Getting on/off motorcoach; driving approximately 35 miles, a little over an hour. Up to 5 miles of walking for 2 hours through a string of hillside villages and patches of woodland.
We will drive by motorcoach to Redondela. We will leave this small city behind and walk by the Vigo estuary and the San Simón island. Pass through countless villages. The villages alternate with forest paths and finally we will reach the village of Arcade, known for its oysters. Shortly after, we will reach the end of the walk on the beautiful Roman bridge of Ponte Sampaio. At this bridge, an important battle was fought during the Spanish Independence War against French troops.
At a local restaurant in Arcade.
From Ponto Sampaio, travel to Soutomaior, very close to the historic bridge. Soutomaior is a medieval castle from the 12th century, which saw the birth of one of the most important lineages in Galicia: the Soutomaior. Visit the Tower of Homage, the walls, moat, and spend time in its garden, where an important collection of camellias, with more than 300 examples of 22 different species, stands out. This place pioneered the diffusion of this Oriental flower in Galicia. After visiting the castle, we will travel to Pontevedra, where we will stay in a historic Parador. Pontevedra is a historic city full of small and quirky squares. This city is a world reference for its successful pedestrianization plan.
At the hotel.