You’re going to be walking on the beautiful Portuguese Coastal Way tackling the last 150 km of it from Oia to Santiago de Compostela. As well as enjoying beautiful coastal and typical Galician countryside scenery you’ll be samping the local gastronomy with an experienced, locally based English speaking camino and food guide. Discover the wild Atlantic coast and its beaches and the Rias Baixas estuaries along with the seafood and local wine from the region.Stay in pretty coastal fishing resorts and beautiful country retreats and expect to be spoilt on your adventure. You luggage will be transported between hotels and you will have your own chauffeur on call for you in case you need transport back to the hotel.
Some of the highlights include at the start where we commence the camino from Oia Monastery where Sir Thomas Becket stayed in 1167. You’ll get a special tour of the monastery from the inside (as its closed to the general public). The first stage of the walk which follows the stunning coastline takes you to Baiona where the mayor will be waiting to offer an official welcome. In the evening your experienced and passionate guide will take you on his favourite tapas tour. The following day involves more walking along the coast passing golden sandy beaches before arriving in the city of Vigo where you will visit its Sea Museum. After another beautiful days walk through dense woodland and cascading mini waterfalls following Vigo estuary you will get to Redondela where the camino joins the main central Portuguese Way whee you will meet a lot more pilgrims who’ve travelled from Lisbon or Porto.
When you get to the beautiful city of Pontevedra with the most impressive Old Town in Galicia after Santiago you’re in for another treat tasting the local shellfish with a local fisherman and seafood restaurant owner who will even take you to the local market to help you select your lunch! Then after another nice walk between vines you will get to Caldas de Rei where you will be staying in a beautiful old manor house in extensive grounds. You will have time to go for a bathe in the local thermal waters. After passing Padron you’ll be in for one of the highlights of your trip a special guided visit of Pazo de Faramello with the owner, Gonzalo, of one of the most important Manor Houses in the whole of Galicia.
The final stage of your walk sees you get to the majestic UNESCO hertiatge site Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and its square where your walk finishes. Steep yourself in its history and visit the remains of Saint James in the crypt and celebrate your achievement as have your fellow pilgrims since medieval times. It will be an unforgettable experience you will forever cherish.