The Portuguese Way

Stage: Vigo-Redondela

  • Length 15.7 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 3h 10min

Vigo can be crossed by following the Lagares River path or going through the Coia neighbourhood. The route leaves the city through the Teis neighbourhood and continues on Redondela, where this coastal variant meets up with the inland route.

Vigo- Teis

  • Length 5.6 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 1h 10min

The Lagares River path leads to As Travesas–following Florida or Fragoso Avenue. As explained above, it is also possible to reach As Travesas through the Coia neighbourhood. From here, take Tomás A. Alonso Street, which turns into Pi i Margall and then Paseo de Alfonso XII (by the olive tree, the symbol of the city).

In this spot, in the vicinity of former San Sebastián Castle, there still remains an original section of the former entrance to the now-gone walled area of Vigo, which ran through Falperra Gate, near Santiago Street.

From Paseo de Alfonso XII, continue down to San Francisco and the O Berbés neighbourhood. The nearby area of A Pedra is known for its restaurants and oysters from the ria.

On Rosalía de Castro Street, it is possible to travel back to Roman Vigo. The Salinae archaeological site displays the remains of a one-of-a-kind saltworks. Along with this underground museum, Vigo’s Roman archaeological remains can be found at Toralla Roman Villa, the Museo do Mar de Galicia (Galician Museum of the Sea) and the Castro Fortress.

We leave Vigo through the Teis neighbourhood.

Teis- Redondela

  • Length 10.1 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 2h 00min

The route continues through Paradela, Parada and Trasmañó. It then passes Rande and Portela before reaching Redondela, where it meets up with the inland Portuguese Route.

Among Redondela’s most noteworthy sights are the railway viaducts built during the 1870s. There is also Santiago Church, consecrated by Archbishop Gelmírez in 1114. Every May, the town celebrates its Festa do Choco (Cuttlefish Festival).