Coastal Camino de Santiago Itinerary from 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.
From Baiona to Vigo – 26 km
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.
From Vigo to Redondela – 15km
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.
From Redondela to Pontevedra – 20km
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.
From Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis – 24km
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.
From Caldas de Reis to Padrón – 18km
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.
From Padrón to Santiago de Compostela – 24km
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.
Optional from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela staying overnight in Teo – 12 km and 12 km
We can divide the route from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela into 2 routes. The first goes from Padrón to the small town of Teo where we will spend the night, while the second goes from Teo to Santiago de Compostela. This way we will have more time to enjoy visiting the different attractions that we will find along the way.
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.
Coastal Camino de Santiago Services from Baiona
Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.
Rooms with private bathroom.
Meal plan of your choice.
Luggage transport between stages.
Complete itinerary of the route.
24 hours Telephone assistance on route.
Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.
Additional single room: 160€per person.
Extra night in Santiago: 60€ per person.
Transfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Baiona: 140€.
Travel assistance insurance:: 24€ per person.
Cancellation insurance: 18€ per person.