Bike tour Santiago de Compostela - Portuguese "Central Camino", starting in Porto

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Bike tour to Santiago de Compostela – 6 days in the “Way of St. James” central Camino, from Porto

Availability: All year long
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Suitable for: Mountain or hybrid bike
Level: Intermediate to Advanced riders
Ride type: 5 riding days, with average of 45 to 60km per day, and 600 to 900 daily accumulated meters, a total of 235km
Ride by the “Camino”, the Way of St. James, in an epic journey towards Santiago de Compostela, and discover the history, culture and gastronomy of the north of Portugal and Spain Minho and Galiza. Ride by Ponte de Lima, Valença, Tui, Pontevedra, quiet forests and villages in this car-free trails, suited for every rider, where you’ll have the time to enjoy this peaceful and spiritual paths of the way of St. James.

Description summary:

We'll meet you at our local shop in Porto to provide you with a private briefing, before the start of your experience, in which we'll hand you a Garmin Edge GPS with the preloaded tracks for this tour and a detailed routebook for the experience! You will start riding north by the “Camino” in Porto, from Sé, on the same day. The following days you will be riding by the North of Portugal, in the “Minho” region, and visit historical places like Ponte de Lima, Valença, ride by forests with other travelers in the “Camino” up to Galiza. You will pass by the Minho river, visit Tui, Pontevedra and get to experience the gastronomy, culture and nature of this epic journey. Arriving in Santiago after 6 riding days, you will end your adventure visiting the Cathedral and the historical city center at the end of this pilgrimage in the Way of St. James.

Itinerary:

Day 0: Private briefing and bike fit at our local shop in Porto;

Day 1: Porto to Barcelos - 48km
Night in three star hotel in Barcelos

Day 2: Barcelos to Ponte de Lima - 35km ride
Night in three star hotel in Ponte de Lima

Day 3: Ponte de Lima to Tui/Valença - 45km ride;
Night in three star hotel in Tui/Valença

Day 4: Tui/Valença to Pontevedra - 50km ride;
Night in three star hotel in Pontevedra

Day 5: Pontevedra to Padrón - 35km ride;
Night in three star hotel in Padrón

Day 6: Padrón to Santiago - 28km ride;

What's included:

  • 5 nights in three star hotels in the north of Portugal and Spain, in Galiza, breakfast included, in double accommodation;
  • Private briefing upon your arrival at our local shop in Porto;
  • Road book with suggestions of restaurants and attractions during your tour;
  • 1 Garmin GPS with previously loaded tracks, adapted to your riding experience (1 GPS per group);
  • 6 day mountain or touring bike rental;
  • Bike helmet and other gear (tire levers, spares, air pump);
  • Portuguese cell-phone for 24hour assistance and contact with the local crew;
  • Rear rack and 2X 20L waterproof saddle bags for you to carry your luggage;
  • Ride insurance (for accidents only);

Price:

790 EUR per person (minimum booking of 2 pax) 

Optional:

  • E-bike supplement: 6 day e-bike rental: 100EUR per bike/person;
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel, from Porto to Santiago: 400EUR, for a group of up to 4 guests;
  • Luggage transfer directly from Porto to your last hotel ( up to 4 pax): 320EUR;

  • Passenger transfer back to Porto on final day ( group up to 4 pax): 320EUR;

  • Passenger transfer to Santiago airport on final day ( group up to 4 pax): 50EUR;