Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek

Spain
Pilgrimage
Self-Guided
Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek

Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek

Prices

From $550USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotel

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Highlights

Walk the last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way on this self-guided tour in Spain

Walk along the Atlantic coast as you set off from the coastal town of Baiona to Santiago.

Celebrate your pilgrimage in historic Santiago de Compostela after walking the last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way.

Make friends with fellow pilgrims as you traverse both the (new) coastal route and the traditional Camino inland.

Enjoy a quiet evening relaxing Camino-weary muscles in a thermal spring in Caldas de Reis.

One of the best Caminos is the Portuguese Coastal Way. This is a wonderful one week walking holiday, taking in great views, wonderful culture and the charm of a walk on the Camino.

This self-guided walking tour starts at the coastal town of Baiona and you walk to the historic city of Santiago de Compostela. You’ll have 6 rewarding days walking the Atlantic Coast as you walk the last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way.

Beginning in Baiona you’ll follow the newly recognized Camino Portugués de la Costa (Portuguese Coastal Way) north alongside the Atlantic Ocean until it merges with the traditional Portuguese Camino at Redondela. Marvel at the sweeping vistas of the sparkling Atlantic this route provides, pick a stretch of beach to lie out on and go for a swim, and look out to the not-too-distant Cíes Islands.

Excellent food and drink, picturesque views, and bucolic nature combine with historically significant attractions and sites on this last leg of the Portuguese Coastal Way. Book your spot on the tour today!

Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Way Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Baiona, Collect your Pilgrim Passport

Make your own way to Baiona, a coastal town just north of the Portuguese/Spanish border. Settle into your accommodation before getting in a little sight-seeing around town and picking up your Pilgrim Passport.

The last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way begins in this small town, where the first news of the discovery of America was received. Head to the Museo de la Carabela Pinta to see the first ship that arrived from the new continent.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Baiona
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Trek to Vigo

Leaving Baiona, you’ll trek along the beaches of Nigrán, where you can admire the Cíes Islands. Nearing Vigo, the landscape becomes more urban until you’re in in one of Galicia’s most populated towns and your home for the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vigo
Distance
23 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Trek to Redondela

As today’s walk is slightly shorter and less demanding than others, take advantage of your proximity to the many stretches of beach en route to Redondela and go for a swim—but not before enjoying the delightful morning views over the Vigo estuary, however!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Redondela
Distance
15 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 Trek to Pontevedra

From this point on, the Portuguese Coastal Way merges with the traditional Portuguese Camino, so you may see (and meet!) more pilgrims. Break up the walk today and make a point to visit the village of Ponte Sampaio. Here you can discover the historical events that took place as well as cross the ancient Roman bridge over the Verdugo River.

Ending in Pontevedra, a beautiful town famous for its historical centre and squares made of stone, enjoy a quiet evening relaxing weary muscles with a glass or two of wine from a restaurant terrace.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pontevedra
Distance
20 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Trek to Caldas de Reis

Today’s stage of the Camino has you traversing the rural side of Galicia. Breathe in the fresh air as you walk past and through woods next to streams and glens and stop in Barro to see the cascades and mills of the Natural Park of the Barosa River. When you’re ready, continue to arrive in Caldas de Reis, a town known for its thermal spring waters and spa resorts.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Caldas de Reis
Distance
21 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Trek to Padrón

From Caldas de Reis, the Camino leads you through peaceful villages, with stone houses scattered along the route until you reach Padrón. Known as the first land sighting made from the boat that carried the remains of St. James the Apostle, Padrón is also known as the birthplace of great authors like Rosalía de Castro and Camilo José Cela.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Padrón
Distance
19 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 7 Trek to Santiago de Compostela

The last stage is the longest of this itinerary, so it’s best you start early. First, you’ll trek through pastoral landscapes similar to the days prior until the last few kilometers transition into urban sprawl as you approach Santiago de Compostela and your final destination.

Indulge in an evening of celebration and be sure to use your Pilgrim’s Passport to collect your Compostela (Pilgrim Certificate) from the Pilgrim’s Office.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Santiago
Distance
24.5 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Depart Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy one final morning in Santiago de Compostela. Visit any attractions of interest and pick up any last-minute souvenirs and gifts before making your onward journey.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Way Trek Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour to Santiago de Compostela is always run as a private tour for your group only. The price always depends on the number of people sharing a room.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in single room: €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room: €525EUR
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Accommodation on Last Part of Portuguese Coastal Way Trek

This tour is based in hotels and booked in advance for the entirety of the trip (not on a day-by-day basis). The hotels on this tour are 2 and 3-star hotels and offer modern conveniences. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can book a single room on this tour, check the prices on the Dates and Prices tab. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Hotel Anunciada in Baiona

Centrally located hotel within short walking distance to Baiona’s most popular attractions.

Hotel Compostela Vigo in Vigo

Situated in the historic center of Vigo and close to the marina, the staff are friendly, speak English, and the rooms are bright and cozy.

Hotel O Refuxio de la Jerezana in Redondela

Single, double, and dormitory style-rooms characterize Hotel O Refuxio right off the Camino. Enjoy hearty meals on the terrace.

Hotel Boa Vila in Pontevedra

A quiet hotel conveniently located right off the Camino and close to the heart of Old Town as well as restaurants with mouth-watering menus.

Hotel O Cruceiro in Caldas de Reis

Spacious, brightly lit rooms within walking distance to popular attractions and restaurants if the onsite restaurant’s menu leaves you wanting.

Hotel Scala in Padrón

Quiet hotel on the outskirts of Padrón provides visitors with modern and convenient amenities and includes an onsite restaurant and pool.

Hospedería San Martín Pinario in Santiago de Compostela

Perfectly located near Praza do Obradoiro and other notable attractions, as well as a host of restaurants, enjoy your stay in this historic building.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.

Accommodations

The accommodation for 7 days along the tour is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes luggage transfers only.

Also Included

  • 24/7 phone assistance
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Walking notes

Not included

  • Anything not listed as included
  • Guide services
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation

Optional Extras

  • Extra night at any point of the tour
  • Upgraded accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek

How hard is the Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You will be walking up to 24.5 km daily. If you do this in the middle of summer the heat can make the days more difficult.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek?

7 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Baiona to start this tour?

Baiona is 94 km away from Santiago de Compostela Airport. You can get there by car or bus.

Where does the Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek end?

The tour ends in Santiago de Compostela.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain and Portugal for this tour?

The best time to travel to Northern Spain for this walking adventure is between May and September, though this tour can be completed year-round.

Galiwonders is a specialist tour operator, focusing on pilgrimages along the Camino de Santiago in Spain and Portugal as well as the Via Francigena in Italy. They offer adaptable tours to suit a variety of client needs and focus on truly taking care of their guests.

The tour guides are local experts, living and working right along the Camino. They have visited each hotel and restaurant they recommend, ensuring each is up to standard.

Galiwonders offers constant contact with their guests, ensuring all concerns or questions are addressed immediately so you can relax and enjoy your trip.

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Prices

From $550USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotel

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You will be walking up to 24.5 km daily. If you do this in the middle of summer the heat can make the days more difficult.


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

Local guide

Margot

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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