A Taste of Camino de Santiago Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

From $5,199 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

A Taste of Camino de Santiago Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: Jul-Aug

Coastal Portugal & Spain to Santiago de Compostela

For centuries, ancient Celtic tribes, medieval adventurers and religious pilgrims have paved these paths. Now it’s your turn. Explore epic routes between fairy-tale Porto and Santiago de Compostela. Transport your family to a landscape filled with specialty wines, lush Galician countryside and gorgeous coastal trails. Join us as you carve your own Camino. 

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Walk/Hike
Bike
Kayak

Highlights

  • Discover two fascinating countries with their own cultures, cuisines and traditions—all in one trip
  • Hike and bike along handpicked sections of the stunning Caminho Português and kayak through the blue-green waters of the Minho River
  • Sample exquisite wines, divine seafood and hearty recipes made with sustainable centuries-old methods
  • Explore Spain’s wild and scenic Cíes Islands, a national park and home to breathtaking gold-sand beaches
Spain and Portugal Camino de Santiago Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Portugal & Spain

Start Portugal

End Santiago

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Begin your family journey in Porto, a World Heritage city with a colorful history • Travel to Vitorino dos Piães and admire the abundant cork trees as you walk a stretch of the Camino • Pause for lunch on a traditional quinta (farm) • Bike through a pine- and eucalyptus-blanketed landscape on a converted railroad punctuated by quaint villages • At the glittering seafront of Vila do Conde, dine on fresh-caught seafood • Walk the town's bustling waterfront promenade or head into the water with a stand-up paddleboard or surfboard. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Torre de Gomariz
Cervães
Premiere Hotel

Once a medieval estate filled with noble history and Baroque architecture, this hotel's ancient touches have been restored to create a luxurious 5-star oasis surrounded by lush greenery. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Get to know the Galician countryside on a scenic bike ride • Discover the Minho River’s impressive bird-centric flora and fauna on a tranquil kayak excursion • Admire the views from our hotel’s privileged perch over the seaside fortress town of Baiona • Keep an eye out for zamburiñas (scallops), hake and other tasty specialties while exploring Baiona's old town.

Accommodations

Night 3

Parador de Baiona
Baiona
Premiere Hotel

Originally the castle of the Conde de Gondomar, this grand parador holds a spot in history as the first observation site of La Pinta as it approached Spanish soil with news of what was then called the New World. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Journey by private boat to explore Cíes Island Nature Reserve, one of Spain’s most spectacular national parks • Relax on white-sand beaches or walk across pristine Monteagudo Island • Enjoy the lively wayfaring atmosphere along the Camino Francés en route to Santiago de Compostela • Tour the old quarter of beautiful Santiago • Enter the magnificent cathedral with hundreds of pilgrims—a memorable way to cap off your trip!  

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Hotel A Quinta da Auga
Santiago de Compostela
Premiere Hotel

Pure luxury and tranquility await at this elegant 18th-century estate, situated in a park-like setting near the Sar River. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Walking the Camino
Although we'll be walking along parts of the Camino de Santiago, it's important to note that our experience will be quite different from that of its Compostela-seeking pilgrims, who are required to walk at minimum the last 100 kilometers into Santiago—often along stretches of busy highway—and who typically stay in simple dormitories. This trip allows us to experience the essence and highlights of the Camino and surrounding landscape in comfort, with the region's best hotels, gourmet meals and excellent route support each day. Also keep in mind that as we are walking on the Camino, many parts of this historic pilgrimage are on paved paths, back roads or cobblestones. You can expect about half of the walking to be on a hard surface.
Air-Conditioning
Parador de Baiona and Hotel A Quinta da Auga are Premiere Hotels housed in beautiful historic buildings. While they offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that these hotels are equipped with bio-friendly air-cooling systems that may not be as cold as you are used to in other locations. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.
Accommodations & Service Standards

The slower pace, relaxed approach to life and old-world qualities in Spain and Portugal are some of the highlights of this spectacular region and are reflected in the hotels and restaurants on this trip. That said, service can lack a sense of urgency when compared with the service found in other parts of Europe. While the Premiere hotels we've chosen are some of the finest in the area, they may seem a bit simpler than the Backroads European standard. The same can be said for Portuguese cuisine, a celebration of local flavors which is more rustic than that of other places we visit in Europe.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Torre de Gomariz
Cervães

Premiere Hotel

Once a medieval estate filled with noble history and Baroque architecture, this hotel's ancient touches have been restored to create a luxurious 5-star oasis surrounded by lush greenery. (pool, spa)

Night 3

Parador de Baiona
Baiona

Premiere Hotel

Originally the castle of the Conde de Gondomar, this grand parador holds a spot in history as the first observation site of La Pinta as it approached Spanish soil with news of what was then called the New World. (pool)

Nights 4-5

Hotel A Quinta da Auga
Santiago de Compostela

Premiere Hotel

Pure luxury and tranquility await at this elegant 18th-century estate, situated in a park-like setting near the Sar River. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

From $5,199 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

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