Coastal Walk and Tapas Tour of Cangas from Vigo

 
 
WP_20160624_13_02_24_Pro.jpg Beautiful Limens Beach
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cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo83.jpg Boat ride on Vigo Bay
cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo02.jpg Mussel Fishing Boat
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cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo73.jpg Seafood & Fish at the market
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cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo75.jpg Seafood at the market
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cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo07.jpg View of Vigo bay
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cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo09.jpg boats docked on the beaches
cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo70.jpg Enjoying Galicia Tapas
cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo77.jpg Wines & Tapas lunch
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cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo68.jpg Calamari (Squid)
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cangas-coastal-walk-tapas-tour-from-vigo14.jpg Home-made Croquettes
Small Group Tour

Half Day (Duration: 5hrs. approx.)

Vigo

Price from: 109.00 euros

 
Enjoy a spectacular boat ride across the Bay of Vigo to Cangas, a coastal walk, and devour the tapas with local wine — a perfect day on the Galician coast. Leave Vigo behind by ferry and head across the estuary to the small fishing village of Cangas for a gastronomic, trekking adventure.
 
Highlights
 
  • Enjoy a ferry ride across the Bay of Vigo
  • Stretch the legs walking along a coastal trail and enjoy the  views of the bay of Vigo and the National Park, the Cies Islands
  • Discover Cangas, a traditional fishing village and mix with the locals away from the bustle of city life.
  • Enjoy a nice variety of local tapas and wines at a trendy tavern near the village port.
  • Learn about Galician wines! Wine and more wine!
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Vigo
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 5hrs. approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Scheduled Group, Half Day Tour Small Group
Theme: City and Village Walks, Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1 - 12 People
Price from: 109.00€
 

Introduction

Enjoy a spectacular boat ride across the Bay of Vigo to Cangas, a coastal walk, and devour the tapas with local wine - a perfect day on the Galician Rias Baixas coast. Leave Vigo behind by ferry and head across the estuary to the small fishing village of Cangas for a gastronomic, trekking adventure.

The meeting point to start this fantastic day will be at the port of Vigo, right by a statue called El Salto.

We head with our local guide to take the ferry which will take us to the next peninsula, O Morrazo. The Vigo estuary is home to many different battles and raids in the past being the most important one the Battle of Rande, also known as the Battle of Vigo Bay. This battle is referred to in Jules Verne´s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, in which there is a whole chapter devoted to this story, named Vigo Bay.

During our ferry trip to the next peninsula, we can see the Rande Bridge on our right-hand side and on our left-hand side we can contemplate the fantastic Cies Islands, part of the Atlantic Islands National Park and a beach paradise with crystalline waters where you could find the Playa de Rodas (Rodas Beach), awarded the best beach in the world, according to the British newspaper The Guardian in 2007.

Upon arrival in Cangas, we will take a short walk along the promenade to the market where we will learn about the local fish and seafood. 

After taking a look into the market, our private driver will be waiting for us to pick us up and take us to the Limens Beach, the very beginning of our coastal walk. From this point, we will walk along the ocean enjoying the fantastic views this trail offers. On a clear day, we can see the Cies Islands in the background, right in the mouth of the Ria de Vigo. 
 
This trail is about 5km and it goes from Limens all the way to Cangas. We’ll take a few breaks during our coastal walk to relax, enjoy the nature and take pictures so you can brag about this breathtaking view when you’re back in your country. 

Right before making it into the town, we’ll walk past an old cannery and a whale processing plant. The building of the factory started in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War and closed its doors in 1996 and has remained ever since in a semi-abandoned state.

We are back in Cangas, the main city of this peninsula. We are hungry and it’s time to try some of the most typical dishes of the area. Galician gastronomy is far from paella or gazpacho as we saw and learned at the market, so we are going to try the real Galician gastronomy. Dishes like fried or grilled squid, Galician-style octopus, Padron peppers, different kinds of fish and seafood, empanada (pastry pie filled with different ingredients), etc. 

After lunch, we’ll take a short walk back to the maritime station where we will be taking the ferry back to Vigo, where your tour will finish. 

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Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
VIGO - CANGAS

  • 10:15AM (be about 5min. before start time) : The tour in the morning and involves exploring a more remote coastal area in the Bay of Vigo away from the city!
  • This tour leaves from Vigo on a local ferry where you will enjoy amazing sea views before arriving in the small fishing village of Cangas.
  • During the short 20-minute trip your guide will explain the geography and history of the area — as well as explaining how the fishermen catch the delicious seafood!
  • Upon arrival in Cangas, we will take a short walk along the promenade to the market where we will learn about the local fish and seafood. 
  • From there, we’ll take a short taxi ride to where we will commence the four kilometer coastal walk. Take in the scenery:  golden-sandy beach coves and a ruggedly, wild granite coastline. You’ll get amazing views of Spain´s top National Park, the Cies Islands. You'll have plenty of stops for photos and to breathe in all that fresh sea air. 
  • Then it´s on to the town of Cangas renowned for its array of charming fishing boats at the port, and we’ll stop at a trendy local tavern to taste some Galician tapas and wines. We’ll try four different kinds: calamares (squid), prawns, croquettes, and green peppers, washed down pairing with the famous local Albariño wines and the fashionable Godello white or the unique red Mencia wine. Young, fruity and aromatic wines with plenty of personality. A good moment to  learn about the different D.O wines in Galicia 
  • 03:15PM approx.: Our Cangas tour will finish at the Port of Cangas, where the ferry takes us back to Vigo. If you decide you want to stay longer in Cangas, you can do so (but please note that the last ferry leaves at 10:00pm). Otherwise, head back to see more of the city of Vigo.
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109.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Local English-speaking Food, Wine & Walking  guide
  • Transportation (ferry ticket and taxi fare one way only)
  • 3-4 tapas and 3-4 drinks (High-quality traditional cuisine and local wines that you would never order on your own if you did not know the local specialties.)
  • Local taxes.

Additional Notes:

  • Please wear casual dress and comfortable walking shoes and in spring, fall and winter months would be advised a rain jacket. We will walk a coastal trail that has some up and down hills then flat stretches as well. Then into a fishing village. 5kms approx. Walking distance in total for the day.
  • If there any food restrictions due to allergies, diet or religious reasons please advise at the time of booking.
  • No age limit: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Under 6 excluding any type of beverage parents would have to order their drinks. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Excluded

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Any personal expenses or souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide.

Pick up

  •  Canovas de Castillo, 22, Vigo, at the Statue La Bañista. (You will see a wrought-iron statue with a big head called "La Bañista." It’s right in front of the Estacion Maritima.) See Location Section.

Drop off

  •  Port of Cangas where you take the ferry boat back to Vigo (20min. ride)

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations more than 2 days before departure will receive a full refund.  Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.
  • If any of the bars/restaurants as described above are closed due to any unforeseen circumstances we will offer a similar type of venue. If we cannot get 3 tapas locations at any given time due to availability you will have more tapas at the last stop making it 2 stops. Normally it is 3 but we have the right to offer the same amount of tapas/wines tasted but at 2 venues.
  • When you book a tour/holiday with us you agree to the above and any other terms in our general terms & conditions not mentioned above, and as well to our waiver notice.

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(5 December 2019)
 
Having had Sean O’rourke as our guide in Vigo and Cangas I came away enlightened, cheerful and very appreciative of the history, wines and foods of Galicia. We were double blessed as his lovely wife decided to join us and added her family perspective as residents of many generations. We could not have asked for more- highly recommend and well worth the fee.
(11 April 2018)
 
We had a wonderful trip despite wet weather. Great tour guide; we learned lots and had a great trip.
 

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