Caminho de Santiago em Bicicleta
Caminho da Costa - "fácil"
O caminho de Santiago pela costa apresenta-se como uma alternativa fácil, quando comparado com os percursos Portugueses mais tradicionais. O destino final permanece o mesmo, porém os desafios estão assim ao alcance da grande maioria dos ciclistas.
Antes do início da peregrinação até Santiago de Compostela, desfrute connosco de um passeio pela cidade do Porto. Ficará assim a conhecer um pouco da sua arquitectura, do seu património e tradições locais.
Com o decorrer desta jornada até Santiago, passe por diversos destinos de muito sol e praia, como é o caso de Esposende, Caminha e Bayona. Desfrute das famosas ostras de Arcade e entenda porque Caldas de Reis detém relevância nobiliárquica. Por fim atingiremos a Praça de Obradoiro, onde se ergue a colossal catedral barroca que oferece sepultura ao restos mortais do apóstolo Santiago.
Descrição da rota:
- Rota plana durante os três primeiros dias com poucas subidas suaves e curtas. Montanhoso nos três últimos dias por estradas secundárias.
- 30 % ciclovias e passadiços, 30 % caminhos em terra suave. Algumas ruas em paralelo e caminhos em terra irregulares. 20 % estradas pavimentadas com pouco tráfego.
- Altimetria acumulada de 4121 metros.
Itinerário 7 noites / 8 dias::
Dia 1: Recepção no Porto
Dia 2: Porto – Esposende (60 km)
Dia 3: Esposende – Caminha (50 km)
Dia 4: Caminha – Baiona (40 km)
Dia 5: Baiona – Pontevedra (64 km)
Dia 6: Pontevedra – Caldas dos Reis (26 km)
Dia 7: Caldas dos Reis – Santiago de Compostela (40 km)
Itinerário 8 noites / 9 dias:
Dia 1: Recepção no Porto
Dia 2: Porto – Esposende (60 km)
Dia 3: Esposende – Caminha (50 km)
Dia 4: Caminha – Baiona (40 km)
Dia 5: Baiona – Vigo (25 km)
Dia 6: Vigo – Pontevedra (39 km)
Dia 7: Pontevedra – Caldas dos Reis (26 km)
Dia 8: Caldas dos Reis – Santiago de Compostela (40 km)
Antes de ser iniciada a jornada até Santiago de Compostela, é quase obrigatório explorar o Porto, classificado como Património Mundial e Capital da Cultura e Turismo. Junte-se a nós num passeio a pé pela cidade e descubra parte do património que esta cidade tem para oferecer. Conheça lugares famosos como a livraria que influenciou o livro Harry Potter de J.K. Rowling, o magnífico mercado da bolsa, os azulejos azuis e brancos que se escondem a cada esquina e muito mais. Arte, património e tradições esperam por si ao longo deste pequeno passeio pela cidade. Alojamento, Hotel 4 *: Porto Trindade Hotel
niciará a sua viagem em direcção a Esposende a partir da nossa loja Top Bike Tours Portugal, sediada na Invicta cidade do Porto. Durante este primeiro dia, verá inúmeras paisagens à beira-mar, assim como pequenas "rivieras portuguesas" Atravessará uma enorme variedade de vilas piscatórias, como é o caso da Póvoa de Varzim, onde se pode testemunhar antigas tradições ligadas à pesca e onde poderá saborear esta famosa gastronomia. Em Vila do Conde irá perceber a razão, pela qual estas cidades costeiras foram tão importantes durante o período áureo dos Descobrimentos Portugueses. Alojamento, Hotel 4 *: Portas do Sol Hotel
Viana do Castelo estabelece-se como a principal cidade por onde irá passar. Esta serve como mais um belo exemplo de uma cidade de ancoragem à beira-mar, e com uma conotação ancestral e uma enorme importância durante os Descobrimentos. Durante os séculos XIV e XV, foi nesta cidade que foram desenvolvidos os navios, que partiram para o Brasil, Índia, África e outras colónias portuguesas. O seu destino final será Caminha. Esta cidade encontra o delta do rio Minho, sendo parte de uma paisagem incrível. A cidade de Caminha é largamente conhecida pelo seu património natural, como as áreas de passeios, cachoeiras, praias e parque de campismo. Alojamento, Hotel 4 *: Parador Baiona Hotel
