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St James Way By Kayak 10-Day Guided Tour

Experience a unique Pilgrimage to Santiago by sea in a 10-day kayak trip.

Highlights · St James Way by Kayak 10-day Guided Tour

St James Way by Kayak 10-day Guided Tour
  • Enjoy a unique "marine" St James Way, and do the last 10 days of the "Portuguese Way" on a kayak
  • Explore the beautiful Galician coast, hidden caves and secluded beaches.
  • Learn about the local marine wildlife and the culture from your Tour Guide.

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St James Way By Kayak 10-Day Guided Tour

What to expect?

St James Way By Kayak 10-Day Guided Tour

This kayak adventure starts from the village of Tui, at the border between Galicia and Portugal. You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the starting point for this Route to Santiago. Tui lays by the river Miño and this is where the trip begins. We will kayak down the river, enojying its tranquil waters and beautiful surrounding scenery. After 16km, we will arrive to the village of Vilanova de Cerveira.

On day 2 we will continue kayaking between Spain and Portugal along the river Miño, exploring its splendid natural beauty. After 12 km the day finishes in Camposancos, by the sea.

Day 3 will be 15,2km long and will see us starting already in the Vigo area and its estuary, where we will enjoy the Rande Museum and kayak to the islands of San Simón and San Antonio before finishing in the small village of Arcade.

On day 4 (14,5km) we will leave from Domayo and explore the other side of the estuary, passing various villages, visiting the former cannery and the old whaling station of Massó, neither of which are currently working.

Day 5 (18,3km) begins at the village of Bueu, which has an importnat fishing and canning history. Your Tour Guide will take you around the island of San Clemente, with meadows and impressive pine trees, and the ruins of the Chapel of San Clemente, which used to be a popular pilgrimage site. The trip will continue via Aguete and the island of Tambo before arriving to the city of Pontevedra.

On day 6 the tour starts in Pontevedra, and over 18km crosses its estuary, kayaking along the coast to Combarro, land of picturesque seaside villages, granaries and ancient calvaries (cruceiros). The coastal journey continues via Raxó to arrive at the port of Sansenxo.

On day 7 (16km) we leave from the beach of O Grove and row around the famous island of Toja, with its healing waters. After visiting the island we will continue along the coast to the beach of Cambados.

On day 8 the group will visit the island of Arosa, already inhabited in the Prehistoric Age. From here we will continue to Carril, the final destination of the day, after 16,6km of rowing.

On day 9 we leave from Carril and visit the island of Cortegada, part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia and where one of the largest laurel forests in Europe can be found. The tour continues along the coast to the historic village of Catoira. The trip finishes in Padron after a total 20,4km.

On the last day the group leaves Padron and walks the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela via the Portuguese Way, with a total distance of 23km.

Price and optionals

St James Way By Kayak 10-Day Guided Tour
  •   From: € 1800.00 per person

Important info

St James Way By Kayak 10-Day Guided Tour
  •   Duration: 10 days
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Easy
  •   Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 2
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 20

Please note that this activity is subject to weather & sea conditions. If the Tour cannot run, you will be rescheduled or refunded, at your convenience.

Please do let us know if you suffer from any physical or mental conditions that may influence the running of this trip, so that we can be prepared ofr it. This includes allergies or food intolerance.

Do not forget to bring:

  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • a hat
  • warm clothing (lycra, windbreaker, etc.)

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