Walk the last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way Camino in Spain.
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!
Highlights of Last Part of Portuguese Coastal Way Trek
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
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
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
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
Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Way Trek Price and Dates
This self-guided walking tour to Santiago de Compostela is always run as a custom tour for your group only. The price always depends on the number of people sharing a room.
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.
Prices of Private Self-guided Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek Tour
Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:
- Price per person staying in single room: €735 EUR
- Price per person staying in double room: €575 EUR
- Price per person staying in triple room: €518 EUR
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.
Hotels on Standard Tour
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.
What’s included in the Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek?
7 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included.
The accommodation for 7 days along the tour is included.
Transportation during the Tour
This tour includes luggage transfers only.
- 24/7 phone assistance
- Pilgrim Passport
- Walking notes
- Anything not listed as included
- Guide services
- Personal expenses
- Extra night at any point of the tour
- Upgraded accommodation
- Airport transfers
Frequently Asked Questions about Last 100km of Portuguese Coastal Trek
Galiwonders is a specialist tour operator focused on pilgrimages. While they started with different routes on the Camino de Santiago, they have recently expanded to pilgrimages in other parts of Europe.
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