Camino de Santiago Horse Riding Along the Coast of Galicia

 
 
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Riding the Camino!

10 Days / 9 Nights

Vigo

Price from: 1965.00 euros

 
Ride this Camino de Santiago along the coast admiring the amazing views and landscapes of Galicia, to finally make it into Santiago de Compostela on horseback just like Santiago did.
 
Highlights
 
  • Enter the Obradoiro square on horseback just like Santiago did
  • We take care of the pilgrims credentials, stamping it along the way to obtain the Compostela at the end of it. 
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of the sea, sky and land all along the Rias Baixas
  • Different Starting points
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Vigo
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Type: Private Group Tour
Theme: Horse Back Riding and Walking Trails
Group Size: 4 to 12 People
Price from: 1965.00€
 

Introduction

This route goes along the sea, and it is a special and wonderful route with spectacular views of the sea, sky, and land.

You will stay overnight at some of the best manor houses, country homes and hotels available at the time of booking. As well as enjoying meals in restaurants where you can taste the best seafood, fish, meat, and wines that characterize this land so much.

We shall cross along some of the best conserved natural environments of Southern Europe. Remote old villages and historic remains will be reached by us and we shall enjoy nature and wildlife as the ancients did.

It is a route to disconnect from daily life, relax and enjoy the horse and friends, and at the same time, pay a visit to our best friend and horseman Santiago the apostle so that he continues to watch over us and give us health to enjoy life.

If you want to enjoy a route on horseback, equestrian,  fun way to visit the south of Galicia - Las Rías Baixas -, the wine route, the muleteers route, albariño wineries, restaurants, spas, fishing ports, markets, beaches, rivers, towns, monuments, ... do not hesitate and choose this tour, you will not regret it. 

The coastal route can start in A Guarda, bordering Galicia with Portugal, for which it would take 10 days and 9 nights from Tui, passing through A Guarda, Baiona, Vigo, Ría de Arcade (oysters), Puentesampaio, Pontevedra, Alto from the Poyo mountains, Meis golf course, Sanxenxo, Portonovo, La Lanzada beach, El Grove (fishing port), Isla de la Toja, Cambados, Villagarcía, Catoira, Padrón and Santiago.

Depending on time availability it can be made shorter or longer. (Different departure points available, check Itinerary section) 

At the end of the journey, we will stay and enjoy a farewell dinner. The next day we will have breakfast and accompany you to your point of return home. Wishing you have enjoyed the Camino and our services, we hope to see you again. 

As a horse-riding pilgrim we shall revive a part of the history of old Europe. 

Buen Camino! 

NOTE: A minimum of 4 people is required for this tour.

Day by day itinerary

ITINERARY: 

OPTION 1 (10 Days / 9 Nights): VIGO OR SANTIAGO - A GUARDA - OIA - BAIONA – VIGO - REDONDELA - ARCADE - PONTEVEDRA - POIO - ARMENTEIRA - CAMBADOS - VILANOVA DE AROUSA - VILAGARCIA DE AROUSA - CARRACEDO - PADRON - SANTIAGO

OPTION 2 (9 Days / 8 Nights): VIGO OR SANTIAGO - BAIONA – VIGO - REDONDELA - ARCADE - PONTEVEDRA - POIO - ARMENTEIRA - CAMBADOS - VILANOVA DE AROUSA - VILAGARCIA DE AROUSA - CARRACEDO - PADRON - SANTIAGO

OPTION 3 (7 Days / 6 Nights): VIGO OR SANTIAGO - VIGO - REDONDELA - ARCADE - PONTEVEDRA - POIO - ARMENTEIRA - CAMBADOS - VILANOVA DE AROUSA - VILAGARCIA DE AROUSA - CARRACEDO - PADRON - SANTIAGO

OPTION 4 (6 Days / 5 Nights): VIGO OR SANTIAGO - PONTEVEDRA - POIO - ARMENTEIRA - CAMBADOS - VILANOVA DE AROUSA - VILAGARCIA DE AROUSA - CARRACEDO - PADRON - SANTIAGO

