Our Portuguese Central Last 100 Camino starts at the border between Portugal and Spain in Tui. In the heart of the Rías Baixas coastal region of Galicia, Northern Spain.

Walk through the spectacular Galician countryside.

On this Portuguese Central Camino, you will be crossing ancient stone paths as you wind your way along the river valleys. Passing through oak, pine, and eucalyptus woodlands.

Explore fascinating and richly historical towns and cities

With Medieval, Celtic,  Romanesque-Gothic, and modern-day sites. Impressive Cathedrals, antiquated town centres, tombs, castles, Fortresses, and more!

Enjoy the Culture.

Certainly, you will meet with the locals as you pass through their villages. Allow them to share their culture and lives as they serve your meals and take care of your personal needs.

Galicia is a land rich in gastronomy.

You are in Spain, known for wonderful fresh produce. With veal and Seafood the specialities. Locals will tell you with great pride that their seafood is noted to be the best in the world.  Don’t leave the country without experiencing some! Also, the Galician bread is particularly good. Remember to have a slice or 2 of Tarta de Santiago (almond tart) too.

Meeting Pilgrims along the way.

Well known for the diversity of Pilgrims who come from every corner of the world. Here you will greet one another with Buen Camino along the way. Sharing stories of your journey, a meal, or drinks on a terrace at the end of a long day is a part of the charm of Camino. You can be as sociable or solitary as suits you.

Gaining your Compostela Certificate.

Walking the last 100k Portuguese Coastal Camino is the minimum distance required to achieve a Compostela. Commencing with your first accommodation you are required to stamp your Credencial Passport twice a day. Have your accommodation stamp your passport daily. Then afterwards many bars, restaurants, and churches offer this service throughout your day.

Congratulations

You have achieved your goal and reached Santiago de Compostela. Now it is time to celebrate with your friends and share in the glory of your achievement.

Take some time to enjoy Santiago de Compostela where, in 1985, the city’s old town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This alone is worth the effort you have made, a spectacular city with so much to offer.

Buen Camino!
Will you go all the way to “The End of The World”

For some, the legends of the past will see them wanting to finish in Fisterra. Consider continuing on our Fisterra Camino.

Buen Camino 

Bom Caminho

  • Difficulty: Rest day
  • Length: km.
  • Hours: h.

Day 1: Tui is the starting point of your Portuguese last 100 Central Camino. Located on the bank of the Miño River, facing the Portuguese town of Valença. Take the time to explore the town while you are here.

Tui dates back to pre-historic times (20,000 BC). Boasting 2 Museums, one dedicated to archaeology and sacred art, and the other a diocesan museum. Visit the Romanic (11th-13th century) Santa Maria Cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic period vestibules.

You are in the heart of the Rías Baixas coastal region of Galicia, you will find the seafood sensational make sure you try some!

Ensure that you get a good night’s rest to prepare for your first day walking the Portuguese Camino.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 16 km.
  • Hours: 4.5h.

Day 2: Tui to O Porrino

On day 2 Tui to O Porrino, today there are two routes to choose from. Either on the original path taking you through the largest industrial region of Galicia, all roads and concrete. Or take the alternative route developed in 2013 that goes through the natural land of Las Gandaras.

Not long after walking through Ribadelouro, you will notice a sign on your left for the alternative route. Certainly, this is the more scenic route running along the Louro river a natural and peaceful environment.

Finally arriving in O Porino an industrial town well known for pink granite, the best bread in Galicia, and tasty mushrooms.

 

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 16 km.
  • Hours: 5h.

On Day 3: O Porrino to Redondela, you will soon pass through Mos-Rua. Look out for Santa Eulalia church and its 82 m high tower.

After Mos, you have a very steep climb to Capilla de Santiaguiño (210 m ascent). Here you have the first views of Ria de Vigo estuary on the Atlantic Ocean. From there you will ascend to Redondela where the Portuguese Coastal Camino joins the Central Camino.

Redondela is the start of the spectacular Galician seafood. Some of the tasty offerings are Centollas (spider crabs), mussels, zamburiñas (scallops), turbot, and hake. Certainly, you can’t miss the opportunity to try some of the fresh local delights.

Buen Camino 

 

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 19.5 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

On Day 4: Redondela to Pontevedra, when reaching Arcade you will see oyster beds. Here the oysters are considered the best in Galicia.

