Date(s) - 04/09/2022 - 11/09/2022
We are delighted to once again be holding our Portuguese Camino this September and we want you to join us!
Taking place on the 4th to the 11th September, save the date and join the Marie Keating Foundation on this one-week mindful Camino of the stunning coast of Portugal.
As we take in the beauty of the stunning scenery , you will be able to walk mindfully and also attend mindful sessions (optional), where we will learn to pay attention to every moment, intently, with curiosity & compassion. If you have recovered from a cancer diagnosis or are walking on behalf of a loved one touched by cancer, this Camino is definitely the trip for you!
This voyage will explore the 128km of the Portuguese Coastal route, with our final destination being the tomb of St. James located in the cathedral in Santiago de Compstela.
The past two years have been extremely difficult for all of us, but especially those managing a cancer diagnosis. This September, we are delighted to able to offer you the experience of a lifetime, to take in the beautiful sights and walk the Portuguese Coastal route of the Camino in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation, supporting people and their families at every step of a cancer journey.
To register your interest simply fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch.
Total Walking Distance – 128 Km
Day 1- 23 KM
From Santa Maria de Baiona Church to Vigo
Sites we will see – Puente Románico de A Ramallosa bridge, Mercado da Pedra, also known as the Stone Market and, Parque de Castrelos.
Day 2- 22KM
From Vigo to Cesanta
We begin our trek at the Castrelos Park and make our way to Cesantas where we will rest for the night.
Sites we will see – Mirador de A Madroa scenic lookout and the breathtaking Ermita Nosa Señora da Guía hills.
Day 3- 17KM
From Cesanta to Pontevedra
Today we will walk the trail from Cesanta to the Plaza de Peregrina in Pontevedra.
Sites we will see – the historic Puente de Pontesampaio, and the Capilla de A Peregrina
Day 4- 21 KM
From Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis
We start our fourth day at the Plaza de Peregrina and finish our trek at the Caldas de Reis Plaza.
Sites we will see – the stunning Barosa waterfalls, Santa María Church and the ruins of Santo Domingo
Day 5- 19KM
From Caldas de Reis to Padron
We begin our walk at the Rua Real and walk for 5 hours to the Plaza Manuel Rodriguez Cobain.
Sites we will see – the Convento del Carmen and the Museum of Rosalía de Castro
Day 6- 26KM
Padron to Santiago de Compostela
We being our final day of site seeing at the Plaza Manuel Rodriguez Cobain and complete our adventure at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Sites we will see – Colegiata Iria Flavia, the A Escravitude Church and the Praza do Obradoiro
We will depart Dublin airport on Sunday Sept 4th at 13.10 on an Aer Lingus flight arriving in Santiago de Compostela at 16.25 local time, where we will be transferred to our hotel in Baiona.
We will depart Santiago de Compostela on Sunday Sept 11th at 17.05 on an Aer Lingus flight arriving back in Dublin airport at 18.15 Irish time.