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The Camino Portuguese from Tui

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The Camino de Santiago from Tui

Distance: 120 Km

Duration: 8 days / 7  nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels, Country Cottages and Guest Houses

Available: All year round

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The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) from Tui to Santiago is the last leg of the Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way): This stage starts in the beautiful town of Tui. Tui is the bordering town between Spain and Portugal, both countries are divided by the Miño River and you can travel from one country to the other by crossing the International Bridge.

From Tui to Santiago we will walk through large forests, traditional farmlands and small villages and rural towns, in addition to historic cities.

We will arrive at the Galician coast in Arcade, a city famous for its oyster festival that takes place every year. We will also have the opportunity to visit Pontevedra and its classic old town, which has wonderful architecture.

In the Lower Rias we will get the chance to taste the famous Albariño white wine, typical of this area of Galicia.

We will also visit Padrón, the hometown of the most famous Galician poet of all times, Rosalía de Castro.





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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Tui

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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.

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From Tui to O Porriño - 16km

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.

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From O Porriño to Arcade - 22km

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.

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From Arcade to Pontevedra - 11km

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.

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From Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis - 24km

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.

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From Caldas de Reis to Padrón - 18km

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.

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From Padrón to Santiago de Compostela - 24km

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.

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Optional: From Padrón to Santiago de Compostela spending the night in Teo - 12km and 12 km

We can divide the route from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela in 2 sections. The first goes from Padrón to the small town of Teo where we will spend the night, and the second route goes from Teo to Santiago de Compostela. This option will give us more time to enjoy the different attractions and landmarks that we will find along the Camino.

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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 centerTrips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands are also recommended.

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Tui

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Services from Tui

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Additional single room: €160 per person.

Extra night in Santiago: €55 per person.

Transfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Tui: €140.

Travel assistance insurance: €18 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €12 per person.

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