Portuguese Route

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The suggested walking plan is the following:
Day Route Km
1 Arrival and overnight stay in Porto (possible to add extra nights in Porto to visit the city).
2 Porto to Arcos, the real distance is 33km, but in collaboration with the local driver, we do the following thing: He comes early morning to the hotel in Porto, picks the pilgrims and their luggage there, drive them to the outskirts of Porto, to Maia, leaves the pilgrims in Maia and drives the luggage to the guest-house in Arcos. The distance becomes 25 km, and you avoid struggling through the industrial zones of Porto, which are confusing and where it is sometimes difficult to find the yellow arrows. 33
3 Arcos to Barcelos 20
4 Barcelos to Balugães 15
5 Balugães to Ponte de Lima 18
6 Ponte de Lima to Rubiães-Pecene 23
7 Rubiães-Pecene to Tui 15

Here it is possible to make a stop in Tui and stay for 2 nights in Tui, to have a small break from walking in the middle of the Camino.

Continuation or start in Tui:
Day Route Km
1 Arrival and overnight stay in Tui
2 Tui to Porriño 15
3 Porriño to Redondela or Arcade 18 / 21
4 Redondela or Arcade to Pontevedra 15 / 18
5 Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis 23
6 Caldas de Reis to Padron 19
7 Padron to Santiago 24
8 Check out after the breakfast and return home
It is also possible to add some extra nights, for instance:
Day Route
1 At the end of the trip in Santiago.
2 In order to break the last long stage from Padron to Santiago (24 km): extra stop in Teo which would divide one day into 2 days of 12 km each.
3 On request, we can add an extra stop in whichever point of the Camino might seem necessary or interesting to the pilgrim.

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Die voorgestelde plan is die volgende:

Dag Roete Km
1 Aankoms en oornag in Porto (dit is moontlik om ekstra nagte in Porto by te voeg om die stad te besoek).
2 Porto na Arcos, die ware afstand is 33km, maar in samewerking met die plaaslike bus bestuurder doen ons die volgende: Hy kom vroegoggend na die hotel in Porto, laai die pelgrims en hul bagasie op en ry hulle na die buitewyke van Porto, Maia. Daar verlaat hy die pelgrims en ry die bagasie na die gastehuis in Arcos. Die afstand word 25 km, en jy vermy sukkel deur die industriële gebiede van Porto, wat verwarrend is en waar dit soms moeilik is om die geel pyle te vind. 33
3 Arcos na Barcelos 20
4 Barcelos na Balugães 15
5 Balugães na Ponte de Lima 18
6 Ponte de Lima na Rubiães-Pecene 23
7 Rubiães-Pecene na Tui 15

 
Hier is dit moontlik om 'n stop in Tui te maak en vir 2 nagte in Tui te bly, om 'n breek te vat in die middel van die Camino.

Voortgesette roete of begin in Tui:

Dag Roete Km
1 Aankoms en oornag in Tui
2 Tui na Porriño 15
3 Porriño na Redondela of Arcade 18 / 21
4 Redondela of Arcade na Pontevedra 15 / 18
5 Pontevedra na Caldas de Reis 23
6 Caldas de Reis na Padron 19
7 Padron na Santiago 24
8 Teken uit na ontbyt en keer terug huis toe

Dit is ook moontlik om ekstra nagte by te voeg, byvoorbeeld:

Dag Roete
1 Aan die einde van die reis in Santiago.
2 Om die laaste lang roete van Padron na Santiago (24 km) te breek: ekstra stop in Teo wat een dag verdeel in 2 dae van 12 km elk.
3 Op versoek van die pelgrim kan ons 'n ekstra stop byvoeg op 'n interessante punt op die Camino.
The suggested walking plan is the following:
Day Route Km
1 Arrival and overnight stay in Porto (possible to add extra nights in Porto to visit the city).
2 Porto to Arcos, the real distance is 33km, but in collaboration with the local driver, we do the following thing: He comes early morning to the hotel in Porto, picks the pilgrims and their luggage there, drive them to the outskirts of Porto, to Maia, leaves the pilgrims in Maia and drives the luggage to the guest-house in Arcos. The distance becomes 25 km, and you avoid struggling through the industrial zones of Porto, which are confusing and where it is sometimes difficult to find the yellow arrows. 33
3 Arcos to Barcelos 20
4 Barcelos to Balugães 15
5 Balugães to Ponte de Lima 18
6 Ponte de Lima to Rubiães-Pecene 23
7 Rubiães-Pecene to Tui 15

Here it is possible to make a stop in Tui and stay for 2 nights in Tui, to have a small break from walking in the middle of the Camino.

Continuation or start in Tui:
Day Route Km
1 Arrival and overnight stay in Tui
2 Tui to Porriño 15
3 Porriño to Redondela or Arcade 18 / 21
4 Redondela or Arcade to Pontevedra 15 / 18
5 Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis 23
6 Caldas de Reis to Padron 19
7 Padron to Santiago 24
8 Check out after the breakfast and return home

It is also possible to add some extra nights, for instance:
Day Route
1 At the end of the trip in Santiago.
2 In order to break the last long stage from Padron to Santiago (24 km): extra stop in Teo which would divide one day into 2 days of 12 km each.
3 On request, we can add an extra stop in whichever point of the Camino might seem necessary or interesting to the pilgrim.

Characteristics of the accommodations

  • Combination of hotels, B&B's, small family-run hotels ("pensión" in Spanish) and private rural guest-houses ("casa” in Spanish or “quinta” in Portuguese).
  • We choose clean and comfortable 2 and 3 star establishments located directly on the route and as much as possible we avoid accommodations which require pick-up services. Every room will have a private en suite bathroom.
  • Breakfast - served from 07:00 am is always included in the accommodation's price.

Accommodation can be secured in

  • For 1 person: single rooms.
  • For 2 people traveling together: twin (2 separate beds) or double rooms (1 king size bed, suitable for a couple), according to your choice.
  • On special request, for groups of friends or families, triple rooms are also available in most of the accommodations.

Services possible to add

  • Luggage transfer.
  • Airport transfers TO TUI: Possible from the following airports: Porto, Vigo and Santiago.
  • (Optional) Half board service. Evening meals.

Free welcome package

Our arrangements also include a small free welcome package which is sent to your Camino starting point - the first hotel booked:

  • Official pilgrims passports (the original ones issued by the Cathedral of Santiago).
  • Camino guidebook with maps (John Brierley's guide).
  • Luggage tags necessary for luggage transfer service.
  • Phone numbers for 24/7 emergency attention during your pilgrimage.