The Portuguese Coastal Camino from Baiona

Start / Finish:
Baiona / Santiago de Compostela

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Availability:
All year

127 km
Distance
8 days/ 7 nights
Duration
Half Board or Only Breakfast
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
from 559€ per person
Price


Distance
127 km

Duration
8 days/ 7 nights

Meals
Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
from 559€ per person
Our Official License as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) allows us to work without intermediaries.

The Camino de Santiago from Baiona to Santiago is the last stage of the Portuguese Way along the coast: This stage begins in the beautiful town of Baiona.

Baiona is an elegant fishing village located in the heart of the Rías Baixas. We recommend visiting the Monterreal Castle, in addition to going for a stroll along Baoina’s famous promenade. Another recommendation is to try Baiona’s famous white wine as well as their delicious seafood.

From Baiona to Santiago, we will walk along the Atlantic coast heading towards Vigo, a perfect stage for doing in the summer months. On this Camino de Santiago route, we will be able to take in the beauty of the Cíes Islands.

We will reach the city of Redondela, where the Portuguese Way that follows the coast meets up with the Portuguese Way that goes inland. We will also visit the city of Padrón, which is known for being the birthplace of the most famous Galician poet of all time, Rosalía de Castroy, as well as for their famous Padrón peppers.

We will continue walking until we reach our final destination, Santiago de Compostela.

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Baiona

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.

Overnight: Baiona

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From Baiona to Vigo

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

Overnight: Vigo

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From Vigo to Redondela

We will continue walking along the Bay of Vigo until we reach Redondela, the place where the Portuguese Way that follows the coast meets up with the other Portuguese Way that goes inland.

Length: 15 km

Overnight: Redondela

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From Redondela to Pontevedra

We continue walking along the coast. We will arrive at the town of Arcade, which is famous for its delicious oysters. It is worth making a stop to try them.

We will then continue walking to the city of Pontevedra, famous for its beautiful historic centre. We recommend going around and exploring its Romanesque churches as well as its granite squares.

Length: 20 km

Overnight: Pontevedra

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From Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

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

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From Caldas de Reis to Padrón

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

Overnight: Padrón

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From Padrón to Santiago de Compostela

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

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Optional from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela staying overnight in Parada de Francos

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

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Santiago de Compostela

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.

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:

Baiona

Baiona

Vigo

Vigo

Redondela

Redondela

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.

checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

checkVAT.

Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: 160€per person.

checkExtra night in Santiago: 60€ per person.

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

checkTravel assistance insurance: 24€ per person.

checkCancellation insurance: 18€ 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 want to talk to you about the Camino de Santiago from Baiona, one of the most interesting alternatives that exist within all possible alternatives that make up the Camino de Santiago. In fact, it is a route that has little use and, at the same time, has a lot of appeal for those who discover it.

From Santiago Ways, we want you to discover this great option that, without a doubt, will surprise you a lot.

Why choose the Camino de Santiago from Baiona?

1.- It is less travelled than other alternatives: compared to other much more crowded options, the Camino de Santiago along the Portuguese coast from Baiona is one of the clearest. Indeed, it does not have so many pilgrims and, for that reason, it gives us the opportunity to enjoy all its journey in great tranquillity.

2.-The settings: one of the most important claims of the road to Baiona are its settings. Indeed, we travel much of the way across the coast along for about 126 kilometres where we will discover some of the most beautiful spots of Portugal and Galicia.

Also, this road travels through beautiful forest areas and the old town of cities like Pontevedra.

Vista del Casco antiguo de Pontevedra

3.- Historical heritage: one of the most important attractions of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona is the cultural heritage that it has. Indeed, it is a journey through a fundamental part of history and European heritage.

Being one of the oldest routes, it has a great charm scattered in different churches, historical centres and, in general, ancient remains of a past still very much alive along on all its route. If you are a fan of architecture and if you also like artistic heritage this is a route that you cannot miss.

4.-Low-level difficulties: as a result of the road from Baiona following a route that goes mostly through spaces near the coast, its average altitude is not so high. We’ll talk about this later when we talk about its profile.

However, we can put forward another of the most important reasons to make this path is precisely that it is ideal for those who want to start enjoying the experience of the Camino de Santiago in general.

Information about the route from Baiona to Santiago

The Camino de Santiago Portuguese coastal route from Baiona has a total distance of about 120 kilometres. It is, as we have said, one of the most comfortable for beginners and, at the same time, a great alternative if we want to discover a good landscape, cultural and historical environment.

