Total tour distance: 360 miles
Daily tour distance: 60 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
/ An epic journey turned bike tour, that all started in the 9th Century with the discovery, in Galiza, of the remains of St. James. In 1325, the Portuguese queen Isabel made a pilgrimage to Santiago following a route very similar to the one that today is marked with yellow arrows, crossing the then recently built Barcelos bridge; Now it’s your time to trail the roads and paths that connect Porto to Santiago in this spiritual experience.
/ Start your ride in the city of Porto, settled in the 4th century during the roman occupation, visit its UNESCO world heritage sites and its unique traditions, architecture, port wines and cellars. Ride the “Caminho” and feel like a citizen of the world, where several languages are spoken as one, passing through amazing medieval villages like Ponte de Lima, Barcelos and Valença, with typical traces from the northern Portuguese architecture and art.
/ The Portuguese Way is made of trails and dirt tracks, ancient roman roads, municipal roads and even alongside modern roads. It’s of an enormous diversity and there’s always a surprise on every bend.
/ Immerse in the scenario of Minho and Galicia, while you ride the roads and trails of the woodland areas, small villages and “pueblos” that still seem to be in the Middle Ages. Enjoy this regions’ gastronomy, rich in variety and flavor, a true feast for your senses. Taste the Port and Green wines, so typical of the Minho region and stay in some of the best hotels of the “Caminho”, to restore your energy.
/ Arrive in Santiago de Compostela, designated UNESCO world heritage site and admire the shrine of Saint James The Great at the end of your pilgrimage. Admire this timeless atmosphere and remember – your path to Santiago will never end.