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Vigo to santiago

Camino(s) past & future
2016 and 2018
#1
Hi all can anyone tell is the route well marked or is it hard to follow we are starting from vigo next Monday cheers Martin
 

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Jill
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Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#2
Hi Martin, it is very well-marked, no worries.
Jill
 

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Jill
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Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#6
How many days would it generally take for this route ?
You could do it in 5 days:
Vigo – Redondela – Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis – Padron – Santiago.

But my group in September will take a week:
Vigo to Redondela, 16kms
Redondela to Pontevedra, 20kms
Pontevedra to Armenteira, 24.5kms
Armenteira to Vila Nova de Arousa, 23.5kms
VN de Arousa to Padron (by boat), 2kms
Padron to Milladoiro, 18kms
Milladoiro to Santiago, 7kms

Jill
 
Camino(s) past & future
None to this point
#9
Hi. For what it’s worth, when I went in May, I had a fair bit of difficulty finding waymarka from Vigo for quire a while. Perhaps I missed one or two, and that threw me off course. Having Johnnie Walker’s guide with me set me straight. After the first 6 or 10k or so, it was pretty smooth sailing. I’m sure it will work out for you.

I gave myself six days of walking, splitting the Padron to Santiago section into two stages; it’s doable in one but I found it more pleasant to split it.

Bon Camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
2016 and 2018
#11
Hi. For what it’s worth, when I went in May, I had a fair bit of difficulty finding waymarka from Vigo for quire a while. Perhaps I missed one or two, and that threw me off course. Having Johnnie Walker’s guide with me set me straight. After the first 6 or 10k or so, it was pretty smooth sailing. I’m sure it will work out for you.

I gave myself six days of walking, splitting the Padron to Santiago section into two stages; it’s doable in one but I found it more pleasant to split it.

Bon Camino!
Thanks for the info i will keep sat nav on standby and my eyes searching for the markers and hopefully all will be OK buen camino
 

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"What you seek....is seeking you."
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Galicia May 2017
Camino Coastal Portuguese August 2018
#12
Thanks for this post! We are planning on walking the coast the end of August. Our route includes Vigo to Pontevedra in one day. Has anyone done that? We're in good shape but I wonder about the terrain.
 

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Jill
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Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#13
Thanks for this post! We are planning on walking the coast the end of August. Our route includes Vigo to Pontevedra in one day. Has anyone done that? We're in good shape but I wonder about the terrain.
Hi, I haven’t done it in one day, but it’s certainly doable. 36kms.

Vigo to Redondela is flat and easy, as the route mostly follows the cycle path, through the woods, as it contours around the hillsides. Great views.

Between Redondela and Pontevedra there are a couple of climbs, of about 150m each, with Arcade between them, otherwise quite straightforward.

Jill
 

Convert1

"What you seek....is seeking you."
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Galicia May 2017
Camino Coastal Portuguese August 2018
#14
Awesome! Thanks, Jill.
 

Mattnlucy

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Camino(s) past & future
Flights booked from Edinburgh for May 2018 planning walking from Sarria to Santiago
#15
Hi, Jill does Vigo to Santiago de Compostela qualify for the distance to obtain your credential. We would love to be able to have our starting point in Vigo.
 

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Jill
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Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#16
Hi, Jill does Vigo to Santiago de Compostela qualify for the distance to obtain your credential. We would love to be able to have our starting point in Vigo.
Hi, No, rather start a bit before Vigo, Baiona for example.
Jill
 

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