Camino de Santiago - The Way of St James

Pontinha, Portugal Bike Tours

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Camino de Santiago is a tour that is different from all the other PortugalBike Tours. We follow the way to Santiago de Compostela, a city located in the north of Spain. This way is very mystic, full of positive energy, of belief and of faith.

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Tour Highlights

1. Braga: the oldest Portuguese city and one of the most ancient Christian cities in the world
2. Feeling the mystic atmosphere along the way
3. Adventure, Art and Mysticism
4. Churches and religious symbols everywhere
5. The way covered by pilgrims since the 9th century.
6. The medieval architecture in Ponte de Lima
7. The fortified city of Valença
8. The luxuriant vegetation in the north of the Iberian Peninsula
9. The rich gastronomy and the famous wine of the region: vinho verde
10. The Romanic Cathedral in Santiago


Summary

Camino de Santiago is a tour that is different from all the other Portugalbike tours. This is not a touristic tour like the other Portugalbike tours, where we ride along awesome places and spectacular views. On this tour we follow the way to Santiago de Compostela, a city located in Galicia, a province in the north of Spain. This way is very mystic, full of positive energy, of belief and of faith. This is a way that has been covered by thousands and thousands of pilgrims along the centuries since the 9th century. We cannot say that there is only “one” way (“camino”) to Santiago de Compostela. There are several, because the idea is to get to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. This way was originally covered on foot by devote pilgrims, beggars, clergymen and nobles; it is still covered today not only on foot but also by bicycle by people from all over the world and for many different reasons. It follows off-road trails, narrow roads and footpaths, always in a straight line when possible in order to make the way as short as possible to get to Santiago de Compostela. This PortugalBike Tour takes us along the Portuguese Way to Santiago, also known by the Medieval Way. The tour starts in Braga’s Cathedral, the city that was called Bracara Augusta by the Romans; it covers innumerous paths and trails, ancient Roman roads, dense woods, crosses small stone bridges, covers footpaths and roads among small houses, crosses streams and mountains… Many sections of the original way have been asphalted and civilized, …but it is still “O Camino de Santiago” (The Way to Santiago).



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Programme

Day 1: Arrival - Welcome at Oporto (or Lisbon) airport. 00H40 (or 03H40) drive to Guimaraes, briefing about the tour followed by dinner. Lodging in a Pousada which was a beautiful 12th century Monastery.

Day 2: Riding to the medieval town of Ponte de Lima - 61km (38mi), level 5. After breakfast we leave the ancient city of Guimaraes following the ways covered by the pilgrims until we get to the medieval city of Ponte de Lima, bathed by the river. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a new 4* hotel overlooking Lima river and very near to the historic center.

Day 3: Riding to the border, always following the way - 38km (24mi), level 2. After breakfast we continue riding towards the Spanish border, but we spend the night in Portugal, in the beautiful medieval city of Valenca do Minho, which is protected by a fortress with double walls. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a Pousada located in the historic center and which is a Manor House that was converted in a Charm Hotel.

Day 4: Crossing the border by bicycle - 53km (33mi), level 5. After breakfast we finally cross the border and the first Spanish city is Tui, before we get to Pontevedra where we spend the night. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a 4* hotel near the historical and commercial centre in Pontevedra.

Day 5: The luxuriant vegetation and the mysticism of the way - 41km (25mi), level 4. Breakfast. Before we get to Padrón we cross the thick woods with a luxuriant vegetation. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a 4* hotel with a swimming-pool; the building was built in the 16th century and it was the vacation house for the archbishops from Compostela.

Day 6: Mixed emotions when we arrive to Santiago - 26km (16mi), level 3. Breakfast. Finally we get to Santiago de Compostela and we feel we accomplished our “mission”. Free afternoon to wander around this mystic city and do some shopping. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a beautiful 4* hotel ideal to rest after this long ride and very near to the historical center of Santiago de Compostela.

Day 7: After breakfast transfer to Oporto (or Lisbon) airport. 3H00 (or 7H00) drive to the airport.

Age range, type of group


Our clients come in all ages, but the most common are people over 30, with an average age around 45.

Technical Data

Type: mountain bike tour
Class: HISTORIC TOUR
Version: Guided or Self-Guided
Regions: North of Portugal (Minho) and Spain (Galicia)
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling
Begin: Guimaraes (Minho)
End: Santiago de Compostela (Galicia)
Difficulty level (1-5): 1 2 3 4 5
Intermediate. You must be in good shape
Distance: 216km (138mi)
Average: 43km/day (27mi/day)
Trails: 38% dirt roads - 62% asphalt

Rates


Prices from Euro 1500 to Euro 2200, depending on the time of the year.

