The Camino de Santiago from Tui

Start / Finish:
Tui / Santiago de Compostela

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Availability:
All year

120 Km
Distance
8 days / 7 nights
Duration
Half Board or Only Breakfast
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
From 505€ per person
Price


Distance
120 Km

Duration
8 days / 7 nights

Meals
Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
From 505€ per person
Our Official License as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) allows us to work without intermediaries.

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 Riverand you can travel from one country to the other by crossing the International Bridge.

From Tui to Santiagowe 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 Pontevedraand its classic old town, which has wonderful architecture.

In the Lower Riaswe 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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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.

Length: 24 km

Overnight: Santiago de Compostela

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Optional: From Padrón to Santiago de Compostela spending the night in Parada de Francos

We can divide the route from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela in 2 sections. The first goes from Padrón to the small town of Parada de Francos where we will spend the night, and the second route goes from Parada de Francos 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.

Length: 11 km and 13 km

Overnight: Parada de Francos

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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. Trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands are also recommended.

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

Parada de Francos

Parada de Francos

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Included Services

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

checkRooms with private bathroom.

checkMeal plan of your choice.

checkLuggage transport between stages.

checkComplete itinerary of the route.

check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

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Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: €160 per person.

checkExtra night in Santiago: €55 per person.

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

checkTravel assistance insurance: €18 per person.

checkCancellation insurance: €12 per person.

checkCancellation insurance: €18 per person.

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.

We would like to present a guide of the Camino Portugues from Tui. It is one of the most interesting routes that we can undertake as pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.

Therefore, we will offer you all the information related to the profile of your stages and to different aspects that have to do with their characteristics and that make the Camino Portugues from Tui one of the most beautiful options for the Camino de Santiago. We hope it helps you.

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Why choose the Camino Portugues from Tui?

1.- History: As we will tell you in the section of its origin, the Camino from Tui to Santiago is full of history. It is an excellent opportunity to revive it by passing through its most emblematic and representative places. We could say that it has played a very important part in Portuguese history in relation to Spanish history and that, as we will see, there are monarchs involved in it.

More specifically, a Queen who behaved exactly like any other pilgrim.

2.-Heritage: The way from Tui to Santiago has been surrounded by a series of monuments that you cannot miss. Among them, the most notable are monasteries and cathedrals such as Santa María, from the 12th century. In general, it possesses a rich and varied historical heritage of different epochs like the Romanesque and Gothic.

It is a general review of the history of European art in a very short distance by taking a tour of all the main architectural movements of an era especially rich in this: The Middle Ages and also the later modern movements.

3.-Climate: One of the most important reasons to choose the Camino from Tui to Santiago is the climate. This Camino Portugues from Tui has mild but slightly rainy winters and temperatures that never have extreme temperature changes.

In fact, throughout the year, including the summer and winter, the temperatures will be pleasant, not surpassing 20 º C and not lower than 8 º C.

4.-An unbeatable natural environment: one of the most powerful reasons to complete the Camino de Santiago from Tui is its landscapes. We will cross the corners of a beautiful country in itself that, for the Camino de Santiago from Tui reserves its greatest jewels, for example, Las Gándaras de Budiño or the Island of San Simón.

Enclave de las Gandaras de Budiño

5.- It is not as crowded as other routes: another reason to choose the Camino Portugues from Tui is that it is not as crowded as other routes of the Camino de Santiago. In fact, it will be much easier to find accommodation and enjoy some places in solitude.

Also, it should be noted that the infrastructure that the Camino Portugues has along its route from Tui at its beginning to the end in Santiago is unbeatable. All the more reason to choose it. During any time of the year, we will be able to take advantage of its great beauty and in this wonderful experience.

Information on the route of the Portuguese way from Tui

The Camino Portugues from Tui has a total distance of 119 kilometres. Normally, it’s designed to be covered in 5 or 6 days. This time depends on the rhythm and some circumstances that we will detail later in the section on how long it takes to complete the Camino de Santiago from Tui.

Vista del Puente de Tui

The Camino from Tui is one of the most chosen routes by the pilgrims in a large part because of its simplicity in comparison with the Camino Frances.

