Portuguese Coastal Camino Portuguese Coastal Camino from Porto to Viana | Short Break

Activity :
Walking or Easy Walking or Cycling or Easy Cycling
Duration :
Up to 13 nights
Distance :
71 km
Difficulty :
Easy +
Tour Type :
Self-Guided
Time To Go :
March to October
Price :
4 nights from €352pp
Reviews :
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Juanma grew up near Vigo and moved to Ireland just 2 days after his graduation. his passion is discovering new places around the world on his bike. He has walked the Via Francig...
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Gary, Canada - October
Camino Ways.com made sure that our walk to Santiago de Compostela by the Coastal Portuguese route was perfect. All meals, accommodations and travel arrangements were top notch and we were able to walk without any worries about anything. We definitely recommend Camino Ways.com
Lorena, United States - June
"We had 22 people in our group, 14 adults and 8 older teens/young adults. Camino Ways did an excellent job of coordinating all of the details of our trip. The luggage transport was seamless and we enjoyed the surprise of the different types of accommodations that awaited us each evening. They were very helpful with small issues that arose before and during the trip and we all felt it was an incredible value for the price. The walk is an incredible experience and we all were moved by it. Very safe and well-marked, so much so that we were very comfortable letting the kids go ahead of us and we would just meet up with them at the end of the day. A trip we will never forget."
Clairissa, Ireland - May
"What a beautiful route, filled with rugged Atlantic sea scapes . Very doable for novice walkers. Would highly recommend a stayover in Oia, old fishing village the most quaintest place of the whole trip!"
Thorunn, Iceland - April
"Dear CaminoWays, Just a few words of thanks and appreciation upon our return home to Iceland after touring the Portugese Coastal Route from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. We would never be able to find the appropriate words to describe the wonderful experience we had. The scenery is beautiful and so is the exercise and piece of mind you gain when you walk all by yourself tens of kilometers every day. Throughout the tour we never had an instant where your organisation of the trip failed in any manner. Drivers who picked us up and drove to airports were on time and service minded, all hotels were beyond expectations, and we felt safe and secure realising how thorough all your preparation was. Bottom line - we feel fortunate that we chose you to plan our trip and the whole tour was an experience which will be valued and never forgotten."
Mary, United States - September 2016
"This September I did my second trip with Camino Ways. My husband and I walked for 16 days. We started in Porto, Portugal and walked to Santiago (12 days) and then on to Finisterre (4 days.) I highly recommend Camino Ways! They handled the accommodations, which included breakfast every day and dinner 12 nights. This Camino is not nearly as popular as the French Way, but it is very lovely. I took hundreds of pictures. Each day was an exciting adventure. The luggage transfers worked perfectly. What a pleasure to only carry your day back and have your luggage shuttled to the next destination."
Tiarnan, Ireland - August 2016
"I thought their recommendation was great. We were travelling around for over 3 weeks of which the Camino was only 1 week of it. We both loved Porto and the walking was really nice with the sea breeze. We definitely intend to return and finish the walk as far as Santiago. We only did 4 days of walking and each day seemed to bring something different. Walking by the sea for the full first day was lovely but then the more agricultural areas the second day also had their charms. I think the 4th days walking from Viana do Castelo to Vila Praia de Ancora was probably the nicest with all the Eucalyptus forests trails and great views."
Activity:
Walking or Easy Walking or Cycling or Easy Cycling
Duration:
Up to 13 nights
Distance:
71 km
Difficulty:
Easy +
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
March to October
Price:
4 nights from €352pp
Rating:

The Portuguese Coastal Camino from Porto to Viana do Castelo is one of the most popular routes of the Camino. A quieter route than the French way, this 4-night tour is the perfect way to spend a few days relaxing while walking part of the Camino de Santiago.

Starting from Unesco World Heritage Porto, this route will take you across Porto, Póvoa do Varzim, Esposende and Viana do Castelo along its 75km and surprise you with traditional fishing villages.

In Porto, get lost in the riverside quarter whose streets are so narrow that cars can’t drive on them!

Take a photo from the viewpoint at the cathedral and cross D. Luis bridge designed by one of the associates of Gustave Eiffel to taste a Port wine in one of the many famous cellars. To top it off, try Francesinha, a signature sandwich from Porto, considered by many the best sandwich in the world.

On the Portuguese Coastal Camino from Porto to Viana, observe fishermen going into the ocean to fish in the old way, and at the end of the day, bargain to get the best part of the catch of the day.

Relax at beach bars by golden sandy beaches and enjoy some freshly caught fish in one of the many fish restaurants with views to the ocean. Enjoy the sunset from old forts, a testimony to the era of the pirates and visit a full-size replica of a discoveries ships docked in one of the most important ports during the discoveries.

At the end of the evening, stroll around Viana do Castelo with its many Roman remains and a lively city centre where in August the biggest fair in the north takes place and women parade with necklaces with kilos of gold.

*Note that the Caminho da Senda Litoral goes along the seaside. The Caminho da Costa follows inland along coastal towns and follows the same way as the Senda Litoral in some parts. If you choose the Caminho da Costa, the trail will always take you to the same finishing point. Have a look at the maps and walking notes provided. This route has been receiving many 5-star ratings.

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Mary, United States

My husband and I walked for 16 days. We started in Porto, Portugal and walked to Santiago (12 days) and then on to Finisterre (4 days.) I highly recommend Camino Ways! They handled the accommodations, which included breakfast every day and dinner 12 nights.

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Specialist: Juanma
Juanma grew up near Vigo and moved to Ireland just 2 days after his graduation. his passion is discovering new places around the world on his bike. He has walked the Via Francig...
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