Camino de Santiago MTB trip from Guimarães
Camino de Santiago MTB trip from Guimarães
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En résumé

  • Niveau sportif
    Confirmé
  • Langues parlées
    français, portugais, espagnol, anglais
  • Durée
    de 3 jours à 5 jours
  • Saisons d'ouverture:
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Description de l'activité

Follow the pilgrims’ path from Guimarães to Camino de Santiago on this 3-day/4-night MTB Tour.

A route that dates back to the 9th century, explore Europe’s spiritual soul on this epic 3-day mountain bike tour to Camino de Santiago. A scenic ride from Portugal and into Spain, ride between two important UNESCO World Heritage Sites and set your cadence to a casual pace on this guided MTB tour!

Location
This activity is run and operated from the historic plaza of Guimarães in the Braga region of Portugal and travels 205 km to Camino de Santiago in Spain. A popular pilgrimage, this tour follows the Portuguese Central way between Port & Valenca.

Activity
Travel between two countries and experience the grandeur of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this guided MTB tour from Guimarães in Portugal to Camino de Santiago in Spain.  Several routes have been used over the years, but your guide invites you to take part in what is considered the main route used by the Portuguese: the Portuguese Central Way. This route runs along the same route as the old royal road between Porto and Valença on the border with Spain.

Day 1: Guimarães to Rubiães (75 km / 46 miles)
Travel from Guimarães Castle to Prado in the Minho Valley. Crossing the Cávado river, pick up the Roman cobbled paths that lead to the oldest town in Portugal, Ponte de Lima. After a short walk through the historic centre, cross a historical bridge and head into the  Labruja mountains – stopping for an overnight stay in Rubiães.

Day 2: Rubiães to Pontevedra (65 km /40 miles)
Spend the morning crossing the Portuguese/Spanish border into Valenca. Arriving in the first Spanish city, climb to ‘El Montecito’ and explore the historic citadel. Travelling to Redondela on the Vigo estuary, reach Pontevedra, the capital of Galicia – stopping overnight for traditional home cooking and warm hospitality.

Day 3: Pontevedra to Santiago (65 km / 40 miles)
Head out on the last stretch to Caldas de Reys in the direction of the thermal baths – reaching Padron for a chance to taste the area’s infamous peppers. Reaching the Praca do Obradorio, pose for a final photo with your tour guide and explore the iconic city on foot – finding out more about  Apostle Santiago and its spiritual infamy.

Accommodation & Catering
This tour is an all-inclusive option with all meals included during the trip. 4 nights shared accommodation is included as standard – with single occupancy available at an extra cost. Hotels/hostels will vary based on occupancy and total group size.

Conditions
Considered a challenging yet rewarding tour, guests must be able to cycle up to 50 miles/ 80km per day and be of reasonable physical fitness. High quality 29” hardtail or full suspension MTB rental is included in the price – with full repair support during the entirety of the trip.

Politique d'annulation: 
flexible
1) Si vous annulez plus de 4 jours avant la date prévue de l’activité
→ Vous êtes automatiquement remboursés à 100%

2) Si vous annulez entre 48 et 96 heures avant l’activité
→ Vous serez éligible à un remboursement partiel de 50%

3) Si vous annulez 48 heures ou moins avant le début de l’activité
→ Aucun remboursement ne sera possible

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Lieu de RDV
Av. Conde Margaride, 175, Plataforma da Artes e Creatividade, Lab 2, 4810-535 Guimarães, Portugal Itinéraire
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