It is a good alternative also for those who want to do it by bike and, therefore, later we will give you some guidelines and information to be able to make the Camino from Tui by bike.

The most reserved routes on the Camino Portugues from Tui

The Camino de Santiago from Tui has a single possible route, although it is connected to other sections of the route. It starts in the city of Tui and arrives in Santiago de Compostela, crossing countless landscapes of great beauty. The road is divided into 5 or 6 stages depending on the rhythm of each person.

In the case of cycling, they are usually reduced to 3 stages. Anyway, and if you decide to do it with Santiago Ways, we want you to know that you will benefit from several advantages. The first one is that we will make sure that your accommodation is of the highest quality and offers you the best care and attention.

Vista del Camino de Santiago en bicicleta

On the other hand, you can book all year round and do it with the option of breakfast or breakfast and dinner.

Route of the Camino Portugues from Tui

Route maps of the Camino Portugues from Tui

Below, we enclose the maps of the route from Tui to Santiago so you can make your own plan and continue, at the same time, the plan we propose to you from Santiago Ways.

Tui – O Porriño

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Map stage from Tui to O Porriño

O Porriño – Redondela

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Map stage from O Porriño to Redondela

Redondela – Pontevedra

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Map stage from Redondela to Pontevedra

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis

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Map stage from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Caldas de Reis – Padrón

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Map stage from Caldas de Reis to Padron

Padrón – Santiago de Compostela

Padron a Santiago de Compostela

Map stage from Padron to Santiago de Compostela

Profile of the Camino Portugues from Tui

We want to talk now about the profile of the Camino de Santiago from Tui: For this reason, we will talk about its altitude along the route, its difficulty and infrastructure.

This will evaluate the difficulty involved and if, at the same time, it is advisable for those who want to start the adventure of the Camino de Santiago.

In this sense, it must be said that the Camino Portugues to Santiago from Tui is a simple and affordable route for almost everyone. In fact, it has few sections of special difficulty and is perfect both for its length and its characteristics for all those people who want to start without complications on the Camino de Santiago.

Tui – O Porriño

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Profile stage from Tui to O Porriño

O Porriño – Redondela

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Profile stage from O Porriño to Redondela

Redondela – Pontevedra

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Profile stage from Redondela to Pontevedra

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis

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Profile stage from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Caldas de Reis – Padrón

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Profile stage from Caldas de Reis to Padron

Padrón – Santiago de Compostela

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Profile stage from Padron to Santiago de Compostela

Stages on foot

Stage from Tui to O Porriño

Stage from O Porriño to Redondela

Stage from Redondela to Pontevedra

Stage from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Stage from Caldas de Reis to Padrón

Stage from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela

How long does the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Tui take?

We will now answer the question of how long it takes to make the Camino from Tui. The length of the Camino de Santiago from Tui can be between 5 or 6 days.

Everything depends on several circumstances: the pace we take during the hike or our bike ride or any other means of transportation we choose.

At the same time, the climate which, for example, can slow us down in our path also influence our progress. Finally, there is always the possibility that we like a particular place very much and we want to spend some time in it. It will all depend on how you want to manage your time.

The best time to do the Camino from Tui to Santiago de Compostela

Although in many cases, it will depend on the tastes of each person choosing one time or another to make the Camino de Santiago from Tui, we must say that each season has its advantages and its disadvantages. To make it easier to choose when to make the Camino from Tui we will talk about each season and what are its advantages and disadvantages:

Spring

Spring is an ideal season to make any stretch of the Camino de Santiago for several reasons. The first is that we avoid the extreme temperatures of summer and winter. This, however, must be adjusted for some routes: it is especially interesting for interior or mountain routes.

However, in the case of the route from Tui to Santiago de Compostela, it does not have much influence because it is a region near the ocean. That makes the temperature very mild all year round. However, it is true that during the spring there is more instability. Good planning is the key to combat it.

Summer

Summer is the favourite time for most pilgrims to make the Camino de Santiago in general and the Camino Portugues from Tui, in particular. They choose it because it is the time of year when they usually have several days available. On the other hand, it’s when there’s more daylight.

