Hiking the Portuguese Camino - last 100km

Minho Portugal: (ZZ-HK-PTGW04)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/portugal_hiking_portuguese_camino_100km.aspx

Introduction
Minho Portugal
From Valença, you’ll cross the border formed by the River Minho and head north through Galicia to the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela.

Compare the former rival towns of Valença and Tui before entering wooded countryside on your way to historical Galician towns and cities such as Redondela, Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis and Padrón. On the way, you’ll pass through countless hamlets and villages where time appears to have stood still and locals still use traditional methods to cultivate their crops.

This route offers plenty of opportunities to taste the fresh produce, including mussels from the Ria de Vigo and oysters in Arcade, and locally produced wine as you follow this well-worn pilgrim trail.

Accomodation

Accommodations
Your package includes accommodation in 2 and 3* hotels along the way.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Valenca
Night 2: Hotel in O Porrino
Night 3: Hotel in Arcade
Night 4: Hotel in Pontevedra
Night 5: Hotel in Caldas de Reis
Night 6: Hotel in Padron
Night 7: Hotel in Santiago

Room Occupancy
Solo travelers will need to pay a single supplement fee.


Meals
All breakfasts are included. Lunches and Dinners need to be paid extra.

Special diets and dietary restrictions:
We can cater to dietary requirements with advanced notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - Subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival to Valença do Minho
Meet with a member of our team for a briefing and to collect the documentation.
Meals included: none
Overnight in 3* hotel in Valença


Day 2: Walk from Valença to O Porriño
Admire the views up and downstream as you cross the International Bridge into Spain. Take some time to visit Tui’s magnificent cathedral and charming historical centre before heading into the countryside. Avoid the ugly industrial zone near Porriño using our recommended detour and you’ll spend most of the day in green fields and forests.
Hiking about 20 km / 12.4 miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 2* hotel in O Porriño


Day 3: Walk from O Porriño to Arcade
As you leave O Porriño, you’ll pass through a number of villages before a gentle climb to the Chan das Pipas pine forest. As you make your way downhill towards Redondela, look out over the blue waters of the Ria de Vigo estuary. Today’s stage ends in the riverside town of Arcade – if you enjoy seafood, this is the best place to try oysters.
Hiking about 22 km / 13.6 miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 2* hotel in Arcade


Day 4: Walk from Arcade to Pontevedra
Cross a historically significant bridge to leave Arcade and head into the hills along ancient stone paths. The countryside here is delightful and our recommended detour avoids the main road into Pontevedra so that you can walk alongside the River Tomeza in the shade of trees. Pontevedra is the biggest city on this route and has plenty to keep you entertained.
Hiking about 13 km / 8 miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 3* hotel in Pontevedra


Day 5: Walk from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis
Walk through the ancient streets of Pontevedra and out into the countryside where you’ll soon find yourself in a forest. That’s followed by fields and grape vines with a few brief stints on the main road before you reach the medieval spa town of Caldas de Reis.
Hiking about 22 km / 13.6 miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 2* hotel in Caldas de Reis


Day 6: Walk from Caldas de Reis to Padrón
Start the day with a steady climb through a series of hamlets to reach the Valga woods. Once out in the open again, you’ll notice lots of elaborately carved crosses marking your route to Padrón, the town where the boat carrying St. James’ body is said to have washed ashore.
Hiking about 19 km / 11.8 miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 3* hotel in Padrón


Day 7: Walk from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela
Your last day on the Camino is largely rural with a particularly pretty patch of forest before you get to the urban outskirts of Santiago. Enter the ancient town centre and make your way towards the cathedral square, Praza do Obradoiro, to join fellow pilgrims who have completed this epic journey.
Hiking about 25 km / 15.5 miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 3* hotel in Santiago


Day 8: Departure
After breakfast – end of our services
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Hiking the Portuguese Camino - last 100km

Rates include:

Accommodation, All breakfasts, Road book, Pilgrim kit, Luggage transfers & 24/7 emergency support

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20218 day hike (High)€590$700
    • Single supplement€205$245
  • B
    20218 day hike (Low)€530$630
    • Single supplement€195$235
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy


Season Seasons  MinReserve
B 2021 03/01 - 06/30 8d / 7n 8 day hike (Low) 1 Reserve
A 2021 07/01 - 09/15 8d / 7n 8 day hike (High) 1 Reserve
B 2021 09/16 - 10/31 8d / 7n 8 day hike (Low) 1 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Airport transfers, Lunches and Dinners, Gratuities & Insurance

Other Info
Meeting: Valença
Airport: Vigo Airport
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                Valença area
 

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

55

58

62

64

68

74

78

79

75

69

61

56

Average Low Temperature (°F)

43

44

46

48

52

57

60

60

58

54

48

45

Average High Temperature (°C)

13

14

16

18

20

23

26

26

24

20

16

14

Average Low Temperature (°C)

6

7

8

9

11

14

16

16

15

12

9

7

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

14

12

12

12

11

6

4

4

7

11

12

13

Source: NOAA


Seasons
 
The Minho region benefits from a temperate oceanic climate, of Mediterranean influence, characterized by hot summers and mild winters.

What To Bring:
We take care of transferring your luggage between each accommodation (limit of 1 bag per person - 15kg max per bag).