explore Galicia wine & walks

Galicia wine & walks – Rías Baixas – Ribeiro – Ribera Sacra – Pontevedra & Santiago – Meet the Winemakers – Tour for Foodies
Galicia wine & walking tour! A journey in time to Spain’s best-kept secrets in northwestern Galicia. Spain, but not Spain… We visit small estates where we 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. We 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 us to perhaps Spain’s most unknown corner! Can you keep a secret? (8 days/7 nights).

Galicia is one of the most beautiful places in Spain …Matador Network

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Itinerary highlights
To the end of the world – there is something special about the gallegos with their celtic culture & Galician language, but what intrigues us more is their solemn way of looking towards the sea, the unspoken pride of their sublime food & delicate wine, and their accepting relation to their rainy climate.  Explore Galicia in this Galicia wine & walking tour, as we experience Santiago de Compostela the pilgrim melting pot of people & cultures but also enjoy the well preserved Galician villages & heritage countryside. We take you to the sea and we have handpicked some of the most beautiful overlooking spots of the Ribera Sacra canyon. As always we take you to face to face mettings with the food & wine crafters. In this case we will get amazed by the official term “heroic viticulture” in magic Ribera Sacra, and we will learn more about Spains most appreciated whites – the Albariños. We walk cultural trails in our own pace and really get to feel the treasures as we explore Galicia. 7 nights 8 day tour.

Day 1

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

Day 2 (B,D)

Settle in, enjoy Pontevedra with our recommended routes on your own. At night we meet up with the guide and the group and the welcome dinner consists of the delicacies of the sea with Galician wines.

Day 3 (B,L,D)

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. Optional hikes / walks (5-8km) and your chance for a swim in the cold Atlantic. Lunch,  back in the harbor. On the way back, we 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. The white wine district with the special tied Albariño grapes in the so-called Parrales. For dinner, more modern dining experience in Pontevedra.

Day 4 (B,L,D)

After breakfast we visit to the market in Pontevedra, followed by a nice 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. Exciting visit and genuine lunch at local “furanxo” (simple traitional bodega / taverna) in the neighborhood. We continue to Ribera Sacra check in Parada del Sil. Evening stroll 2-4km to one of the amazing views of the river Sil. Dinner with the regional food & wine from D.O. Ribera Sacra.

Day 5 (B,L,D)

Breakfast followed by 5km hiking along the beautiful river Sil with amazing views where we experience its “Heroic viticulture” with the Mencia vines in terraced slopes! Beautiful scenery, Romanesque architecture and birdlife. Winery visit D.O. Ribera Sacra in the subdistrict Amandi (heart of Ribera Sacra) and rural lunch. Night trip with catamaran and dinner.

Day 6 (B,L,D)

Breakfast and morning visit to another winery, then on to Santiago de Compostela – the pilgrims’ goal! We stop at the mythical Monte de Gozo (the mountain of joy where we get a first view of cathedral tower), lunch in town & check in. In the afternoon we follow a guided walk about 3km with an authorized city guide. Dinner on your own.

Day 7 (B,D)

Breakfast followed by optional day trip (not included) to beautiful Finisterre with nice walk (about 3km) to the lighthouse. Lunch on your own along the nice beach or at the harbor. Back in Santiago with time on your own before we join for farwell dinner.

Day 8

Breakfast and transfer to airport.

Getting here & transfers

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Santiago, Vigo or Oporto airports for regular incoming international flights.
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All minibus transfers in Spain included.
Hotels & meals
During this tour we have selected well situated 3*** hotels and a unique countryside hotel. On our Santiago tour you will enjoy solid buffet breakfasts with bread, cereals, juice, coffe & tea, ham, eggs, cheese as well as local sweets to get ready for a day of walking and experiences. The lunches and dinners? Homecooked taverna food and the sublime sea food of Galicia. We also enjoy some modern Gourmet meals.
Activities on this tour

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Walking Level: Easy         Shortest/longest walk 4 km/10 km(optional)
Maximum climb 300m     Maximum descent 300m
We will enjoy our walks that always are optional on this Galicia wine & walking tour – if you a have a soar knee we will pick you up to meet the group at the next scheduled point. As we have prepared written detailed itineraries and maps, you will be able to complete each route at your own pace. And if you still need an extra challenge we can provide you with some alternative extra kilometers to complete the physical activity of each day.
Recommended walking accesories : Walking poles, gore tex walking shoes/ low ancle boots, light ruck-sack for daily necessities.
wine greenVisits to 4 wineries with tastings. There will be opportunities to see how wine was made yesterday in comparison with modern techniques of authors or garage styled modern wines.
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What´s included?

7 nights double room at selected Hotel 3*** or similar

Transfers and luggage transport according to program

7 Breakfast, 4 Lunches , 6 Dinners (Wine with all meals)

Visits, tastings and activities according to program

Expert guiding during the whole week

Walking routes itineraries and maps

Travel documentation and useful information

Pricing & general Conditions

From 1.210,00€

(240,00€ single room additional fee)

Flight and means of transportation to Spain excluded

Cancellations, Amendments and Refunds Bonito Norte Viajes

Cancellation due to severe sickness, illness, death of close family or catastrophic events at home such as fire, flooding or else: Total refund of the whole Price.

Cancellation due to other reasons

Cancellations up to 7 days tour starting date, 75% refund

Cancellation from 6 days to 48 hours prior to tour start date, 50% refund

Cancellation of tour start date prior to 48h, non-refundable

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