BEST SELECTION & PRICESBEST SELECTIONBEST PRICESTRUSTED PAYMENTS

Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino

The Discovery Sale Unlock up to $600 in extra savings
ends on 23 May 2018
This tour is operated by
Spain
Travel Guide
Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.
Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino - UTracks
Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino - UTracks
Good
1 review
Starts
Porto
Destinations
+6
Ends
Santiago de Compostela
Map

Highlights

Start in Porto and end in Santiago de Compostela! With the self-guided tour Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Porto to Santiago de Compostela and through Porto, Portugal and 7 other destinations in Europe. Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals and more.
Age range
2 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
35
Transportation
Bicycle

1 Review

Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
Write a review
  • DG
    Written on February 10, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The 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.
    UTracks commented on this review
    Dear 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
    Show detailed ratings

Itinerary

Download PDF Brochure
  1. Introduction
  2. Expand all
  1. Day 1: Arrive Porto
  2. Day 2: Cycle to Esposende (55km / 34mi)
  3. Day 3: Continue along the coast to Praia de Ancora (42km / 26mi)
  4. Day 4: Short cycle, then ferry to Caminha in Spain, continue by bike to Baiona (44km / 27.5mi)
  5. Day 5: Join the Camino and cycle to Pontevedra (53km / 33mi)
  6. Day 6: To Padron (40km / 25mi)
  7. Day 7: On to Santiago (24km / 15mi)
  8. Day 8: Trip concludes Santiago de Compostela

What's included

Expand all
  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Guide

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

Download PDF Brochure

Video

Western Europe Travel Guide

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • July 20, 2016

      Any rental bikes available with this tour?

      There is a bike included in the cost of the tour. It will either be a 24 speed mountain or trekking bike with repair kit, lock, panniers, water bottle holder, pump & helmet *emergency hotline

    • June 1, 2016

      Any rental bikes available with this tour?

      There is a bike included in the cost of the tour. It will either be a 24 speed mountain or trekking bike with repair kit, lock, panniers, water bottle holder, pump & helmet *emergency hotline.

    • June 1, 2016

      Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    Ask a question

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Victoria8th April 2018
      Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

    Availability

    NO CREDIT CARD FEES

    Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino

    Select Departure Month
    • Upcoming departures
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    • October 2018
    • November 2018
    STARTENDSEATS LEFTSAVE NOW PRICE
    • Wednesday
      May 23, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Wednesday
      May 30, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Thursday
      May 24, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Thursday
      May 31, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Friday
      May 25, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Friday
      Jun 1, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Monday
      May 28, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Monday
      Jun 4, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Tuesday
      May 29, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Tuesday
      Jun 5, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Wednesday
      May 30, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Wednesday
      Jun 6, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Thursday
      May 31, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Thursday
      Jun 7, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Friday
      Jun 1, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Friday
      Jun 8, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Monday
      Jun 4, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Monday
      Jun 11, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    • Tuesday
      Jun 5, 2018
      from Porto
      8 Days
      Tuesday
      Jun 12, 2018
      to Santiago de Compostela
      Only 2 seats left
      $60
      USD $1,450
      Based on Twin Share
    Show more departures

    Monthly price comparison

    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    Euro
    Portugal and Spain

    Plugs & Adapters

    Portugal and Spain

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Portugal and Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Porto is the starting point and Santiago de Compostela is the endpoint.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this UTracks booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 July 2018 the full payment of $1,450 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1450 for Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and UTracks will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for UTracks tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 201 km.
    • Porto (Portugal)
    • 43 km
    • Esposende (Portugal)
    • 33 km
    • Vila Praia de Ancora (Portugal)
    • 6 km
    • Caminha (Portugal)
    • 28 km
    • Baiona (Spain)
    • 39 km
    • Pontevedra (Spain)
    • 34 km
    • Padron (Spain)
    • 18 km
    • Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

    Why book with TourRadar

    Best Price Guarantee
    If you book with TourRadar and within 24 hours you find a better price than $1,450 for the same tour, TourRadar will pay you the difference
    Safely book online
    All your details are safely protected by a secure connection
    7,926 tours in Europe
    covered by 209 different operators in Europe
    No Cancellation Fee
    TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date. If you cancel your booking for Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    1 Genuine Review
    All reviews are verified from travellers who went on Portuguese Way Cycle - Coast and Camino