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We propose you a complete program that, in any case, can be adapted to the desired length and distance depending on your availability of time and desire for adventure! A shorter period of time is perfectly possible, but will not allow you to obtain the Compostela (unless you wish to return later to finish the path).
Enjoy the beauty of the Portuguese Way to Saint James throughout the coast.
This fascinating journey is in your hands. You can enjoy it without worries and with the guarantee and peace of mind of travelling through paths previously analysed and tested. Your only function will be: Enjoy!
The non-accessible sections of the route are made in a support vehicle.
PACK MEDIUM PILGRIMAGE– LEVEL 2 (medium – Difficulty 2); Blind people, people with weight problems and others; pilgrims in general showing some difficulty to go through slopes or having a medium-high walking pace.
And not everything is interior architecture, we can not stop enjoying other architectural and artistic testimonies through this splendid coast: in Matosinhos, the “Anémona” (an amazing sculpture with maritime allusions by Janet Echelman) or the Igreja Matriz of the same municipality, of Renaissance style.
A luxury for all your senses wrapped by the interior and the coast and with a colophon that can provide you the magnificent gastronomy of the area. Irresistible!
This stage ends in Lavra, where you can visit Pedras Brancas’s beach.
The three towns through which this stage occurs: Vila do Conde, Póvoa de Varzim and A Ver-O-Mar are interesting for their fishing tradition and for their rich archaeological heritage represented by castros, dolmens and churches. This is an area of great tradition when we talk about religious pilgrimages. With the purpose of defendind this fishing community from pirates back in the days, you can also visit the Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçâo or Castelo da Póvoa.
This stage ends Mestre’s beach, in A VER-O –MAR. You have reached the end of this stage, which is also an ideal place to eat an francesinha.
We are going to start from A ver-o-mar and from here we’re heading to Apúlia, a fishing village that stands out for its extensive beach. After visiting these towns, we’re roaming in direction to Esposende (where we will stamp your credentials again) and from there to Marinhas, which its first kilometres will be made by the Natural Park of the North Coast, where you will be surprised by the beautiful landscape of beaches and dunes.
Our next destination is Viana do Castelo, a city that mixes the beauty of nature and its historical and architectural heritage. In addition, it was one of the most important Portuguese ports of cod fishing, which we will certainly taste. Once again, we are going to stamp the credential in this area’s Tourism Office.
Viana is also one of the must-see cities regarding to the Green Wine Route, and what is a better way to finish this day than tasting an exquisite and refreshing wine before heading to Carreço, where we’re going to end this stage.
Starting from Carreço in direction to the small town of Afife, we will have enough time to enjoy a quiet area, and also a part of the calm and pleasant way of the Ways to Santiago of meeting oneself.
From here we go to Vila Praia de Âncora where we’ll be able to enjoy and be amazed by contemplating the sea, but also the river, since both of them have an important place in this town.
The largest megalithic monument in this valley is the Dolmen de Barrosa, dated at the end of the third millennium BC. It is really amazing!
You will also have the privilege of seeing throughout this stage beautiful monuments such as: Forte Lagarteira; Capela Santo Isidoro; Fortress of Caminha; Santa Clara’s Church; Clock tower and many other monuments that are going to surprise you in every step you take. Trust us, there is no single doubt about it!
The next stop at this stage will be in Oia, where you can see its magnificent Roman monastery on the edge of the sea, a perfect mix between its heritage and the maritime lullaby from the background.
Our last day’s stop is at Baiona, where you can find its majestic fortress, the Castle of Monterreal, nowadays converted into a National Tourism Parador and where we can also stay! In this case, the views from the walk that runs along the entire Parador are the best way to relax at the end of the day, along its maritime experience. You can not miss this.
Already in Caldas de Reis, a well-know thermal town, you can be surprised by its centennial garden recognized as a “Picturesque Place” since 1962, with a large number of tree species and bushes from all around the world.
After Caldas de Reis, we’re heading to Santiago de Compostela, our final route destination and at the same time, the goal that we’ve kept in mind and that has motivated us throughout this path.
You will get into the city through Rosalía de Castro’s avenue in order to get to Obradoiro’s square, and during this trajectory you will see the Cathedral of Santiago appearing right in front of you, and it is precisely at this exciting moment that you feel that your effort has brought beautiful results.
It is the affectionate way in which the Cathedral thanks you and offers you its warm welcome.
Congratulations for the achievement of your goal!
After you have collected your Compostela and enjoy a well-deserved rest, you can now enjoy a guided tour around the city. At the evening, enjoy a dinner with typical Galician products that will end with a very pleasant surprise.
Congratulations for your experience: grateful for share it with you!