You will be part of a guided group organised by Santiago Ways from Sarria to Santiago. The departure dates have been scheduled in advance and the departures are guaranteed.
We will begin the last 127 km of the Camino Portugues Coastal Route in the fishing village of Baiona, in the heart of the Rias Baixas.
We will have the opportunity to tour the promenade in Baiona, as well as taste the exquisite white wines found in the area. Our route will start in Baiona, where we will go along the Atlantic coast and enjoy the views towards the Cies Islands.
In order to ensure the highest level of satisfaction and enjoy a unique experience, the maximum number of people per group is 20 people so take this opportunity and book your Camino Guided Group before the groups are full.
With the help of our accompanying guide and our support car, you can walk the last 100 kilometers of the Camino, from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, enjoying each of the stages and the comfort of our great accommodations in Hotels.
In Santiago de Compostela we can obtain our “Compostela” certificate and visit its beautiful old town, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
We will spend our first night in Baiona. Baiona is a spectacular coastal town with an incredible promenade. We will get to enjoy the coast and the magnificence of the Atlantic Ocean.
We will start this route from Baiona heading in the direction of Vigo. Throughout this stage, we will continue to follow the coast, passing through Nigrán before arriving at Vigo. Nigrán is a beautiful town with a splendid beach that is worth visiting in the hot summer months.
We will also enjoy spectacular views of both the Bay of Vigo and the Cíes Islands.
Length: 26 km
We start the day by heading towards Rua Urzaiz to leave Vigo. We will walk around the Bay of Vigo, overlooking the estuary and crossing through pine forests until we reach the village of Setefontes and finally enter Redondela, where the Camino Portugues Coastal Route meets up with the Camino Portugues Interior Route.
After leaving Redondela, we will come across an urban stretch. We'll pass through Cesantes, and have a panoramic view of the Vigo Estuary and the houses that adorn the mountainside. After this, we will have very few kilometres left before we reach our destination for today: Arcade.
Length: 22 km
Along today’s route we will cross the Verdugo River in Ponte Sampaio. On this bridge is where Napoleon’s army suffered their greatest defeat in Galicia. From Ponte Sampaio we will continue on our way along a paved road that will take us to the Church of Santa Maria from the 13th century.
From here we can take in breathtaking views of the Vigo Bay while en route to Pontevedra.
Length: 11 km
Once we leave Pontevedra, the route will take us through forests of pine, eucalyptus and chestnut trees until we reach the town of Ponte Cabras, where we recommend visiting the parish house of Santa María de Alba.
We can also visit a famous statute of St. James in Lombo da Maceira, which depicts St. James leaning on a walking stick that indicates the way of the Camino. Before reaching Caldas de Reis, we will cross through Tivo, famous for its beautiful fountain and public washhouse.
Length: 24 km
Overnight: Caldas de Reis
After leaving Caldas de Reis, we will cross the Umia River. Thanks to its hot springs, the town of Caldas de Reis has been well-known ever since Roman times. We will continue our route through the woods and will head uphill to the village of Santa Mariña.
Once we have reached this town, we will begin the descent until crossing the Fontenlo River, after which we will arrive at the town of Padrón. Legend has it that when the body of St. James was transported to Compostela by boat, Padrón was the first to arrive on land.
Length: 18 km
From Padrón to Santiago de Compostela, our route will pass through small towns until we reach the historic sanctuary of A Esclavitude. Here we will be able to see the noise that used to come from the Castro Lupario Fortress.
Next, on the same route, we will see several crosses on the path. From Agros dos Monteiros we will be able to see the towers of the Compostela Cathedral.
We will pass by the ruins of the Castle da Rocha Vella as we approach Santiago de Compostela. Once we get to Santiago, we can admire its rich local architecture and enjoy exploring its historic centre, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We must arrive to Santiago in time to participate in the Pilgrim’s Mass.
Length: 24 km
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela
We can divide the route from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela into 2 routes. The first goes from Padrón to the small town of Parada de Francos where we will spend the night, while the second goes from Parada de Francos to Santiago de Compostela.
This way we will have more time to enjoy visiting the different attractions that we will find along the way.
Length: 12 km
Overnight: Parada de Francos
The Portuguese Way ends in Santiago de Compostela. Visiting the city centre before returning home is a must, which is why we recommend asking about additional nights or tours through the city’s historic centre. Trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands are also recommended.
