Guided 2025: Oia to Santiago de Compostela

Stage 2 of 2

145.9km

8 days

Comfort

Popular time

july

Starting from

€1052

Overall

Distance:

18.5 min | 24.3km average | 35.2 max

Ascent:

0 min |381.3m average | 903.6 max

Cardio:

2   3.7   5

Follow the Camino Preview Map Trip 1269

This second section from Oia to Santiago de Compostela takes you along the coast around to the Vigo estuary. You will get the opportunity to stay in the beautiful coastal cities of Baiona and Vigo before rejoining the traditional Camino Portuguese from Redondela to Santiago de Compostela. This region is known for its seafood, in particular its oysters and scallops. Wash it down with the local Albarino wine for a true gastronomic delight.

Group laughing on a beach - highlight

Walk the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route along the sea, in style! Starting from Oia to Santiago de Compostela

Walking the Camino can be an incredibly rewarding and fun time while also providing great exercise. But imagine walking along the most beautiful scenic coasts of Northern Spain.

With an experienced English speaking guide and bilingual in Spanish, we invite you to follow the Portuguese Way with a twist: the coastal route, alongside the amazing sea shores of North Portugal and Galicia, from Viana do Castelo to Santiago. Walk it between Sea and Earth with our Camino, Surf and Turf, Portuguese Coastal Route!

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Walk the West coast of Portugal and Spain, and enjoy the sea!

You will start from Oia, in Galicia, reaching Santiago while walking next to the most amazing sandy beaches of South Galicia, like the ones near A Guarda, Baiona and the famous Cies Islands, the Praya America. Go for a dip in the clear waters of the Vigo estuary and cross one of the most cultural and historic areas of Spain with medieval towns such as the beautiful Pontevedra and Baiona, the first ever city which heard about the discovery of America. Oh, and this is an amazing route for gastronomy too with the best seafood Spain can offer: amazing percebes (barnacles), lobsters, oysters and of course, scallops!

Important: Follow The Camino guided trips are guaranteed at a minimum of 7 people registered. In case we do not reach this number, the tour will continue as self guided and we will provide a partial refund equivalent to the amount paid for the guide.

Guided 2025: Oia to Santiago de Compostela

Starting from € 1052

OIA

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

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Bed & Breakfast

Specially Hand-Picked Accommodation

Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack

24/7 Customer Service

Virtual Face-to-Face Pre-Departure Briefing

Add-On

Premium Accommodation

Airport Pick-Up

Additional Nights

Dinners

Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel

Day Tours to Local Sites of Interest

Not included: Flights/trains, Insurance, Drinks/Lunch

Itinerary

Day

1

km

OIA

Relax on your first night in this beautiful coastal village, which is also home to the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Oia and typical Galician restaurants and cafes.

Day

2

18.5 km

OIA BAIONA

From Oia, you will walk along a coastal footpath away from the main road. After 10km, you will continue along gorgeous coastline on boardwalk with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Cies Islands.

Day

3

27 km

BAIONA VIGO

The way out of the stunning town of Baiona will have you alongside a sandy beach for most of the day. You will have regular opportunities to stop in cafes along the beach. You will then enter the very active city of Vigo, which will reach after a 3km walk through the harbour.

Day

4

35.2 km

VIGO PONTEVEDRA

On this trip, we will transfer you from Vigo to the start of your walk today in Redondela (10km from Vigo). Once dropped in Redondela, you will join the traditional Portuguese Way. You will start seeing more pilgrims along the Camino. You will pass through typical Galician landscape with rural areas and lush green Eucaliptus forests. Before the halfway mark, you will cross Ponte Sanpaio where Napoleon troupes were defeated.

The arrival into Pontevedra offer a slightly shorter but along the road option or a slightly longer shaded option. Your final stop of the day has a lovely center with pedestrian streets and lovely cider bar/restaurant behind the church.

Day

5

21.4 km

PONTEVEDRA CALDAS DE REIS

Passing chestnut groves, the Camino leaves Pontevedra and runs parallel to the railway for a while. After passing through the hamlet of Ponte Cabras, we encounter the rectory of Santa Maria de Alba, tucked away among pine and eucalyptus trees. Emerging from the dense woods of Lombo da Maceira, you’ll see a statue of St James, his staff pointing the way to proceed. Passing the lovely village of Tibo, with its fountain, public washing place and stone cross, brings us to Caldas de Reis.

Day

6

18.8 km

CALDAS DE REIS PADRON

Exiting the town, we take a bridge over the River Umia that leads us to a fountain of hot spring water that has lent the town its name since Roman times. Entering the woods once more, the Camino makes its way gently uphill to the hamlet of Santa Marina. Going downhill, we cross the river Fontenlo. Finally, we catch up again with the river as we arrive in Padron. Padron is famous for being the first land sighted by the ship bearing the body of St James.

Day

7

25 km

PADRON SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

The Camino passes through many small hamlets before arriving at the Baroque sanctuary of A Esclavitude. On a hilltop to the left stands the mysterious ruins of the hillfort Castro Lupario. A few kilometres later, we come to the oldest wayside crossing in Galicia. As we near Agro dos Monteiros, it’s now possible to see the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. Finally, the Camino passes by the ruins of a castle known as A Rocha Vella, before entering the city of the Apostle.

Day

8

km

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast, we bid you farewell.
If you wish to stay in the area, we recommend that you:
– Take your time and visit the magnificent historic centre of Santiago.
– Continue with us along the wild Camino Fisterra (Finisterre Way), and stay overnight at the hotel in the lighthouse!
– Or take a bus to Fisterra to visit the unspoilt sandy coves and beaches of the west coast. With very few tourists, you are guaranteed a very special experience. Buses depart from Santiago Bus Station at 9am and 10am. Buses return to Santiago at 4:45pm and 7pm. The journey takes 3 hours.

How to Get There

Getting to Oia, Spain

It is best to fly to Santiago de Compostela.

Fly into Santiago de Compostela

Ryanair and Iberia/BA fly direct to Santiago de Compostela from the UK. Ryanair flies from Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands and Liverpool and Aer Lingus operates from Dublin.

Many of the flights that arrive at the airport are from internal Spanish destinations. Iberia offers the best selection of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela from Frankfurt, Paris and Rome and Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia.

To begin at Oia you will need to get 2 buses from the airport or we can organise a private airport transfer.
– Bus from Santiago airport to Vigo (1hr).
– Vigo to Oia (30mins), several buses a day.

    Getting home from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    Fly from Santiago de Compostela

    Shuttle buses from Santiago city centre to the airport (20mins), or you can request an airport transfer that will pick you up from your hotel.

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      Following the coastline for the first few days you then move inland to follow the traditional route to Santiago from Redondela.
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