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CAMINO DE SANTIAGO: Ponte de Lima - Santiago (Self-guided)

Ponte de Lima to Santiago

A route full of History, culture and traditions

The enthusiasms that encourage each pilgrim to put on a pair of boots and start walking, are widely diverse. Usually it is a combination of personal challenge, time for getting to know oneself, interest in history, art, nature and sport. Doing the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route provides an opportunity to discover landscapes full of contrast, with plateaus and mountains, meadows and coastline. Different areas of countryside unfold one after another from start to finish. Completed the journey and reached Santiago, all pilgrims agree on one thing: that the effort has been well worthwhile.
Ponte de Lima is the oldest town in Portugal, Queen Teresa gave it its first charter in 1125 and established a fair to encourage population and economic growth. The bridge build by the romans, on the first century, is part of the roman road between Braga and Astorga. For the roman bridge, along centuries, thousands of Pilgrims pass in direction to the holly city of Compostela. Follow their steps and start a memorable journey!

Arrival to Ponte de Lima

Meeting with a member of our team for a briefing and to collect the documentation.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 1: Ponte de Lima - Rubiães (22 km / 13,6 Miles – 5/6 hours)

Leave the medieval town of Ponte de Lima and go into the rural world. On the middle of the stage you will arrive to Labruja mountain - 2 uphill km who are the most demanding of the whole Way. From the top until the end of the stage it is a easy walk.
Accommodation: Country Hotel (3*)

Stage 2: Rubiães - Valença (14 km / 8,7 Miles – 3/4 hours)

This day start leaving the valley of the river Coura and gentle climbing until “S. Bento da Porta Aberta”. Continue to Fontoura through fields and brushwoods until we reach the fortified town of Valença.
Accommodation: Hotel 3*

Stage 3: Valença - O Porriño(19 km / 11,8 Miles – 4/5 hours)

Cross Rio Minho and enter in Spain. Walk through the streets of the medieval town of Tui until reach its famous Cathedral. From Tui follow the Valley of the River Louro until reach the city of O Porriño.
Accommodation: Hotel 3*

Stage 4: O Porriño - Arcade (22 km / 13,6 Miles – 4/5 hours)

In this stage you will pass close to the Pazo de Mós, Santiaguiño de Antas and Chan das Pipas before reach the centre of Redondela. Continue to Outeiro de Penas, and then finally you reach Arcade.
Accommodation: Hotel 2*

Stage 5: Arcade - Pontevedra (13 km / 8 Miles – 3/4 hours)

Leave Arcade in direction to Pontesampayo and then to to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Caminho: the very old by-ways which climb up the slope of Canicouva until Cacheiro, where the track widens again, until reach Pontevedra.
Accommodation: Hotel 3*

Stage 6: Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis (22 km / 13,6 Miles – 4/5 hours)

Start this stage walking from the old city of Pontevedra to the millennial bridge, O Burgo, over the Lérez River. Continue along the beautiful Valley of the Gandra River until San Mauro and from there, until Caldas de Reis.
Accommodation: Hotel 2*

Stage 7: Caldas de Reis - Padron (18 km / 11,2 Miles – 4/5 hours)

You leave Caldas de Reis along some enchanting stretches, following a path that leads you to the church of Santa Maria de Carracedo and then you will cross a particularly luxuriant landscape along the side of the Valga River until Padron.
Accommodation: Hotel 3*

Stage 8: Padron - Santiago (25 km / 15,5 Miles – 5/6 hours)

The last stage starts leaving Padron through Galician villages until the magnificent sanctuary of Nossa Señora da Escravitute. Continue for Teo and following broad streets and narrower shortcuts you finally arrive to the suburbs of Santiago that lead us through a labyrinth of streets to the Cathedral of Santiago.
Accommodation: Hotel 3*


After breakfast - end of our services

General Information

Duration: 10 days – 9 nights
Total distance: 155 km in 8 stages
Availability: March to November
Minimum of people: 1
Price per person (in double): from 595 Euros
Single supplement: from 195 Euros

  • 9 Nights of accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (1 bag per person – Max. 15 kg/bag)
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Pilgrim Kit: passport (Credencial) and shell (Vieira)
  • Road book of the way with tips and information (in English)

Not included

International flights, Arrival & departure transfers, Meals (where not listed as included in the itinerary),Optional additional tours or activities during free time, Tips and items of a personal nature


- We are a local company, so there are no intermediaries when booking with us. Our goal is get you the best price/quality and we give you all the necessary local support
- The hotels in our programs are regularly inspected by our team and have been carefully selected for their location and comfort.

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