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PORTUGUESE WAY

In its smooth flow northward, we make use of old roads that cross forests, farmland, villages, towns and historic cities. We trail through healing water channels and trace through medieval bridges. Roads enriched by the presence of chapels, churches, convents, bibs souls and cruises.

Trazado de The path

With BECICLON can do the CAMINO…

With your bike

NO DIRECT ASSISTANCE

  • Guide service / vehicle assistance
  • Hotel in Porto
  • Hotel in Barcelos
  • Hotel in Rubiães
  • Hotel in Tui
  • Hotel in Pontevedra y Padrón
  • Hotel in Santiago
  • Assistance 24 h. from our base

FROM 965 €
per person

With regular bike

MAXIMUM SUPPORT

  • Rent Normal Bike
  • Hotels in Porto, Barcelos, Rubiães, Tui, Pontevedra, Santiago and Padrón
  • Rental car and trailer
  • Bike reserve
  • Guide service
  • Service-mechanical driver
  • Tolls and fuel included

From 1165 €
per person

With electric bike

MAXIMUM SUPPORT

  • Rent Premium electrical bike
  • Hotels in Porto, Barcelos, Rubiães, Tui, Pontevedra, Santiago and Padrón
  • Rental car and trailer
  • Bike backup and backup battery
  • Guide service
  • Chauffeur mechanical service
  • Tolls and fuel included

From 1285 €
per person

(For all options:MINIMUM GROUP 4 PEOPLE)

These rates are for the stages of the Portuguese Way from Oporto. We also offer the same services for other variants of the Way, or the options you choose. If you have designed your own version of Camino, you want to know other options or you can have with a minimum of four people to form the group, do not hesitate to Contact us to know the possibilities and alternatives (speak english). All accommodations offered are hotels, cottages or Paradores first class.

And if you want to know more about how to prepare your Camino, check out our section LOGISTIC SUPPORT.

1

OPORTO - BARCELOS

Starting Stage

OPORTO

Torre de los ClérigosSecond largest city in Portugal, its historic center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Oporto is also known by the grandeur, innovation and beauty of its bridges, dating from different periods and in different architectural styles.

You can not miss…

Puente Luis I

Puente Luis IThe Ponte Luiz I, replacing the old Ponte Pênsil, and was designed by the engineer Theophilus Seyrig, the same who had already projected the Ponte Maria Pia.

Its most outstanding feature is the fact of having two boards. Currently on the top board crosses the yellow line of Metro do Porto, and the bottom is open to traffic.

Tour

  • Oporto
  • Araujo
  • Moreira de Gaia
  • Giao
  • Vilarinho
  • Sao Pedrao Rates
  • Pedra Furada
  • Barcelos

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant Bacalhoeiro (Oporto). Traditional Portuguese cuisine which specializes in "bacalhao" or cod. It is located in the Ribeira de Vila Nova de Gaia, near the Douro, and has spectacular views.
  • A Tasquinha. Small restaurant, low prices, with a variety of typical Portuguese and quick meals.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Pao de Azuçar (Oporto). Located in the heart of Oporto, from which you can easily access the Douro river.
  • Mercearia da Vila. In the old town of Ponte de Lima and offers shared kitchen, communal lounge and individually decorated rooms with modern bathrooms

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: 2 hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 55 km
  • NOTES:
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Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Casco Viejo. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Stock Exchange Palace. Beautiful neoclassical building started being built in 1842 by architect Joaquim da Costa Lima as the headquarters of the Commercial Association of Oporto.
  • Tower of Clerics. Made of granite, its height exceeds 75 meters, which can move up through the interior staircase of over 240 steps. Both the church and the tower are the work of Nicolau Nasoni, one of the greatest exponents of Baroque art in the Portuguese city.

Topographic Profile of the Oporto-Barcelos

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BARCELOS - Rubiães

Starting Stage

BARCELOS

Escudo de BarcelosThe municipality of Barcelos received its charter from the king Afonso I of Portugal in 1140. The city is associated with the Rooster of Barcelos, which in turn constitutes one of the most distinctive symbols of Portugal.

You can not miss…

The Cock of Barcelos

Gallo de BarcelosThey say a Galician pilgrim, who was doing the Camino de Santiago was in Barcelos, where he was unjustly accused of theft and sentenced to hang. Testifying before the judge, who was eating a roasted rooster, he said: "I am innocent, and as proof that cock will rise and sing". And at the time of execution, the cock crowed, proving the innocence of the pilgrim and saved from death

Tour

  • Barcelos
  • Portela de Tamel
  • Vitorino dos Piaes
  • Ponte de Lima
  • Codeçal
  • Alto da Portela
  • Rubiães

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant Os Mouros. It is located in the parish of Arcozelo in Barcelos. Specializing in meats, especially beef, roasted in the furnace, and seafood.
  • Pedra Furada. It was an old tavern that was transformed into a nice restaurant with quality cuisine.