All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to make the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort.
Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for pilgrims to live a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.
When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino.
All accommodation on the Camino de Santiago is subject to availability. In case we can't offer any of them due to capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.
Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.
All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:
Accommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.
Rooms with private bathroom.
Meal plan of your choice.
Luggage transport between stages.
Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.
24 hours Telephone assistance on route.
Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
Additional single room: to consult
Supplement of picnics (sandwich, drink and dessert): to consult
Extra night in Santiago (includes breakfast): to consult
Transfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Baiona: to consult
Travel assistance insurance: to consult
Cancellation insurance: to consult
In order to resolve the doubts of all pilgrims, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your inquiries.
If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts.
The Camino de Santiago can be started on any day of the year, always taking into account the weather and the season in which you want to travel, so that your clothes are the right ones.
The best way to get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago is to arrive at the airport, train station or bus station nearest to the town from where you will start walking.
Once you confirm your Camino, you will send us the arrival information for your flight, train or bus and, from there, we organize a private transfer to the town where you should start your Camino.
Yes, you can. All the routes on the Camino de Santiago are suitable for pilgrims to travel solo.
Also, whether you are travelling alone, or travelling accompanied but want to sleep in a single room, Santiago Ways offer this option to you.
We can book all your nights of accommodation in single rooms at an additional cost. We suggest you book well in advance since they are usually in high demand.
On the Camino de Santiago, you will find hundreds of pilgrims walking on their own. Many of them may have come to the Camino alone; others have probably moved away from their fellow travellers for a few hours because of the difference in speed when walking.
In any case, all the routes on the Camino are very well signposted, so you will have no problem if you go on your own.
Most routes on the Camino de Santiago are done in a self-guided mode. Thus, each traveller has the opportunity to advance on their own and at their own pace along the routes marked on the complete itinerary of the route, which is sent one month before starting the Camino.
However, we also offer organized groups with accompanying guide on the stretch from Sarria to Santiago. We have specific dates already established, and we carry them out in groups of up to 15 people, with guaranteed departures. The guides in charge of these routes speak English and Spanish.
We already have all the dates published until 2021, so you are encouraged to reserve your place before the groups are filled.
The complete route itinerary of the route is a guide that we prepare for you with information about the maps, route profiles and places of interest, kilometre by kilometre on each of the stages that you will go through on the Camino de Santiago.
The travel distances and travel times indicated for each route on both the website and the itinerary we send you are based on reference values. It depends on each pilgrim exactly how they carry out these times and distances, according to the speed at which they progress.
You will receive it by email one month before starting your Camino along with all the documentation for the trip: accommodation reservations, baggage transfers, among others.
In Santiago Ways, we adapt each stage to the needs of our pilgrims, so that they can travel according to their physical capability and the number of days available.
On average, a stage of the Camino de Santiago has 15 to 20 km. On most routes, however, we can organize your Camino so that you walk fewer kilometres, dividing some stages into two parts, depending on what is most comfortable for you.
Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for doing the Camino de Santiago.
Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and continue progressively. They should start by taking small 20-minute walks, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you reach walk about 4 or 5 kilometres every hour.
People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.
Generally, it is recommended to start training for about three months before starting the route.
There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season, and in dates of religious interest such as the San Fermin Festivals in Pamplona, from 7th to 14th July, or the Feast of Santiago the Apostle, on July 25th.
Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all of your needs.
For any of the Caminos, we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of shoes suitable for hiking, trekking poles, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.
Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary.
Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only worry about walking (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).
For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.
Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.
Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.
To complete any of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.
To do this, we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways. If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.
Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.
Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each pilgrim.
Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability according to the location.
We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our pilgrims, provided that they are booked well in advance.
The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the Camino with all the documentation related to the trip.
No. All the accommodations we book for our pilgrims have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort needed torest properly.
All the accommodations that we book are in the centre of the towns or villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is somewhat far from the centre, most of them are accessible on foot.
When necessary, Santiago Ways could offer a round trip transfer so that the pilgrim can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible and return the next day to the point on the route from where he must continue the Camino.
All the accommodation that we book in Santiago Ways offers the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking.
We work with hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels, always a room with a private bathroom.