Cycling The Santiago’s Way
There are a number of routes to Santiago de Compostela that pilgrims have followed for centuries. Some are less famous than others and the Portuguese Atlantic Way, while not the best known, is renowned for its beauty and tranquility, offering riders spectacular coastal scenery along the way.
The Portuguese Coastal Way or Caminho da Costa is a stunning easy to moderate alternative route to Santiago de Compostela. Doing the pilgrimage on a bike also allows us to cover much more ground than is possible on foot.
The Way of St. James was originally covered on foot by the devout and is still traversed today, not only on foot but also by bicycle!
The Portuguese Way is approximately 241km. We will be cherry picking the best sections for your enjoyment.
This bike tour starts in the colorful UNESCO city of Porto in Portugal and will take us to charming seaside towns and villages in Northern Portugal and Galicia. The routes pass through Esposende, Caminha, Baiona, Pontevedra, Caldas Dos Reis and Padron, to end in the Square of Obradoiro and the colossal baroque cathedral where the remains of the apostle Santiago lie.
The ancient paths we will follow are centuries old and Queen Isabel of Portugal herself is said to have traveled the same route in the 13th century. Some of the towns and villages are home to magnificent Baroque and Romanesque churches and these, together with the monuments and crosses along the way, help to tell the story of this less-trodden route, all the while preparing you for your final destination of Santiago de Compostela – where, on arrival, we will appreciate why so many have followed these routes over the many centuries before us.
|Comfortable en-suite accommodation.|
|Sociable evenings spent in local restaurants.|
|A fantastic itinerary, developed and perfected by local resident Portuguese tour leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.|
|The hospitality and warmth from the local poulation, whilst enjoying dining out at local restaurants every evening.|
The tour includes
En-suite accommodation in comfortable hotels, beautifully located.
Breakfasts taken at the hotel and dinners in local restaurants.
All transport costs in conjunction with the programme.
Services of a dedicated leader.
21-speed hybrid bicycle with flat pedals, frame in polished aluminium. Size S / M / L. Components: Shimano - Acera X. Tires: 26/
Helmet, personalised water bottle.
Optional electrical bike for an extra cost