Minho And Galicia Coastal Walking Holiday

Cultural Tour
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    Explore Iberia

    Explore Iberia

    We are a small and independent tour operator, at heart a family business, ​born in 2018 from the dream of three friends, Isabel, Marina and Bruno. With more than 20 years guiding throughout the North of Portugal, Azores and Galicia, we acquired a deep knowledge and strong bonds with these destinations, allowings us to hand pick to all our guests the best itinerary possible. 

    To us, travel means genuinely getting under the skin of a country and its culture. It’s tasting the local food, meeting the local people, experiencing a place like a local and living meaningful moments. 

    Our desire was create and share a responsible adventure travel alternative to the Northern Portugal, Galicia and the Azores, three beautiful destinations that are part of our life!

    • 7 Days
    • Flex-guided Tour
    • Portugal

    Looking for a gentle walking getaway with sea breeze off the beaten track? So you are checking the right program! With the extra feeling of visiting two countries! 

    This getaway through the unspoiled northern Coast starts in Neiva, a small seaside village surrounded by sandy beaches. Day after day, you will be walking from coastal village to coastal village, enjoying the seaside, exploring small seaports and tasting the very best of the sea gastronomic delights. At Galicia, the Spanish part of the tour, the cliffs cut the coast and at each curve, blue clear waters and vibrant fishing ports. The visit to Cies Islands, the marine-terrestrial National Park is a really a special moment, giving you time to contemplate the coast you have been exploring!

    Price Includes

    • Team Meet&Greet
    • Tailormade Route Notes
    • Private tours with local guides
    • B&B and hotels
    • Sunset sailing on a yacht
    • Tapas lunch
    • 24/7 phone support
    • Transfers
    • Luggage transfer
    • Ferry
    • GPS tracks, topographic map

    Highlights

    • Coastal villages
    • Small sea ports
    • Fresh fish and seafood
    • Portuguese an Galicia unspoiled coastline
    • Atlantic coastal landscapes
    • Sailing
    Itinerary

    Day 1Castelo Do Neiva

    Pick up by our local rep at your hotel/airport or train station in Porto. 

    After meet and greet we will head to Castelo de Neiva, just 30 minutes from Porto. During this day, a member of our team will join you for a guided walk mainly between sand dunes and pine tree forests.

    Overnight at the old town center of Viana do Castelo. 

    Day 2Viana Do Castelo

    Morning self-guided tour in old town center and fishing port area. Afternoon Costal walk to Afife. Pre-historical rock engravings, old boat shelters and the coastal landscapes are some highlights. 

    Overnight Afife, small seaside village.

    Day 3Crossing Borders, Portugal and Spain

    Walk along the rocky coastline following the Camino de Santiago footpath. With Ínsua fortress on the sight is almost time to cross to Spain. Not before walking through the centenary coastal pine tree forest and Minho’s riverside. Caminha is the departure port. After the boat crossing is time for an afternoon coastal walk to A Guarda, a Galician fishing town. 

    Overnight A Guarda, Spain.

    Day 4A Guarda

    Morning private guided tour to A Guarda, focusing the maritime heart and soul of this community. Free afternoon, optional self-guided walk to Santa Tecla hill, you can’t miss the spectacular views from the top. 

    Overnight A Guarda, Spain.

    Day 5Galicia Flavours and Sailing Susnet

    Morning walk on the Camino de Santiago to Oia, were some nice galician tapas will help you to recover. After lunch short transfer to Baiona. Time to relax and enjoy a sunset sailing on a Yacht. 

    Overnight Baiona

    Day 6Baiona

    Free day or optional boat tour on the Rias.

    Depending on the season and sea conditions it can be possible a visit to Cies Islands, the marine-terrestrial National, a true natural paradise.

    If not take your time to explore the Galician village where “Pinta” a caravel from Colombo expedition first arrived in the XV right after reaching the American continent. This charming coastal village has many pleasant places to explore.

    Optional trip to Cies Islands

    Day 7Transfer to Vigo or Porto

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