Hiking tour Santiago de Compostela by the Coast - Portuguese "Coastal Camino" - "The Bushies" group

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Hiking tour from Porto to Santiago de Compostela by the coast – 6 days in the “Way of St. James” Coastal Camino, from Porto - "The Bushies" group

Dates: 01 to 06th October
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Suitable for: Mountain or hybrid bike
Level: Intermediate to Advanced riders
Ride type: 5 hiking days, 
Ride by the “Camino”, the Way of St. James, by the Coastline and experience the coastal villages of the Minho region in Northwestern Portugal and Galiza. Discover the natural beauty of this coast, riding by Esposende and Caminha and cross-over to spain to discover beautiful Bayone, and the Vigo Ria, with it's trademark seafood. Ride by quiet forests and quaint villages in this spiritual but challenging adventure!in the way of St. James!

Description summary:

We'll meet at our local shop in Porto, where we'll provide you 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 hiking north by the “Camino” in Porto, either on the same day or the day after. The following days you will be hiking by the North of Portugal, in the “Minho” region, and visit historical places like Esposende, Caminha, A guarda, Bayona, Vigo, Redondela, Pontevedra and, of course, Santiago de Compostela

Itinerary:

Day 0: Pick-up of the bikes and private briefing at our store in Porto;

Day 1 - October 1st: Porto to Esposende - 10 to 20km hike ( to be defined) starting from your hotel, and pick-up after hike at designated spot in the Camino to transfer you to the next hotel;
Night in Hotel Suave Mar, Esposende

Day 2 - October 2nd: Esposende to Caminha - 10 to 20km hike ( to be defined) starting from your hotel, and pick-up after hike at designated spot in the Camino to transfer you to the next hotel;
Night in Design & Wine Hotel, Caminha

Day 3 - October 3rd: Caminha to Bayona - 10 to 20km hike ( to be defined) starting from your hotel, and pick-up after hike at designated spot in the Camino to transfer you to the next hotel;
Night in Bahia Bayona, Baiona

Day 4 - October 4th: Bayona to Pontevedra - 10 to 20km hike ( to be defined) starting from your hotel, and pick-up after hike at designated spot in the Camino to transfer you to the next hotel;
Night in Hotel Rías Bajas, Pontevedra

Day 5 - October 05th: Pontevedra to Padrón - 10 to 20km hike ( to be defined) starting from your hotel, and pick-up after hike at designated spot in the Camino to transfer you to the next hotel;
Night in Pazo de Lestrove, Padrón

Day 6 - October 06th: Padrón to Santiago - 10 to 20km hike ( to be defined) starting from your hotel, and pick-up after hike at designated spot in the Camino to transfer you to Santiago;

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 for navigation (1 GPS per hiking group);
  • Portuguese cell-phone for 24hour assistance and contact with the local crew;
  • Hike insurance (for accidents only);
  • Daily luggage transfers between hotels;
  • Daily passenger transfer for hikers, from a previously designated pick-up point to next hotel;

Price:

total value of 855€ per person - for hikers;

Booking fee: 50% of the value - 427.50€ - remaining value to be charged 30 days before start date of tour.

Optional:

  • Passenger transfer back to Porto on final day ( group up to 4 pax): 320EUR;
  • Single room supplement: 150EUR per guest;