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Paddle Escape CAMINO DE SANTIAGO in a kayak

A selection of the most emblematic spots of the Galician Coast in 7 days/6 nts paddling accross the Pilgrimage Route to Santiago de Compostela

Description:

Galicia! The melodious sound of its name; "ga-lee-thee-a", evoke the soft breezes, silent mists and white sands.Bordered by Portugal to the south and the Atlantic to the north and west, Galicia is lush green land covered with chestnut trees and forests fragrant with the scent of eucalyptus. Rias, or estuaries, usher the ocean inland to towns and cities, creating some of Spain’s most memorable scenery.The coastline is more developed, more lively and more open to the world than the interior, which remains overwhelmingly rural- and hauntingly beautiful. 

This program consist in making a sea kayak expedition through Saint James way usually this way "Camino de Santiago" is walked from al over Europe by thousands of people  every year. Now, for the first time, pilgrims and others have the opportunity of doing the Camino del Mar in a guided group on kayaks. The Ria Baixas is an unspoilt part of Spain offering a quiet, unhurried lifestyle, with old fishing villages, traditional cooking and sprawling vineyards, all best experienced by kayak. We will take you to the isles and protected waters of the Ria, some of which are still reminiscent of Viking, Roman, Moorish and Celtic times. You’ll paddle amongst Galicia’s famous oyster and clam farms, past white sandy beaches and over often turquoise waters.  DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF THE MAGIC OF THE LAND

Our plan consists in 77km whole distance in a Kayak + 25km walking: El Camino del Mar is designed to go from less to more. We increase the distance and effort gradually.

- Day 0: Arrival to the Airport (Santiago de Compostela or Vigo) :

  •  Collecting transfer from the Airport to our facilities in San Vicente de O Grove
  •  Briefing and welcoming
  •  Dinner on a traditional Galician Restaurant
  •  Accommodation on a Youth Hostel in Camping Rianxo.          

- Day 1: The adventure begins today!

    1st Stage) San Vicente - O Grove - Isla de la Toja - Natural Park de Carreiron -    Arousa Island (16km)

  •  Breakfast on a Camping Restaurant
  •  Fits on your kayak, basics and safety introduction, get change and ready to go
  •  Whole day tour stopping on the Sea Museum to have our picnic lunch and walk a while accross the Natural Park of Carreiron.
  • Accommodation in tents on a Camping site and Dinner on a typical "chiringuito=beach restaurant" 

- Day 2: 

2nd Stage) Arousa Island- Natural Park Carreiron - Islote del Areoso - Beach Area Secada -Punta Cabio (17km) 

  •   Breakfast in the Campsite - packing all our staff and ready to go for our second adventure day.
  •   Whole day kayaking navigating all the Natural Park (Paradise area) to  Punta Cabio (Coruña) Lunch on a "chiringuito Beach Restaurant" sorted of tapas and sea food.
  • BBQ dinner and accommodation on a tent in a Camping site

- Day 3:

3rd Stage) Punta Cabio - Pobla do Caramiñal - Cabo de Cruz - Islotes del Bao-Rianxo (21km)

  •   Breakfast in the Campsite - packing all our staff and ready to go for our third adventure day.
  • We'll paddle from the beach of PUnta Cabio to Pobla do Caramiñal, Cabo Cruz, Islands of Bao " authentic Paradise, with the low tide cross to Rianxo
  • Paella lunch in Cabo de Cruz
  • Dinner and accommodation in Youth hostel in Camping Rianxo (rooms based on 4 - 6 pax each)

- Day 4: 

4th Stage) Rianxo - Isla de Cortegada (National Park Atlantic Islands) - Carril - Catoira - Pontecesures - Padrón (23km kayaking - 2km hiking)

  •  Breakfast in the Campsite - packing all our staff and ready to go for our fourth adventure day.  
  • Whole day of great environment paddling across the National Park to Catoria, from there we will paddle into the river Ulla, navigating to Pontecesures where our kayak route ends and we will get ready to walk to Padron.
  • Accommodation in a pilgrim Budget Hotel and dinner in Padrón (tipical Octopus restaurant)

- Day 5: 

5th Stage) Padrón - Santiago de Compostel (25km walk) difficulty: low - estimated duration: 5-6hrs

  •  Breakfast in Hostel - packing all our staff and ready to go for our last day tour.  
  • We cross the valley of the poetic River Sar, the Sanctuary of A Escravitude and we reach the top of O Milladoiro- the “humilladoiro”, that is, the place where pilgrims “humiliated” or knelt when they saw the cathedral for the first time. Here Compostela can already be breathed.
  • Accommodation in Hotel "Parador" in the middle of the city center of Santiago (or similar upon-request)

CONGRATULATIONS " YOU DID IT" !!!

Day 6: 

  •  Breakfast in Hotel and transfer to the Airport (Santiago or Vigo)

End of services

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age: 14 years 
  • Juniors must be always accompanied of an adult
  • Not sea kayaking experience needed
  • All participants must know how to swim
  • Before your booking, please inform to the centre if you are exceptionally tall or overweight, or if you have any medical conditions, disabilities which affect your ability to partake in the activity, or food alergies.
  • This activity can be affected by extreme weather conditions, if this happens the organization will offer you better and accessible alternatives.

 

Price
650.00
€/person

Place: Galicia >> Pontevedra

Duration: 7 days / 6 nts

Level:Intermediate

Schedule:

This tour is available  from June to September

Depending on weather conditions we can organize other dates under request with a minimum group size (4 people) 

Let us know your preferences and your adventure will be confirmed under request

Required people: minimum 2 people joining our groups (availability upon request)

It's included:

  • Sea Kayak (double seated) and Gear Transport + transfers from/to departing point
  • Included gear: kayak + paddle + buoyancy aid +  dry bag 40 li
  • Instruction and Guides 24hrs to your disposal
  • Insurance RC and Accidents
  • Full pension including from your arrival date to your departure. Snaks and water everyday
  • 6 nights / 5 days Tour (descrived on program) + first before tour begins and last night after ending tour.
  • Accommodation : 3 nights in Youth Hostel - 2 nts in a tent Campsite - 1nt Hotel or Parador (in Santiago de Compostela)
  • all activities included on board
  • Airport transfers (Santiago or Vigo)
  • Local Taxes

It's not included:

We recommend to bring:

  • T-shirt that can get wet (Lycra in summer, thermal in winter) and swimming suit + winter gear if needed (cagoule + wet suit)
  • Extra drinks or food out of program will be paid directly
  • Water Shoes 
  • Sunglasses, cap and sun protection cream
  • Towel and spare clothes - boots or sport shoes conphortable to walk
  • your own sleeping bag and warm clothing for the night.

This is a total adventure, so we recommend to bring the only necessary outfit and not to be bring too much staff  (max recommended 40l x person including your tent, sleeping bag, clothes..)

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