It is divided into about eight or nine stages, although it can be completed in six. Along the entire route, we will go near the Atlantic coast so the weather at all times will be mild and benign.

Camino Portugues vista de la costa atlantica

It must be said that the Camino Portugues coastal route from Baiona is the last stage of this particular Camino de Santiago. Indeed, from the charming fishing village of Baiona, we start passing through numerous cities of great historical heritage.

It is also very appealing to visit along the route some enclaves of great gastronomic richness, for example, Padrón, with its famous peppers.

The most reserved routes of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona

The Camino de Santiago from Baiona has a unique alternative that departs from Baiona and arrives in Santiago then taking you to Vigo. Along the route you will also pass through the incomparable surroundings of the Cies Islands.

The whole course is of short stages during which excessive fatigue should not be a problem. That is why we can do it without much difficulty and with all the guarantees to enjoy completely the environment that surrounds us.

Route of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona

Maps of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona

Here we enclose the maps necessary to make the route from Baiona to Santiago. You can find all the information you need on our website.

Baiona – Vigo

Mapa de Baiona a Vigo

Map stage from Baiona to Vigo

Vigo – Redondela

Mapa Vigo a Redondela

Map stage from Vigo to Redondela

Redondela – Pontevedra

Map stage from Redondela to Pontevedra

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis

Mapa de Pontevedra a Caldas de Reis

Map stage from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Caldas de Reis – Padron

Mapa de Caldas de Reis a Padron

Map stage from Caldas de Reis to Padron

Padron – Santiago de Compostela

Mapa de Padron a Santiago de Compostela

Map stage from Padron to Santiago de Compostela

Profile of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona

To have all the information about the route of the Camino Portugues from Baiona, then we will talk about the profile of this route. As we have said previously, it is a section of the Camino Portugues that does not have an average high altitude.

This is due, fundamentally, to what happens as it goes on its way along the coast. This makes this route one of the best, also for those who want to complete the bike ride.

Baiona – Vigo

Perfil de Baiona a Vigo

Profile stage from Baiona to Vigo

Vigo – Redondela

Perfil de Vigo a Redondela

Profile stage from Vigo to Redondela

Redondela – Pontevedra

Profile stage from Redondela to Pontevedra

Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis

Perfil de Pontevedra a Caldas de Reis

Profile stage from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Caldas de Reis – Padron

Perfil de Caldas de Reis a Padron

Profile stage from Caldas to Reis a Padron

Padron – Santiago de Compostela

Perfil de Padron a Santiago de Compostela

Profile stage from Padron to Santiago de Compostela

Stages on foot of the Camino Portuguese coastal route from Baiona

Stage from Baiona to Vigo

Stage from Vigo to Redondela

Stage from Redondela to Pontevedra

Stage from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Stage from Caldas de Reis to Padron

Stage from Padron to Santiago de Compostela

How long does the Camino de Santiago from Baiona take?

As we have said, the Camino de Santiago from Baiona is divided into in nine stages with Santiago Ways, if we include the one that branches off in Padrón. It is possible, however, to do it in eight. Either way, during its 120 kilometres you will be staying in the best hotels during the 8 nights and 9 days or during the 9 nights and 10 days, depending on the itinerary you choose.

The best time to do the Camino de Santiago from Baiona

Each season of the year has its particular charm when making the Camino de Santiago Portugues coastal route. It must be said that either way, all of them have very mild temperatures because they are in an area of oceanic climate. That means there are mild winters and summers that are not very hot.

This is, without a doubt, another reason why this route is suitable for everyone. However, we want to talk about the main advantages and disadvantages of each season of the year. With this, we want to help you make your own choice.

Spring

Spring is a good time to make the Camino de Santiago Portugues coastal route from Baiona because the temperatures are mild and the scenery is beautiful. We will cross forests that offer us a wonderful symphony of colours throughout the tour. However, as a counterpoint, we could talk about rainfall.

During this time of the year, the weather is more unstable so we may encounter a sharp shower. It must also be said that, since it is a short route (between 9 and 10 days) everything can be prevented in advance to avoid any problem or setback.

Summer

Summer is one of the most important seasons. Most people choose this time of year for several reasons. The first is that this is the season in which we have most available time. On the other hand, the summer has a mild temperature thanks to the oceanic climate and makes the hike very enjoyable.

