PORTO AND THE WAY OF ST. JAMES
An experience that will change your vision of the world. A journey of adventure and purification known since the Middle Ages. Proof that we are all capable of doing what we say. If you have ever dreamed about this adventure, now is the right time. An extra is an opportunity to visit the second largest city of Portugal and a home of bridges and porto wine, city of Porto.
day 01 Porto: Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
day 02 Porto: Walking tour in Porto: monumental catedral Sé, romantic Bolsa palace, gothic church of São Francisco decorated with over 300 kilos of gold, brought mainly from Brasil. Riverside Ribeira, emblematic bridges over the Douro river and porto wine tasting. In the evening we move to Vigo (Spain).
day 03 Vigo: The real way of St. James begins in the Spanish town Vigo. Today we expect calm 18-km trekking near the atlantic coast to the town of Redondela. The route will go past rolling hills with views of beaches and island of Islas Ciés reservation.
day 04 Redondela/ Pontevedra: From Redondela there is about 23-km stretch to city of Pontevedra. We will miss a picturesque village of Arcade, medieval monuments and see many mussels „farms“. We finish in Pontevedra, the capital of the Portuguese Way of St. James.
day 05 Caldas de Reis: In front of us is one of the larger stretches of road (25 km), but no significant superelevation. Typical Galician village path wends its way through fragrant eucalyptus forests and green pastures. The aim is to come to Caldas de Reis, a picturesque spa town.
day 06 Padrón: Today the road (22 km) goes through the Asturian countryside, between the scattered houses and a country full of calm beauty. Only a moderate superelevation, the Franciscan monastery near the town of Padrón and the end of our today walking.
day 07 Santiago de Compostela: The final stage, to Santiago de Compostela is only about 23 km away. The first half is almost plain and as the end is getting closer, the population density and the number of hills is getting higher. Arrival to Santiago de Compostela, registration in pilgrims office, hug for St. James and a deserved rest.
day 08 Santiago de Compostela: Full day city tour of Santiago de Compostela, historic center with the Catedral of St. James in its heart, mass for pilgrims, the Cathedral Museum and the Galician lunch- petiscos.
day 09 Transfer to the airport.
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