Pick-up & drop-off
Lunch + snack + water
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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.