Horse Riding The Portuguese Camino de Santiago Trail from Porto

 
 
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Riding the Camino!
Horse Riding The Portuguese Camino de Santiago Trail from Porto
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9 Days / 8 Nights

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Ride from Porto admiring the countryside of Portugal磗 Green Coast, steeped in history, art and natural beauty. Finally arriving in Santiago de Compostela
 
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Vigo
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Type: Scheduled Group Tour
Theme: Horse Back Riding and Walking Trails
Group Size: 6-12 People
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Introduction

During these seven days and six nights, we will spend overnight stays in PORTO, Vilarinho, Ponte de Lima, Tui, Ponte Caldelas, Bri贸n and Santiago, in traditional, rustic and manor houses, belonging to long-standing Portuguese families. The meeting point will be the Vigo Airport.

We will ride about 35 kms. per day, admiring the country landscapes of Portugal磗 "Costa VERDE", steeped in history, art and natural beauty (medieval monuments, Roman bridges and fascinating Baroque architecture) and finally we will arrive in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA on day 8 in the evening where we will visit the city and its cathedral. Board and lodging in three or four star Hotel.

The itinerary includes accommodation and full board, plus professional guides, escorts and insurance, fully-kitted horses and cross-country vehicles.

This is the way chosen by the Portuguese pilgrims. This route comes along Portugal and reaches Galicia from the South.

We shall start our trip from Braga (Northern Portugal) and we`ll ride along this pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

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

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.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
VIGO (AIRPORT OR CITY HOTEL TRANSFER) - PORTO
The meeting point of the Portuguese Way will be the National Arrivals area of Vigo airport at 15:00 h.
Next, we will travel by car to Porto, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
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DAY 2:
PORTO - VILARINHO
After preparing and saddling the horses, we will set off from the outskirts of Porto.
We will ride approximately 25 km. until we get to Vilarinho, belonging to Vila do Conde city council, a beautiful and lively village on the Atlantic coast.
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DAY 3:
VILARINHO - PEREIRA - ALBERGARIA - PONTE DE LIMA
Pereira (Barcelos) - Albergar铆a (Facha) located 12 Km before Ponte de Lima, we will ride approximately 30 Km and we will stay in a rural B & B called Quinta da Albergaria, located in the village of Facha
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DAY 4:
PONTE DE LIMA
This will be a transitory stage of 16-20 Km. during which we will have the chance to visit its palacea.
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DAY 5:
PONTE DA LIMA - sIERRA DE LABRUJA - VALEN茿 DO MINHO - TUI
Horse riding across Sierra de Labruja to Valen莽a. Then we`ll visit the wonderful old fortress and village. Later we`ll reach Tui (Spain) and then we`ll visit a medieval cathedral and some other interesting historic remains.
Board and lodging at Parador de Tui.
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DAY 6:
TUI - VIGO bay - ARCADE - PONTEVEDRA - PONTE CALDELAS
Horse riding trip along Vigo Estuary by seashore. We`ll enjoy a wonderful coastal scenery, we`ll see some historic remains at San Simon Island and the modern suspension bridge over the estuary. We`ll also visit a beautiful fishermen磗 village at Arcade, well-known place for its shellfish cooking specialties. Then we`ll visit Pontevedra and one of the best conserved Roman remains of Galicia. Finally we`ll reach Ponte Caldelas.
Board and lodging at "O Castelo" country guest house. Top comfort in a homely atmosphere.
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DAY 7:
PONTE CALDELAS - PADRON - IRIA FLAVIA - BRION
Horse riding to Padr贸n across Ulla valley. We`ll enjoy a beautiful river landscape. We`ll visit a very interesting medieval church and other historic remains at Iria, important Roman city in the past. After we`ll reach Bri贸n.
Board and lodging at Rosal铆a Hostelry, a beautiful rustic country guest house.
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DAY 8:
PADRON - santiago de compostela
Horse riding to Padr贸n across the Galician campaign. Lunch at Rosal铆a Hostelry. Finally we`ll reach by car Obradoiro square and the Santiago磗 Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. Then we`ll visit the Santiago磗 Cathedral and the Apostle磗 Sepulcre.
Board and lodging in a three or four star Hotel.
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DAY 9:
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast in the morning and independent departure arrangements
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Included

THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Transfers where specified in itinerary
- English-Speaking Tour director accompanying the group for the duration of the tour
- 4wd vehicle for equipment and support for the duration of the tour
- 07 Days of Riding
- 09 nights in Standard double room with in accommodation listed in itinerary above
- (B) Breakfast where listed in itinerary
- (L) Lunches where listed in itinerary (Country Lunches)
- (D) Dinners where listed in itinerary (Normally in accommodations)
- Local Taxes
- Detailed tour information at the time of final booking


FURTHER DETAILS:
- We provide you with a full 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, light coat and waterproof wear is recommended. Recommended season for mild weather are from March to October

Excluded

 THE TOURS DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Entrance Fees
- Airfare
- Bike (Rental available, inquire for price)
- Optional Private Tour Addons
- Table Reservations
- Transfers not specified in itinerary
- Entrance fees when not with guide
- Beverages not specified in selected meals
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Laundry Expenses 
- Telephone & Facsimile charges
- Excess Baggage charges 
- Passport & Visa fees 
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Airport & Departure Taxes
- Optional excursions 
- Room Service 
- Gratuities to Chauffeurs and Guides 

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