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Basic Cycling Holidays - Santiago de Compostela (Rural Path) Moderate Level

offered by supplier M21510 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 15 people
Destination(s): Spain   Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 779 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1376 Euro (EUR)

Santiago de Compostela, in the Northwest of Spain, province of Corunha, is internationally known as one of the destinations of Christian pilgrimage. The typical markets are an excellent location to explore delicious Galician products and traditional arts. During our bicycle tour you will discover ancient medieval roads and paths formerly used during the Portuguese pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This path was walked by kings and queens, nowadays considered one of UNESCO’s World Heritage cultural and historical routes.
- 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 para o 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.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Fully guided tour: minimum group Size 6 people
Self guided tour: minimum 1 person

Price Includes:
- Accommodation with breakfast: 6 nights and 7 days. (** or ***, farms or rural houses);
- Luggage shuttling (*) ;
- Airport Oporto transfer (*) ;
- Train / metro / bus;
- Roadbook;
- Van support(*);
- Bike rent (Trekking bike with 28 wheel, 24 gears, racks and lights) (*);
- Helmet;
- 1 tour guide(*);
- Mechanical assistance (*);
- 3 picnics + 3 lunches(*);
- 6 dinners(*);
- Personal accident insurance(*);
- Liability insurance(*);

(*) Not included in Self-Guided Tours. Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room.

You can even hire (VAT included):
- Supplement single room: 129,00 €
- Extra nights (price per person): 49,00 €
- Bike rent: 100,00 €(includes saddlebags)
- Electric bike: 250,00 €.

In self guided the rent of the bike has a security deposit of 250,00 €.

About This Supplier
Location: Portugal
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2014

M21510 aims to target and advertise Porto's tourism throughout bike rentals and diverse city tours. Our idea was born from a 3 day journey to Santiago de Compostela, in the year 2012, allowing us to develop a bridge between Porto's tourism with the rest of the Northern Portuguese territory. We rent bikes,...

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