The stunning UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto in Northern Portugal is a wonderful place to start your journey cycling the Camino Portugues or Portuguese Way.
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 Camino Portugues 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. Cycling the Camino de Santiago – How it Works. We can organise guided Camino cycling tours for private groups, talk to our team for more details.
This was indeed one of the most memorable experiences of my life, to walk the Camino Portugues in August 2017. Camino Ways were instrumental in making my itinerary and lodgings work so flawlessly so that I could focus on the Camino. All the places to stay were clean, well-maintained and in safe surroundings.
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