Accommodation

  • Hotel do Terco. Located in the center of the city of Barcelos. It is 15 kilometers from the Ofir Beach on the Atlantic coast.
  • Hotel Bagoeira. This charming resort has been recently built. This beautiful hotel offers guests a pleasant accommodation, excellent service, and a variety of amenities.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 51 km
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Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Parish Church of Barcelos: Dedicated to St. Mary Major, its construction dates from s. XIII. Inside are the Romanesque capitals and tiles depicting the life of the patron saint of the temple.
  • Church of Bom Jesus de la Cruz: The origin of the temple is related to the miraculous appearance of a cross of black earth at the fairgrounds in 1504. In that place a small chapel was built with the image of Lord de la Cruz, a wealthy merchant imported from Flanders. Later the church we see today, designed by architect João Antunes of Lisbon, was built.

Topographic Profile of the  Barcelos-Rubiães STAGE

3

Rubiães - TUI

Starting Stage

Rubiães

Iglesi de S. Pedro de RubiãesRubiães is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Paredes de Coura, a prelude to the arrival in the Galician border.

A roadside, in the former Roman road XIX Antonino itinerary and the Camino de Santiago from Braga, is the beautiful church of San Pedro de Rubiães, built in the s. XII..

You can not miss…

Ponte de Lima

Puente de Ponte de LimaThe rural charm of Ponte de Lima, located in the heart of the green wine region, stands out among other things, besides its beautiful landscaped gardens, for its historical heritage monuments, and sculptures. Because, as stated in one of its signs, is considered the oldest villages of Portugal

Tour

  • Rubiães
  • Sao Bento da Porta Aberta
  • Fontoura
  • Pedreira
  • Valenca do Minho
  • Tui

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant Bom Retiro:
    Address: :Estrada Municipal 514 br />Location :: Rubiães br /> Phone :: +351 967 552 716

Accommodation

  • Repouso do Peregrino (Rubiães).
  • Quinta da Casa do Paço (Paredes de Coura).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 21 km
  • NOTES:
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Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Roman bridge of Ponte de Lima: Built in s. V by the Romans to link the cities of Braga and Astorga, preserved that era five arches and some milestones. Pedro I rebuilt the s. XIV arming with battlements and towers.
  • Parque do Arnado:Located in Ponte de Lima, proposes a walk through the history of garden art. Formed by four thematic gardens, Romanesque garden; Maze, inspired by the legend of the Minotaur; Renaissance garden, where water is the essential element and the Baroque garden that evokes the splendor of French gardens.

Topographic Profile of the  Rubiães-Tui

4

TUI - PONTEVEDRA

Starting Stage

TUI

Tuy con la catedral al fondoHer nature of the border with Portugal became strategic and commercial. Convents and churches populated the fabric of this city that was considered one of the Galician capital.

You can not miss…

Catedral de Santa María

Santa María la RealIt is the maximum artistic exponent of the city of Tui, located in the highest part of the city in a castro (Tude) on a hill. Its construction began in 1120 and was completed in 1180 in the style of Romanesque architecture. It had important reforms in the past, mainly in Gothic style as the main façade, dated about the year 1225.

Tour

  • Tui
  • Virxe do Camino
  • Orbenlle
  • O Porriño
  • Santiaguiño de Antas
  • O Souto
  • Redondela
  • Cesantes
  • Arcade
  • Sampaio
  • Lusquiños
  • Pontevedra

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant: Solar do Bacalhau
    Address: Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque
    Location: Valença do Minho, Portugal
  • Tapería O Albergue (Tui). It is located on a steep slope overlooking the river from the walk Ccorredoira..

Accommodation

  • Casa Rural O Rozo. Located in a natural and peaceful environment within the natural park of Monte Aloia.
  • Parador de Tui. A faithful reproduction of a rural Galician country house, located in a totally natural environment.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 49 km
  • NOTES:
    • The slope of the beginning is almost negligible and we face a comfortable stage with the exception of the slopes that lead to the cathedral of Tui.
    • Dangerous cross road. Highlights the N-550 between Discharged and O Viso.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Paseo de la Corredera: This is the main and most famous street in Tui. It is great for a pedestrian tour or stroll through an excellent area. This is a street surrounded by noble buildings full of history and where the stone is the main character.
  • Túnel de las Monjas Clarisas: It is one of the most picturesque corners of Tui. It is an archway under the convent, which connects the upper part of the city and the area between the walls..
  • Diocesan Museum and Historical Archive: Old hospital for the poor and pilgrims, built in 1756. It has three floors organized around a beautiful courtyard of the Baroque era.

