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48 hours in Porto

Portugal is an outstanding and diverse country, full of possibilities, different landscapes, and kind and generous people. After Lisbon, Porto is its biggest city. We got a taste for this wonderful city on the Portuguese Coastal Way. As pilgrims, we are aware of the limited time you have to discover each new place. Therefore, we want …

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Roland’s Top Camino Routes

Roland’s Top Camino Routes Camino Ways Director and Founder Roland has walked and cycled all of our Camino de Santiago routes, many of them on several occasions. For this blog post, Roland looks back at his favourite Camino routes and what makes each of them special. These are Roland’s top Camino routes: 1. The Highlight: …

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Camino Hotel Spotlight: Vila Galé in Porto | Camino Portugues

Since we started sending Pilgrims on the many Camino routes, we have been working in strong collaboration with Camino hotels, local businesses, and hospitality professionals. We believe that comfortable accommodation is an important part of your adventure, so our Camino hotels and accommodations are always selected with great care. This month, we have decided to …

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Cycling the Camino Routes: 5 Great Routes to choose

Did you know approximately 10% of all pilgrims reaching Santiago de Compostela are ‘bicigrinos’, bike-pilgrims? Nearly 25,000 bicigrinos choose to cycle the Camino routes to receive their Compostela certificate each year. If you are cycling the Camino de Santiago, remember you must at least cover the last 200 kilometres into Santiago de Compostela, if you’d like …

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Portuguese Coastal Camino Superior Collection

We have launched Portuguese Coastal Camino Superior Collection for pilgrims to experience the Camino in luxury. The Portuguese Coastal Camino Superior Collection includes stays in some of the most special hotels and unique properties along this scenic Camino route. Boutique country houses, chic city hotels and historic Paradores are some of the luxury hotels included …

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Walking the Camino with Mum

Camino with Mum

They give us unconditional support, enthusiastic devotion and endless advice. Mums the world over are a force to be reckoned with. Whether they are into hill walking, trekking, step counting or adventuring … They will love the Camino, particularly if that means spending time and sharing a special journey with you. To celebrate Mother’s Day …

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5 Reasons to love Porto

The city of Porto is a popular Camino de Santiago starting point for pilgrims walking or cycling the Camino Portugues, Portugal’s Camino route. Pocket-sized, full of charm and colourful, there are many reasons to love Porto, Portugal’s second city and capital of the North!: Coloured tiles The river front and old fishermen district, Ribeira, is a …

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On St John, witches will flee!

On the night of 23rd June and in the early hours of 24th June, many cities and towns along the Camino de Santiago, including Santiago de Compostela, celebrate the official arrival of Summer (have a look at our page on Festivals on the Camino). Across Spain and Portugal, St John celebrations are linked to the Summer …

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Church on The Northern Way

Amazing Camino Routes for 2017

Make 2017 your year to complete the mighty Camino de Santiago. With so many different Camino routes to choose from, picking one is the hardest part! Sip Sangria in Sevilla, marvel at Medieval architecture in Léon or rove your way through the rolling hills of Northern Spain. Whatever route you decide to take, walking the …

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The crowd-free Portuguese Coastal Way

Crowd-Free Camino

Journalist Gerry Lennon  from The Irish Daily Star discovers the wonders of Northern Portugal and Galicia’s Rias Baixas on a crowd-free Camino. The Portuguese Coastal Way – or Caminho da Costa – is a stunning alternative route of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago following the Atlantic Coast towards Santiago de Compostela. The Portuguese Coastal Way …

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Ponferrada, a magical Camino town

VIDEO: 9 Magical Camino Towns

From Pontedeume on the French Way with its Templar castle via the fairytale city of Salamanca all the way to picturesque Porto and beyond. Here are nine of the most magical towns on the Camino de Santiago routes, hand picked by the CaminoWays.com team. 1. Ponferrada – French Way With it’s 12th century Templar castle, the …

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Claire on the Portuguese Coastal Way

Claire, from the CaminoWays.com team, recently walked the Portuguese Coastal Way from the city of Porto to Baiona, in Galicia’s Rias Baixas. She shares her impressions on this stunning alternative Camino route through Northern Portugal: Porto is a fantastic city in which to begin your Camino adventure and its historical centre was classified by UNESCO …

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