Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Our Camino de Santiago Route

If the weather holds (read covid whether!), we'll be in Portugal and Spain next May.

We'll be day-hiking what's called the "The Portuguese Coastal Camino" from Baiona (just north of the Portugal border) to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 

We'll fly into Lisbon, take a train to Porto, then drive to our starting point in Baiona. None of the hiking we'll be doing is actually in Portugal, however. Here's the map:

And here's our itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Baiona to Vigo (25k)
  • Day 2 - Vigo to Arcade de Riba (22k)
  • Day 3 - Arcade de Riba to Pontevedra (11k)
  • Day 4 - Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis (24k)
  • Day 5 - Caldas de Reis to Padrón (18k)
  • Day 6 - Padrón to Santiago de Compostela (24k)

That's about 120 kilometers - some 75 miles! Yikes. Right now I'm walking about 3 miles at a time, every few days. I need to pump up the volume! My goal is to be able to walk 8 to 10 miles a day for a week before we leave on our trip. Wish me luck!

As you might have guessed from the link above, we're using SantiagoWays travel company to book our hike. Some advantages: They take our luggage from one bed and breakfast to the next, so all we have to do is carry day packs on our walk.

Another advantage - there are 10 of us going (5 couples), and it's easier to book our reservations through one travel company than try to coordinate everyone's schedule. Plus the price isn't bad.

To share our journey, I'll be posting pics on my Instagram account. Follow me there and look for the hashtag #PerrysOnCamino (so far that hashtag is unique to us! lol).

Any exciting trips planned for you next year? See you on the trail!

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