Late arrival by air. Transfer to Pontevedra and check in.
Morning walk in beautiful setting after a short transfer. We enjoy lunch at the end of the route and have a short introduction to the wine district. Settle in, enjoy Pontevedra At night we meet up with the guide for a short city walk and dinner consists of the delicacies of the sea with Galician wines.
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.
After breakfast 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. We visit a celtic Castro, and walk 3km to an exciting visit and genuine lunch at a Pazo/Winery. We continue to Ribera Sacra where but before we take some time-out at a thermal bath. Afterwards we check in at our country hotels in Parada del Sil. Dinner with the regional food & wine from D.O. Ribera Sacra.
Breakfast followed by 8km 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. Evening with a cheese dairy visit and back to the hotel for dinner.
Breakfast and 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 the cathedral tower), and walk the last km to town. Lunch at the hotel & check in. In the afternoon we follow a guided walk about 3km with a city guide. Dinner on your own.
Breakfast followed by day trip to beautiful Finisterre, the Ézaro waterfall, and Ponte Maceira. Lunch on your own in Muros. Back in Santiago with time on your own before we join for farwell dinner.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
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We will deeply miss our friend Miguel Merino.
A huge piece of our Love to La Rioja, is thanks to all the thoughtful insights you always shared with us and the fact that your door always was open for Bonito Norte.
Your legacy will shine bright!
Thank you Miguel! ...