Portuguese Way: from Porto by bike

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Why not dare to travel the Portuguese Way from Porto to Santiago by bicycle? With this package you can visit some of the most interesting villages along the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela such as Oporto, Ponte de Lima, Tui or Pontevedra.

Duration:
7 days/6 nights

Distance:
242 km (150 miles)

Accommodation:
Private hostels/hotels/guesthouses

Available:
All year round. You can do the Camino any day of the year

Current offer until:
31/12/2018

Price:
475€ per person in twin room

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Description

Porto is the perfect city to start the Way by bike. ¡Discover its magic!

Contenido

ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival in Porto
We offer you two possibilities: we can book you a bike and take it to the starting point or, if you prefer it, we can take your own bike from your home to the starting point.
Depending on the time of arrival, you will be able to visit the city’s extensive historical heritage such as the Cathedral de la Sé, Plaza da Liberdade or the Palacio da Bolsa. In addition, the wide gastronomic offer of the place will allow you to enjoy a good delicacy to start the Way with strength and to know a little more about the gastronomy of the area. You can’t leave Porto without trying the cream cakes, bacalhau and Port wine.
Day 2: Porto – Barcelos (52,6 km/32 miles)
You will wake up in the Oporto lodging, which includes a good energy breakfast to start the day with the batteries charged and you will begin the stage to Barcelos. On the way it is important to make stops in places such as the Águas Santas Church in Maia or the São Pedro de Rates Church.
After crossing beautiful places and villages like Vilarinho you will arrive in Barcelos, where you can visit different points of interest such as the Temple of Jesus da Cruz Bom Temple, Pelourinho, the garden of the Baroque or the Church of Nossa Senhora do Terço.
Day 3: Barcelos – Rubiães (51,2 km/32 miles)
You will wake up in the lodging of Barcelos which includes a good energy breakfast to start the day with the batteries charged and begin the stage to Rubiães. On the way it is important to make stops in places like Pazo do Marqués or the Church of Nossa Senhora da Guia, both buildings located in the town of Ponte da Lima, and the Church of Misericórdia in Viseu.
After reaching Rubiães, you will be able to visit different points of interest such as the Church of São Pedro.
Day 4: Rubiães – Redondela (53,4 km/33 miles)
You will wake up in the lodging of Rubiães, which includes a good energy breakfast to start the day with the batteries charged and you will begin the stage to Redondela, the first end of stage in Galician territory. On the way you will pass through the medieval city of Tui, where you should not forget to visit places like the Chapel of San Telmo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Convent of the Poor Clares or the Gardens of Troncoso.
After arriving in Redondela, you will be able to visit different points of interest such as the Gardens of the Alameda Park or the Vilavella convent.
Day 5: Redondela – Caldas de Reis (41,2 km/25 miles)
You will wake up in Redondela’s lodging, which includes a good energy breakfast to start the day with the batteries charged and you will begin the journey to Caldas de Reis. On the way you will pass by Pontevedra, considered the capital of the Rías Baixas. Stop on the way to stroll through its cobblestone streets and stop to visit different points of interest such as the Pilgrim Shrine or the ruins of the Church of San Domingos.
After arriving at Caldas de Reis, visitors can visit different points of interest such as the Botanical Garden and Carballeira, the Church of Santa María de Bemil or come to admire the waterfall in Paseo de Segade, an attractive natural environment where the river Umia is the main protagonist. In addition, this town is known for its thermal tradition because it has waters that possess highly curative properties. The thermal village is home to two spas and the public fountain of Burgas is suitable for hydroponics, a treatment that is characterized by ingesting water by mouth frequently for therapeutic purposes.
Day 6: Caldas de Reis – Santiago de Compostela (43,7 km/27 miles)
You will wake up in the accommodation of Caldas de Reis which includes a good energy breakfast to start the day with the batteries charged and begin the stage to Santiago de Compostela, finally, the destination is very close. Strolling through the monumental area you will advance with the nervousness of reaching the Plaza del Obradoiro and feel the satisfaction of having fulfilled the objective.
Day 7: Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast in the lodging. Free day to visit all those monuments that, besides the Cathedral, make up the great capital of Galicia.
After breakfast our services will be finished.All of our prices have been established on the 27th January 2017 and depend on the availability.
Please contact us if you have any questions or for further information and also if you want to choose this experience but you want to modify something.
INCLUDED SERVICES
6 double room accommodation
6 breakfast
Pilgrim´s card or passport (Credencial)
Documentation: maps and useful information
Telephone assistance service 24 hours
Travel assistance insurance during all the way (see conditions)
VAT included
OPTIONAL SERVICES
Private room: Consult
Half board: Consult
Cancellation insurance: 12 €/ person
Extra night in Santiago de Compostela
Transfer Santiago – Oporto: Consult
Transfer Santiago – Airport: Consult

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