Today, the most traveled road after the French, follows the route that in the 15th century led the queen Isabel from Portugal to Santiago
Arrival to Tui to settle in the hotel and welcome cocktail. Time to stroll through the old town and visit one of the most outstanding Cathedrals of Galicia built at the eleventh century.
We started our way at the beautiful portuguese village of Valença do Minho one of the most important and best preserved fortresses in Portugal we crossed the river Miño that serves as the border between Spain and Portugal. We end at Porriño. Distance: 19km
We leave Porriño famous for its pink granite quarries this day will give you the opportunity to see beautiful monuments as the Baroque church of Santa Eulalia or the polychrome cross of Os Cabaleiros until you reach Redondela. Distance: 15.5km.
We leave Redondela and its charming medieval area to enjoy incredible views of the Ría de Vigo, passing by places like Sotomaior famous for its castle or Arcade known for its oysters and the beautiful medieval bridge of Pontesampaio we arrive at Pontevedra. Distance: 18.5km.
We start from Pontevedra, one of the best preserved medieval villages of Galicia where we can enjoy monuments as the Church of Santa María or the convent of San Francisco stand out, crossing the river Lérez we begin a walk that through forests and villages will take us to Caldas de Reis . Distance: 23 km.
We leave Caldas, which, as its name suggests, is a place of hot springs, known since Roman times, and the cradle of Kings. Our walk today will take us through forests and farms to Padrón. Distance 19km.
We face our last walk leaving the town of Padrón closely linked to the Jacobean tradition since according to it the boat that transported the Apostle Santiago himself from Jerusalem would arrive here. Passing through such emblematic places as Iria Flavia, the old episcopal see we arrived at Santiago de Compostela. Distance 19km.
Free day to visit one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world.One of the most beautiful medieval villages of Spain, Unesco heritage since 1985, Santiago is a city that will impress you very deeply as a thousands of pilgrims and tourists who visit it every year. Possibility of doing a guided tour.
7 nights of hotel with half board included
The trip includes an insurance of basic coverages
We pick you up and take you to the airport and hotel
All the trip you have a local guide
Includes tickets to boats, wineries and Santiago Cathedral
This was the preferred route by the pilgrims of northern Europe faster, more comfortable and less dangerous. Got its climax on the XIV and XV centuries and most of its users were from England hence the name. They arrived by sea to one of the Galician ports and then on foot to Santiago.
Our forefathers used to say “He who visits Santiago but not Oviedo, visits the servant but not the master”. This route follows the path of the first known itinerary taken by Alfonso II in the 9th century to visit the newly discovered tomb of the Apostle Saint James.
Older tan the french route ,it was the route used by the former pilgrims,not the easiest but with amazing landscapes, when the christians started to push the moors to the south Little by Little was abandoned.