The price includes:

- 7-day mountain bike Tour with a Guide (*)
- Transfers from and to Oporto Airport (or Lisbon airport)
- Accommodations (6 nights): 2 Pousadas (one 12th century Monastery and one 17th century Fortress), 2 four* Historic Hotels (one 16th century Monument Hotel and one 18th century Historic building), 2 four* modern Hotels. Double bedroom occupancy.
- 6 Breakfasts
- 4 nourishing and energetic picnics (*)
- 6 Dinners (including our famous wines, our amazing cheeses and lovely desserts) (*)
- Daily energy-bars and water (*)
- Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel
- Documentation about PortugalBike Tour
- Liability Insurance
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Techno-Mechanical Assistance
- First-aid assistance on location
- Permanent Backup Vehicle (*)
- Pilgrim's Credential
(*) Not included in Self-Guided Tours

=> Prices per person, double bedroom occupancy, 4* quality Hotel.
=> If you want a different date, ask us about prices and availability.

Other Information


On this tour you will ride with this bicycle

MOUNTAIN BIKE: SCOTT Aspect 710
DETAILS:
Frame: Light aluminium
Fork: Front suspension 100mm with lock on the handlebar
Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes
Gears: Shimano XT/Deore, 30 speeds
Pedals: Normal (with cages or not) or Shimano SPD
Tires: MTB 27.5" x 2.25
Weight: 13kg
Other: Man or woman seat

Discounts Offered


1. Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St. James): Enjoy the PORTUGUESE PILGRIM'S WAY to Santiago de Compostela. The mystic Way, full of positive energy, of belief and of Faith.

2. This tour takes place in the north of Portugal to avoid the heat on summer time.

3. If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability.

4. If you wish to rent a bicycle for this Tour add Euro 100.

5. Prices per Person, double bedroom occupancy, usually 4* Historic Hotels.

6. Groups: Discount for Groups with 4 or more people.



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Being a Portuguese-owned Company, we know our country better than anybody else and we want to expose people to places and curiosities about Portugal that only a Portuguese knows! Our goal is that you visit Portugal …riding a bicycle!

On PortugalBike Tours you have the opportunity to visit our historical, cultural and landscape heritage in our National Parks, enjoy the sun and the beaches, and at the end of the day you can recover your strength with an exquisite dinner. You can taste our famous wines, amazing cheeses and lovely desserts, and sample typical dishes of each region of Portugal.

Travelling with PortugalBike will connect you deeply with the country, becoming part of its everyday life, observing details that typical tourists miss and enjoying spontaneous encounters along the way. You will rest in cosy and charming accommodations. We always choose 4-star quality hotels whenever possible in each region or Bed & Breakfast units. Our accommodations are always the best offer of each region.

PortugalBike Tours are designed so that we begin at a certain point and we end elsewhere. You do not start and end at the same place. We think that is the best way to discover Portugal ...riding a bicycle! Read the specific information about each ride to learn more details.

PortugalBike Tours have a maximum of 16 participants, and a minimum of two. Larger groups are also possible upon request and according to our availability. Our Bike Tours are prepared for one week (7 days / Sunday to Saturday).

The dates of PortugalBike Tours are according to our calendar, or on request, according to our availability. The prices below are for the scheduled PortugalBike Tours. If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability.

WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER YOU A GOOD PRODUCT AND A QUALITY SERVICE




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Jose Neves
Camino de Santiago - The Way of St James
Praceta das Naus, lote 6, loja B
Pontinha, Portugal 1675-326

Phone: 351214783153
Phone: 351918126841
Website: PortugalBike


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July 13
2,030
1,590
Per person/week
July 27
2,030
1,590
Per person/week
August 10
1,960
1,500
Per person/week
August 24
1,960
1,500
Per person/week
August 31
2,200
1,740
Per person/week
Sept 14
2,200
1,740
Per person/week

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.



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Camino de Santiago - The Way of St James
Pontinha, Portugal Bike Tours
Camino de Santiago is a tour that is different from all the other PortugalBike Tours. We follow the way to Santiago de Compostela, a city located in the north of Spain. This way is very mystic, full of positive energy, of belief and of faith.

Starting at 1,500 Per Week

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Camino de Santiago - The Way of St James
Praceta das Naus, lote 6, loja B
Pontinha, Portugal 1675-326

Phone: 351214783153
Phone: 351918126841
Website: PortugalBike

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