The Coastal Camino Portugués: Baiona to Santiago

Duration: 8 days
Trails: T1 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Walk from Baiona to Santiago
> Cover over 100 kilometers in 6 days, partly following the coast
> Spend your nights in cozy hotels and pensións

Santiago de Compostela is one of the most famous destinations for pilgrims in the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit the cathedral in this city, having often completed a journey of many kilometres on foot along a Camino. The Camino Portugués is one of the routes leading to Santiago and starts in, you might have guessed it, Portugal. The Camino Portugués starts in Lisbon and has a total length of 621 kilometres. Along the way, you walk along ancient Roman paths, pass pleasant towns and can enjoy culinary delights.

The Camino Portugués is one of the routes to Santiago de Compostela and the second most popular after the Camino Francés. The overall route takes you from Lisbon to Santiago, passing historical cities like Porto and Ponte de Lima on the way and allowing you to enjoy sweeping views.

During this trek, you will walk from Baiona to Santiago in six days. The first few days you will walk along the coastal route of the Camino Portugués. The total distance can be covered in five days, recommends walking the distance in six days. This way the distances are better balanced, you are assured of nice accommodation and you can fully enjoy the entire trek. In total, you will cover more than 100 kilometres on the Camino Portugués, along the way you will meet many fellow pilgrims. You will spend the nights in cosy hotels and guesthouses, including breakfast.



Arrival in Baiona

You arrive in Baiona the day before you start the Camino Portugués, this contributes to a relaxed start of the trip.

Hotel Arce

Hotel Arce

Baiona - Vigo

Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 490 m
Descent: 420 m
The tour starts from Baiona, where you cross a beautiful old bridge after a few kilometres. The route continues past coastal towns and through hills, passing medieval bridges and forest paths along the way. The stage ends in beautiful Vigo, where you can look back on a great first day!

Hotel Compostela Vigo

Hotel Compostela Vigo

Vigo - Redondela

Distance: 16.3 km
Ascent: 190 m
Descent: 270 m
Today you will depart from Vigo and look out over the bays of the Atlantic Ocean. Furthermore, you can enjoy views over the surrounding hills and pastures. Today, the route ends in Redondela, a charming town with no doubt a nice terrace to close the day.

Alfonso XII

Alfonso XII
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  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Camino de Santiago in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive Camino de Santiago hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire Camino de Santiago trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.


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