Starting in Vigo a vibrant and lively Port City. Your Portuguese Coastal Last 100 Camino will weave in and out of the coastline on your first day.

Coastal Camino meets Central Camino.

When arriving in Redondela you meet with the Central Camino and stay inland in the spectacular Galician countryside. Visit small villages, and walk on ancient stone paths along river valleys. Breathe the fresh scent in the air as you weave your way through oak, pine, and eucalyptus woodlands.

Explore fascinating and richly historical towns and cities.

With Medieval, Celtic, Romanesque-Gothic, and modern-day sites. There is plenty to explore along the way. Impressive Cathedrals, Antiquated historic town centres, tombs, castles, Fortresses, and more!

The terrain

While you mostly traverse flat land there are some quite demanding yet not difficult sections. Ascending gradually to around 180m then on the last day reaching around 250m. The highest point before arriving at Santiago.

Gastronomy 

Varied and sublime seafood, particularly amazing is the shellfish of Galicia. Known as some of the best seafood in the world. Enjoy meals created for pilgrims or dine in wonderful local cafes and restaurants. No good meal would be complete without a glass of Vinho Verde or Albarinho white wines, specialities of the regions.

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. In 1985, the 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.

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

Today Day 1: Vigo a lively seaside city with plenty to see and do, the start point of your Camino.

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia (300.000 inhabitants) a visit to the city centre in A Pedra district is a must.

Gastronomy

Definitely, the highlight of this region is the seafood. Fresh octopus, crabs, sea urchins, and vernacles just to begin with. However, a must-do is to head to Vigo’s harbour where you can buy oysters from a local in the street and enjoy them in one of the bars with an Albarinho wine.

Prepare for your walk

Make certain that you get plenty of rest tonight. Prepare your bag for tomorrow your first day walking Camino de Santiago.

Buen Camino!!

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 16 km.
  • Hours: 5.5h.

Today Day 2: Vigo-Redondela your first day walking the Portuguese last 100 Camino.

Walking along the coastal Camino you will enjoy spectacular views of the Cies Islands.

 

 

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

On Day 3: 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 these 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.

Buen Camino 

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

On Day 4: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, 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 5: 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 6 Padron to Rua De Francos-Milladoira, as you head out of Padron if you 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.

Today Day 7 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: Easy
  • Length: km.
  • Hours: h.

Day 8: Santiago

Today you will enjoy a breakfast of Kings, your last morning with Crossroads Travel
Many of you will venture off to other parts of the world, some of you will continue your adventure to Fisterra!
Whatever it is you do from here please go safely, thank you for choosing our Crossroads Travel Camino!
We hope to see you again sometime soon.

Buen Camino!!

Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

Inclusions Portuguese Coastal Last 100 Camino 
  • 7 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.

Today Day 1: Vigo a lively seaside city with plenty to see and do, the start point of your Camino.

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia (300.000 inhabitants) a visit to the city centre in A Pedra district is a must.

Gastronomy

Definitely, the highlight of this region is the seafood. Fresh octopus, crabs, sea urchins, and vernacles just to begin with. However, a must-do is to head to Vigo’s harbour where you can buy oysters from a local in the street and enjoy them in one of the bars with an Albarinho wine.

Prepare for your walk

Make certain that you get plenty of rest tonight. Prepare your bag for tomorrow your first day walking Camino de Santiago.

Buen Camino!!

Today Day 2: Vigo-Redondela your first day walking the Portuguese last 100 Camino.

Walking along the coastal Camino you will enjoy spectacular views of the Cies Islands.

 

 

On Day 3: 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 these 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.

Buen Camino 

On Day 4: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, 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 5: 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 6 Padron to Rua De Francos-Milladoira, as you head out of Padron if you 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

Today Day 7 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

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.  

 

Flight to Vigo

Train – Barcelona to Vigo – 12 Hours

Train – Madrid to Vigo – 6 Hours

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 Info
  • From - To: Vigo to Santiago de Compostela
  • Length: 100.5 km
  • Difficulty: EASY
  • Cost: $1,395
  • Dates:

    Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

    Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

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