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What is the Route?

Welcome to Mar de Santiago’s Emotional Route!

Supplement your Traslatio trip, sailing the only sea-river Way of the Cross in the world, with this overland route. We offer you a 34-kilometre route between Pontecesures and Vilanova de Arousa, passing through Valga and Catoria. Explore the uniqueness of the natural, historical, cultural, industrial, and food and wine scene of the four municipalities that make up our geo-destination.

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Why is it emotional?

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Unlike other tours, in Mar de Santiago we want you to discover the importance of this territory by means of local people. Their words will accompany you on your journey on foot through the municipalities of Pontecesures, Valga, Catoira, and Vilanova de Arousa.

Let yourself be carried away by your emotions and discover everything our testimonies have to tell you about our geo-destination!

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Por que emocional
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How does it work?

The route can be followed either in the direction of Pontecesures-Vilanova de Arousa or the other way around. The degree of difficulty is low, as almost everything is at sea level. You can complete it in a single stage –which can be done in a single day– or divide it into the two sections you prefer.

It doesn’t matter which option you choose. The most important thing is that you will have the possibility to know all the information about the route and the different places of interest -both main and secondary ones as well as recommendations. A unique opportunity to discover all that Mar de Santiago hides as it is the territory through which the remains of the Apostle were taken on the way to Santiago, giving rise to the Traslatio route and the phenomenon of pilgrimages to Compostela.

Virtual tour

Below you will find a complete interactive map showing you the route. You will see that it features different icons indicating the various types of multimedia files linked to the points of interest on the route.

You will find aerial tours, 360º panoramic views, and audio-guides…. that will help you discover more details about the beauty of the territory and also about its history, culture, and evolution. Pay close attention to the videos of the testimonies. They are the real stars!

This little peek is sure to make you want to complete this walking tour around Mar de Santiago!

Characteristics of the Route

Starting point: Pontecesures Pier

End point: Mar de Santiago’s Ferry Terminal

Degree of difficulty: low, easy

Altitude: sea level

Distance: 34.177 kilometres

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The Walking Route

When you undertake the tour on foot, you will find different information panels where you will see the more than fifty main, secondary, and recommended points of interest on the route. In addition, the itinerary is fully signposted so you don’t get lost.

Pay close attention to beacons with QR codes! Scan them with your mobile phone and go directly to the videos of the testimonies! It’s a unique opportunity to discover this territory with the help of its stars!

Testimonies

Would you like to join us on this journey? Here are the people you'll meet on your tour:

Roi Casal

Mar de Santiago ambassador and musician

Daniel Seijas
Daniel Seijas

PhD in Contemporary History and secondary teacher

Avelina Eitor
Avelina Eitor

One of Pontecesures’ last “patifas” (travelling fishmongers)

Chelly Diéguez
Chelly Diéguez

Granddaughter of the founder of Cerámica Celta-L Calera, Ramón Diéguez.

Pilar Túñez

Member of the Association of Friends of Valga’s Artisanal Nativity Scene

Jose Castineiras
José Castiñeiras

Former worker of Valga’s Novo y Sierra company

Santiago Chenlo

Valga’s Culture Councillor

Amparo Feiria
Amparo Freiría

A resident of San Paio and one of the organizers of Valga’s “Lacones” (Ham Forelegs) Procession

Diego Piay
Diego Piay

Ancient History lecturer at the University of Ourense

Cristina Garcia
Cristina García Fontán

Architect and landscape designer

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Luis Rei

Resident of Catoira

Juan Carlos Juncal
Juan Carlos Juncal Piñeiro

Drummer

Benito Leiro

Official chronicler of Vilanova de Arousa

Pedro Pineiro
Pedro Piñeiro

Member of the Royal “Xacobea” Academy

Anabel y Adolfo
Anabel García y Adolfo Picáns

Director of Public Relations and Head of Bodegas Granbazán (winery)

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Santiago Chenlo

Valga’s Culture Councillor

Amparo Feiria
Amparo Freiría

A resident of San Paio and one of the organizers of Valga’s “Lacones” (Ham Forelegs) Procession

Diego Piay
Diego Piay

Ancient History lecturer at the University of Ourense

Cristina Garcia
Cristina García Fontán

Architect and landscape designer

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Luis Rei

Resident of Catoira

Juan Carlos Juncal
Juan Carlos Juncal Piñeiro

Drummer

Benito Leiro

Official chronicler of Vilanova de Arousa

Pedro Pineiro
Pedro Piñeiro

Member of the Royal “Xacobea” Academy

Anabel y Adolfo
Anabel García and Adolfo Picáns

Director of Public Relations and Head of Bodegas Granbazán (winery)

Their words will take you through a series of sensations and emotions with which you will be able to round off an unforgettable experience in Mar de Santiago.

Come on and supplement your Traslatio route with this walking tour to discover all the secrets of our geo-destination!