This cycling tour presents itself as an easy route to reach Santiago de Compostela, the ultimate pilgrimage beacon in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the most important spots for religious tourism in Western Europe.
Enjoy a city tour with us in Porto, to get to know a little bit of its architecture, heritage and local traditions. After this, ride towards Santiago, passing by sunny and seaside areas such as Esposende, Caminha and Bayona. Have a delight with the famous Arcade's oysters. Know why Caldas de Reis holds such a royalty importance and end this tour in the Square of Obradoiro, where you can see the colossal baroque cathedral where the remains of the apostle Santiago lies.
Route description: Flat for the first 3 days, with a few smooth and short climbs. Hilly in the last 3 days, up and down in secondary roads. 30 % bike lanes and wood walkways, 30% smooth dirt roads. Some coubblestone roads and rough dirt roads, 20 % paved secondary roads with low traffic.
Itinerary: Day 1: Reception at Porto Day 2: Porto – Esposende (60 km) Day 3: Esposende – Caminha (50 km) Day 4: Caminha – Baiona (40 km) Day 5: Baiona – Pontevedra (64 km) Day 6: Pontevedra – Caldas dos Reis (26 km) Day 7: Caldas dos Reis – Santiago de Compostela (40 km)
Itinerary 8 nights / 9 Days: Day 1: Reception at Porto Day 2: Porto – Esposende (60 km) Day 3: Esposende – Caminha (50 km) Day 4: Caminha – Baiona (40 km) Day 5: Baiona – Vigo (25 km) Day 6: Vigo – Pontevedra (39 km) Day 7: Pontevedra – Caldas dos Reis (26 km) Day 8: Caldas dos Reis – Santiago de Compostela (40 km)
What's included: - 7 nights accommodation with breakfast in 4 star accommodations ( 1 night in Esposende in a 3 star hotel) - Bike rent, helmet, tools - E-bike available (extra 175 €) - GPS with route for self guided - Luggage transfer - Porto arrival and departure airport transfer - Road book - Santiago pick up back to Porto city in Van ( our ticket BUS)
Exclusions: - Alcoholic beverages - Insurances (please contract a travel insurance) - Insurances only available in guided bike tours - lunches and dinners
Please note: - Public transportation nearby - Passport required - Bikes provided are Trek mountain bicycles - During July, August and September it is recommendable to cycle early due to the hot weather. - Easy to moderate dificulty - Please carry enough water at all times - The route uses bike paths when available. Tarmac and rural streets will be on your way also. - This is an easy to moderate tour along the coast, a good alternative to the much more difficult pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela. Please note that there are some hills to contend with - Not wheelchair accessible - Not stroller accessible - Not suitable for pets - Infants must not sit on laps - Infant seats unavailable - Not recommended for people with back problems - Not recommended for pregnant travelers - Not recommended for people with heart conditions
For lovers of:
Countryside Relaxation and Out of the Region.
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English, Portuguese, Spanish
Not Allowed Up to the age of 3
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Start time is to be agreed with the provider. See voucher for contact information.
HOW TO ENJOY YOUR SENSATION
You can contact the Sensation provider by email or phone later to agree the start time of the event. The necessary contact information will be provided in the voucher. Make sure to follow the provider recommendations.