Neste dia vamos começar por atravessar o rio minho e desembarcar em território espanhol. O seu destino, Baiona, é uma cidade politicamente ligada a Pontevedra, onde se pode respirar a brisa do mar. Para além da paisagem marítima, poderá perder-se no antigo centro da cidade, nascido a partir de raízes romanas e que cresceu sempre em direcção ao litoral durante a Idade Média, com a influência da Igreja Católica. Curiosamente, durante o século XVI, Baiona foi invadida por navios britânicos liderados pelo grande corsário e explorador Francis Drake, que viu uma oportunidade para estabelecer um ponto comercial e mercantil neste território. Alojamento, Hotel 4 *: Parador Baiona Hotel
Desde a ria de Vigo até à baía de San Simon terá uma paisagem marítima para regalar os olhos. Seguindo sempre a linha da costa, este dia será dedicado a Arcade e às suas famosas ostras. Não obstante esta deliciosa iguaria, poderá ainda ver monumentos e pontos turísticos dedicados à cultura de Santiago, como a igreja de Santiago em Arcade, dos séculos XII-XIII, e as estradas e caminhos que o levarão ao seu destino de peregrinação. É quase obrigatório passar por Arcade e apreciar as famosas ostras, produzidas e colhidas nas águas da região. Durante a primeira semana de abril ocorre um festival dedicado a esta gastronomia tradicional, a "Fiesta de la Ostra", onde a cidade se encontra repleta de turistas e peregrinos que vêm de longe para participar neste evento. Alojamento, Hotel 4 *: Parador Pontevedra Hotel
De acordo com os arquivos históricos, Caldas de rei tem a sua origem numa comunidade pré-romana que vivia das fontes termais deste território. O seu nome está ligado ao local de nascimento de Afonso VII, altura em que actuava já como um caminho de peregrinação a Santiago de Compostela. Além da rica herança cultural, como Arcade, Caldas de Reis mantém uma gastronomia peculiar, tais como as "empanadas" de lampreia e do pão tradicional espanhol. Uma vez que as fontes de água quente acompanharam a evolução deste território, hoje em dia é um ponto de interesse turístico para quem procura tratamentos mais saudáveis para diversas doenças. Alojamento, Casa Rural: Torre do Rio
O último e sétimo dia será percorrido desde Caldas de Reis até Santiago de Compostela, o nosso destino final e um dos núcleos de peregrinação religiosa na Europa Ocidental. Tal como Roma e Jerusalém, a cidade de Santiago de Compostela apresenta-se-nos como um ícone religioso único para os turistas, que encontram nesta viagem de ciclismo um acto de fé e de realização interna. Chegará à Praça de Obradoiro, onde terá a possibilidade de contemplar a majestosa catedral barroca, onde os restos mortais do apóstolo estão localizados. Alojamento, Hotel 4 *: Compostela Hotel
- LS - Low season: Nov 01 a Mar 25
- RS - Regular season: Mar 26 a 25 Jun e Set 26 a 31 Oct
- HS - High Season: Set 01 a 25 Set
- SS - Summer Season: Jun 26 a August 30
- Preços baseados para 2 pessoas que partilham o mesmo quarto;
- Preços podem sofrer alterações devido a alta temporada, feriados ou fins de semana
- Bebidas não incluídas ao almoço ou jantar quando incluídas no package
- Se em quarto triplo com os pais Crianças até 10 anos - desconto de 35%. Crianças dos 11 aos 14 anos - 20% de desconto. Crianças dos 15 aos 17 anos - 15% de desconto.
