Cycling the Camino Portugues Central from Porto, in 1 week
The stunning UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto in Northern Portugal is a wonderful place to start your journey Cycling the Camino Portugues Central or the Portuguese Way as it is also called. It takes approximately one week to cycle the 200km from Porto to Santiago de Compostela.
Bike-pilgrims (also known as ‘bicigrinos’) will get to see many different landscapes across Northern Portugal and Galicia on your way to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. From vineyards and forests to green hills and coastal paths, you will cycle past many lovely villages with magnificent Baroque and Romanesque churches.
This is the trail taken by Queen Isabel of Portugal on her way to Santiago de Compostela in the 13th century; and followed by many Portuguese pilgrims since.
You will cycle across the International Bridge between Valenca do Minho, in Portugal, and Tui, in Galicia, to continue your journey towards Santiago.
As you reach the Rías Baixas, treat yourself to a glass of its world-famous Albariño white wine and superb seafood. In Galicia, the Cycling the Camino Portugues Central from Porto takes pilgrims through lovely wooded areas, farmland, and historic villages and towns such as wonderful Pontevedra.
*We recommend cycling the Camino only if you have some cycling experience and essential bike maintenance knowledge. Read our article on Cycling the Camino de Santiago – How it Works.
The best time to do this Camino route is from May to September when the weather is good for cycling.
We can also organise guided Camino cycling tours for private groups or for charity fundraisers, talk to our team for more details.
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