The Portuguese Way Portuguese Way

Duration:
Up to 29 Nights
Distance:
602 km
Difficulty:
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Karen, Canada - 08/2013
The Camino Ways did an excellent job of ensuring that all of our needs were met. I was a first time traveler to Europe … I had no worries … details were taken care off… moreover the level of safety that I felt was paramount this definitely helped with the level of comfort that I was able to explore and feel. The rooms and meals were super in great locations definitely a great way to see and experience the culture. The directions for the trail of the Camino were superb as well. This trip exceeded all of my expectations … I am interested in doing another trip next year .. possible the English way …. I will not hesitate to work with the Camino Ways again… Oh yes… the hotels had respect for this company as well. Happy Trails”
Kira, Marcia and Shawn, Canada - 09/2013
Kira, Marcia and Shawn have walked the Camino in 2013, here it's there testimony :“Dear Camino Ways, Thanks for a fabulous trip! Our bike trip along the Portuguese Camino was everything we had hoped for. A time to experience Portuguese/Spanish culture in a variety of settings, the countryside, the people, the tourist attractions, vigorous exercise and each other. Our accommodations were outstanding and our luggage transfers flawless. Brand new mountain bikes were great! Our daughter often questioned the medium fitness level recommended, and my wife was a little concerned about her lack of mountain bike experience, but all would agree that it was a spectacular trip and would recommend to our fit, adventure seeking friends. Thanks, we loved it”

The Portuguese Way or Caminho Portugués #caminhoportugues 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 and increasingly busier French Way.

The full Camino Portugués is a month-long journey, starting in Lisbon, Portugal’s dazzling capital and home of several UNESCO sites. 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 river front and home of Port wine. Terraced fields, lush forests, vineyards and peaceful sleepy villages await on the Portuguese Way route of the Camino de Santiago.

Once you’ve crossed the 19th century International Bridge and River Minho, the natural border between Portugal and Spain, you will start the last stretch of your journey. Tui marks the last 100kms of the Camino coming from Portugal and is, therefore, a very popular starting point for pilgrims. Admiring the views from Tui’s hilltop cathedral, sampling oysters in Arcade, ‘gambling’ with the famous green peppers from Padrón and exploring the cobbled streets of Pontevedra’s old town… it is all part of your special journey to Santiago.

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