- Bicicleta Elétric: 175€
- Suplemento para quarto individual: LS: 300€, RS: 329€, HS: 360€, SS.390€
- Suplemento para quarto individual opção 8 noites: LS: 350€, RS: 376€, HS: 410€, SS.450€
- Viajante único: 200 €
- Viajante único opção 8 noites: 220 €
- Noites extra: sob consulta
What People Are Saying
Alex, Nova Scotia,
18 of us went with Fold-N-Go and it was a great decision. Sergio and crew went well above and beyond in tour support. Coming straight from an Nova Scotia winter with little ability to precycle/train as well as some inexperienced riders the trip was a challenge but was well supported.This was our groups' 3rd European bike trip and by far the most rewarding.
We had ZERO complaints! I never fill in these reviews but this is the tour company to select. Sergio is building his company and gave immediate attention to any request no matter how minor.
'2 thumbs up!'
Janice, Campbell River, Canada,
I found this trip to be fabulous from start to finish. Sergio, Jose and Pedro went out of their way to be helpful, and to meet the different needs of everyone in the large group.The route had its challenges, with cobblestones, some steep dirt pathways and some city streets to maneuver, but Jose and Sergio worked very professionally to keep the group safe no matter what the terrain or riding conditions. Pedro would meet us with the support van at designated spots to top us up with water and snacks. The bikes were very well maintained, and got the once over by our guides after every day of riding to
make sure they were ready to go for the next morning. Our hotel accommodations were very well appointed, (with an extensive buffet breakfast always included), and every day we had a hearty lunch at a restaurant en route, as well as multi-course dinner at each of our destination cities along the way.
With the spectacular coastal scenery, the top notch guides, and the camaraderie of the group, this was one of the best cycling tours I have ever experienced.
My brother and I made our way to Porto to embark on this tour which we were doing as unsupported self guided. The service we got from Sergio and his staff was nothing short of spectacular. Starting from Henrique's guided city tour of Porto to the amazing hotels they arranged to the great bikes they provided, everything was first class. Sergio checked on us during the week to make sure there were no problems and made us feel like friends not customers
The one thing I would mention is I would not classify this as an easy ride.
Uma viagem incrível, com paisagens inesquecíveis. A rota no território português é pela Costa e ao chegar à Espanha a maior parte de trajeto é pela mata.
A escolha dos hotéis e restaurantes me surpreendeu positivamente (levando-se em conta que é uma viagem de aventura e não de luxo).
Mas o melhor de tudo foram as amizades que ficarão para a vida.
Vale muito a pena!!
My wife and I have now experienced seven European bike tours in various countries. Six were guided as was this one. This tour is a notch above all the others. You are in the constant hands and service of Sergio and his carefully chosen guides. The biking can be challenging at times. We chose the basic package with the meal plan. The accommodation and meals were excellent. If you invest and trust in Sergio, you will be richly rewarded. He is truly one of a kind. If you are as lucky as we were to be matched with kind and generous fellow travellers, you too may also come away with one or more life long friends.
Ilana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil,
O passeio foi do dia 25/04/18 a 01/05/18.
O grupo era de 18 canadenses e eu de brasileira.Foi tudo maravilhoso, desde os percursos até os hotéis, restaurantes, as bicicletas.
Sergio sempre muito atencioso, rápido nas respostas,organizado e prestativo.
Ainda no tour tivemos o Pedro e José, igualmente gentis e atentos a tudo e a todos.Super recomendo!!!
Farei outro com certeza!!
Ilana / Rio de Janeiro
Earle, Nova Scotia,
Recently my wife and I traveled with 18 others from Canada to Porto . The bikes were top notch and new or almost new. The guides took very good care of us and we felt safe at all times. They went well beyond what they needed to when I needed medical help(nothing related to the biking) and made the experience as smooth as possible. The accommodations were first rate. I have done a number of biking trips in Europe and the guides and support team was by far the most helpful. I would recommend them to any one.
