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8 Day Explore Galicia Walking, Wine, and Sublime Food Tour in Spain

Hotel Rías Bajas, Rúa Daniel de la Sota Valdecilla, 7, 36001 Pontevedra, Spain

Galicia, Walking, Wine, and Food Tour Spain

Spain, but not Spain. You will visit small estates where you meet the winemakers, wander in nature reserves along the beautiful Atlantic coast or Ribera Sacra Canyon, eat seafood and fish with Albariño wines, and enjoy Romanesque culture treasures inland. You will try the incredible potential of the Mencía grape on the terraced slopes where heroic winegrowers craft mythical wines. The trip ends in Santiago de Compostela where pilgrims from all corners of the world meet. Join Bonito Norte Viajes to perhaps Spain’s most unknown corners! Can you keep a secret?

Highlights

  • 4 wine tastings
  • Enjoy Galicia wine and walks, and meet the winemakers
  • Tour Rías Baixas, Ribeiro, Ribera Sacra, Pontevedra, and Santiago
  • Take a boat and enjoy Rias Baixas while exploring seafood delicacies cultivation
  • All transfers in Spain, including transfer from Santiago de Compostela Airport
  • A guided walk along the famous Santiago de Compostela
  • 5 dinners and 4 lunches included in the price
  • 7 nights accommodation

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6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Group size: 8-20 participants
Airport transfer included: Santiago de Compostela Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
22:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

During this tour, Bonito Norte Viajes have selected a well-situated three-star Rías Bajas Hotel in Pontevedra for your first three nights and another hotel in Parada de Sil for your next two nights. You will end this journey by staying overnight at a unique countryside hotel in Santiago de Compostela for the rest of your stay.

Throughout the tour, the quality of the facilities and services that will be offered to you will be of the best commodities and comfort. You will also be provided with Wi-Fi free of charge in all rooms as well as common areas during your stay.

Program

To the end of the world, there is something special about the Gallegos with their Celtic culture and Galician language, but what intrigues people more is their solemn way of looking towards the sea, the unspoken pride of their sublime food and delicate wine, and their accepting relation to their rainy climate.

Explore Galicia in this Galicia wine and walking tour, as you experience Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrim melting pot of people and cultures. Not only that, you will also enjoy the well-preserved Galician villages and heritage countryside.

You will be taken to the sea and Bonito Norte Viajes have handpicked some of the most beautiful overlooking spots of the Ribera Sacra canyon. As always, you will also be taken to meet and interact directly with the food and wine crafters.

In this case, you will get amazed by the official term “heroic viticulture” in magic Ribera Sacra, and you will learn more about Spain's most appreciated whites - the Albariños. You will walk cultural trails in your own pace and really get to feel the treasures as you explore Galicia.

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Late arrival by air. Transfer to Pontevedra and check in.

Day 2

  • Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Settle in, enjoy Pontevedra with Bonito Norte Viajes' recommended routes on your own. At night, you will meet up with the guide and the group, and the welcome dinner consists of the delicacies of the sea with Galician wines.

Day 3

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Enjoy breakfast, followed by a boat trip to La Costa Atlántica’s beautiful island world and an insight into the mystery of the mussel and other seafood delicacies cultivation in Rías Baixas.

There are optional hikes / walks (five to eight kilometers) and your chance for a swim in the cold Atlantic. Enjoy your lunch and then back in the harbor. On the way back, you will visit the O Grove peninsula with its beautiful scenery and architecture, as well as a small family-run winery by the sea in D.O. Rias Baixas. Explore the white wine district with the special tied Albariño grapes in the so-called Parrales. For dinner, enjoy a more modern dining experience in Pontevedra.

Day 4

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

After breakfast, take an easy morning walk followed by bus ride towards the inland D.O. Ribeiro where the wineries have returned to the Treixadura grape after ripping up the Palomino vines that devalued the Ribeiro.

Go on an exciting visit and genuine lunch at local “furanxo” (simple traditional bodega / taverna) in the neighborhood. You will continue to Ribera Sacra to check in in Parada del Sil. Take an evening stroll for two to four kilometers to one of the amazing views of the river Sil. Dinner with the regional food and wine from D.O. Ribera Sacra.

Day 5

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Enjoy breakfast, followed by an eight-kilometers hiking along the beautiful river Sil with amazing views where you get to experience its “Heroic viticulture” with the Mencia vines in terraced slopes! Immerse in the beautiful scenery, Romanesque architecture, and bird life. Winery visit to D.O. Ribera Sacra in the subdistrict Amandi (heart of Ribera Sacra) and enjoy a rural lunch. Night trip with catamaran and dinner.

Day 6

  • Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Breakfast and on to Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrims’ goal! You will stop at the mythical Monte de Gozo (the mountain of joy where you get a first view of cathedral tower), lunch in town, and check in. In the afternoon, you will follow a guided walk for about three kilometers with an authorized city guide. Dinner on your own or optional cooking class with dinner.

Day 7

  • Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Take your breakfast, followed by a day trip to the beautiful Finisterre with a nice walk for about three kilometers to the lighthouse. Enjoy lunch on your own along the nice beach or at the harbor. Back in Santiago with time on your own before you join for farewell dinner.

Day 8

  • Meals included: breakfast

Enjoy your breakfast before the transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Walking information

  • Walking level: easy
  • Shortest / longest walk: 4 kilometers / 10 kilometers (optional)
  • Maximum climb: 300 meters
  • Maximum descent: 300 meters

You will enjoy your walks that always are optional on this Galicia wine and walking tour. If you a have a sore knee, you will be picked up to meet the group at the next scheduled point. As the written detailed itineraries and maps will be prepared for you already, you will be able to complete each route at your own pace. And if you still need an extra challenge, some alternative extra kilometers can be provided for you to complete the physical activity of each day.

Recommended walking accessories : walking poles, gore tex walking shoes / low ankle boots, light ruck-sack for daily necessities.

Location

This tour will take you to explore Galicia and the preserved wine culture, villages, and heritage in the countryside. It will start in Pontevedra and end in Santiago de Compostela.

Rías Bajas Hotel

Your base for the first three nights of this holiday, this hotel is located just 50 meters from the historical city center of Pontevedra, Rías Bajas Hotel is the ideal place for those who wish to get to know the city and the charm of Rias Baixas.

Food

On this Santiago tour, you will enjoy solid buffet breakfasts with bread, cereals, juice, coffee and tea, ham, eggs, cheese, as well as local sweets to get ready for a day of walking and experiences. For lunches and dinners, you will be able to enjoy home-cooked taverna food and the sublime sea food of Galicia. You will also enjoy some modern gourmet meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • All transfers in Spain, including transfer from Santiago de Compostela Airport upon arrival
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, 5 dinners, and 4 lunches
  • 4 wine tastings
  • Boat to the national park
  • Trekking with guide
  • Tour guide through the whole tour

What's not included

  • Wellness
  • Flights to start of tour

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ). Transfer from this airport is included in the price. Bonito Norte Viajes will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Santiago de Compostela Airport Airport transfer included: Santiago de Compostela Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 8 participants

Thursday June 17, 2021
(8 days / 7 nights)

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