Pick-up & drop-off from Braga/Terras de Bouro
Lunch + snack + water
Duration and availability
Explore the Portuguese section of St James way between Braga and the Spanish border through the Roman road (Via XVII) in 3 days.
This wonderful path starts in a busy city and heads to the Peneda-Gerês National Park, where you will be able to access fabulous viewpoints and discover delightful details.
Along the way, many will be the reasons to stop and learn how this way was used throughout the times.
Our guides will pick you up at your accommodation in Braga, guide you along the Camino, to make sure your journey is safe and sound, deliver a packed lunch delivered mid stage and, at the end of the day, drop you off at your accommodation. Photos, snacks, water and insurance are also covered, to guarantee your day is trouble-free!
A pilgrim’s credential is also included, so you can collect stamps along the way to Santiago de Compostela and prove you walked on one of St. James Ways.
You can either bring your own bike or rent a high-quality mountain bike or e-bike.
You can choose to do the camiño at your own pace. Freely choose 1 or more stages, according to your availability, fitness level and interests. For example: you can choose 3 stages in a row or every other day; 3 Saturdays in a row; a few stages this month and some the next month, or even next year… you decide.
Each stage is a full-day tour on its own, meaning it always includes guides, pick-up and drop-off in Braga or around the area you will be hiking, packed lunches, snacks, water, insurance and photos.
Relax, everything is taken care of.
Leaving Braga’s Cathedral behind we will ride through a progressive greener landscape, from the buzz of the old city to the quietude of the rural outskirts. This stage will allow you to discover a church from the VI century and a benedict monastery from the XVIII century.
Mid way you will start enjoying the Geira – Via Nova, a two millennia old roman road linking Braga to Astorga. Following its path, the Geira will allow you to access wonderful views and discover bucolic sites as it roams mid-slope between trees and stone walls.
In this stage the ride goes through the Peneda-Gerês National Park, side by side with the Vilarinho da Furna lake and crosses Albergaria Woods, the crown jewel of nature conservation in Portugal, allowing you to discover majestic oak trees, as incredible diversity of forest and impressive collections of milestones.
After transposing the Portuguese-Spanish border we’ll keep following the path of the roman road till a mansio called Aquis Originis (a kind of highway service area on romans times). Then, we’ll head North crossing the Baixa-Limia, and be able to enjoy a churrigueresco-barroque façade of a church nulit to honor Santa Maria la Real, in Entrimo. This stage ends as we transpose the Portuguese-Spanish border back to Portugal.
Spend the morning exploring Laboreiro valley, namely its oak forests and winter villages and reach the town of Castro Laboreiro through old paths.
Explore a territory shaped by transhumance (semi-nomad way of life) and communitarian traditions and admire ancient bridges, a complex network of trails and causeways, communitarian ovens and small villages.
During the afternoon enjoy the plateau, which holds summer villages and amazing megalithic monuments. Moorland landscapes, peatbogs and wide panoramic views will impress you.
* We can help you find a nice place to stay – for 10,00€, we’ll send you between 3 to 5 options; just share the kind of accommodations you prefer (hotel, hostel, house), the type of room (single, double, shared) and your budget per night.