EASY CAMINO PORTUGUES ITINERARY
DAY 1 – TUI
Today you will make your way to the town of Tui, in the South of Galicia to start your Camino adventure walking the last 100kms of the Camino Portugues. Make sure you pay a visit to the medieval fortress style Tui Cathedral built in the 12th century; where you should get your first stamp for the pilgrim passport, credencial.
If you arrive in town with plenty of time, explore its medieval old quarter and we also highly recommend walking across the international bridge over to the other side of the River Minho; to twinned town Valenca do Minho, in Portugal.
DAY 2 – WALKING FROM TUI TO O PORRINO – 18KMS
Today you will leave Tui’s lovely Old Town behind to start your journey on the Camino Portugues. It is 119kms to Santiago.
This walking stage is quite easy with no major difficulties, as pilgrims follow the Louro River along tracks and country roads. Getting into O Porriño, there is a scenic alternative path along the river and all the way into town, in order to avoid the town’s industrial estate which is on the traditional Camino trail.
DAY 3 – WALKING FROM O PORRINO TO REDONDELA – 15KMS
From O Porriño, we have another relatively easy walking day to Redondela, passing small villages along the way and some great examples of Galician ‘pazos’, manor houses.
As you arrive into Redondela you will enjoy views of San Simon island in Vigo Bay. Your stop for the night is the market town of Redondela, which we recommend exploring on foot. The local Tourist Office has bicycles available for visitors, if you prefer exploring on two wheels and give your feet a break.
DAY 4 – WALKING FROM REDONDELA TO ARCADE – 7KMS
Today you have a short walking day ahead, from the market town of Redondela to the village Arcade, famous for its oysters.
DAY 5 – WALKING FROM ARCADE TO PONTEVEDRA – 11KMS
From Arcade to Pontevedra city you will take some lovely forest tracks and small country roads. Take time to explore the wonderful Old Town in Pontevedra, one of the prettiest in Galicia.
DAY 6 – WALKING FROM PONTEVEDRA TO SAN AMARO – 10KMS
From Pontevedra, you will walk to the hamlet of San Amaro where you will be picked up at the end of your walk.
DAY 7 – WALKING FROM SAN AMARO TO CALDAS DE REIS – 13KMS
In the morning, you will be taken back to San Amaro to continue your journey to the town of Caldas de Reis, which is famous for its thermal spring waters and spa.
DAY 8 – WALKING FROM CALDAS DE REIS TO AS CERNADAS/CASAL DE EIRIGO – 10KMS
Today you will leave Caldas de Reis and take trails along vineyards and little hamlets to As Cernadas/Casal de Eirigo where you will be picked up at the end of the day.
DAY 9 – WALKING FROM AS CERNADAS/CASAL DE EIRIGO TO PADRON – 8KMS
Today you have a short and easy walking day to Padron, the town that gives name to the green peppers. It is believed to be the place where the body of St James first landed.
DAY 10 – WALKING FROM PADRON TO RUA DE FRANCOS/TEO -15KMS
From Padron, you will continue your Camino journey along hamlets, small country roads and farmyards to the tiny village of Rua de Francos where you will be picked up.
DAY 11 – WALKING FROM RUA DE FRANCOS/TEO TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 10KMS
This is your last walking day, only 10 more kilometres to go until you arrive in Santiago de Compostela. Make sure you get your well deserved Compostela certificate at the Pilgrims Office and enjoy this great sense of achievement.
DAY 12 – EXPLORING SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After your Camino walk, it is time to discover the wonderful city of Santiago de Compostela. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town can be easily explored on foot, enjoying its vibrant atmosphere. After a visit to the Cathedral and its treasures, head to the Abastos Market where you will find all the Galician delicacies on display from seafood and fish to cheeses, meats, vegetables and sweet treats. The market is the city’s second most visited attraction and there are lovely cafes and bars nearby, where you can enjoy a cafe con churros, a glass of wine or sit down for lunch.
Read our blog post: Things to do and see in Santiago de Compostela
DAY 13 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA AIRPORT
Today it is time to say goodbye to Santiago de Compostela as your Camino adventure comes to an end… for now. Many pilgrims return to the Camino to experience different routes and walk various stages each year. Maybe you will be one of them!
The Easy Camino Portugues self guided tour can be tailored to your preferences and needs, talk to our travel experts for advice.