The Portuguese Way

Stage: Tui- O Porriño

  • Length 18.3 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 3h 40min

The route enters Galicia via the International Bridge, which links the towns of Valença (Portugal) and Tui (Spain) across the powerful Miño River.

Tui- Ponte das Febres

  • Length 7.9 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-High
  • Estimated Duration 1h 35min

Portugal avenue lead into the historic district of Tui. The route soon comes to the Parador de Turismo, part of the state-owned hotel chain. A milestone indicates that it is 115.4 km to Santiago. The charms of Tui–one of the seven capitals of the ancient Kingdom of Galicia and declared an area of artistic and historical importance in 1967–make their presence felt in every street, alley and passageway of its fine historic district. Santa María Cathedral, with both Romanesque and Gothic elements, presides over the town’s medieval street plan. Bispo Maceira and Baixada or Arrabal de Freanxo streets lead to the church. The route continues along Travesía do Hospital, followed by Concello Square, the convent of the Sisters of St. Clare, and Tide and Antero Rubín streets. Before leaving the city, the route follows Coengo Valiño and Calzada streets to San Bartolomé Park, where is located the preromanic church of the same name.

Tui - Ponte das Febres

Ponte das Febres- As Gándaras de Budiño

  • Length 4.5 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-High
  • Estimated Duration 55min

The route passes A Virxe do Camiño Chapel, Paredes de Abaixo and iconic San Telmo Bridge, also known as As Febres Bridge. After this, it runs through a dense wood known as A Ribeira before coming to the small village of A Magdalena. The Louro River, which separates the municipalities of Tui and O Porriño, flows beside the trail. The next population centre is Orbenlle. From here we can continue through Os Eidos or As Gándaras. In the distance, it is possible to make out the granite quarries to which this spot owes its fame (known as ‘pink granite’, it is exported to such countries as the United States and Japan).

Ponte das Febres - As Gándaras de Budiño