Portuguese Way of Santiago from A Guarda (158 Km)
Being important since the independence of Portugal in the twelfth century, this itinerary is rich in history, monuments, churches and references to the pilgrim world and it is also the best equipped in terms of hospitality, which is getting better year by year. Many writings report journeys along this route, by travelers of all nationalities. However, towards the end of the 15th century, the Portuguese path fell into decline due to the spread of diseases such as the plague, the wars of religion and the increasingly frequent attacks on pilgrims. In the following 300 years, the traces of the portoguese paths that led to Santiago were almost lost, as indeed also in Spain. Everything changed when Pope Leo XIII sanctioned the discovery of the remains of the saint that had been forgotten and hidden. In the twentieth century, the ancient ways of faith were rediscovered throughout Europe thanks also to the intervention of Pope John Paul II.
Free departures, minimum 2 participants.
Departure from Italy to Santiago, by scheduled or low cost flight (the ticket cost is not included in the participation fee). Arrival, meeting with the local driver, delivery of the Credential and transfer to A Guarda (1h 40min). Accommodation in the chosen structure, free dinner, overnight stay.
Breakfast. All along the way you will leave the Atlantic Ocean on your left. It is a stage with very few gradients and follows the coast. Step by step you will reach the historic Monastery of Santa Marta de Oia. You will leave the fishing village of Oia behind and walk on foot on the cliffs until you reach the Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse, the main orientation point for the ships sailing along the Ría de Vigo. You will climb to Baredo and a few kilometers later you will arrive at the Castle of Monte Real, now the Parador of the national tourism of Baiona. After the Castle you will find Baiona, the first port in Europe that received the news of the Discovery of America, in 1492. Overnight.
Breakfast. The Ría de Vigo begins in Baiona and is protected by the Cíes or Illas Cíes Islands, the heart of the Atlantic Islands National Park. You will walk from this wonderful place and leave the beautiful and historic O Pombal fountain. You will cross two Romanesque bridges, one over the Groba River and the other over A Ramallosa. In the latter city begin the source of Río Miño, a land of great ecological wealth. In Nigrán you will find the Votivo do Mar Temple. Step by step you will reach Vigo, also known as the city of Olívica. Overnight.
Breakfast. Today's path is on the bank of the Lagares River and it leads to As Travesas. You will reach the Castle of San Sebastián and get off at Barrio de O Berbés, located very close to A Pedra, an area
known for its restaurants and its Ostras de la Ría (oysters). You will leave Vigo through the Teis district and continue along the Camino until you reach Redondela where the Portuguese way along the coast meets the Portuguese way through the interior. After passing through its historic center you will go up to Cesantes. From Cesantes you will get off at Arcade. You will cross the historic medieval bridge of Ponte Sampaio over the Verdugo river. You will go up to Vilaboa and leave the chapel of Santa Marta. Step by step you will reach the city of Pontevedra. Overnight.
Breakfast. From Pontevedra you will continue to the north and take a detour to enter the Reiriz and the Lombo da Maceira woods. In San Mauro, the Way heads to Ponte Ba1b6n and from here to O Ameal. Finally you go towards Tivo and very close to the banks of the Urnia, you will reach Caldas de Reis, the destination of the stage. Overnight.
Breakfast. The Portuguese route departs from Caldas de Reis to enter the Bermana valley and its centuries-old woods. A gentle climb begins towards Santa Marina de Carracedo, then follow in the direction of Casal de Eirigo and O Pino, through Mount Albor. After the Roman bridge of Cesures, the Way enters the lands of the A Coruna continuing parallel to the N-550 until it reaches Padròn, a town with a strong Jacobean tradition. In the nearby village and Porto de lria Flavia, the body of Santiago arrived with his disciples, according to tradition. Overnight.
Breakfast. The last stage of the Camino de Santiago begins with which you have been able to admire the countless wonders resulting from centuries of history. Departure from Escravitude and past the sanctuary, after a stretch of woods, the path crosses the railway tracks in the locality of A Angueira de Suso and begins its descent towards Santiago. In Santiago, the Portuguese itinerary enters the monumental area from Porta Faxeira and heads towards the Praterias facade of the Compostela cathedral. Now is the time to follow the tradition: We will go to the Portico della Gloria under the figure of the seated Apostle, to ask for three wishes. Behind the same column is the figure of the master Matteo (the builder), to whom three heads are given "so that he can transmit his knowledge and talent". After we go to the crypt where the sepulcher of Santiago is located, and finally the most significant is the embrace to the Saint. Overnight.
Breakfast and free transfer to the airport. Departure for Italy, by scheduled or low cost flight (the ticket cost is not included in the travel participation fee). Arrival and end of the trip.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||Categoria hotel Basic||Categoria hotel Charme|
|Double||Supplement single||Double||Supplement single|
|From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021||€ 790||€ 310||€ 970||€ 420|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
|Supplement for dinners at the hotel (6 DINNERS, always excluded in Santiago)||
Basic hotel category
Charme hotel category
Extra night supplement in Santiago **
SPECIAL EVENT Dates:
** To participate in this trip you need an identity card valid for expatriation with 6 months of residual validity.
for the ‘basic’ category they will be small 1 * or 2 * hotels, simple and basic hostels or boarding houses, but always in a double room with private bathroom and breakfast with coffee / infusion, pastry and fruit juice. In the ‘charme’ category there are lovely farmhouses, old farmhouses or renovated and very welcoming country houses. In these structures the breakfast will be abundant with the addition of eggs or salami, yoghurt and fruit … you have to start the morning with energy! In Santiago, in both categories, there will be a good 4 * hotel, a reward for the fatigue faced during the Camino.
*** Sometimes the accommodations provided are a short distance from the final point of the stage: just call the hotel and in a few minutes a car will come to pick you up and the next morning will bring you back to the same point for the continuation of the walk.
*** Upon arrival you will be given the credential. Card that, along the way, you will have to get stamped (at least twice a day) in any bar, shop, authorized accommodation … you will find them everywhere. After that you have to go to the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim’s Office to prove that you have done at least 100 km and get the Compostela.
** If the date of stay in Santiago de Compostela coincides with the dates of “Special Events”, a supplement of 190 euros per person per person in a double room and 260 € in a single room will be required, a supplement of 110 will also be required. euro per person in double room for the night in Santiago.
** In August in Santiago a supplement of 80 euros per person in double will be required.
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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1180 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
from € 660 - Voli esclusi