We did a 5 days trip to Santiago de Compostela, the team provided us with the pilgrims' credentials, maps and all the additional info to help us plan the trip. The bikes and the service were really good, the team is super nice and helpful, I will definitively recommend it!
Jim Goia, USA,
I recently completed The Way of St. James bike tour, and it could not have been a better experience. We were a large group, over twenty, but Sergio, Jose, Tiago and Pedro all worked incredibly hard to not only keep us all safe and on course but to feel personally cared for in spite of such a large group. I was one of two vegetarians on the trip, and even though lunch and dinner were technically "on your own" our guides took great care to make sure we were well fed.
The route itself was beautiful and varied. The first few days were remarkable for their beautiful ocean views. Crossing into Spain, and moving inland we cycled down country roads through small town and villages, and through the woods on beautiful paths.
The accommodations beat all my expectations, we stayed in some truly special hotels, a real treat after a day on the bike.
The bikes were all in great shape and checked out every night. I had an issue one day with my bike not shifting properly (most likely because I knocked the derailleur after a clumsy little spill that morning) It was fixed immediately and worked perfectly for the rest of the trip.
All in all, this was a great trip thanks to the excellent work of Sergio, Pedro, Tiago, and Jose. They provided first rate customer service, but felt like friends!
Fernando Tassara, Brasil,
Nossa família composta de 03 adultos começou nossa aventura no dia 16 de março.
Desde o início fomos atendidos com toda a atenção e carinho por parte dos componentes da empresa, sem exceção.
O Guilherme nos acompanhou por todo o primeiro trecho ( 60 km !) para certificar que tudo correria bem conosco.
Fomos colocados em hotéis de altissimo nível.
Nos deram excelentes indicações de restaurantes e locais de turismo.
Fomos apanhados em Santiago na hora em que solicitamos pelo Pedro que, além de gentil e educado, dirige muito bem e nos deu excelentes dicas para a volta ao Porto.
É um tour para quem já tem hábito de pedalar. São 300 km em 6 dias.
Não percam a oportunidade de conhecer o interior de Portugal e da Espanha!
Não sou de fazer avaliações, mas esta fiz questão!!! Sobre o passeio, que só quem o fez sabe o que estou falando, é INDESCRITÍVEL!!!! Quanto aos serviços oferecidos pelo pessoal do Sérgio, digo, com absoluta certeza: foram muito além do esperado... Competentíssimo, sério, dicas sensacionais, bicicletas de excelente qualidade, enfim, perfeito. Nosso grupo é unânime em dizer que nossa viagem foi perfeita pela segurança e prestabilidade do pessoal da Fold N Visit-Rent a Bike!!! Parabéns!! Recomendo a todos.
We are a senior couple from Canada, ages 71.5 (wife) and 77 that booked directly with the company and chose the basic unguided bike rental package. This included one hybrid bike and an electric assist bike for the wife, second tier hotel accommodation, the shuttle of our personal luggage between hotels, and a walking tour of Porto. We appreciated the personalized service given to us by insuring that we had the right size bikes, providing us with an emergency phone and Garmin GPS unit for route finding, and keeping in contact with us daily via email. All the hotels were able to provide us with breakfast with the exception of the one in Caminha. This latter hotel served breakfast too late and it was in a very noisy location with loud people on the street leaving club(s) between 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Overall, the accommodations provided met our expectations. The cycling route worked out by the company exceeded my expectations and we appreciated that there was a good attempt to be faithful to the designated Camino which was not intended for bikes. The alternate routing needed in some places worked out really well. The GPS track was a necessity and hugely better than relying on maps. As for the of the itinerary of 6 days, the distances set by the company worked out really well and allowed us to complete each day at a reasonable time (as early as 2:30 p.m. and as late as 5:30 p.m.). Our average start time on the road was between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. with a later start at Caminha because of the ferry crossing times. We truly enjoyed to long boardwalks along the beaches in Portugal.There are challenging sections on the route including steepness, as well as, rough and sandy trail surfaces, the kind of challenge I expected but could be overwhelming for some people. Keeping the latter in mind, I highly recommend this self-guided adventure.
