6 Amazing Camino Coastal Trails
Waves of the sea of Vigo, have you seen my loved one? Wondered Martin Codax, a famous medieval troubadour in the 13th century. If, like a medieval Galician troubadour, the sea is your muse; these are 6 Amazing Camino Coastal Trails to inspire your next walking trip:
1 – Portuguese Coastal Camino
This is a scenic coastal alternative to the classic Camino Portuguese route. Pilgrims on the Portuguese Coastal Camino start their journey in picturesque and vibrant Porto and walk along the Atlantic Ocean, stopping in pretty seaside towns and villages on the undiscovered North coast of Portugal, such as Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora and Caminha.
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2 – Camino to Fisterra Coastal trail
Camino pilgrims traditionally continued their journey after Santiago to reach the Atlantic Coast at Cape Fisterra, believed to be the edge of the known world. This land has fascinating legends, mystery, wild landscapes, and spectacular beaches.
Many believe this Camino route pre-dates Christianity and the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago. From Cape Fisterra to the tiny fishing village of Muxia, the ocean will be a magnificent travel companion.
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4 – Camino del Norte Coastal
Pilgrims on the Camino del Norte, the Northern Camino, start their epic journey from elegant San Sebastian in the Basque Country. This formidable route takes all the Northern coast of ‘Green Spain’ to Ribadeo, in Galicia, where the trail heads inland towards Santiago de Compostela across Galicia’s countryside. This is the land of pintxos, so you are in for a treat. 6 Amazing Coastal Trails
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5 – Camino Espiritual Coastal
Starting in the town of Vigo, you will start your journey along the coast, on the Camino Portugues. However, after Pontevedra, you will split away from the Portugues Way and follow the peninsula of the Sea of Arousa. From Vilanova de Arousa, you will have the possibility to take a ferry to Padron for an extraordinary journey. Back to the Padron, on the Camino Portugues, you will continue for two more days to Santiago de Compostela.
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6 – Fishermen’s Trail in Portugal
This is the South of Portugal as you’ve never seen before. The Fishermen’s Trail, the Rota Vicentina to Cape St Vincent, follows in the footsteps of local fishermen, hugging this breathtaking coastline dotted with quaint fishing villages, phenomenal cliffs and sandy beaches. The Cape is one of the best spots in Europe for bird watching in the Autumn months.
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You can see all our coastal trails here: Coastal Caminos Collection.
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