Portuguese Way Cycle - Porto to Santiago
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Start in Porto and end in Santiago de Compostela! With the self-guided tour Portuguese Way Cycle - Porto to Santiago, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Porto to Santiago de Compostela and through Porto, Portugal and 6 other destinations in Europe. Portuguese Way Cycle - Porto to Santiago includes more.
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- DGDavidWritten on February 10, 20183.5 - GoodThe ride was picturesque and the accomodation was acceptable however we had a lot of trouble navigating. The idea is that you follow the Cameno trail where viable and divert from it using written notes when it becomes too rough. Firstly the yellow Cameno arrows are often poorly shown and occasionally missing, added to this is that they are intended for walkers and when you are travelling at a much greater speeds they are very easily missed. The notes refer to distance travelled with instructions similar to 35.1km - Turn right 100m past the stone bridge. We hired bikes from Utracks however they had no speedo and we had no App on our mobile phones showing elapsed distance so the notes were useless. We had Google Maps but knowing where you are doesn't really help because you don't know where the Cameno trail is located. You need a phone App showing elapsed distance plus a USB battery for your phone since you could be on the trails for 7 or 8 hours. Lastly, of major concern was the fact that on both bikes both of the pinch bolts, which lock the handle bars to the steerer tube were loose. It is common practice to turn the bars when transporting the bikes and I'd suggest they were overlooked when issued to us. I believe this contributed to me coming off since the handle bars ended up parallel rather than perpendicular to the front wheel, fortunately minimal damage however it could have been a lot worse. Distances are as the crow flies and the rides are quite long and a little technical however we're not sure whether we were actually on the trail as intended. If you can overcome these issues it was quite good. DaveShow detailed ratingsUTracks commented on this reviewDear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on this trip. By way of background, the original Camino philosophy was to create pilgrim footpaths each leading to Santiago. Those were intended for people on foot. More recently, cycle tourism has been introduced as a means to also enjoy the trails. So as you will appreciate the Portuguese Camino is designed first and foremost for walkers. Our cycle itinerary was first introduced in 2016 and a senior UTracks staff member cycled the route to Santiago at the commencement of the season last year. Our notes were adapted for cyclists and whilst the majority follows the walking trail route, there are times where deviating to roads not following the Camino trail is necessary. Our notes provide a clear outline indicating this and for this reason, they reference the cycle route utilising “some dirt roads as well as the occasional rocky path” as well as “minor roads with reduced traffic are customary". Some of the route will follow or cross main roads. Every year we are working on improving our notes and making adjustments to them as local conditions evolve. We are aware that over the past 18 months there has been some re-waymarking of the route for walkers to avoid the asphalt sections, particularly out of Porto and Lisbon. We have been updating our notes based on this but from your assessment there are some improvements still to be made. There are some excellent off line navigation programs which we will include in our pre tour information to complement the guide book, maps and directions we include in our final documents. We are also in the process of lobbying the Portuguese and Spanish governments in regards to improving bike signage on the route. This will happen eventually but we acknowledge that improvements in waymarking for cyclists needs continued evolution. We were most concerned to read that you had a loose pinch bolt on your bike. We have not had this occur before and will certainly make our supplier aware of this. We were pleased to note that you rated the accommodation, transportation, meals and value for money highly. Thanks again for your valuable feedback. Best wishes UTracks
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- Day 1: Arrive Porto
- Day 2: Cycle to Arcos (35km/22mi)
- Day 3: On to Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal (54km/33.5mi)
- Day 4: Cross the Spanish border to Tui (39km/24mi)
- Day 5: On to Pontevedra (52km/32mi)
- Day 6: Cycle to Padron (40km/25mi)
- Day 7: To Santiago (26km/16mi)
- Day 8: Trip concludes
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Covering a total distance of approx 195 km.
- Porto (Portugal)
- 27 km
- Arcos (Portugal)
- 41 km
- Ponte de Lima (Portugal)
- 32 km
- Tui (Spain)
- 43 km
- Pontevedra (Spain)
- 34 km
- Padron (Spain)
- 18 km
- Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
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