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Overview

Camino Portuguese coastal: Porto – Santiago in 16 days.

Walking  the Camino Portuguese coastal from Porto to Santiago. The best communicated route of Camino de Santiago with direct flights to Porto where you will start. Beautiful beaches, an amazing landscape, two different countries and the Atlantic Ocean awaits you!

But if you prefer the Camino Francés or the Camino del Norte we have options too!

Day 1: Arrival at Porto

The amazing city of Porto, such a way to start your Camino Portuguese coastal! Discover the city, walk along the Douro river and get in love with the historical centre. During the night, we recommend you to rest before your Camino starts.

Day 2 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 1: Porto – Aldeia Nova 17,45 km 03:00h

A day to enjoy the magnificent city of Porto. First, you will walk beside the river Douro’s mouth and then along the beach. As soon as you left behind the city centre we recommend you focus your attention on the beach and the sea because that part of the city has nothing special to see. 

Later, you will contemplate the Portuguese landscape until you reach Aldeia Nova to rest after the first day in your Camino de Santiago Portuguese coastal route.

Camino Portuguese coastalDay 3Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 2: Aldeia Nova – Vila do Conde 24 km 05:24h

Today you will walk across beautiful dunes on the beach but you won’t touch them, there are wooden walkways that you have to use. The landscape is similar to yesterday’s but you will enjoy it.

Protect yourself against the sun if it’s summer because it can hit very hard those days but remember, you can take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic sea at any time!

 

Day 4 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 3: Vila do Conde – Apulia 21 km 04:11h

Another day to enjoy the beautiful Camino Portuguese coastal! Walking along the magnificent Atlantic coast can be purifying. Take a deep breath and smell the sea as you walk and enjoy your adventure! 

Today you will reach Apulia, a portuguese vila with a famous and amazing beach. There you will see some old mills, similar to the ones that Don Quixote confronted thinking they were marvelous giants.

Camino Portuguese coastalDay 5 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 4: Apulia – Castelo do Neiva 22 km 04:49h

Maybe you think that you had enough with the Portuguese landscape but I assure you that you’ll love it! Take advantage of these days taking amazing pictures to impress your family and friends when you get home.

There are some Portuguese villages along the way so try out some local food with a local beer, it may surprise you!

 

Day 6 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 5: Castelo do Neiva – Viana do Castelo 12,71 km 02:39h

You will start the day seeing the ancient Benedictine monastery of São Romão de Neiva, a perfect example of Portuguese architecture from the XI century. Your Camino Portuguese coastal will take you to Viana do Castelo, a little but famous city in Portugal. It has a beautiful historic centre with amazing buildings near Lima river.

Sometimes, there is a famous street market in the area where you can buy clothes, local products and more.

 

Day 7 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 6: Viana do Castelo – A Guarda 29 km 07:05h

Today your Camino Portuguese coastal divides itself in two parts. The first one goes across different villages by roads with almost no traffic and the second one has more nature like mounts, hills and villages too. It’s not a difficult stage but can be hard because of the distance. Take your time, rest in the bars along the way and enjoy the Atlantic ocean!

Once in Caminha, you must take a ferry that crosses the Miño river and then only 4 km separates you from A Guarda.

 

Day 8 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 7: A Guarda – Oia 19,22 km 03:08h

Take a look in A Guarda, it has a beautiful historic centre and you should visit Santa Tecla mount with its ancient Iberic village. Today you will pass through eucalyptus forests, the Galician coast and some roads.

In Oia you must go to the Santa María de Oia’s monastery, an impressive, ancient and big building.

Camino Portuguese coastalDay 9 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 8: Oia – Baiona 22,41 km 05:10h

It is time to see the Galician coast in all its glory. If someone takes you there with your eyes covered and without knowing where you are you will think that it’s Ireland! Believe me. 

There are lots of restaurants and bars along this part of the Camino Portuguese coastal so you must taste some delicious Spanish food! In Baiona, you should go to some viewpoints distributed along the coast to take a rest with the best views of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Day 10 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 9: Baiona – Vigo 27 km 06:08h

Another day of Spanish landscape. Today you will see the green fields of Galicia again so it’s time to take some photos! Don’t forget to taste the famous octopus tapa in a bar with a cold beer and rest in the beautiful beach of Samil.

Later you will arrive at Vigo’s city. It’s one the most important cities of Galicia and has all types of shops and restaurants. Here you can see the Ría de Vigo, part of the famous Rías Baixas and, in the Atlantic Ocean, you can see the Cíes Islands. If you have some time it’s a good idea to take a ship to visit those islands because they are a declared Nature Reserve and still remain savage and uninhabited.

Camino Portuguese coastalDay 11 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 10: Vigo – Redondela 18,2 km 04:37h

Today in Vigo you will see the industrial part of the city. It has a lot of industries for such a little city. The rest of the stage goes through beautiful beaches and some little Galician villages. Later you will go along a road for a short period of time but the landscape around will give you a worthwhile walk. 

There is nothing else remarkable about this stage but you will enjoy the views of the Galician coast.

 

Day 12 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 11: Redondela – Pontevedra 19,66 km 04:34h

This stage is one of the most beautiful parts of the Galician coast.You will cross natural paths and beautiful outdoors, going up and down through little hills and bridges built above salt water. You will even ascend a mountain through a Roman road!

