Caminho de Fatima

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8 days
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The Caminho de Fatima is a pilgrimage route from Lisbon to the Shrine of Fatima. This 142km route follows the Camino de Santiago to Santarem where it then diverts to the Shrine of Fatima.

Highlights

Lisbon

Portugal’s colourful, coastal capital is the starting point of the Camino Portugues, and the perfect place to relax for the evening before you start your Camino. Lisbon is not only one of the oldest cities in the world (predating London, Rome and Paris), but also one of the most beautiful! Why not treat yourself before starting you walk with a traditional Portugese sweet treat the pastel de nata.

Santarém

Perched on a hilltop the wonderful views over the Tagus river are not all this town has to offer. Like many other towns in the region it has Roman origins and was captured by the Moors before returning to the Portuguese. For the early Monarchs of Portugal this was a favorite city to visit, evidence still seen today in the many monuments and buildings that was built at this time. Festivals play a big part in the heritage of the town and two major festivals, the National Agricultural Fair in June and the National Gastronomy Festival in October.

Fatima

The Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima is your final destination on the Caminho de Fatima. This Shrine was built upon the request of Our Lady during the apparitions that three shepherd children experienced in 1917. It is the largest Marian centre in the world and here where today stands the Chapel of the Apparitions that 5 of the apparitions took place.

Lisbon to Fatima
Caminho de Fatima
From
€630
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Services

Included
  • Great mix of comfortable stay in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Our Holiday/ Pilgrim Pack
Add-On
  • Premium Accommodation
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Additional Night
  • Dinners
  • Day Tours Available
Not included
  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Itinerary

Day 1

LISBON (Arrival)

Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast and on the banks of River Tejo, the westernmost capital city of Europe is a great place to visit and relax. It has both historical interest and the seaside buzz. Visitors can visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Jeronimo Monastery and Belem Tower amongst other interesting architectural buildings and squares. There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences.


Day 2
26km

LISBON
to
SANTA IRIA DE AZOIA

From Lisbon, the Caminho de Fatima follows the Camino de Santiago, all the way to Santarem. Leaving Lisbon is relatively easy as we follow the Tejo river via Parque das Nacoes. Following a farm track through a green valley it’s hard to believe you are only few miles away from the heart of Lisbon! The short first walking day soon brings us to Alpriate, where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for the night in Santa Iria de Azoia.


Day 3
22km

SANTA IRIA DE AZOIA
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VILA FRANCA DE XIRA

The Camino leaving Santa Iria follows the Rio Tejo mostly along a flat and busy national road to the colorful and attractive town of Vila Franca de Xira, home of a famous bullfighting festival.


Day 4
20km

VILA FRANCA DE XIRA
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AZAMBUJA

Leaving Vila Franca de Xira, we continue our way through a region of where bullfighting and horse breeding are part of the daily life. The Camino continues parallel to the Tejo River before heading inland towards the pleasant town of Azambuja.


Day 5
32km

AZAMBUJA
to
SANTAREM

This last walking day brings us to the highest point of this section, at a mere 110 metres high, in Santarem, which is also the final stop over of our first stretch of the Portuguese Way. This is a very enjoyable walk as half of the day is spent through crop fields, fruit groves and vineyards.


Day 6
28km

SANTAREM
to
AMIAIS DE BAIXO

From today you will notice a change in the landscape, with more hills to traverse as you make your way towards the mountain of Serra de Minde. Your stop for the night is in the town of Amiais de Baixo.[ls_content_block id="3601"]An option to split the walk from Santarém to Fatima over three days with a stop over in Arneiro das Milhariças (22km) and Minde (21km leaving then just 15km walk to Fatima)


Day 7
30km

AMIAIS DE BAIXO
to
FATIMA

Today is your final walk to the Shrine of Fatima. Although a few tough ups and downs to start with today the second half of the day is more gentle terrain. A final stretch on a quiet road passing by eucalyptus trees takes you to Fatima where you will get your first glimpse of the Shrine from here you have about 1km left to walk to the Shrine.


Day 8

FATIMA

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. If you would like to continue to Santiago de Compostela get in touch with our Camino Planners to discuss your options for this.


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