IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION

This is our third year organising and guiding the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Camino wal;k and we are very honoured to be involved with such a hardworking charity. We have established a strong friendship with those who spearhead the project as well as those who come back for more each year. This year, we turn our attention to the Original Portuguese Camino, starting in Valenca do Minho on the Spanish-Portuguese border, then heading north to Santiago de Compostela. Participants can look forward to discovering wooded trails alongside rivers and estuaries and strolling through some beautiful historic towns and cities.

 

Dates of travel

September 20-26, 2020
Registration deadline to be confirmed

Adult Price: Available on request
Single Supplement: Available on request
Fundraising Target: Available on request
CONTACT: Caoimhe on 01 6793188 or caoimhe.feehily@guidedogs.ie

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What’s Included

Price Includes

  • En suite hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast and evening dinner
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Pilgrim’s kit (passport and shell)
  • Detailed information prior to start
  • Two experienced guides
  • All transfers to and from airport

Price Excludes

  • Flights are not included (available on request)

More Information

This route spans the final stages of the beautiful Portuguese Camino. Start at the Portuguese town of Valença do Minho before crossing the border into Spain on your first day of walking. Pass wooded trails, shaded glades and rolling farmlands, as well as towns of great cultural significance such as Tui, Pontevedra and Padrón. Finally arrive in magnificent Santiago de Compostela where you can soak up the unique atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Walking stages:

  • Valença do Minho-Porriño (20 km)
  • Redondela-Pontevedra (18 km)
  • Pontevedra-Caldas de Reis (23 km)
  • Caldas de Reis-Padron (19 km)
  • Padron-Santiago (25 km)

Highlights:
. Staying two nights in the fortress town of Valenca do Minho on the Spanish border
. Discovering a landscape of forested trails, sparkling streams and rustic farming villages
. Exploring the rich medieval heritage of the towns and cities along the way
. Sampling delicious local seafood dishes and white wines
. Reflecting on our journey in the famous Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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