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The Whole Camino Portugues

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The Whole Camino Portugues map
The Camino Portugues is a pilgrimage from Lisbon in Portugal up to Santarem and through to the northern city of Porto and the southern Spanish city of Tui before ending in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 1 – Arrival into Lisbon in Portugal
Day 2 – Lisbonto Santa Iria de Azoia (26km, 5h)
Day 3 – Santa Iria de Azoia to Vila Franca de Xira (22km, 5h)
Day 4 – Vila Franca de Xira to Azambuja (20km, 7h30)
Day 5 – Azambuja to Santarem (32km, 8h)

The Portugues Way starts in the largest city in Portugal, Lisbon. From Lisbon, the tour will follow the famous Caminho de Fatima all the way to Santarem. This first section includes stops in the pleasant towns of Vila Franca de Xira and Azambuja, as well as walking through some beautiful agricultural areas.


Day 6 – Santarem to Golega (31km, 7h30)
Day 7 – Golega to Tomar (30km, 7h15)
Day 8 – Tomar to Alvaiazere (31km, 8h15)
Day 9 – Alvaiazere to Ansiao (15km, 4h)
Day 10 – Ansiao to Condeixa A Nova (26km, 4h)
Day 11 – Condeixa A Nova to Coimbra (17km, 7h15)

Beginning in Santarem, this section of the Portuguese Way heads northeast finishing in Coimbra. Throughout the tour, enjoy the quiet country lanes, the 17th century bridge Ponte da Cal, the olive groves and the University City of Coimbra.


Day 12 – Coimbra to Mealhada (22km, 5h45)
Day 13 – Mealhada to Agueda (25km, 5h45)
Day 14 – Agueda to Albergaria A Velha (16km, 4h15)
Day 15 – Albergaria A Velha to Sao Joa da Madeira (29km, 7h15)
Day 16 – Sao Joao da Madeira to Grijo (25km, 5h45)
Day 17 – Grijo to Porto (19km, 4h)

The third section of the Portuguese Way starts in Coimbra, which was the former capital of Portugal. Most of this section will follow Ancient Roman roads and provides travellers with more access to modern towns. This section ends in Porto, home of the world famous Port wine and also a UNESCO World Heritage old town.


Day 18 – Porto to Fajozes (5h45, 22km)
Day 19 – Fajozes to Arcos (2h45, 11km)
Day 20 – Arcos to Barcelos (5h45, 20km)
Day 21 – Barcelos to Ponte de Lima (5h15, 32km)
Day 22 – Ponte de Lima to Sao Pedro de Rubiaes (4h45, 18km)
Day 23 – Sao Pedro de Rubiaes to Tui (5h15, 20km)

While the fourth section begins in Porto, Portugal, it ends in Tui in Spain. This section is generally a hillier walk, but it offers great panoramic views. The last day of this section involves crossing the Rio Minho, which serves as the natural and modern border between Portugal and Spain.


Day 24 – Tui to O Porrino (16km,4h)
Day 25 – O Porrino to Arcade (22km, 5h30)
Day 26 – Arcade to Pontevedra (11km,3h)
Day 27 – Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis (24km,6h)
Day 28 – Caldas de Reis to Padron (18km, 4h30)
Day 29 – Padron to Santiago (28km,7h)
Day 30 – Santiago de Compostela, End of the Camino!

The last section of the Camino Portugues begins in Tui in Spain and ends at Santiago de Compostela. While the terrain begins off a bit more challenging, as the wallk continues it levels out, becoming easier. This section features crossing the Louro valley, visiting the historic site of Ponte Sampaio and making a stop in Padron which is famous for being the first land sighted by the ship bearing the body of Saint James.

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Included

Included

  • Great mix of comfortable accommodation in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Our Holiday/ Pilgrim Pack
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Optional

  • Great dinners with local food
  • Extra nights
  • Upgrade to authentic & luxury accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Try a day tour to Fisterra and Muxia
  • Visit Santiago and it’s Cathedral with a Guide
  • Do it Camino Royal Way

Not Included

  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Transport

Fly In

Option 1 – Lisbon
Lisbon airport with Aerlingus, Ryanair or Easyjet (can book return flights).

Option 2 – Porto
Porto airport with British Airways, Ryanair or Easyjet (can book return flights).

Starting Point

1 – From Lisbon, several urban bus routes can bring you to city centre. There are also shuttle buses.

Getting Home

Regular shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to Santiago Airport, takes 45mins.
Santiago de Compostela airport with Aerlingus, Ryanair and Iberia/BA.

Weather

10% Off 2019 Bookings
  • Grade: Camino Difficulty Rating image 
  • Distance: 598 km
  • Duration: 30 Days + Camino Trip Legend 1
  • Trip style: Self GuidedCamino Trip Legend 2
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