The Portuguese Way

Stage: Redondela-Pontevedra

  • Length 18 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 4h 30min

San Simón and San Antón islands emerge from the Ria of Vigo, beneath whose waters lie the remains of the galleons of the Battle of Rande (1702).

Redondela- Arcade

  • Length 7.1 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 45min

After leaving Redondela, the route soon comes to As Angustias Chapel . We enter the parish of Cesantes. On the left, to the east, is the spectacular Ria of Vigo. The islands of San Simón and San Antón emerge from centre of the ria, beneath whose waters lie the remains of the galleons of the Battle of Rande (1702). And in the background, the panoramic view is completed by Rande Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge that rises above the mussel farmers’ rafts. The route enters the parish of O Viso and continues on to Arcade (municipality of Soutomaior), following Portas, Lavandeira, Cimadevila, Velero and Barroncas streets to historic medieval Sampaio Bridge over the Verdugo River.

Arcade- Bergunde

  • Length 4.9 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 15min

The municipality of Pontevedra begins at the bridge’s halfway point. The route runs through the town of Ponte Sampaio and continues along ancient, evocative stone paths, including sections of the Roman Via XIX, such as the climb up Brea Vella de A Canicouva.