Soon crossing the beautiful Pontesampaio medieval bridge. This is where Napoleon’s army suffered a great defeat (19th century).

Further on leads you to the Church of Santa Maria (12th century) with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Finally arriving in Pontevedra. A monumental city boasting many historical delights. Some of which are Santa Maria la Mayor Basilica, Town Hall, Capella de la Verge Pelegrina, and Teucro square, they all deserve a visit.

Enjoy some famous oysters of Arcade with an Albarinho wine.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 21 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

On day 5 Pontevedra to Caldas de Rei, you will be walking mostly through chestnut, gum, and pine groves. Quite pleasant surroundings with only short sections of road.

In Lombo da Maceira there is a statue of Santiago Apostol with his stick showing the way.

Between A Portela and Briallos, you will find a slight divert to beautiful Rio Barosa Waterfalls. Only 400m off Camino on your right, worth the extra short walk.

Caldas de Reis known for its thermal healing waters has developed as quite a popular tourist location since Roman times. Here you will see there are many wonderful old spa hotels with a relaxed atmosphere.

Umia river provides trout and lamprea.  Another specialty is zamburiña empanadas (pies) all appreciated when washed down with a good Albarinho wine.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 19 km.
  • Hours: 5.5h.

On day 6 Caldas de Reis to Padron is a beautiful stage with plenty of bush sections. Heading upward to Santa Marina de Carracedo and then down to Padron.

In Pontecesures you cross paths with the Variante Espiritual arriving by boat from Vilanova de Arousa on the Ulla River.

In Padron visit the Santiago church and 1 km further on from Padron on Camino is Iria Flavia, an icònic village where legend says the remains of the apòstol Santiago arrived on a stone ship 2000 years ago also La Real Colegiata is remarkable, the tomb of Camilo Jose Cela, Nobel Prize winner of Literature and the museum-house of Rosalia de Castro, the main Galician poet all worth a visit today if you have the energy to save time tomorrow for your final destination.

A must-try specialty of the region while in Padron “pimientos de Padron” (little green peppers) fried and sprinkled with sea salt, now appreciated all over Spain. Other popular foods are octopus, cheeses, bread, chorizos, or empanadas.

Buen Camino 

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 14.5 km.
  • Hours: 4h.

Today Day 7 Padron to Rua De Francos-Milladoira, as you head out of Padron and didn’t visit Iria Flavia yesterday perhaps you can make a little time to do that in the first stage of your walk. Following on from there is mainly urban landscape heading up to O Milladoiro.

Buen Camino

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 10.5 km.
  • Hours: 3h.

Day 8 Rua De Francos-Milladoira-Santiago a short walk into Santiago de Compostela your final destination and last day of walking on Camino de Santiago…

CONGRATULATIONS!! you have made it.

Standing in Praza do Obradoiro. you will admire the Cathedral de Santiago and its Romànic Portico de la Gloria (Glory’s Gate) built in the 12th century.

A moment that is bittersweet for most.

You have achieved your goal yet also finished your adventure. Many pilgrims celebrate the end of their Camino with a good “mariscada” (seafood plate). However, you might prefer to head to Rua do Franco for some “tapas” finishing with “Tarta de Santiago” the popular Galician tart.

The Botafumeiro

A Pilgrim’s Mass is held at 12.00 and 19.00 daily. If you are lucky (or someone pays the fee, around 300€) you will see the Botafumeiro (weighing 60 kg) incense burning ceremony.

Buen Camino

  • Difficulty: Rest day
  • Length: km.
  • Hours: h.

Today Day 9 Santiago de Compostela your last morning on Camino de Santiago. Enjoy your last breakfast as a Crossroads Travel Client before you head off to wherever in the world you may go!

That is of course unless you have decided to continue to Fisterra…

Whatever you are doing go safe.

Thank you for allowing Crossroads Travel to support you on your Adventure!