Garry Gartex, New Zeland,
This is our 2nd tour with Top Bike Tours of Portugal the 1st being the Silver Coast. Sergio put together a fantastic tour to Santiago de Compostela following one of the Camino Trails.
Porto is an amazing city to start the rides with plenty of things to do and see and if you have a like of seafood your in the right place.
The accommodation was excellent the whole way even staying in old forts, castles and hotels. The bikes were excellent and very comfortable. Having the Garman GPS helps you keep to the trail and are easy to operate. The tour followed the coast on bike trails and then riding through villages and forests was amazing. We passed many walkers on the Camino Trail and found everyone to be very friendly calling out Bom Camino as we ride by.
The finish in Santiago de Compostela was incredible, riding into the square seeing all the people celebrating their achievement.
There were plenty of places to pick up morning tea, lunches and dinners. Breakfasts were included.
I certainly would recommend Sergio and his team at Top Bike Tours of Portugal.
Peter Birks, New Zeland,
This was an amazing ride. We had previously done the Silver Coast so this was the next step up for me. The electric bikes were great...I wouldn't have been able to do it without it. The scenery throughout was stunning ranging from coastal to mountains to farm fields and forests.
The accomodation was just "WOW" ranging from hotels to old forts and castles.
Our arrival in the square was very electric with all the others who had completed there journey the atmosphere was alive with happy joyous people having completed their journey.
Mary, Melbourne, Australia,
We completed the Porto to Santiago ride via the coastal route which included a very informative city tour of Porto on the first day which was a nice touch, The tour followed a large portion of the Camino way so was on tracks with other walkers. It did therefore require some good bike handling skills (our's improved along the way). The customer service from Sergio was first class. He responded to all our emails very quickly. We gave him some feedback on some of the trails that had deteriorated and he immediately investigated and altered the trails for subsequent tours. We did a self guided tour which relied on a GPS. The maps were VERY accurate finishing right outside the front door of the hotel at the end of each day. Great and varied scenery and very enjoyable.
Mark Mander, Coldbrook, Nova Scotia,
I had the pleasure of organizing 18 friends from Canada on this extraordinary trip. From day one we were taken care of and totally immersed in the Portuguese and Spanish culture. Sergio, Jose and Pedro provided us with a safe, scenic and inspiring journey along the Camino. The challenge of cycling on the cobble stones and the sometimes-rough terrain made it all that more worthwhile. It in the end gave you the sense of accomplishment, that you earned the Compostela. The mixture of the beautiful coastline and interesting people we met along the way made the trip all that much more enjoyable. In Sergio, Jose and Pedro we found more than just a touring company. We found a group of people who are committed to the customer experience and needs. Along this extraordinary journey we also found folks we can truly call friend: Sergio, Jose and Pedro. This is my 3rd cycling trip and by far it was the best. I would highly recommend this company, this trip and the Camino.
Fernanda Tassara, Brasil,
Viajei na verdade com meus país porque adoramos viagens a pedalar! A escolha da empresa não poderia ser melhor! Deu tudo certo do início ao fim.. Desde a escolha dos hotéis até os trajetos bacanas e difíceis que passamos. A equipe está muito bem orientada e sempre esteve certeira com indicações de locais para irmos em cada cidade que chegávamos...muito atenciosos e preocupados com nosso bem estar sempre. Agradeço ao Pedro, Sérgio, Guilerme e Tiago por terem tornado essa parte da minha viagem ainda mais espetacular!!
Ralph Wolff, USA,
We did a self-guided tour and Serio and his team provided wonderful support. We did the coastal route. We got new bikes equipped with a GPS programmed for each day's ride, restaurant recommendations, and ongoing support. The ride itself was beautiful and meaningful to ride along the beaches in Portugal and the walking trails in Spain. It was great to be on the pilgrimage path so many have used over the centuries.
