The Portuguese Way or Caminho Portugués #caminhoportugues is a fantastic Camino de Santiago route for cyclists. The trail starts in Lisbon, Portugal’s dazzling capital and home of several UNESCO sites, and takes ‘bicigrinos’ (bike-pilgrims) the length of Portugal and Southern Galicia across stunning countryside.
You will be cycling past terraced fields, vineyards and lush forests, as well as sleepy country villages and historic towns and cities such as Coimbra, famous for its UNESCO 13th century university; gorgeous Porto with its colourful river front and home of Port wine; and historic Pontevedra with its lively cobbled streets.
From Valenca do Minho, you will cycle across the 19th century International Bridge over the River Minho, separating Portugal from Galicia, in Spain. On the last section you will reach the Atlantic Coast for a short while, being in the heart of the Rías Baixas region, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to taste the local Albariño white wine and some of the best seafood in the country. As you cycle the Portuguese Way and get closer to Santiago, you will meet fellow pilgrims coming from all over the world, all with the same goal: reaching magnificent Santiago de Compostela.
*We recommend cycling the Camino only if you have some essential bike maintenance knowledge and if you have some cycling experience: Cycling the Camino de Santiago – How it Works.