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Camino Zen Tours

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Walk and take part in Yoga classes along the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route. Combine the unique healing of the Camino with the mindful practice of Yoga for a truly relaxing experience. This section from Oia to Santiago de Compostela takes you along the coast around the Vigo estuary. You will get the opportunity to stay in the beautiful coastal cities of Baiona and Vigo before re-joining the traditional Camino Portuguese from Redondela to Santiago de Compostela. This region is known for its seafood, in particular, its oysters and scallops.
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Highlights

Walk away the Blues with Camino Zen: Walk & take part in Yoga classes on the last 100km to Santiago!  

The Camino de Santiago has been a unique source of healing to all of those who have walked it. Many pilgrims still use this pilgrimage as a way to balance their life, find some answers or simply take some time away from their overly busy lifestyles. So we thought about bringing you a new way to experience the Camino, getting that plenitude or zenitude we are all aspiring to.

Camino Zen Yoga highlights:

  • The Camino Zen Yoga is available on the last 100km of the Portuguese Coastal Way, from Oia to Santiago. This route ensures you’ll be eligible to receive a Compostela (a Latin document proving completion) upon reaching Santiago.
  • This Camino heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal & Spain. The Camino Portugues gently winds along ancient tracks & paths, running through woodlands, villages, farmlands & historic towns.
  • You’ll start and end each day with optional hour-long yoga sessions in unspoiled natural settings, exploring sections along the Camino during the day.
  • Open to all levels of yoga, with a yoga master provided to each group.
  • As you walk the Camino Zen, the practicing of yoga will help you reconnect and restore your inner balance while also loosening you up for the day’s walk and helping you relax once you reach your daily destination.

Camino Zen Yoga, Guided Tour - We can assist you with arranging a guided yoga trip on the Camino

On this tour your yoga instructor will travel the Camino along with you, taking you through a morning and evening asanas session each day.

Important: Follow The Camino guided trips are guaranteed with a minimum of 9 people registered. In case we do not reach this number, the tour will continue as self-guided and we will refund the price of the guide to you. You must bring your own yoga mat.

Services

Included in this package
  • Experienced Bilingual Guide
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • 7 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners
  • From/To Santiago Airport Transfer
  • Specially chosen 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack
Add-On
  • Premium Accommodation in Santiago
  • Additional Night in Santiago
  • Day Tours Available
Not included
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Itinerary

Day 1

OIA (Arrival)

Relax on your first night in this beautiful coastal village which is also home to the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Oya.


Day 2
17.6km

OIA
to
BAIONA

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


Day 3
27.9km

BAIONA
to
VIGO

The way out of the gorgeous town of Baiona will have you alongside a sandy beach for most of the day. You will have regular opportunity to stop in a local cafe along the beach. You will then enter a typical galician entrance of Vigo and maze of streets before entering Vigo via its wide sandy beach. Vigo is a very active city that you will reach after 3km walk through the harbour.


Day 4
34.1km

VIGO
to
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
21km

PONTEVEDRA
to
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 Saint James the pilgrim, his staff pointing the way to proceed. The lovely village of Tibo, with its fountain, public washing place and stone cross, brings us to Caldas do Rei.


Day 6
18.7km

Caldas De Reis
to
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 make its way gently uphill to the hamlet of Santa Marina. Going downhill, we cross the river Fontenlo. Finally, following a Camino lined with pine trees, 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
24.9km

PADRON
to
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

The Camino passes through many small villages and hamlets before arriving at the Baroque sanctuary of A Esclavitude. On a hilltop to the left stands the mysterious, abandoned ruins of the hillfort Castro Lupario.A few kilometres later, we come to the oldest wayside crosses 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

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 – Continue with us along the wild “Camino Fisterra” (Finisterre Way), and stay overnight at the 2* hotel in the light house! – or take a bus to Fisterra. (Bus to fisterra: 9am, 10am, bus back in Santiago 16:45 & 19:00. takes 3hours) – Visit the unspoilt sandy coves and beaches of the west coast. With very few tourists, you are guaranteed a very special experience.


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