Topographic Profile of the Tui-Pontevedra

5

PONTEVEDRA - PADRÓN

Starting Stage

PONTEVEDRA

Puente del BurgoThe legend of Renaissance origin attributed to Teucer, one of the heroes of the Trojan War, the founding of the villa. Legend has it that came to this land after being rejected by his father Telamon and founded a settlement with the name of Helenes.

You can not miss…

Church of the Virgin Pilgrim

Iglesia fortalez de San NicolásWith the Chapel's scallop-shaped plan, it began building in 1778 and is one of the most symbolic and important buildings in the city of Pontevedra.

It is dedicated to the Virgin who, according to tradition, guided pilgrims from Bayonne to Santiago. The church houses the image of the Pilgrim who is patron of Pontevedra and the Portuguese Way.

Tour

  • Pontevedra
  • Alba
  • A Portela
  • Briallos
  • Caldas de Reis
  • Gorgullón
  • O Pino
  • Fontelo
  • Pontecesures
  • Padrón

Our Recommendations

  • Tapería A Casa do LadoIn the beautiful Plaza de la Lena Pontevedra, is a small, cozy and decorated in a real home, but the best of this tapería is its terrace.
  • Pulperia Ruzo.

Accommodation

  • Parador de Pontevedra. In the old town of Pontevedra, is a sixteenth century Renaissance palace and former residence of the Counts of Maceda. In it you will receive a stately carved stone staircase leading to cozy rooms.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 42 km
  • NOTES:
    • Step practically flat. The most notable section totaling 100 m at a distance of 4 km from San Caetano and San Amaro.
    • Eye safety inputs and outputs to the N-550, a crossroads of provincial roads and a railway crossing without barrier.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Ruins of Santo Domingo: The remains of the church of the convent of Santo Domingo, is currently an area of ??the Provincial Museum of Pontevedra. The head of the church is preserved with five Gothic apse of the late fourteenth century Gothic are the purest example of Galicia.
  • Real Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore: Promoted by the Guild dizzying, dating from s. XVI and is made with influence of late Gothic and Renaissance Manueline style. Emphasizes the main facade Plateresque, the best example of stone reredos of Galicia.

Topographic Profile of the Pontevedra-Padrón

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PADRÓN - SANTIAGO

Starting Stage

PADRÓN

Pedrón de PadrónThe name of the Villa comes from a tradition that connects directly to Santiago. According to legend, when the stone boat Apostle arrived in the Galician coast, was tied to this stone, the pedrón, which automatically became a relic. The version of historians today identified with a Roman altar dedicated to Neptune.

You can not miss…

Museum of Rosalia

Casa Museo de Rosalía de CastroOne of the most touristic places of Padrón is, undoubtedly, the Museum of Rosalia de Castro, one of the great historical figures Galician House and, of course, of the town. It is an interesting visit if you want to delve into the character of one of the most emblematic buildings of the city.

Tour

  • Padrón
  • Iria Flavia
  • Vilar
  • Santa María de Cruces
  • A Picaraña
  • Rua de Francos
  • Lamela
  • O Milladoiro
  • Ponte Vella
  • Santiago de Compostela

Our Recommendations

  • Pulpería Rial. Located in the center of Padrón, excellent homemade food and very friendly service. Strongly recommended. Homemade, realy delicious desserts.
  • Asador O Pazo. Specializing in veal and beef and seafood from the Galician estuaries..

Accommodation

  • Casa de Marcelo. Rural accommodation in Padrón up in an old house dating from 1898, and has been carefully restored.
  • Hotel Scala. A picturesque landscape, overlooking the valley of Rosalia de Castro.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 24 km
  • NOTES:
    • Vertical drop of nearly 200 m in the 8 km that separate hostel diversion Teo high Agro two Monteiros
    • Heavier Tranche, the 6.4 miles between two Monteiros Agro and Obradoiro, as it seems to us there is a mirage to see the cathedral from the top.
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Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Iria Flavia: In addition to its Roman origins, Iria Flavia is said to be the first place where the Apostle Santiago preached in Spain. It is also the birthplace of the famous Galician writer, Camilo José Cela, Nobel Prize Winner for Literature.
  • Santiago de Compostela: The goal of all pilgrimage routes. A city of rocks, obscured by the passage of time and the persistent rain. Old Rúas, smelling of Ribeiro and octopus, spread throughout the Old Town. The end of the road, on which rests the Apostle Cathedral.

Topographic Profile of the Padrón-Santiago