Portuguese Camino Coastal Last 100km

Portuguese Camino Coastal Last 100km

by Slow and Steady Adventures

Coming in 2024


8 days, 7 nights

2 & 3-star hotels


One of the best Caminos is the Portuguese Coastal Way. This is a wonderful one week walking holiday, taking in great views, wonderful culture, and the charm of a walk on the Camino. This walking tour starts at the coastal town of Baiona and you walk to the historic city of Santiago de Compostela. You’ll have 6 rewarding days walking the Atlantic Coast as you walk the last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way.

Beginning in Baiona you’ll follow the newly recognized Camino Portugués de la Costa (Portuguese Coastal Way) north alongside the Atlantic Ocean until it merges with the traditional Portuguese Camino at Redondela. Marvel at the sweeping vistas of the sparkling Atlantic this route provides, pick a stretch of beach to lie out on and go for a swim, and look out to the not-too-distant Cíes Islands. Excellent food and drink, picturesque views, and bucolic nature combine with historically significant attractions and sites on this last leg of the Portuguese Coastal Way. Book your spot on the tour today!

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Slow and Steady Adventure Company

Slow and Steady Adventures was formed in 2016 to educate new hikers. Preparation, safety and basic skills in all seasons are key topics we teach. Also motivation and acceptance of all, no matter your skill or ability. We want you to have a safe and fun experience. To believe in yourself and say ” Wow I did that.”


Make your way to Baiona, a coastal town just north of the Portuguese/Spanish border. Settle into your accommodation before getting in a little sightseeing around town and picking up your Pilgrim Passport. The last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way begins in this small town where the first news of the discovery of America was received. Head to the Museo de la Carabela Pinta to see the first ship that arrived from the new continent.

Meals: Dinner

Leaving Baiona, you’ll trek along the beaches of Nigrán, where you can admire the Cíes Islands. Nearing Vigo, the landscape becomes more urban until you’re in in one of Galicia’s most populated towns and your home for the evening.

Meals: Breakfast

As today’s walk is slightly shorter and less demanding than others, take advantage of your proximity to the many stretches of beach en route to Redondela and go for a swim—but not before enjoying the delightful morning views over the Vigo estuary, however!

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

From this point on, the Portuguese Coastal Way merges with the traditional Portuguese Camino, so you may see (and meet!) more pilgrims. Break up the walk today and make a point to visit the village of Ponte Sampaio. Here you can discover the historical events that took place as well as cross the ancient Roman bridge over the Verdugo River. Ending in Pontevedra, a beautiful town famous for its historical centre and squares made of stone, enjoy a quiet evening relaxing weary muscles with a glass or two of wine from a restaurant terrace.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s stage of the Camino has you traversing the rural side of Galicia. Breathe in the fresh air as you walk past and through woods next to streams and glens and stop in Barro to see the cascades and mills of the Natural Park of the Barosa River. When you’re ready, continue to arrive in Caldas de Reis, a town known for its thermal spring waters and spa resorts.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

From Caldas de Reis, the Camino leads you through peaceful villages, with stone houses scattered along the route until you reach Padrón. Known as the first land sighting made from the boat that carried the remains of St. James the Apostle, Padrón is also known as the birthplace of great authors like Rosalía de Castro and Camilo José Cela.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The last stage is the longest of this itinerary, so it’s best you start early. First, you’ll trek through pastoral landscapes similar to the days prior until the last few kilometers transition into urban sprawl as you approach Santiago de Compostela and your final destination. Make it to the church, your official endpoint, where the atmosphere is triumphant and jovial. Indulge in an evening of celebration and be sure to use your Pilgrim’s Passport to collect your Compostela (Pilgrim Certificate) from the Pilgrim’s Office.

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy one final morning in Santiago de Compostela. Visit any attractions of interest and pick up any last-minute souvenirs and gifts before making your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast



In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Night 1

Hotel Anunciada in Baiona

Centrally located hotel within short walking distance to Baiona’s most popular attractions.

Hotel Compostela Vigo in Vigo

Night 2

Hotel Compostela Vigo in Vigo

Situated in the historic center of Vigo and close to the marina, the staff are friendly, speak English, and the rooms are bright and cozy.

Hotel O Refuxio de la Jerezana in Redondela

Night 3

Hotel O Refuxio de la Jerezana in Redondela

Single, double, and dormitory style-rooms characterize Hotel O Refuxio right off the Camino. Enjoy hearty meals on the terrace.

Night 4

Hotel Boa Vila in Pontevedra

A quiet hotel conveniently located right off the Camino and close to the heart of Old Town as well as restaurants with mouth-watering menus.

Night 5

Hotel O Cruceiro in Caldas de Reis

Spacious, brightly lit rooms within walking distance to popular attractions and restaurants if the onsite restaurant’s menu leaves you wanting.

Hotel Scala in Padrón

Night 6

Hotel Scala in Padrón

Quiet hotel on the outskirts of Padrón provides visitors with modern and convenient amenities and includes an onsite restaurant and pool.

Hospedería San Martín Pinario in Santiago de Compostela

Night 6

Hospedería San Martín Pinario in Santiago de Compostela

Perfectly located near Praza do Obradoiro and other notable attractions, as well as a host of restaurants, enjoy your stay in this historic building.


  • 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included
  • Accommodations for 7 nights are included
  • Luggage transfers
  • Professional local guide
  • Walking notes
  • Pilgrim passport

Not included

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses or gratuities
  • Flights
  • Visas if required
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees where required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optionals extras

  • Single room supplements where available
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers