Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)
Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)

Redondela - Pontevedra

18,2 km Difficulty
The Camino departs from the Convento de Vilavella and you need to follow the yellow arrows to leave Redondela towards Arcade, going past the N-550 and walking parallel to it for a couple of kilometres to Cesantes. You will find the Chapel of Santa María once you get there. From there you have to continue to Arcade, in the municipality of Soutomaior, famous for its 13th-century Castle 
(if you want to see it you need to take a 4-km detour from the Camino), for its oysters and Albariño wine. Arcade’s natural oyster banks make it one of the most remarkable places to eat shellfish in Galicia. Soutomaior is also famous for its vineyards, spread all over the landscape, and for producing the wine of the Denomination of Origin “Rías Baixas”.

After that, you reach Pontesampaio, already in the municipality of Pontevedra. Its Roman bridge used to have 10 arches, although the current bridge dates from medieval times. It crosses the River Verdugo and played a key role in the battles that ended the French occupation in the 19th century. Nearby, you can find the river beach and several miradors over the Ría de Vigo.   

The city of Pontevedra, with the River Lérez at its feet, has been given many international awards for urban planning due to the revitalisation it experienced in recent years and the prioritisation of pedestrians over cars. The old town is considered the second most important old town in Galicia after Compostela. There you will find the church of the Virxe da Peregrina, and many small and lively squares: Praza da Ferrería, Praza da Leña and Praza da Verdura, places where locals and pilgrims meet to go stroll, enjoy something to eat and drink in this city made of stone.

Tips from our postmen and women

 Rosa, Correos of Pontevedra. 

During the first weekend in April Arcade celebrates the Oyster festival, a great opportunity to eat oysters with Albariño from Soutomaior. In Pontevedra, on the first Saturday in September we hold the Feira Franca, a medieval fair that takes the city back in time, with people dressing in period costumes to celebrate the privilege that the city was granted in the 17th century when it was allowed to have a one-month long tax-free market”. Rosa, Correos of Pontevedra. 

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Transfer Rucksack


We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago


We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

Send Bicycle


Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point


Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

Send luggage to Santiago


Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 


With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

Prepaid Payment Card


Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 


Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.


Pilgrimage Stamps


Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.


Send Parcels


Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!


You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 


Luggage Storage


Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

Correos Offices


Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 


We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.