After a couple of intense months in July and August, Mar de Santiago has now ended its programme of trips around the geo-destination made up of the municipal districts of Pontecesures, Valga, Catoira, and Vilanova de Arousa. The proposal, which was held on Thursdays during the summer, featured the participation of close to 70 people of different nationalities. If you want to know more about this initiative and how you can enjoy it on your own, please read on!
One of the most outstanding features enjoyed by participants was the double itinerary around the Mar de Santiago geo-destination: by sea, following the Apostle’s footsteps by means of the Traslatio route, and by land, visiting different points of interest in the four municipal districts. Furthermore, they also enjoyed a range of experiences: maritime, cultural, natural, and food and wine tourism, which were centred, just like the geo-destination itself, on the world’s only sea-river Way of the Cross. This route takes you from the river port of Pontecesures, sailing up the River Ulla towards Mar de Santiago’s port (in Vilanova), passing by the river beach of Vilarello (in Valga) as well as the impressive fort called Torres de Oeste and the singular Ulla Estuary, in Catoira.
The experience “Following in the Apostle’s Footsteps through Mar de Santiago” enabled participants to discover the typical cuisine of Valga and Pontecesures, with eau-de-vie and lamprey as the main features, respectively, as well as other places and activities that were a real surprise. The wine tourism experience in the Bodegas Granbazán winery, in Vilanova de Arousa, and the Pedras Miúdas viewpoint, in Catoira, were the activities that visitors enjoyed the most.
If you feel like enjoying a different kind of getaway, be sure to mark some of these points of interest in your itinerary around Mar de Santiago. You can enjoy the best of our geo-destination, which is just a short distance from Compostela. Do you feel like enjoying these experiences? Visit Mar de Santiago!