Portuguese Way from Oporto
The Portuguese Way from Porto is one of the most popular routes to reach Santiago de Compostela. This journey gives you the opportunity to explore the charming city of Porto and visit two countries along the way. During your journey, you will have the pleasure of enjoying beautiful rural landscapes in Portugal, marveling at small towns such as Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, and the medieval village of Tui. Additionally, you can delight in the breathtaking views of the Vigo estuary, cross the spectacular Roman bridge of Pontesampaio, relax in the thermal waters of Caldas, and discover many other surprises. Come and discover it.
- Accommodation in hotels and rural houses
- Rooms with private bathroom
- Travel insurance
- Welcome Pack with Credential
- 24-hour assistance
- Complete route itinerary
- Vehicle on hand for emergencies
- Free cancellation up to 15 days before your start date
- Transfer to the starting point
- Luggage transport
- Airport transfer
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Night at Oporto
We recommend taking a walk along the riverside and trying the exquisite sweet wine offered by this charming city, at one of the numerous terraces you will find along the Douro River. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to a fado and visit a Port wine cellar.
From Oporto to São Miguel de Arcos
Night at São Miguel de Arcos
Leaving Porto through its metro station, we will continue the path to the north, visiting churches, crossing the impressive Dom Zameiro bridge, and crossing small wooded areas. This stage with little elevation ends in the beautiful town of Arcos.
From São Miguel de Arcos to Barcelos
Night at Barcelos
During this stage of the journey, we will travel through lush valleys and pass through small villages, including a visit to the Romanesque church of Sao Pedro de Rates. Before arriving in Barcelos, we will cross its impressive bridge of Roman origin.
From Barcelos to Ponte de Lima
Night at Ponte de Lima
You will visit small villages and discover chapels in Baroque style. After passing through the town of Balugães, you will approach the valley of the Lima river, where the town of Ponte de Lima, the oldest in Portugal, awaits you. We recommend getting lost in its streets and enjoying its beautiful historic area.
From Ponte de Lima to Rubiães
Night at Rubiães
After crossing the historic bridge of Ponte de Lima, you will begin a demanding ascent up to Portela Grande, where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Afterwards, you will descend along the Roman road until you reach Rubiães.
From Rubiães to Tui
Night at Tui
During this stage, we will go from Portugal to Galicia, characterized by its green landscape and mountainous terrain. We will begin by descending and then face a steep climb to Alto de Sao Bento da Porta Aberta. After that, we will descend again to reach the River Miño and the city of Valença do Minho, where we will cross the international bridge to reach Tui.
From Tui to Porriño
Night at Porriño
In stage two, you will leave Tui through its historic streets to start climbing towards the north, which is followed by a descent that will take you into O Porriño. Be sure to try this town's famous bread, because it is oh-so delicious.
From Porriño to Redondela / Arcade
Night at Redondela / Arcade
Once you leave O Porriño behind, you will continue down into the Val da Louriña and from there you will start climbing towards Redondela, from where you can gaze out upon the stunning views of the Ría de Vigo.
Then you will descend again to finish this stage in the famous village of Redondela.
From Redondela / Arcade to Pontevedra
Night at Pontevedra
Leaving Redondela you will cross the Roman bridge of Ponte Sampaio, known for the battle that was fought there against the Napoleonic invasion.
You should reach Pontevedra a few hours later, a city with a fascinating historic town centre and several places of interest worth visiting, such as the Plaza de la Peregrina (Pilgrim Square) and the Basilica of Santa María la Mayor.
From Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis
Night at Caldas de Reis
During stage five of your pilgrimage, you will depart from Pontevedra by crossing the bridge of O Burgo. It continues through native forests and eucalyptus trees and small streams.
When you get to Caldas de Reis, we recommend a stroll through this beautiful town, known for its thermal waters, where you may like to treat yourself to luxurious rest and relaxation in the spa, to soothe your tired muscles.
From Caldas de Reis to Padrón
Night at Padrón
Padrón is well known for its illustrious writers Camilo José Cela and Rosalía de Castro. Once again, we feel the need to mention a famous food that has made the town’s cuisine renowned far beyond Spanish borders: Padrón peppers. Don't miss the chance to try them but – proceed with caution – as some of them are spicy hot and some of them aren't!
From Padrón to Santiago de Compostela
Night at Santiago de Compostela
Shortly after starting this stage, you will reach the village of A Escravitude, with its ornate and beautiful Marian sanctuary. The trail continues to climb as it winds towards Santiago, and you'll soon spot the towers of the cathedral. Enter into the historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.