cha A Kinder (Gentler) Camino Portugués Tour - Day 7 '

Based in Spain since 2006

Pontevedra to Parque Natural Ría Barosa

Arcade to Pontevedra

Day 7

Accommodations: Caldas de Reis (B, L, D)

Walking: 16 km / 10 mi

We start on our stage from Pontevedra to El Parque Natural de Ria Barosa from the front door of our hotel in Pontevedra. As we leave the town, we will cross the River Lérez, in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims before us. The scenery around us will soon change dramatically as we enter the woods near the village of San Mauro, named the 13th century French abbot and pilgrim who completed the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and decided to settle down in Castile and open a hospice for lepers. 

Views from the Camino Portugués after Pontevedra.
Views from the Camino Portugués.

The Don Pulpo bar is a pilgrim favorite and a great place to stop for a coffee or a tapas  and get a stamp in our Pilgrim Passports before we continue walking. These small bars and restaurants are one of the highlights of the Camino and one of the great ways to experience the local culture while on our journey. 

The Camino Portugués near Caldas de Reis and Pontevedra.
The Camino Portugués near Caldas de Reis.

Further on our journey we will take a brief detour to the Ría Barosa Waterfalls. Here, the Agra River forms waterfalls and small pools where you can enjoy the temperate water and a lovely spot for a Fresco Tours picnic

Elevation Profile for the Pontevedra to Ría Barosa stage on the Camino Portugués
Elevation Profile for the Pontevedra to Ría Barosa stage on the Camino Portugués

El Parque Natural de Ria Barosa to San Miguel