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Portugal offers many pilgrim paths to Santiago but none is more soulful or significant than the Portuguese Way which is where our walking tour will take you. This is the path so intimately connected with the life and ministry of St. James, as well as his death and burial. It was on this route that he first preached in Iberia and where later his body made its last journey. This is a self-guided walking holiday.
£565.00 per person based on two people sharing. Single supplement £110.
6 nights accommodation in a twin/double room with en-suite facilities and breakfasts, breakfast each day, movement of luggage during the week, notes for the route.
Meals not mentioned above, flights and travel insurance
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Day 1: Arrival in the historic town of Tui on the Spanish/Portuguese border.
Day 2: Transfer to Porrino. Porrino to Redondela or Arcade, mostly along quiet country roads and along woodland paths, following the beautiful Louro river valley. 14.2 kms/9 miles or 21.7 kms/13.5 miles. Overnight Redondela or Arcade.
Day 3: Redondela or Arcade to Pontevedra. Climb through mixed forest before going down to the sea at Arcade and then a second uphill stretch following ancient stone paths before dropping down to the provincial capital at Pontevedra. 19.7 kms/12.3 miles (from Redondela) or 12.2 kms/7.6 miles (from Arcade). Overnight Pontrevedra.
Day 4: Pontrevedra to Caldas de Reis. Most of this stage is through countryside and woodland along gentle river valleys with almost no climbing. 23.8 kms/14.9 miles. Overnight Caldas de Reis.
Day 5: Caldas de Reis to Padron. A beautiful walk, with one short climb, through the Bermana river valley and then down to the Valga Valley to where St. James arrived in Iberia. 19.2 kms/12 miles. Overnight Padron.
Day 6: Padron to Santiago de Compostela. The final day takes us through pine, eucalyptus and oak woods before climbing up to Santiago de Compostela. 25.6 kms/16 miles. Overnight Santiago.
Day 7: Departure.
Moderate walking involving quite long distances.
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Small hotels and B & Bs with private bathrooms.
Nearest arrival airport is Porto. Departure from Santiago airport possible. Transfers available from Porto to Tui at £125 for 1 to 4 people, otherwise public transport is possible - ask for details.
Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, swimming costume, water bottle, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sun block/cream, compass, torch and a first-aid kit.
This walk can be done on the date of your choice except for the holiday period of Christmas and New Year.
We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for whatever reason.
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