Buen Camino

Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

Inclusions Portuguese Central Last 100 Camino 
  • 8 nights’ accommodation preferably charming/Iconic/boutique hotels and rural Casas
  • Private Bathroom in all rooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer daily (1x 20 kg bag per person)
  • Maps of your accommodation locations
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Australian and Spanish emergency phone numbers
  • local support person in Spain
Welcome Pack:
  • Pilgrim’s passport
  • Camino shell
  • Luggage tags
  • Full Camino walking guidebook with maps
  • Camino Journal with Pen
  • Other goodies for your Camino
Not Included 
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Additional bag transfer (will incur additional costs)
  • Single Supplement
  • Any meal not specified in the Inclusions list
  • Any other item not specified in the Inclusions list
  • Flights/Transfers/Extra Accommodations.
Optional Services: 
  • Airport transfers from the start point and end destination
  • Extra night accommodation at the start point and end destination
  • Extra luggage transfer or storage
  • Fisterra experience: Tour from Santiago to Fisterra return 2 days
  • If you wish to upgrade to the Iconic Parador Hotel in Santiago de Compostela the cost is from $180 per person/per night twin share and $250 per person/per night single occupancy when booked 6 months in advance.
  • Ask us about adding an extra night in Santiago, or extra rest days en route.
  • For any part of your trip that falls between 31 October and 01 April, there is an out-of-season luggage transfer surcharge of $25 per day. and $35 per day to Fisterra and Muxia.

Day 1: Tui is the starting point of your Portuguese last 100 Central Camino. Located on the bank of the Miño River, facing the Portuguese town of Valença. Take the time to explore the town while you are here.

Tui dates back to pre-historic times (20,000 BC). Boasting 2 Museums, one dedicated to archaeology and sacred art, and the other a diocesan museum. Visit the Romanic (11th-13th century) Santa Maria Cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic period vestibules.

You are in the heart of the Rías Baixas coastal region of Galicia, you will find the seafood sensational make sure you try some!

Ensure that you get a good night’s rest to prepare for your first day walking the Portuguese Camino.

Day 2: Tui to O Porrino

On day 2 Tui to O Porrino, today there are two routes to choose from. Either on the original path taking you through the largest industrial region of Galicia, all roads and concrete. Or take the alternative route developed in 2013 that goes through the natural land of Las Gandaras.

Not long after walking through Ribadelouro, you will notice a sign on your left for the alternative route. Certainly, this is the more scenic route running along the Louro river a natural and peaceful environment.

Finally arriving in O Porino an industrial town well known for pink granite, the best bread in Galicia, and tasty mushrooms.

 

On Day 3: O Porrino to Redondela, you will soon pass through Mos-Rua. Look out for Santa Eulalia church and its 82 m high tower.

After Mos, you have a very steep climb to Capilla de Santiaguiño (210 m ascent). Here you have the first views of Ria de Vigo estuary on the Atlantic Ocean. From there you will ascend to Redondela where the Portuguese Coastal Camino joins the Central Camino.

Redondela is the start of the spectacular Galician seafood. Some of the tasty offerings are Centollas (spider crabs), mussels, zamburiñas (scallops), turbot, and hake. Certainly, you can’t miss the opportunity to try some of the fresh local delights.

Buen Camino 

 

On Day 4: Redondela to Pontevedra, when reaching Arcade you will see oyster beds. Here the oysters are considered the best in Galicia.

Soon crossing the beautiful Pontesampaio medieval bridge. This is where Napoleon’s army suffered a great defeat (19th century).

Further on leads you to the Church of Santa Maria (12th century) with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Finally arriving in Pontevedra. A monumental city boasting many historical delights. Some of which are Santa Maria la Mayor Basilica, Town Hall, Capella de la Verge Pelegrina, and Teucro square, they all deserve a visit.

Enjoy some famous oysters of Arcade with an Albarinho wine.

On day 5 Pontevedra to Caldas de Rei, you will be walking mostly through chestnut, gum, and pine groves. Quite pleasant surroundings with only short sections of road.

In Lombo da Maceira there is a statue of Santiago Apostol with his stick showing the way.

Between A Portela and Briallos, you will find a slight divert to beautiful Rio Barosa Waterfalls. Only 400m off Camino on your right, worth the extra short walk.

Caldas de Reis known for its thermal healing waters has developed as quite a popular tourist location since Roman times. Here you will see there are many wonderful old spa hotels with a relaxed atmosphere.

Umia river provides trout and lamprea.  Another specialty is zamburiña empanadas (pies) all appreciated when washed down with a good Albarinho wine.

