Camiño de Santigo - day hike

Camiño de Santigo – day hike

Includes

Pick-up & drop-off
Lunch + snack + water
Insurance
Conservation support

 

Duration and  availability

Full-day | 09:00 – 20:00
Spring / Summer
Autumn / Winter

Price

180€  | Braga
family friendly
scenic views
history and culture
adrenaline

Camiño de Santiago – day hike

Enjoy a different perspective of the city of Braga. Take a break from the city-centre and hike with us the first stage of the Camiño de Santiago across Gerês. 

Braga’s Cathedral is our majestic starting point. Learn how Braga and Santiago de Compostela cities’ History cross, especially about their rivalry, and let its beautiful façade bid you farewell as it leads you off to an auspicious hiking day. 

From the Roman and Suebian capital you will explore a progressively greener landscape as you head northeast towards the Portela de Santa Cruz and have the opportunity to discover monuments like a chapel from the VII century or a Benedictine monastery from XII century. 

We can’t say for sure this first stage does follows the path of the roman road XVIII that names this Camiño due to the uncertainty of its location. It will, however, take us to the beautiful town of Caldelas, with its SPA and springs used since the roman times due to of its therapeutically properties. 

A local guide will accompany you at all times, and a second one will be nearby, to ensure a relaxed and pleasant hike along the Camiño, enabling you to enjoy it’s fauna, flora, geodiversity, villages, monuments, history and culture and providing the lunch and the ride back to Braga. 

Specifics
  • Length: 22.8 km (14.17 mi)
  • Highest elevation: 465 m (1525 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 766 m (2513 ft)
  • Average incline: 5%
  • Suitable for everyone from 2 to 75 years old
  • Minimum group size: 2
  • Maximum group size: 6
  • Available all year round
  • Duration: full day – 9:00 to 20:00
Recommendations
  • Wear weather and hiking appropriate clothes and shoes
  • Bring swimwear – to dress up and take off on location (to avoid returning wet) –, a towel (you can rent one for 2€) and flip-flops (not essential)
  • Bring sunscreen (if relevant)
Background
All the tours include:
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at accommodation
  • SUV with all seats facing forward
  • Toddler/child car seats available (9 to 36 kg)
  • Lunch, snacks and water
  • Photos and videos
  • Specialized local guide with first aid training and carrying a first aid kit
  • A 2,00 € contribution for a conservation project
  • Small-group tour
  • All equipment necessary for the activities
  • Insurance, both personal and liability
The tours do not include:
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Swimwear
  • Towels (you can rent one for 2€)
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