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Pilgrims' way from Porto to Santiago by bike Ref. : PT1

  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

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  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    Porto-Santiago de Compostela vinitur

  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    Porto-Santiago de Compostela vinitur

  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    Porto-Santiago de Compostela vinitur

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  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    Porto-Santiago de Compostela vinitur

  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    Porto-Santiago de Compostela vinitur

  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    Porto-Santiago de Compostela vinitur

  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    Porto-Santiago de Compostela vinitur

  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

    Porto-Santiago de Compostela vinitur

  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

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  • Porto-Santiago de Compostela

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It is a pleasant bike ride following the medieval pilgrims’ way from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. You will go past famous Camino de Santiago landmarks such as Barcelos, on the Cavado River, and Ponte de Lima with its world famous arched bridge. In Valença, you will cross the River Minho on the remarkable bridge built in 1885 by Eiffel, to Tui in Spain. All along the way you will have a chance to speak to the friendly local inhabitants who are always ready to welcome all who come to visit their region.
Sense the excitement that all pilgrims feel as they approach Santiago de Compostela. The air thrills with their enthusiasm and it is clear that this is one of Christianity’s greatest holy cities, a beautiful city to which so many people throughout the ages travelled. By all means, do visit the cathedral to Saint James. It is a place of history, devotion and hope. A lovely town to end your biking journey.

 NEW TOUR 2017 

Your cycling tour on Pilgrims' way from Porto to Santiago de Compostela:

Day 1: Arrival in Porto.

Transfer from Porto airport to your hotel.
Porto, a World Heritage City, has a historic centre with over 150 listed monuments. Hiking alongside the Douro River is sufficient to make you aware of what this beautiful, lively city has to offer visitors: the Bolsa Palace housing the Stock Exchange, the monumental Clérigos church and tower and the Cathedral are just some of the highlights.

Day 2: Porto – Barcelos | 52 km

Whether you are religious or not, following the medieval Portuguese route to Santiago de Compostela is a special experience. Barcelos, on the River Cavado, is known for its pottery industry, and is also of religious importance. You should visit the 13th century Mother Church. Every hour on the hour, you will hear the pealing of the church bells of the many parishes for which the city is famous.

Day 3: Barcelos – Ponte de Lima | 39 km

On this second stage, you will arrive in Ponte de Lima, the oldest village in Portugal, famous for its beautiful 24-arch Roman bridge of immense. In the morning, spread your toast with the finest honey from the bees on the estate. Take your time enjoying a delightful breakfast.

Day 4: Ponte de Lima – Valença | 40 km

Leaving Ponte de Lima, you will enter a magical landscape of mountains, forest and valleys. A land of flowers and silence. Valença, the fortified town you will spend the night in, rises from the banks of the River Minho, on the Spanish border. An awe-inspiring location, partly due to the 17th century double-moated fortifications that surround it, it offers breath-taking views over the River Minho and the cathedral town of Tui, in Spain.

Day 5: Valença – Pontevedra | 45 km

After crossing the border to Spain over the bridge built by Eiffel in 1885, you will cycle northwards along the valley of the River Louro, through thick pine forests and enjoy the magical landscapes of the valleys of Galicia. At Redondela, as you cycle further north towards Vilaboa, you will have captivating views of an Atlantic waterway where the ocean streams inland. You are back to the land of fishermen. Pontevedra, picturesquely located on the River Lerez, deserves some time spent in the well-preserved ancient city centre. Be sure to visit the farmers’ market and buy some of the delicious local cheese for tomorrow.

Day 6: Pontevedra – Padrón | 40km

Today you leave the Atlantic Ocean, travelling inland through majestic forests and across the picturesque Valley of the River Gandra to Caldas de Reis, a nice little town and a welcoming place for a coffee or lunch stop. The approximately 15 kilometres ride to Padrón takes you past the church of Santa Maria de Carracedo, again through a fascinating landscape, gently cycling with views of the banks of the River Valga. Legend has it that Saint James often preached in the mountains above Padrón, at a place called Santiaguino del Monte. Another legend is that the saint, striking a rock with his staff, released a spring of fresh water that still flows to this day.