On day 6 Caldas de Reis to Padron is a beautiful stage with plenty of bush sections. Heading upward to Santa Marina de Carracedo and then down to Padron.

In Pontecesures you cross paths with the Variante Espiritual arriving by boat from Vilanova de Arousa on the Ulla River.

In Padron visit the Santiago church and 1 km further on from Padron on Camino is Iria Flavia, an icònic village where legend says the remains of the apòstol Santiago arrived on a stone ship 2000 years ago also La Real Colegiata is remarkable, the tomb of Camilo Jose Cela, Nobel Prize winner of Literature and the museum-house of Rosalia de Castro, the main Galician poet all worth a visit today if you have the energy to save time tomorrow for your final destination.

A must-try specialty of the region while in Padron “pimientos de Padron” (little green peppers) fried and sprinkled with sea salt, now appreciated all over Spain. Other popular foods are octopus, cheeses, bread, chorizos, or empanadas.

Buen Camino 

Today Day 7 Padron to Rua De Francos-Milladoira, as you head out of Padron and didn’t visit Iria Flavia yesterday perhaps you can make a little time to do that in the first stage of your walk. Following on from there is mainly urban landscape heading up to O Milladoiro.

Buen Camino

Day 8 Rua De Francos-Milladoira-Santiago a short walk into Santiago de Compostela your final destination and last day of walking on Camino de Santiago…

CONGRATULATIONS!! you have made it.

Standing in Praza do Obradoiro. you will admire the Cathedral de Santiago and its Romànic Portico de la Gloria (Glory’s Gate) built in the 12th century.

A moment that is bittersweet for most.

You have achieved your goal yet also finished your adventure. Many pilgrims celebrate the end of their Camino with a good “mariscada” (seafood plate). However, you might prefer to head to Rua do Franco for some “tapas” finishing with “Tarta de Santiago” the popular Galician tart.

The Botafumeiro

A Pilgrim’s Mass is held at 12.00 and 19.00 daily. If you are lucky (or someone pays the fee, around 300€) you will see the Botafumeiro (weighing 60 kg) incense burning ceremony.

Buen Camino

Today Day 9 Santiago de Compostela your last morning on Camino de Santiago. Enjoy your last breakfast as a Crossroads Travel Client before you head off to wherever in the world you may go!

That is of course unless you have decided to continue to Fisterra…

Whatever you are doing go safe.

Thank you for allowing Crossroads Travel to support you on your Adventure!

Buen Camino

At Crossroads Travel your comfort after a long day of walking is our focus. Hence extensively researched accommodation options on Camino de Santiago are a part of our packages.

Our choice is based on location.

We personally book your rooms, and for this reason, we know exactly where they are located. Our primary aim is for you to be in the vibe of Camino amongst the other pilgrims, restaurants, bars, and cafes.

We want you to be welcomed and taken care of.

Meeting regularly with the owners/management to discuss our client needs ensures your hosts have direct personal contact with us. If any needs arise we can manage them immediately.

Finally, we choose accommodation in charming, iconic hotels and rural Casas.

The number of stars is not our criterion. A comfortable room and a private bathroom come first. In some of the more humble areas of Camino de Santiago, we offer you the best of what is possible. So the longer your Camino the more varied your accommodation will be. This is part of the charm of being on Camino de Santiago, remember you are not on a holiday with multiple options in one spot. Fortunately, with options in the bigger cities, we can throw in a few nights with lots of stars for indulgence. After all, you deserve to have a soak in a spa. Likewise, an indoor pool doesn’t hurt.  Note: There are a few extraordinary options off the Camino if “humble” is not your thing. Also If we locate you outside of the Camino you will have contact with the owners who will pick you up from the Camino and deliver you back to the same spot the next morning. We will discuss this with you when booking.

Book 60 days in advance

Camino de Santiago is a unique destination with limited quality accommodation ON Camino hence we advise booking at least 60 days in advance.

Examples of our chosen accommodation.

Images below are examples of what you can expect from your booking. Tailor-made Packages are available if you wish to stay 5-star all the way.  Please note: we adhere to the same standard when you book accommodation with us pre and post-Camino in Spain and Portugal.  

 

Fly to Vigo then catch a bus or Taxi

 

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  • From - To: Tui to Camino de Santiago
  • Length: 116.5 km
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Cost: $1,575
  • Dates:

    Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

    Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

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