El Camino de Santiago en verano

At the same time, it is when warm weather accompanies us but with milder temperatures. However, it is true that it is also the time when more pilgrims are there.

If you make your pilgrimage with Santiago Ways, this will not be a problem: we take care that you have accommodation and that they are always the best available.

Autumn

Autumn is another great time to make the Camino de Santiago in general. It is true that there will be more instability, but avoiding extreme temperatures and, at the same time, we will benefit from the beauty of the scenery with its pleasant tones of this season.

Winter

In the case of some routes that travel through very inland areas or mountain areas, it is not advisable to make the Camino de Santiago in winter because of the cold and the potential snowfalls.

This drawback does not exist however for a route like that of the Camino de Santiago from Tui. The temperature will be mild even if the rainfall increases.

Guide to the places you can’t miss on the Camino Portugues from Tui

We wanted to include in this guide the Camino de Santiago from Tui the main places of interest, as well as the best places to sleep and eat.

Places of interest

Catedral de Santa María

Erected in the 12th century, this Romanesque-style cathedral is one of the architectural jewels of the history of Spain, which, over time, also has developed gothic elements.

Iglesia de San Telmo

It is a very unique construction to be from the Baroque period and to be of the Portuguese style despite being built in Galicia. This church is said to have been built on the site where Saint Telmo died.

As we see, it is possible on the Camino de Santiago from Tui to come across practically all the architectural styles in only a few kilometres.

La Capilla de San Telmo en Tui

Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor

Located in Pontevedra, this 15th-century church is considered one of the great jewels of Galician art and architecture, and its own style that mixes features of the Portuguese style and other tendencies of the Renaissance imported into Spain.

Where to sleep – The best lodgings

In Santiago Ways, we take great care of the places where you stay. We do this not only taking into account the care and attention with which you have to be treated but also other aspects such as quality of service and environment. Here are the best lodgings on the Camino from Tui to Santiago.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

Tapería “La de Manu“: it is an excellent place to taste some of the specialities from all over Portugal and in particular of this region. You cannot miss the seafood, octopus and other products from the sea.

Entrada Tapería La de Manu

O Vello Cabalo Furado: If you are looking for an establishment in Tui that has a good value for money and simple cooking, but very rich and attached to the land, you cannot pass by this restaurant.

Rio Tinto: If you are looking for a restaurant with a little more upmarket cuisine for a night or a more special occasion, stop by this restaurant where you will find what you are looking for.

Origin of the Camino Portugues from Tui

The Camino Portugues from Tui to Santiago is full of history. Although it is a road that goes through the country of Portugal, it has fundamental importance also in the history of Spain. It was Saint Elisabeth of Portugal, who was the wife of King Don Dinis who made the first pilgrimage in the year 1325 to Santiago.

Since then, there have been many pilgrims who have followed. So much so that in fact a street in Santiago de Compostela bears the name of the Queen. It is said that it was in fact on this street where she herself stayed: as if she were just another pilgrim.

So then, the Camino from Tui makes it clear to us that the tradition and history of the Camino de Santiago are also linked to Portuguese history. In fact, it is more of a historical and cultural event that has to do with the whole Iberian Peninsula.

And it is not just due to its simple beginnings as a religious route, on the contrary, it was also a commercial route where the famous Silk Road finished its route in Europe, concretely in Spain. Therefore, since the very same year 813, when the remains of the Santiago the Apostle were discovered, the Camino from Tui to Santiago has been enormously important.

Imagen del apostol Santiago el Mayor

The Camino Portugues from Tui with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino de Santiago Portuguese from Tui

Other sections of the Camino de Santiago Portuguese

Other sections of the Camino Portuguese coastal route

Other users’ opinions about the Camino Portugues from Tui

So that you know what other people who have made the Camino Portugues from Tui to Santiago with us think about their own experience, here we leave their comments.

Karen Srajer
Karen Srajer
We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
Diane Nunez
Diane Nunez
This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Kat Cust
Kat Cust
I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Rachel Mckeeve
Rachel Mckeeve
We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
Eilish Bye
Eilish Bye
After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
Kerry Mannette
Kerry Mannette
I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
LUCIA CARABINE
LUCIA CARABINE
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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