Camino de Santiago from Tui

The Camino de Santiago from Tui to Santiago de Compostela are the last 100 kilometres of the Camino Portugues. Of the routes that run through Portugal, it is the most popular section with better services.

It is an ideal route for all those people who want to complete the last kilometres on the Camino de Santiago, avoiding the concentration of pilgrims that occurs along the final kilometres of the Camino Frances.

During your trip, you can enjoy pleasant walks, crossing wooded areas of chestnut, eucalyptus and pine trees. Another wonder of this stretch of the Camino Portugues is the traditional cuisine that you will find in the charming villages that cross the route.

The Camino de Santiago from Tui ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of Santiago the Apostle rest. In front of it, the pilgrims, on arrival, live emotional and unforgettable moments.

Another advantage of the Camino Portuguese Central Route from Tui is that you can apply for the Compostela, the certificate that accredits your pilgrimage. This route meets the two minimum requirements to obtain the document: to have made a minimum of 100 km on foot and conclude the tour in the Cathedral of Santiago.

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    Day 1
    Arrival in Tui
    On the day of your arrival in Tui, you can enjoy the afternoon visiting the Cathedral of Santa Maria or take a walk through its beautiful medieval centre and the Troncoso Gardens.
    In the town, you will find the International Bridge over the River Mino, which links Spain with Portugal. Therefore, if you feel like it you can also take the opportunity to cross the border on foot.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Tui.

    Day 2
    From Tui to O Porrino
    At the beginning of the stage you will have the opportunity to visit the Valenca do Mino Fortress, then, along a stretch of asphalt and wooded areas, you will reach a fork in the roads.

    Here, you can choose between following the traditional route or the one that runs along the riverbank. We recommend you follow the latter, as it crosses the beautiful natural space of As Gandaras, while the other goes into a large business park.

    Distance: 16 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in O Porrino.

    Day 3
    From O Porrino to Arcade
    Today you will advance along the Louro Valley. A small slope leads to the Chapel of Santiaguiño de Antas, an ideal place to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

    After the break, you will continue along a path that crosses a pine forest, to cross the small village of Setefontes and reach Redondela, where the Camino Portuguese Central Route and the Coastal Route meet. From there you’ll continue on to Arcade.

    Distance: 22 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Arcade.

    Day 4
    From Arcade to Pontevedra
    The beginning of the day begins by crossing the long Sampaio Bridge, known for being the place where Napoleon was defeated. Soon after, you will find the opportunity to deviate slightly from the route to visit the castle of Soutomaior, a recommended visit.

    The stage continues through a varied landscape. Between wooded areas, some stretches of asphalt and along the River Tomeza, you will reach Pontevedra, where the stage concludes. During the afternoon, you can visit the beautiful town centre and the Santuario de la Peregrina.

    Distance: 11 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Pontevedra

    Day 5
    From Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis
    Today you will travel through forests of chestnut, pine and eucalyptus trees, crossing various rural villages. On the tour you will find a detour that will allow you to visit the waterfalls of the River Barosa.

    The stage ends in Caldas de Reis, a town well known among Galicians for its hot springs. We recommend that you enjoy some of the Roman spas that you will find in the village.

    Distance: 24 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Caldas de Reis.

    Day 6
    From Caldas de Reis a Padron
    Today you will enjoy a stage that runs through bucolic forests. At the end of the tour, in Pontecesures, you will leave the province of Pontevedra, to enter that of A Coruña.

    This stage ends in Padron, famous for being the birthplace of two magnificent writers: Camilo Jose Cela and Rosalia de Castro, although most people know it for the popular Padron peppers. The city also has a beautiful old town centre and various tourist and cultural attractions.

    Distance: 18 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Padrón.

    Day 7
    From Padron to Santiago de Compostela
    On the last day of the Camino Portugues from Tui you will pass through several towns of interest. One of them is Esclavitude, where we recommend visiting the sanctuary and the Holy Fountain.

    Then you will live unforgettable moments. The first of them when you see the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago from Agro dos Monteiros. The other will be when you finally reach the Plaza del Obradoiro, in front of the Cathedral of Santiago, with the melody of Galician bagpipes playing in the background.

    Distance: 24 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

    Option: If you would like to have a shorter stage you can stay overnight at Parada de Francos. Please contact us for more information.

    Day 8
    Santiago de Compostela
    Santiago de Compostela is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition to the essential visit to the Cathedral of Santiago and the squares that surround it, we recommend places such as: The Mercado de Abastos and the Alameda.

    You also cannot miss the opportunity to wander through the small cobblestone streets in the historic centre of Compostela. There, you can discover numerous traditional taverns in which you can taste the gastronomy of the region and good Galician wines.

    To be able to enjoy the city to the fullest, we recommend you spend at least two nights in Santiago de Compostela. Ask us if you want to add an extra night to your trip or if you want us to organize your excursions and/or visits (Cies Islands, Finisterre, etc.).


    Selection of hotels and cottages

    Our partner travel agencies only works with accommodation that have private bathrooms and that guarantee maximum comfort and convenience to those pilgrims who book with us.

    Since reservations are subject to availability, the name of the hotels and cottages you will stay in will be provided to you 1 month before you start your pilgrimage.

    Booking single rooms

    You can book your stay on the Camino de Santiago by staying in single rooms, which also include a private bathroom. Single rooms are subject to an additional charge for the selected route.

    Accommodation in single rooms is subject to availability in hotels and cottages as it is a highly sought-after service. Reservations must be made in advance.

    Commitment to quality

    To ensure the quality standards of the accommodation with which we collaborate, our partner travel agencies teams travels to each of them to check that their facilities and services, as well as the quality of their attention, are excellent. Only in this way, can we guarantee you the best rest and an unforgettable stay while you are on the Camino de Santiago.

    In addition, if due to the low capacity of some of the hotels or cottages with which we collaborate, there is no availability, we guarantee that they will offer you other accommodation of the same range or even of superior quality.

    Accommodation partners

    All hotels and cottages have been selected with the utmost care, to guarantee your rest and comfort on all stages of the Camino de Santiago

    • Staying in hotels and cottages.
    • Accommodation with a private bathroom in your room.
    • Detailed itinerary of the reserved route.
    • Selected meal plan.
    • Baggage transfer between stages.
    • Personal assistance 24/7, by phone, throughout the trip.
    • Emergency assistance car available
    • Information dossier for the Camino de Santiago from Tui.
    • Taxes included.
    • Booking of single rooms at an additional cost.
    • Picnics to go (includes sandwich, drink and dessert).
    • Additional nights (breakfast included).
    • Transfers according to your needs.
    • Assistance insurance during the tour.
    • Travel cancellation insurance.
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    Well done!
    They arranged all accommodation and transport of luggage flawlessly. Not a single glitch was experienced. Well done!
    Camino Trail
    Amazing experience and I was very satisfied. I would highly recommend booking with this company as they were organized, helpful and I never had to worry about anything other than enjoy hiking the Camino.
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    Fabulous experience
    Fabulous experience. Walks in Spain were a very good company to travel with. Highly recommend them. Accommodation was very good and food excellent.