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Excursions

Way of St. James on foot, by bike or on horseback

To experience the rigours and satisfaction of this ancient pilgrim route to Compostela, we suggest starting the Way of St. James in O Cebreiro, with its famous sanctuary and spectacular mountain scenery. Galicia’s rural landscape accompanies the excursion with its mystic beauty: the Monastery of Somos, the Miño River, the church-fort of Portomarín... Possibility of some stages on foot to reach Santiago Cathedral.

 

Jacobean Route by boat

This route recreates the itinerary followed by the Apostle James’ body along the Ria of Arousa and Ulla River as far as Padrón. Departure from O Grove, passing through monumental towns on the Rías Baixas coast such as Cambados, Villagarcía and Catoira.

 

Dramatised Way of St. James

A stage of the Portuguese Road to Santiago featuring characters such as period storytellers, knights, monks, whores, witches and soothsayers, bandits, rogues, philosophers and convicts. A thrilling 6-kilometre trip that takes us back in time.

 

A full day on the Rías Baixas coast

A full-day trip around the Rias of Arousa and Pontevedra, dotted with mussel platforms producing the best mussels in the world. The landscape of beaches, summer resorts and fishing villages combines with the history of such fantastic places as Cambados, with its stately “pazos” (Galician country houses) and wineries; Combarro, full of stone crosses and “hórreos” (stone granaries) reaching almost into the sea, or the beautiful island of La Toja with its exclusive spas.

 

Full day in Finisterre

Considered the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cape Finisterre marks the beginning of the rugged and fascinating Costa da Morte, a land of ancestral legends and echoes of shipwrecks that features a wild, melancholic beauty. Visit Carnota beach, the Finisterre lighthouse and the “Virgen de la Barca” Sanctuary.
 

 

Catamaran trip around the rias

An hour-long sail around the Ria of Arousa aboard a catamaran. Through the boat’s windows you will see the abundant resources on the Rías Baixas seafloor as well as mussel platforms, which make up the area’s main economic driving force. Tasting of mussels and wine. Possibility of lunches and dinners onboard.

 

Schooner trip around the rias

Half-day, full-day or longer sail aboard a beautiful manned schooner. In summer, regular four-hour trips to the isle of Sálvora, with an onboard aperitif and a short exploration tour around this isle in the Ria of Arousa.

 

Steamship trip around the rias

A fantastic museum-steamship takes us on a two-hour sail around the Ria of Arousa, contemplating the beautiful landscapes and fishing villages of the rias, with the opportunity of enjoying 12 different activities.

 

Catamaran trip around Finisterre

A catamaran sail around the mythical region of the ancient Land’s End. Landscapes and heritage from the Finisterre lighthouse to the legendary Monte Ézaro.

 

Other customised excursions around Galicia

Destinations such as Ribeira Sacra and Sil Canyons, Costa da Morte, Portugal and southern Galicia, historic gardens and “pazos” (Galician country houses), Cíes Isles, are available for groups.

 

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