Full Camino Portugues Central from Lisbon to Santiago
The Full Camino Portugues Central from Lisbon to Santiago or Caminho Portugués, is a fantastic route for pilgrims looking for a less travelled and more rural experience on the Camino de Santiago. This Camino route is the second most popular among pilgrims, after the famous Camino Frances.
If you have already completed the Full Camino Frances from St. Jean to Santiago, this route comes highly recommended as your next challenge!
The Full Camino Portugues is a month-long journey, starting in Lisbon, Portugal’s dazzling capital, and home to several UNESCO sites. If you have some time we highly recommend spending an extra night in Lisbon to soak up the Portuguese culture.
From Lisbon, the Camino Portugués takes pilgrims across stunning countryside, villages, and towns such as Santarém, one of the last Moorish bastions in Portugal; Coimbra, home to a UNESCO-listed 13th-century university; and gorgeous Porto with its colourful riverfront and home of Port wine.
Terraced fields, lush forests, vineyards, and peaceful sleepy villages await along the Camino Portugues Central.
Once you’ve crossed the 19th century International Bridge over the River Minho, the natural border between Portugal and Spain, you will start the last stretch of your journey. Tui marks the last 100kms of the Camino de Santiago from Portugal and is, therefore, a very popular starting point for pilgrims.
Admiring the views from Tui’s hilltop cathedral, sampling oysters in Arcade, testing your luck with the famous green peppers from Padrón, and exploring the cobbled streets of Pontevedra’s old town… it is all part of your special journey to Santiago de Compostela. Enjoy!
Click below to create your trip. You can select any town on the Full Camino Portugues Central from Lisbon to Santiago to select your start and end. You can walk or cycle.