The Portuguese Camino Camino Portugues Full Route

Activity:
Walking or Cycling or Easy Walking or Easy Cycling
Duration:
Up to 29 Nights
Distance:
616 km
Difficulty:
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
April to October
Price:
1 week from €480
Alma, United States - July 2016
"I travel a lot but hands down this was my most memorable trip. Santiago de Compostela has an indescribable magic. My intention was to workout and see new frontiers. The Camino had something else in mind for me. I learned a great deal more about myself and came back home transformed and with a sense of peace, happiness and well being. My journey was super comfortable and Camino Ways was excellent in preparing my hotel stays. I had to make some minor adjustments during my Camino and the staff at Camino Ways was very helpful and prompt in addressing my needs. FYI my friend with whom I walked the Camino paid double and got pretty much the same thing I did! I was trilled to have obtained a good price for a first class trip. The top rated Parador Hotels along the way were a treat for my tired body. I highly recommend doing the Camino and if you don't want to stay in hostels and prefer a little bit more comfort and great meals, Camino Ways is the way to go. Thank you Camino Ways for being part of the best trip of my life!" Alma walked the Camino Portugues.
Rob & Michelle, Canada - July 2016
"An extraordinary experience indeed. My wife and I had the pleasure of a 10 day Trek through some of the most unique Portuguese Countryside and upgraded to the 'Superior Collection' (Parador Hotels), well worth it and more. Camino ways were flawless in their organization and attention to detail from our very first contact. We have only good things to say, in fact endless compliments in regards to CaminoWays Staff, Parador Hotels, meals (5 Star for sure), Trek route etc. We Canadians were very pleased. With great appreciation Rob & Michelle." Camino Portugues.
Barbara, Australia - 10/2015
"I recently walked part of the Portugese Camino. It was a totally sublime experience, enhanced by the quality of the service provided by Camino Ways. I booked them to provide me with a hotel each night, a breakfast each morning and a transfer of my big pack each day to the next destination. In addition, I received comprehensive directions and a HELP contact should I need it. I received a top rate service, no hiccups at all"
John, United States - 07/2015
"This is my third trip through Camino Ways. They just keep getting better." For more information about this Camino route: The Portuguese Way from Tui.
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 Camino Portugues or Caminho Portugués, 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 Camino Frances.

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

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.

Once you’ve crossed the 19th century International Bridge over the 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 de Santiago 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.

Select ‘Let’s Go’ to create your trip. You can walk or cycle.