Even today is the most traveled road after the French one, follows the route that in the 15th century took the queen “Saint Isabel of Portugal” to Santiago
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Arrival to Tui (on your own) and accommodation . 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. City tour included
7 nights of hotel
The trip includes an insurance of basic coverages
Transport of backpacks for each of the stages along the way (max. 20Kg per backpack - 1 bag per person)
1 Tasting of Galician cheeses in Santiago (only available from Monday to Saturday).
1 Guided tour of Santiago (old town): 2h in Spanish
Stage maps, credential and scallop shell
This was the route preferred by the pilgrims of the Northern Europe .Faster, more comfortable and less dangerous. Very popular around XIV and XV centuries, the most of the pilgrims were from England so that the name.
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.
For most of the pilgrims, their path did not end in Santiago, but they wanted to continue a little more and know the mythical “Finis Terrae” at the end of the world. Today many pilgrims also decide to go to the end of the medieval world and enjoy a amazing sunset.