day 4: Vigo – Caldas de Reys (65 km / 40 miles)
We leave Vigo bypassing its important estuary where the famous mussels are created as well as other mollusks and shellfish. We will arrive soon at Redondela, where we start to use the Central Portuguese Route that takes us to Pontevedra, the capital of the province of Galicia. We cross the city through its historical streets towards Caldas de Reys, our destiny of this fourth day with its thermal baths and spas which, as the village, date back to Roman times.Pass By:
Carballeira de Caldas de Reis, 36650 Caldas de Reis Spain
Day 5: Caldas de Reys – Santiago de Compostela (43 km / 26 miles)
Santiago is getting closer. We now take the direction of Padrón, known for its famous peppers, fairs, and festivals. We are now in the final stage, just a few miles separate us from the Praça do Obradoiro, in Santiago de Compostela, where we will pose for the always exciting and inevitable final photo with the cathedral in the background.
Ok, everything end´s, but we still have time for a deserved bath in the hotel followed by a goodbye lunch.
The rest of the day- Well that is up to you, finally you will get rid of us and you can enjoy the rest of the day knowing better the historic city of Santiago.Pass By:
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, Praza do Obradoiro S/N, 15704, Santiago de Compostela Spain
Day 6: Santiago de Compostela (0 km / 0 miles)
Today you are ruling your own time there are no bikes, no trails left and no yellow arrows to follow.
Santiago is a beautiful city, full of monuments and picturesque streets, this is an opportunity to know it better, enjoy and relax, at the scheduled time, your transfer will be there to bring you back.Pass By:
Igreja Matriz de Viana do Castelo, Largo do Instituto Historico do Minho, Viana do Castelo 4900-522 Portugal
Igreja Matriz de Caminha, Rua Direita, Caminha Portugal
Puerto Deportivo de Baiona, Avenida Monterreal s/n, 36300 Baiona Spain
Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, Casco antiguo, 36002 Pontevedra Spain
MTB in Portugal, Plataforma da Artes e Criatividade, Lab 2, Av. Conde de Margaride 175, 4810-535 Guimarães, Portugal
MTB in Portugal is an Adventure Sports company, unique in Guimarães, with a structured offer that includes guided tours in Mountain Bike, as well as Walking & Hiking activities with various levels of difficulty.
With us, you can enjoy pleasant walks through the charming city of Guimarães or go for an adventure of several days along the “Camino de Santiago” - Way of St James.
By bike or on foot, the choice is yours.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 6 Days
1: MTB in Portugal, Plataforma da Artes e Criatividade, Lab 2, Av. Conde de Margaride 175, 4810-535 Guimarães, Portugal
2: Porto, Portugal
3: Braga, Portugal
Traveler pickup is offered
.In Porto region and Guimarães region.
Cancellations and refunds:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.