Doing the Spiritual Variant or Traslatio route
The Spiritual Variant is the name given to the route that joins the Camino Portugues, both the Coastal and Central route, with the Traslatio Route (or Transfer). This route is also known as the Maritime Route or Arousa Sea Route and the River Ulla.
Following this route allows you to reach Santiago de Compostela following the journey made by the remains of Santiago the Apostle James, from Jerusalem to Iria Flavia. A 73-kilometre course.
This pilgrim route is considered, by some, the origin of all the Caminos de Santiago. The tour will allow you to enjoy beautiful landscapes and the beautiful surroundings of the region of O Salnés. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discover places full of history, as well as enjoy the exquisite gastronomy of the region.
How to do the Spiritual Variant
Most pilgrims who go on this route do so after completing various stages of the Camino Central Portugues or the Coastal Route. Taking the detour along the Spiritual Variant involves adding one more stage to the course of the Camino Portugues.
If you want to know more about the Portuguese routes, you can consult the article on our blog dedicated to the two pilgrim paths in Portugal. This will make it easier for you to decide which Portuguese route to choose for your pilgrimage.
However, the Spiritual Variant is a route in itself. The detour consists of 3 stages. To them, must be added a final stage that is carried out following the Camino Portugues, to Santiago de Compostela. So, if you have little time, it is an ideal route to complete in 3 or 4 days.
But if you want to get the Compostela, you must travel at least 100 km, so we recommend the Camino de Santiago from Tui. Leave your information and some details of the trip you would like to take, and we will organize an amazing adventure for you.