Camino de Santiago, Portuguese Coastal Way, Baiona to Santiago Grade: Moderate


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7 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 5 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
22 - 29 August 2022, Mon - Mon
Baiona to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Walk Grade
Deposit Required
20% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 12 weeks in advance


There are many routes leading to the cathedral of St James in Santiago de Compostela and the Portuguese Coastal Way is probably the prettiest and certainly one of the quieter itineraries. Our route covers the last 79 miles /126km of the route from Baiona to Santiago. We can expect a wonderful mixture of coastline, quaint villages, and woodland walking plus sites of historic interest, wonderful food and local Galician wine.
Our journey starts in medieval Baiona, an elegant town on the Atlantic Coast and follows a beautiful stretch of the Atlantic to Vigo with its many beaches and interesting architecture. From here we head to Redondela and inland, merging with the classic Portuguese Way. We continue our journey passing many small villages and towns such as Pontesampaio, wonderful Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas de Reis and Padrón, home of the famous peppers.
Please note that although this route is called the Portuguese Way, this section is entirely within Spain. As it covers over 100km, it qualifies for the Compostela certificate.

Day 1: Arrive at Santiago de Compostela airport and transfer to Baiona
Day 2: Walk Baiona to Vigo along the coast 16.5 miles / 26km
Day 3: Vigo to Arcade coastal walk 14.5 miles / 23km
Day 4: Arcade to Pontevedra heading north away from the coast 7.5 miles / 12km
Day 5: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis woodland and rural walking to a spa town 13.5 miles / 22km
Day 6: Caldas de Reis to Padron forests and rural walking 11.5 miles / 18km
Day 7: Padron to Santiago de Compostela our final approach through rural Galicia 15.5 miles/ 25km
Day 8: Departure to Santiago de Compostela airport or optional extra night (+£95)

If you would like to attend the Pilgrims’ Mass at midday then you will need to book an extra night (or catch a late flight).


Twin shared ensuite room: £1150 per person Single ensuite: £1350 per person Included in the price 7 nights’ part board accommodation – breakfast and dinner Private transfer to / from Santiago de Compostela airport meeting certain flights Luggage transfer along the route (20kg limit) Pilgrim’s passport and certificate Not included International flight Insurance Personal expenses Extra night’s B&B in Santiago available - £95 per person
Sample Description The holiday is graded as moderate but please be aware that there are some long walking days. The walk is relatively flat throughout although there are some ups and downs involved at some point each day along the way. You will need to be comfortable walking long distances over several days in potentially hot weather. Unlike the Spanish Camino route, the Portuguese Coastal Way is recommended in the summer months with a coastal breeze and dry weather the norm.
We stay at handpicked hotels and guesthouses along the way. They are generally 2 to 3 star and rooms are ensuite. The rooms are often simple but clean and comfortable. All guesthouses are near the route and, if we are unable to secure our chosen location, transport is provided to and from the camino.
Clare Kelly, owner of Her on a Hill, has been a walking guide for over 20 years and is looking forward to her first Camino experience.
There will be a single transfer by private transport meeting certain flights arriving at Santiago de Compostela. We will aim to select flights from at least London and Manchester which arrive as close together as possible. Flights will be confirmed 12 weeks in advance. You can purchase your flight independently via the airline’s website. If you prefer to have a flight booked on your behalf that has ATOL protection and / or you would like to add on extra days at a different accommodation then please contact our preferred partner, Paul Graham at Explorer Travel. You can call Paul on 01213 573 866 or email him with your enquiry: The journey time to Baiona is approximately 1.5 hours. For the return journey, taxis are provided for the recommended flights. If you choose a different flight time, you can opt for an inexpensive shuttle bus or taxi service. The journey to the airport takes 15 – 20 minutes by taxi.


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