The estimated distance traveled in this tour is 278 km and 4121m (1.30%) of cumulative gap climbs.
Porto: Before starting this Cycling tour towards Santiago de Compostela, it’s almost mandatory to explore Porto. Follow us in a city tour (bike or walk) and discover a huge miscellany of heritage, from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th Century.
Porto - Esposende (60 km), You will be overwhelmed with seaside landscapes and small “Portuguese rivieras” until you reach Esposende, a city from the Middle Ages. During the journey you’ll know why these Portuguese coastal cities were so important during the “el dorado” of the Portuguese Discoveries.
Esposende – Caminha (50 km). We’re reaching to Viana do Castelo, that hold a huge importance during the Discoveries. During the 14-15th Centuries it was in this precise city that the ships were developed to be departed to Brazil, India, Africa and other colonies. Our destination will be Caminha.
Caminha – Baiona (40 km): Bayona is a city where you can get lost in the old city center. Curiously, during the XVI Century, Bayona was raided by British ships led by the great corsair and explorer Francis Drake who saw an opportunity to establish a commercial and merchant point in this territory.
Baiona – Pontevedra (57 km): The fifth day will end in San Simon’s.
This day will be dedicated to Arcade and its famous oysters. Apart from this delightful cuisine, you will see monuments and sights dedicated to the Santiago’s culture.
Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis (26 km)
Heading to a pre-Roman city, Caldas de Reis! The first inhabitants were a pre-Roman community that lived from the hot springs. The name “Caldas de Reis” is connected to the birthplace of Afonso VII.
Caldas de Reis – Santiago de Compostela (40 km)
Our last day, the city of Santiago de Compostela present us a unique religious beacon an act of faith. Reach to the Square of Obradoiro, where you will witness the majestic baroque cathedral where the remains of the apostle are located.
Catedral de Santiago Apostol
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