It must be said that on other routes, summer is not advisable if we want to avoid too many people. However, in the case of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona, this is not a problem because it is not so well-known and not overcrowded. Despite this, we want to remind you that it has a great infrastructure and is perfectly prepared for the adventure of the Camino de Santiago.

Autumn

Just like spring, Autumn has the handicap of having greater weather instability than in other seasons. However, the Atlantic landscapes have deciduous trees that during this season paint the entire surroundings in green, brown and precious yellow tones.

El Camino de Santiago en otoño

That is why one of the most interesting seasons to make the route taking into account all the beauty that awaits us. Again, we must remember that with good planning we can make our way from Baiona avoiding the dates in which there will be rainfall. Otherwise, the temperatures will be mild during autumn.

Winter

Although in many cases it is not advisable to make the Camino de Santiago during the winter due to the inclement weather that we can experience in other routes, in the case of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona this is not an inconvenience. It must be said that in the climate of that area the winters are generally mild.

Indeed, there is a fairly good temperature because the Atlantic Ocean contributes to positively affecting the effects of this season.

The amount of rainfall that can be reduced with good equipment and preparation. However, the feeling of finishing a stage and getting to the hotel to warm up is priceless. That is why many people are encouraged to enjoy the Camino de Santiago during the winter season.

Guide to the places that you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago from Baiona

Places of interest

We want to talk now about what are the best places that you cannot miss on this Camino de Santiago from Baiona. Among them are some places of high cultural and historical interest, as well as others of great scenic interest. We detail below which ones you cannot miss:

Baiona

The municipality from which we start our adventure has a great interest in its great beauty. In fact, it is a traditional coastal fishing town, where we can enjoy the most authentic character of this land.

Vista de Baiona

Vigo

The historic centre of Vigo and, in general, its whole atmosphere, is something that you cannot miss. As you will discover, the Camino de Santiago from Baiona has a great charm for all those who do it because of the great wealth of monuments and heritage that it possesses. Vigo is one of the great alternatives.

Islas Cíes

We could consider the Cies Islands as part of the heritage of Vigo. They are one of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole community of Galicia and a place where to lose yourself and to sit down to enjoy all of nature’s majesty.

Vista panoramica de las Islas Cies

Redondela

It is the town where the Camino Portugues coastal route joins the Central Camino Portugues. In it, we cannot miss its wonderful storehouses, part of deepest Galician culture. It is an eminently rural environment where we can find a great connection with nature.

Vista de un horreo

Santa María de Alba Parish House

Located in Ponte Cabras, it is a sample of the Baroque neoclassic style, inspired by the Portuguese Baroque, which, by itself, constitutes sufficient reason to do this route.

Where to stay – The best lodgings

From Santiago Ways, we make sure to offer you only the best accommodation in the best hotels all the way between Baiona and Santiago, just as you deserve.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

Casa Marco Restaurant: Located in Vigo, it is an excellent location to enjoy all the specialities of Galician food. It has a cosy and elegant atmosphere to enjoy a pleasant evening.

Sendeiro Restaurant: Located in Padrón, this restaurant has some of the best specialities from all over Spain at a fairly affordable price. It is a better option if we want to eat well and we do not have too many regards related to the environment.

Restaurant Casa Rita: In the starting point, Baiona, you will find this restaurant specializing in barnacles. These are, without a doubt, one of the jewels of the Galician sea that you cannot miss.

Plato de percebes

Origin of the Camino de Santiago from Baiona

As we have said previously, this route between Baiona and Santiago de Compostela is the last stretch of the so-called Camino Portugues coastal route. Indeed, it is the last stage on the route and includes unique experiences.

When you go along the coast, you find that it has been a busy way for those who were looking for the benign effect of the ocean, its breezes and its temperature.

Thus, since the Middle Ages, the Camino Portugues coastal route has been a very important alternative not only for those who wanted to go on pilgrimage to the sepulchre of the saint.

It was also for those who wanted to trade and, in general, to establish the cultural ties between Spain and Portugal that still persist today.

So it is a wonderful way of remembering a past that, thanks to the great quality of its heritage and the excellent state of infrastructure that it possesses, we cannot miss.

The Camino from Baiona with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino de Santiago from Baiona

Other sections of the Camino Portugues coastal route

Other sections of the Camino Portugues 

Other users’ opinions about the Camino from Baiona

And to know the opinion of other people who have already completed the Camino from Baiona with us, here we also attach what they say about us. Think no more and join those who have already lived this adventure.

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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