- Tour description: Moderated
- Estimated Km: 234 km com 4435 m (1.89%) with cumulated ascents.
Day 1: Porto – Barcelos (49 km)
Day 2: Barcelos – Ponte de Lima (31 km)
Day 3: Ponte de Lima – Valença (38 km)
Day 4: Valença – Pontevedra (53 km)
Day 5: Pontevedra – Padrón (43 km)
Day 6: Padrón – Santiago de Compostela (28 km)
Day 7: Transfer to Porto
Day 1: Porto – Barcelos (49 km). We begin our journey from Porto’s Cathedral to Rates and go through the municipality of Vila do Conde. From there we will travel to Barcelos, territory linked to legend of the famous rooster, through lined forest trails. Accommodation in Barcelos we will be expecting us.
Day 2: Barcelos – Ponte de Lima (31 km). Ponte de Lima, land of rural houses and its sone bridge above the river. The land is well-known for being one of the oldest villages in Portugal, whose history is imbued with its heritage, environment and tradition. Nevertheless, it is also recognized for being a place of passage and pilgrimage to Santiago Compostela, current concentration of religious tourism.
Day 3: Ponte de Lima – Valença (38 km). We cross Labruja, watching the famous Dead Man’s Cross and following a green pathway to Minho. Between Portugal and Galicia, Valença contains good road and rail access, proximity to ports and airports and less than an hour from major cities such as Porto, Braga and Vigo. Historic city and symbol of cross-border relations between Portugal and Spain, today is a multicultural space where the imposing Square-Fort is one of the largest and best preserved military structures of Europe.
Day 4: Valença – Pontevedra (53 km). Combining urban and pedestrian environments, Pontevedra’s squares are lined with buildings of classical and popular architecture guild names, acting as one of the most beautiful and best preserved historic areas of Galicia. In recent times it became a pedestrian city for long walks, relax in the green parks and enjoy a lid, a coffee or a drink at any of its terraces. We will also cross Arcade, land of the delicious oysters.
Day 5: Pontevedra – Padrón (41 km). We cycle to the hot springs Caldas del Rey. Padrón is a region that belongs to the province of Coruña. This cozy village leads to Santiago, where, according to tradition, the Apostle Santiago preached in life, and where he returned again after his martyrdom a stone ship that docked at «Pedrón" – Stone (hence the origin of the name), kept under the altar of the church of Santiago.
Day 6: Padrón – Santiago de Compostela (26 km). After Padrón, we will cycle until we finally reach the Obradoiro square and the Cathedral where the remains of the apostle Tiago lie in his tomb.
Day 7: Transfer to Porto’s airport.
Fully guided tour: minimum group Size 6 people
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