Camino from Tui in a Guided Group

Start / Finish:
Tui / Santiago

Grade:
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Availability:
All year long

120 km
Distance
8 days/ 7 nights
Duration
Half Board (Breakfast and Dinner on route)
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
from 790€ per person
Price


Distance
120 km

Duration
8 days/ 7 nights

Meals
Half Board (Breakfast and Dinner on route)

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
from 790€ per person
Our Official License as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) allows us to work without intermediaries.

You will be part of a guided group organised by Santiago Ways from Tui to Santiago. The departure dates have been scheduled in advance and the departures are guaranteed.

We will begin the last 120 km of the Camino de Santiago Portugues in the town of Tui, where the border between Spain and Portugal is located. We will tour small villages and historic towns that we will fall in love with.

We will be able to get to know the coast of Galicia by passing through Arcade, a town famous for its annual oyster festival, as well as the outstanding architecture of the old town centre of Pontevedra.

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 Tui 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.











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Tui

Tui is a beautiful Galician town. You should take some time to explore its streets, in particular the San Fernando Square where we can get a look at the magnificent Cathedral of Tui that dates back to the 12th century. We can also cross the international bridge over the Miño River that separates Spain and Portugal.

Overnight: Tui

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From Tui to O Porriño

We will start this route from the port in Tui heading in the direction of Camino de Barca. From this point we will cross through the Tunnel das Monxas and begin climbing a steep hill to the San Telmo bridge, nicknamed “Bridge of Fevers”. We will continue on our route until arriving at O Porriño.

Length: 16 km

Overnight: O Porriño

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From O Porriño to Arcade

Once we leave O Porriño we will continue to walk through the Louro Valley. After climbing a small hill, we will reach the hermitage of Santiaguiño de Antas, an ideal and charming place to rest and give our legs a well-deserved break.

Afterwards, we will continue the route through pine forests until arriving at the village of Setefontes, after which we will reach Arcade.

Length: 22 km

Overnight: Arcade

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From Arcade to Pontevedra

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

Overnight: Pontevedra

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From Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Once we leave Pontevedra, the route will take us through pine and eucalyptus tree forests until we reach the town of Ponte Cabras, where we recommend visiting the parish house of Santa María de Alba. In Lombo da Maceira we can also visit a famous statue of the pilgrim Saint James with his walking stick showing him the way.

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

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From Caldas de Reis to Padrón

After leaving Caldas de Reis, we will come across the Umia River. The town of Caldas de Reis has been famous since Roman times for its hot springs. We will continue our route through forests then walk uphill to the village of Santa Mariña.

Once we’ve reached the town, we will begin the descent until we cross the Fontenlo River, ultimately ending up in the town of Padrón. Legend has it that when the body of Santiago was transported to Compostela by boat, Padrón was the first to make it to land.

Length: 18 km

Overnight: Padrón

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From Padrón to Santiago de Compostela

Our route from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela will pass through several small towns until we reach the historical sanctuary of A Esclavitud. From there we can see the imposing Castro Lupario fortress.

We will see many crosses all along the route as we continue on our way. From Agros dos Monteiros we can see the towers of the Cathedral of Compostela. We will then walk by the ruined Castle of A Rocha Vella as we approach Santiago de Compostela.

Once we arrive in Santiago, we will have the chance to admire its rich local architecture and let ourselves be captivated by its historic center, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We should make sure to arrive to Santiago in time to participate in the Pilgrim’s Mass.

Today we will have a guided tour in Santiago, led by the guide who has accompanied us throughout our journey. Enjoy!

Length: 24 km

Overnight: Santiago de Compostela

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Santiago de Compostela

The Portuguese Way ends in Santiago de Compostela. We recommend thoroughly visiting the city center before returning home, so please feel free to ask about additional nights or tours in the city’s historic center.

If you wish, we can book them for you.

And if you have been wanting to know much more about the magic of the Camino, we recommend you our day trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands. They will be the best way to finish your Camino de Santiago.

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General information

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.

Availability

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

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:

Tui

Tui

O Porriño

O Porriño

Arcade

Arcade

Pontevedra

Pontevedra

Caldas de Reis

Caldas de Reis

Padrón

Padrón

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Included Services

checkAccommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.

checkRooms with private bathroom.

checkMeal plan of your choice.

checkLuggage transport between stages.

checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

checkAccompanying guide

checkVAT.

Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: to consult

checkSupplement of picnics (sandwich, drink and dessert): to consult

checkExtra night in Santiago (includes breakfast): to consult

checkTransfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Tui: to consult

checkTravel assistance insurance: to consult

checkCancellation 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.

General Information

What is the best time to do the Camino de Santiago?

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.

How do I get to my starting point on the Camino?

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.

Can I travel alone?

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.

Am I going to have an accompanying guide on el Camino de Santiago?

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.

What does the complete route itinerary consist of?

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.

When do I get the complete route itinerary?

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.

How many kilometres should I walk on each stage?

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.


Advice

What should I consider to prepare physically?

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.

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

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.

What clothes and hiking equipment are indispensable?

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.

How does the baggage transfer between stages work?

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.

Should I take out travel insurance?

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.


Accommodation

Do all rooms have a private bathroom?

Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.

Can I sleep alone in a room?

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.

When will you tell me where I am going to stay?

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.

Am I going to share a room with strangers?

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.

Is the accommodation close to the route that I should follow?

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.

What type of accommodation do you reserve?

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.