DAY 1:

  • Transfer from the airport, train station, bus stations, hotels, etc... in Santiago or Vigo.
  • Here are the 4 options for different starting departure points on the way: 

    • Start riding from A Guardia (10 Days / 9 Nights)
    • Start riding from Baiona (9 Days / 8 Nights)
    • Start riding from Vigo (7 Days / 6 Nights)
    • Start riding from Pontevedra (6 Days / 5 Nights)
  • On arrival at our accommodation, we will check in our rooms
  • Some free time before dinner
  • 08:30PM: Dinner at the accommodation
  • 10:00PM: After dinner time to get some sleep for our next day of riding the Camino de Santiago
  • Overnight

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*DAYS 2 - 9 (*Number of days depending on the option you choose, the daily routine would be the same each day.):

  • 08:00AM: Breakfast
  • 09:00AM: Saddle up and start our horse-riding 
  • 11:00AM: Morning stop (A break for a drink, snack, coffee, etc...)
  • 11:30AM: We continue on our ride after the short break
  • 02:00PM: Stop for Lunch and to rest a bit
  • 04:00PM: Afternoon back on our horse and we continue on the way.
  • 06:00PM-06:30PM approx.: Ending the day at our accommodation to stay overnight.
  • Free time to rest and relax
  • 08:30PM: Dinner at the accommodation
  • 10:00PM: After dinner time to get some sleep for our next day of riding the Camino de Santiago
  • Overnights

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DAY 6, 7, 9 or 10:

  • This morning you could make the final ride into the Obradoiro square by horseback to end your Camino de Santiago.
  • Back to the hotel for breakfast
  • 12:00PM: Transfer to Santiago airport, train or bus station, etc... If you would prefer to stay further nights in Santiago see our add-on section for a short stay in Santiago with a guided tour of the Cathedral, etc...
  • End of our services.

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END OF TOUR SERVICES.

Prices and Dates

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From
1965.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • 09 nights in Standard double room within accommodation listed in itinerary above (in a variety of best hotels, rural houses, pazos, inns) A list with all the details will be provided at the time of booking (See Lodging Section)
  • English-Speaking Guide accompanying the group for the duration of the tour
  • 4wd vehicle for equipment and support for the duration of the tour
  • Detailed tour information at the time of the final booking
  • Breakfasts , Lunches and Dinners as specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers from the airport (Santiago de Compostela or Vigo), train or bus station to the point where the journey will start.
  • Horses,  equipment, saddlebags on the saddles, and water clothing if necessary.
  • Guide on horseback.
  • Staff to take care of the horses and change luggage daily between accommodations.
  • Truck prepared with boxes and spare horses, if necessary. We consider that having the horse plays such a leading role in this event, it may be necessary to prevent and keep them on hand.
  • Activity and civil liability insurance.
  • We take care of the pilgrims credentials, stamping it along the way to obtain the Compostela at the end of it.
  • Local Taxes

FURTHER DETAILS:

  • We provide you with a fully equipped horse well adapted to this land. You can also bring your own horse (Ask for details!). You don`t need to be an expert rider but some riding experience is preferable. 
  • Weather in Galicia is variable but mild. Anyway, a light coat and waterproof wear are recommended. Recommended season for mild weather is from March to October

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Airport, Train or Bus  Stations, or Hotels in Santiago, Vigo or previously agreed point

Drop off

  • Airport, Train or Bus  Stations, or Hotels in Santiago, Vigo or previously agreed point

Lodging

  • Best country homes, hotels or inns available at the time of booking. 

Overnights (example, or similar hotels) 

  • Tuy Alfonso I
  • La Guardia apartahotel Marouco 
  • Baiona / gondomar Pazo da escola
  • Vigo Hotel Avión 
  • Pontevedra hotel Ruas / galicia Palace
  • Cambados Pazo da Capitana
  • Vilagarcía  hotel Carril
  • Padron Pazo de Lestrove
  • Santiago Gran hotel Los abetos.

Transport

Map

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