Camino Zen: Oia to Santiago

145.9km

8 days

Comfort

Popular time

june

Starting from

€1134

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

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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.

Camino Yoga

Discover Peace on the Camino

Many pilgrims still use pilgrimage along the Camino as a way to balance their life, find some answers to unanswered questions, or simply take some time away from their busy lifestyles. You can combine the unique healing of the Camino with the mindful practice of Yoga or swimming for a life-altering experience. Follow the stunning coastal route to Santiago de Compostela as it takes you around the Vigo estuary and into Galicia. We can even organise a Yoga instructor to travel the Camino with you, taking you through a morning and evening asanas session each day.

Pilgrims walking to Santiago

Find Balance in Nature

The Camino Portugues gently winds along ancient tracks running through woodlands, villages, and farmlands. 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, the practicing of Yoga will help you reconnect and restore your inner balance while also loosening you up for the day’s walk.

Pilgrim walking through pathway Tui to santiago

Connect with others

A major part of doing the Camino is connecting with other pilgrims along The Way of St James. Join fellow Yoga enthusiasts, all looking for tranquillity and a meaningful travel experience, as you travel from Oia to the city of Santiago. Many pilgrims say that the people they met along the Camino have remained in contact their whole lives, such is the depth of the experience you can share together.

Camino Zen: Oia to Santiago

Starting from € 1134

OIA

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Camino Details
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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 Hand-Picked Accommodations

24/7 Customer Service

Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack

Add-On

Premium Accommodation in Santiago

Additional Night in Santiago

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

Fly into Santiago de Compostela

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Iberia/BA fly direct to Santiago de Compostela from the UK and Ireland. Ryanair flies from Stansted, Iberia/BA operate from Gatwick and Aer Lingus operates from Dublin. Santiago de Compostela can also be reached by a number of locations around Spain and Portugal, as well as major European cities. Iberia/BA offers the best selection of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela returning to Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia.

To get to Oia you will need to get 2 buses from Santiago Airport or we can organise a private airport transfer. The bus from Santiago Airport to Vigo takes 1 hour. Buses from Vigo Bus Station to Oia then depart regularly (every 30 minutes).

    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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