Full Camino Portugues Central from Lisbon to Santiago
The Full Camino Portugues 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. While Tui marks the traditional last 100km of the Camino de Santiago from Portugal, we instead offer the last 100km by the coast.
Towards the end of your wall, you can sample oysters in Arcade, test your luck with the famous green peppers from Padrón, and explore the cobbled streets of Pontevedra’s old town…it is all part of your special journey to Santiago de Compostela. Enjoy!
Scroll down to view the full itinerary and create your trip. You can select any town on the Full Camino Portugues Coastal from Lisbon to Santiago to select your start and end. You can also walk or cycle this route.