I have been cycle touring in Europe for over twenty years and hands down this was the best trip I have ever taken. Check every box. Sergio the owner takes great pride and makes every effort to make the experience wonderful. Fantastic scenery. The best hotels, one of which was the best hotel I can ever remember staying at. The bicycles were new and performed flawlessly. Every detail was covered from pick up at the airport, fitting bicycles, walking tour of Porto the day before departure on our ride, 4 star hotels, GPS units with route outlined, pick up at the end of our trip and transport back to the airport. Finally I have to add that Sergio's staff were all super friendly and helpful. Except for one day of pouring rain which is out of anyone's control I would have to say the trip was perfect.
I just got back from my bike tour of the Camino coastal path. I can't say enough nice things about Sergio and his team Enrique and Tiago . They really made everything happen right on this ebike tour that my friend Jeff and I took. Every detail was taken care of and the route was interesting and well supported. Even when I wasn't able to ride one day because of a health issue, Sergio made accommodation for me.
I had a great time and can't wait to go back again with my wife and daughter.
The trip was very fairly priced, many excellent and memorable hotels, and the bikes worked well. thank you Sergio,Tiago, and Enrique
Fizemos a peregrinação de Porto a Santiago de Compostela, de bicicleta utilizando o apoio da Top Bike, só temos elogios, tudo funcionou perfeitamente, desde a qualidade das bicicletas a logística do transportes das malas de um hotel ao outro e o ponto mais importante, a qualidade dos hotéis, recomendo a que for fazer este passeio, usar os serviços.
Jim Gioa, USA,
I recently completed The Way of St. James bike tour, and it could not have been a better experience. We were a large group, over twenty, but Sergio, Jose, Tiago and Pedro all worked incredibly hard to not only keep us all safe and on course but to feel personally cared for in spite of such a large group. I was one of two vegetarians on the trip, and even though lunch and dinner were technically "on your own" our guides took great care to make sure we were well fed. The route itself was beautiful and varied. The first few days were remarkable for their beautiful ocean views. Crossing into Spain, and moving inland we cycled down country roads through small town and villages, and through the woods on beautiful paths. The accommodations beat all my expectations, we stayed in some truly special hotels, a real treat after a day on the bike. The bikes were all in great shape and checked out every night. I had an issue one day with my bike not shifting properly (most likely because I knocked the derailleur after a clumsy little spill that morning) It was fixed immediately and worked perfectly for the rest of the trip.
Jan Brisbane, Australia,
Sergio and his team did themselves proud - congratulations. This is a bike tour with a difference....from the excellent personal service, to the included walking tour of Porto, to the interesting and varied ride, to the high standard of the hotels especially the absolute gem Torre de Rio at the end of day 5.
The ride for the most part follows the Portuguese Caminho way, so is not always smooth and easy, but this is to be expected by its very nature, and adds to the challenge.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and unreservedly recommend it to all enthusiastic cyclists.
Graeme Nicholas, New Zeland,
This is a top class Top Bike Tour. Well organized. Very efficient management and guides, good value for money (even with $NZ), fantastic accommodation and top support along the way from start to finish. Top English, top humour, top local knowledge, top scenery top equipment and top bikes. It was great fun, there were 9 on the tour and it went better than clock work. We were well watered along the way and provided with snacks and fruit if you wanted them. We stopped at interesting attractions along the way museums, fish market, local towns and villages. The distances and terraine each day were well structured and very manageable on E Bikes. Each night an option for dinner was arranged if you wished to participate. These were on the whole exceptional and well priced, better than you would likely arrange yourself. Sergio, owner/manage/guide and his trusty young sidekick, Henrique were the nothing short of fantastic in their care, organisation and local knowledge. Well done guys. We hope to see you again.
We were treated to a great tour of Porto the day before our tour to Santiago Spain started. It was wonderful. The tour itself was nothing short of amazing. The hotels were top-notch and an experience in itself. The owner of Topbiketours made sure everything went seamlessly and made our journey memorable.