This competition is now closed. Always wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago but never had the time or means to do it? Now you could win a chance to walk part of this famous pilgrimage trail with the help of CaminoWays.com. Read on to find out how to enter...
Rough Guides have teamed up with CaminoWays.com to give away a seven-night tour for two of a little-travelled section of the Camino de Santiago, the Portuguese Coastal Way.
This section of the Portuguese Coastal Way, or Caminho da Costa, starts in the elegant seaside town of Baiona, in the heart of the Rías Baixas, famous for its Albariño wine and delicious shellfish. Here you can visit the Monte Real castle, stroll along the port and go for a swim in the bay before you start your journey to Santiago. From Baiona, leaving your luggage at your accommodation to be transferred by CaminoWays.com, you will follow the coast towards Vigo, enjoying the views of the magnificent Illas Cíes and Vigo Bay along the way.
You'll then continue your Camino de Santiago walk to the coastal hamlet of Arcade, famous for its oysters; the heritage city of Pontevedra and its quintessentially Galician old town; the spa town of Caldas de Reis; Padrón; and finally Santiago de Compostela where you can claim your Compostela certificate.
- Walk in the Rías Baixas, famous for its seafood and Albariño white wine
- Go for a swim in one of Galicia's many sandy beaches
- Follow a less-travelled camino with stunning coastal views
- Explore the quaint cobbled streets of the old quarter in charming Pontevedra
- Claim your Compostela pilgrim certificate
- Discover Santiago de Compostela and its UNESCO-listed old town, the destination for thousands of pilgrims from all over the globe every year
- Have your luggage transported along the way by CaminoWays.com
- For the full itinerary, click here
How to enter
To be in for a chance of winning this fantastic prize all you have to do it log in, or sign up, to the Rough Guides Community and answer the question "Which is the best walking route you've ever taken and why?" posted on this thread: http://bit.ly/1xV4Fn4. (Ensure you submit your answer on the Community thread, and not below this post.)
Prize includes seven nights' B&B, luggage transfer from hotel to hotel and holiday pack with practical information. Not included: flights, transport, insurance, dinner/lunch. US, UK & Ireland entrants only. For full Terms & Conditions see here. CaminoWays.com is a cycling and walking specialist offering great holidays on the many different routes of the Camino de Santiago across France, Portugal and Spain. To plan your Camino de Santiago trip, visit www.caminoways.com or email [email protected].
Top image St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela © Vlad Karavaev/Shutterstock