Portugal - Caminho Portugues - Between Porto and Santiago de Compostela

Portugal - Caminho Portugues - Between Porto and Santiago de Compostela

Self-guided walk in Portugal from Porto to Santiago - The Portuguese Way

This was the route chosen by most of the Pilgrims going to Santiago, from the beginning of the 14th century. 

The most distinguished Pilgrims who walked it : Santa Isabel, Queen of Portugal,King Manuel and probably also St. Francis of Assissi.

After the completion of the Barcelos Bridge in 1325 and the renovation of the one at Ponte de Lima , it was possible to follow a straight route without having to cross dangerous rivers.

This portuguese road was also the one commonly used by the population which moved from South to North of Portugal encouraged by its  safety and comfort. Along here went multitudes of the anonymous, vagrants, travellers, mule-drivers, peddlers, market-goers and local pilgrims. It was also used by the regular army, the Ordonance Company and common soldiers, by gangs of adventurers, bandits and smugglers.

Roman via and bridges, green coutnryside, river crssings through the renowned vineyards of the Douro region, as well as many religious sight seeings and monuments adorn this route less frequented, more peaceful than the Camino Frances.

Day 1

Porto
arrive in Porto (international airport)

Day 2

Porto (Mosteiró) - Arcos - 17km
Private transfer to Mosteiro
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel

Day 3

Arcos – Barcelos - 20km
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel

Day 4

Barcelos - Balugães - 15km
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel

Day 5

Balugães - Ponte de Lima - 18km
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel

Day 6

Ponte de Lima - Cossourado (Paredes de Coura) - 22km
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel

Day 7

Cossourado (Paredes de Coura) – Valença - 13km
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel

Day 8

Valença - O Porriño - 20km
Accommodation in a 2* Hotel

Day 9

O Porriño - Arcade - 22km
Accommodation in a 2* Hotel

Day 10

Arcade - Pontevedra - 13 km
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel

Day 11

Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis - 22km
Accommodation in a 2* Hotel

Day 12

Caldas de Reis – Padrón - 19km
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel

Day 13

Padron - Santiago de Compostela- 24km
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel |

Day 14

Santiago de Compostela
end of the walk after breakfast

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Self guided WALKING
Level
CAMINHO PORTUGUES
Duration :
14 Days
From :
960 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 and 3  star hotels - B&B

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking email or phone assistance

 

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Starts in : Porto (international airport)

Ends in : Santiago (international airport)

Access :  train station and airport

 

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 


 

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See also :

Other routes on the Camino 

 

 

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Highlights

Interesting route

Many monuments

Varied landscape