The Way of St. James - The Coast path - min 4 pax
his cycling tour presents itself as na easy route to reach to Santiago de Compostela, the ultimate pilgrimage beacon in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the most important spots for religious tourism in Western Europe.
Enjoy as city tour with us in Porto, to get to know a little bit of its architecture, heritage and local traditions. After this, ride towards Santiago, passing by sunny and seaside ares such as Esposende, Caminha and Bayona or have a delight with the famous Arcade's oysters, know why Caldas de Reis holds such a royalty importance and ned this tour in the Square of Obradoiro, where in fron you can see the colossal baroque cathedral where the remains of the apostle Santiago lies.
Tour description: easy
Estimated Km: 278 km and 4121 m (1.30%) of cumulative gap climbs
Day 1: Reception at Porto
Day 2: Porto – Esposende (60 km)
Day 3: Esposende – Caminha (50 km)
Day 4: Caminha – Baiona (40 km)
Day 5: Baiona – pontevedra (57 km)
Day 6: Pontevedra – Caldas dos Reis (26 km)
Day 7: Caldas dos Reis – Santiago de Compostela (40 km)
Day 1 – Porto: Before starting this cycling journey towards Santiago de Compostela, it’s almost obligatory to present and know Porto, classified as World Heritage and Capital of Culture and Tourism. Join us in a city tour (bike or walk) in the City Centre and discover a huge miscellanea of heritage, from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th Century. Meet famous and well-known hot spots, such as the bookstore that influenced J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, the magnificent Stock Exchange Marke, blue and white tiled churches and much more. Art, heritage and traditions are meant to be found and seen during this short city tour.
Day 2 – Porto - Esposende, From Fold n´Visit’s store, based on the “Invicta” city of Porto, we will begin our journey heading to Esposende, a seaside city located in the North. During the first day, you will be overwhelmed with seaside landscapes and small “Portuguese rivieras” until you reach Esposende, a city from the Middle Ages. During your first day, a huge variety of fishing villages (Póvoa de Varzim) will be met by us, where we can experience ancient traditions linked to the fish exploration as well taste this famous gastronomy. In Vila do Conde, you’ll know why these Portuguese coastal cities were so important during the “el dorado” of the Portuguese Discoveries.
Day 3 – Esposende – Caminha. We’re reaching to Viana do Castelo, another sea docking city also holding a huge importance during the Discoveries. During the XIV-XVth Centuries it was in this precise city that the ships were developed to be departed to Brasil, India, Africa and other Portuguese colonies.
Still, in the district of Viana do Castelo, our destination will be Caminha. This city finds the delta of the river Minho, being part of the incredible landscape. Caminha is also very well-known for its natural and green heritage, like the sightseeing areas, waterfalls, beaches and the camping park.