Day 7: Padrón – Santiago de Compostela | 25 km

The last stage is a little exciting for most people, as today you will indeed reach Santiago de Compostela. As you arrive in Compostela, you will sense the thrill in the air that all pilgrims feel as they approach the medieval sanctuary to Saint James. Clearly, that this is one of Christianity’s greatest holy cities, a beautiful destination for so many people throughout the ages. By all means, do visit the cathedral. It is a place of history, devotion and hope. A lovely town in which to end your biking journey.

Day 8: Transfer from Santiago to Porto

Transfer to Porto airport.

Rates

> Departure on Monday

> From 1 to 4 people: departure possible other than Monday considering a supplement of € 110 / pers.

> More than 4 people, departure at your convenience without supplement.

 

Prices per person :
  • From March 28th 2017 to April 13th 2017 840,00 €
    Single room supplement : 250,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From April 14th 2017 to April 16th 2017 915,00 €
    Single room supplement : 250,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From April 17th 2017 to June 30th 2017 840,00 €
    Single room supplement : 250,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From July 1st 2017 to September 20th 2017 915,00 €
    Single room supplement : 250,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From September 21st 2017 to November 30th 2017 840,00 €
    Single room supplement : 250,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
This price includes :
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 3-star / 4-star hotels (or equivalent category guest houses) accommodation in a two-person bedroom (Many of these lodgings have swimming pools)
  • 7 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Porto airport transfers : to the start (Day 1) and from the ending points of the programs (Day 8) in a car, van or minibus
  • Equipped cycle rental for 6 days and repatriation
  • Pre-paid mobile phone (charged with 10 Euros)
  • 1 roadbook with detailed information (1 per booking)
  • 1 GPS (Garmin Dakota 10) loaded with the tracks (1 per booking)
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • Lunches / Dinners / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (7 nights included)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Picnic lunches

    Possibility to plan 6 picnic lunches for riding days, delivered to you every morning.

    Supplement : 
    + 95.00 €
  • Supplement for departure other than Monday
    Supplement : 
    + 110.00 €  (only from 1 to 4 people)
  • Extra night in Porto

    3-star / 4-star category hotel (or equivalent category guest houses) - bedroom and breakfast basis

    50.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 35.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +115 €
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Please note:

- The cycling itinerary is a mix between paved routes and trails.

- August period is not recommended.

 


 

On Day 1: transfer by motorcoach at 3:00 pm from Porto "Sá Carneiro" airport to your hotel.

. If you arrive after 3:00 pm, a private transfer to reach your hotel is possible (please consult us).

. If you arrive before 3:00 pm, an additionnal transfer before 3:00 pm could be provided (please consult us).

 

> Your arrival in Porto :  

 

If you arrive by PLANE:

• Porto "Sá Carneiro" airport.

Take in charge at 3:00 pm and transfer to your hotel.

 

If you arrive by CAR:

• Possibility to park your car at Porto airport - Parking Low Cost : www.lowcostparking.pt

  Then take in charge at 3:00 pm and transfer by motorcoach to your hotel.

 

• Possibility to park your car in Porto town center (contact us for more information).

 

If you arrive by TRAIN :

From Porto station, reach your hotel by your own (contact us for more information).

 

 

> At the end of the tour:
. Leave your bike rental at your hotel in Santiago de Compostela. We take care of its repatriation.
. Coach transfer from Santiago de Compostela to Porto airport is lincluded in your package.

 


 

> Your rental bike:

SPECIALIZED "Rockhopper" VTC bike

Equipped with : 1 rear pannier (saddlebag), 1 front pannier with map holder (1 per 2 bikes), 1 repair kit, 1 lock (1 per 2 bikes).

Helmet included.

 

> You can rent an electric assistance bike!

CUBE " Reaction" VTC bike

Equipped with : 1 rear pannier (saddlebag), 1 front pannier with map holder (1 per 2 bikes), 1 repair kit, 1 lock (1 per 2 bikes).

Helmet included.

 

 

 

See the FAQ for more information on the rental bikes.