Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Walking every route
Walking on the Camino Portuguese
This is simplicity itself. Get on your gear and take the train from Santiago to Pontevedra. This is a very beautiful medieval city which is worth exploring. Come on a Sunday and hear me playing the organ there! The route is well waymarked and you can walk the stage to Caldas de Reis – a distance of approximately 23 kms. There are regular buses back to Santiago from Caldas de Reis.
Train or Bus to Pontevedra // 23 kms walk to Caldas // Bus back from Caldas
Caldas de Reis to Padrón:
Bus from Santiago to Caldas de Reis // walk to 19 kms to Padrón // Train or bus back from Padrón
Finally on the Camino Portuguese is the last stage from Padrón to Santiago. The starting point is Padrón train station which is only a 20 train ride from Santiago. Simply turn Right on the platform alight onto (opposite the hotel) and walk straight ahead until you come to the church and the yellow arrows start. Or detour into town to try the famous pimientos de Padrón. Walk all the way back to your hostel in Santiago!
Padrón to Santiago: Train to Padrón // walk 19 kms back to Santiago
Exploring the Camino Francés
Santiago to Lavacolla to Santiago: walking all the way
What about the Camino Inglés?
Deixebre (or Sigüeiro) to Santiago:
Bus to Deixebre/Sigüeiro // walk back 22 or 17 kms to Santiago
The Via de la Plata
Ponte Ulla to Santiago
Bus to Bus to Ponte Ulla // walk back to Santiago
Bus and train timetables.
All of these suggested starting and finishing points are easily accessible by train or bus from Santiago: