Parador De Reis Catolicos

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PLAZA DEL OBRADOIRO,1, Santiago De Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, ES-15705, Spain
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From Porto to Santiago by bike

by Redrock

Hi guys... At around July, I and my wife wants to ride bikes from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, taking the pilgrimage road. How long it takes to ride? Does anyone know where can I get the map of the pilgrimage road? And how is the accommodation along the way?

Thanks a lot

Re: From Porto to Santiago by bike

by ant1606

You can find the GPS track here:

Happy riding ;)

Re: From Porto to Santiago by bike

by leics

You will find a lot of useful information here:

and a good description of the route from Porto here:

The latter site notes:

> Possible with detours around the forested areas. No dedicated cyclist's maps are currently available. However, I have met cyclists along the camino and have been told that it is a straightforward journey.<

Re: From Porto to Santiago by bike

by Ribeirasacra

You will find all of your answers and more on the Camino forum.
Good luck with your planning

Re: From Porto to Santiago by bike

by 64novpt

Hello, I have a friend that has done this 1 year ago, I think he took one week, he had the passport and collected the stamps along the way. Do you want me to ask him what was his itinerary?

Re: From Porto to Santiago by bike

by Redrock

Thanks guys for your reply... :)
I'll go and search deeper...

@64novpt: Yes, if you don't mind

Re: From Porto to Santiago by bike

by 64novpt

My friend gave me this general idea of his itinerary:
To spend the night in a hostel/refuge/School Sport Pavilions/fire department station or other oficial sites at a simbolic price you must show your Pilgrim card, duly authenticated with stamps of the sections covered. His route was Porto, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, Rubiães, Valença, Tui and then each 17kms to 20kms you'll have an hostel to choose from. He said that everybody will help you to arrange accommodation.
This link is specific for the portuguese route

Travel Tips for Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, a friendly big town

by b1bob

My fondest memoury of Santiago de Compostela was the friendliness of the people. They were extremely tolerant of the fact that I was just learning how to speak Galician and had the good grace not to make fun.

Free meals for the pilgrims!

by breughel

According to The Confraternity of Saint James, the Hotel de los Reyes Católicos (Parador) provides 10 free pilgrim meals three times a day. Pilgrims may take such meals for up to 3 days.
The pilgrims with a photocopy of their Compostela have to queue at the garage door, down the ramp to the left, and collect their meals on trays from the kitchen, and sit in a small dining room set aside for them.

If I had known when I staid at the parador Reyes Catholicos !
But is it true?

Yes it was confirmed to be true.

Train Station

by keltic

The charming train station lies close to the city centre. You can walk down HORREO STREET from PLAZA DE GALICIA. Its about 200 metres down. There are hourly trains to VIGO, and CORUÑA and the tickets usually cost less than 6 euros. Train to Coruña takes about 45 minutes and to Vigo less about 90 minutes. Appart from that four services to ORENSE.

Longhaul to Madrid and Bilbao. Madrid is served by to services a daily one which lasts seven long hours and a nightly one (with berths). Prices range from 30 euros each way to.....up to 200 per luxury berths.


by suvanki

Entrerruas is the alleyway that connects the popular streets - Rua do Vilar and Rua Nova, and is the narrowest street in Santiago de Compostela .
It is so narrow, that 2 people can't pass by without one giving way to the other.

When crinoline dresses were the fashion, even one lady walking through this alleyway would do so with difficulty!

A Quintana Square

by suvanki

A Quintana was one of my favourite places. I passed through many times during day and at night. Particularly memorable was walking back to my hotel as Berenguela rang midnight- my Birthday! Luckily I didn't hear the bell chime 13 times! Legend has it that the bell sometimes rings 13 times, which gives the devil an hour to wander around the city!

The square is surrounded by the Cathedrals East Facade (With its Holy door and Abbots door), Casa de la conga or Canons house, Which has pleasant cafes under its porticoes. The Wall of San Palo convent and on the upper level the Cassa da Parra, a Baroque mansion house.

Underneath the Square was a Roman necropolis where 182 tombs were found during excavations in 1946, with a central tomb of the Apostle dating from the 1st or 2nd century.

The Square is divided into 2 levels - The lower Quintana de Morte (Quintana of the Dead) and the upper level-The Quintana de Vivos (Quintana of the living)

Apparently new students are bet that they can't race the steps 2 at a time - A bet that can't be won as there is an odd number of steps! This Square is a popular meeting place for students who meet to chat on the steps, sing, play music etc. Another name for the Square is the Students Square.

At night you might be lucky to see the legendary pilgrim! A shadow is formed by light cast against the lightning rod in the corner of the clock tower and Holy Door, which can resemble a figure.


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Address: PLAZA DEL OBRADOIRO,1, Santiago De Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, ES-15705, Spain