Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)

Variant: Baiona - Nigrán – Vigo

22,6 Km Difficulty
When you arrive at A Ramallosa the pilgrim has the option of choosing the alternative that continues through the interior crossing Nigrán and Coruxo to get to Vigo. Keep in mind that this variant of the Camino has more sections of asphalt than the one that advances along the coast, but also has great examples of Galician architecture such as the Pazos (manor houses) and the Cruceiros (Calvaries) of Mallón and O Pereiro in the municipality of Nigrán.

Only 4.2 km (2,6 miles)  separate A Ramallosa from the municipality of Nigrán, where this variant start through the “Camiño do Souto”  and the “Camiño da Rosiña”. Crossing Nigrán this route continues with views of the old Pazos (manor houses) of Urzáiz and Cea before climbing the Sanromán mountain. It will be the last important climb before reaching Priegue.

This road has a low difficulty but, if you get distracted, the 550 local road can serve as a guide until you reach Vigo. The next town to Nigrán will be Saiáns, where you can relax your feet in its magnificent sandy area. This marks the entrance to the municipality of Vigo, although there are still a few kilometers before reaching the city. It will be necessary to cross San Miguel de Oia and later San Salvador de Coruxo.


The Jacobean Route approaches the coast again on this point to make its entrance through the "Camiño de Muiños" to the beach of Samil, one of the most popular beachesamong the people of Vigo. A few steps separate the pilgrims from the largest city of Galicia: Vigo.
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Tips from our postmen and women

Mónica Raposeiras, cartera de Val Miñor, nos recomienda qué ver en Nigrán durante nuestro Camino Portugués de la Costa

 

"When passing through Baiona, visit the old town, the Castle and the replica of the caravel La Pinta, which arrived in this town, announcing the discovery of America. It is essential to walk through the Romanesque bridge over the Miñor River dating from the 13th century and that unites the city councils of Baiona and Nigrán". Mónica Raposeiras, Correos of Val Miñor.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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. 
 

 

 

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 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.