This stage will be unforgettable!

Camino Portuguese coastalDay 13 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 12: Pontevedra – Caldas de Rei 21,14 km 04:31h

Today it will be an easy and beautiful stage! You will walk around wooded and vineyard areas, famous for Rías Baixas wine, you should taste it! New beautiful Galician villages await you and some rail tracks will walk along your Camino Portuguese coastal.

Don’t forget to take a look at the beautiful Galician graniers, known as “Hórreos” that you will encounter along the way. In Caldas de Rei you must soak in a thermal spring because there is a legend about the healing powers of that water.

 

Day 14 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 13: Caldas de Rei – Padrón 18,86 km 04:30h

You are almost at the end of your Camino Portuguese coastal route! This stage is one of the most beautiful parts in the Galician segment. You will see amazing villages like Padrón or Pontecesures, with Roman and medieval remains like bridges and churches around.

Take your time to enjoy the day because your Camino is almost finished!

 

Day 15 Camino Portuguese coastal Stage 14: Padron – Santiago 26,36 km 06:24h

This is the last stage in the Camino Portuguese coastal! You will walk along paved areas crossing some villages with lots of church buildings. This stage is clearly divided in two parts, uphill and downhill. The first one is uphill until you reach Milladoiro, the highest point in today’s walking, and then you will go downhill until the end. 

You will be able to see the towers of the cathedral in Agro dos Monteiros, only 7 km separate from Santiago! Enjoy these last kilometers walking and take a rest in the Plaza do Obradoiro while you get speechless watching the cathedral.

Camino Portuguese coastal

Day 16: Departure

Time to say goodbye to your adventure! We will send a transfer to take you to the airport but we hope to see you again!

The Camino de Santiago is a very spiritual experience but we have other adventures waiting for you like Picos de Europa or Mallorca!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • This Camino de Santiago Portuguese coastal route is one of the most beautiful and mindful experiences to do in your life.
  • Doing the coastal route is a different experience from the traditional one, with the Atlantic ocean as your companion during the adventure.
  • Enjoy the spiritual part of the Camino, despite your faith, it’s a magic adventure that may connect your body and mind.
  • Two countries in just one trip. Visit Portugal and Spain in a few days and enjoy both cultures.
  • You will visit beautiful unique villages in the countryside and some big cities like Vigo or Porto.
  • Taste the famous Mediterranean food cuisine from Portugal and Spain, everything is delicious!
  • You will walk around 20 km per day, so you will have time to rest and energy to enjoy the destinations.
  • We recommend hiking this route between April and October (included).
  • Accommodation is selected by location and the distance of the hikes.
  • Bed & breakfast.

What you will do

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Stage 1: Porto - Aldeia Nova 17,45 km 03:00h
Stage 1: Porto - Aldeia Nova 17,45 km 03:00h
A day to enjoy the magnificent city of Porto. First, you will walk beside the river Douro’s mouth and then along the beach.
Later, you will contemplate the Portuguese landscape until you reach Aldeia Nova to rest after the first day in your Camino de Santiago Portuguese coastal route.
Stage 2: Aldeia Nova - Vila do Conde 24 km 05:24h
Stage 2: Aldeia Nova - Vila do Conde 24 km 05:24h
Today you will walk across beautiful dunes on the beach but you won’t touch them, there are wooden walkways that you have to use.
Protect yourself against the sun if it's summer because it can hit very hard those days but remember, you can take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic sea at any time!
Stage 3: Vila do Conde - Apulia 21 km 04:11h
Stage 3: Vila do Conde - Apulia 21 km 04:11h
Today you will reach Apulia, a portuguese vila with a famous and amazing beach. There you will see some old mills, similar to the ones that Don Quixote confronted thinking they were marvelous giants.
Stage 4: Apulia - Castelo do Neiva 22 km 04:49h
Stage 4: Apulia - Castelo do Neiva 22 km 04:49h
A stage to enjoy the magnificent landscape so take advantage of these days taking amazing pictures to impress your family and friends when you get home.
There are some Portuguese villages along the way so try out some local food with a local beer, it may surprise you!
Stage 5: Castelo do Neiva - Viana do Castelo 12,71 km 02:39h
Stage 5: Castelo do Neiva - Viana do Castelo 12,71 km 02:39h
Your Camino Portuguese coastal will take you to Viana do Castelo, a little but famous city in Portugal. It has a beautiful historic centre with amazing buildings near Lima river.
Sometimes, there is a famous street market in the area where you can buy clothes, local products and more.
Stage 6: Viana do Castelo - A Guarda 29 km 07:05h
Stage 6: Viana do Castelo - A Guarda 29 km 07:05h
Today your Camino Portuguese coastal divides itself in two parts. The first one goes across different villages by roads with almost no traffic and the second one has more nature like mounts, hills and villages too.
Once in Caminha, you must take a ferry that crosses the Miño river and then only 4 km separates you from A Guarda.
Stage 7: A Guarda - Oia 19,22 km 03:08h
Stage 7: A Guarda - Oia 19,22 km 03:08h
Take a look in A Guarda, it has a beautiful historic centre and you should visit Santa Tecla mount with its ancient Iberic village. Today you will pass through eucalyptus forests, the Galician coast and some roads.
Stage 8: Oia - Baiona 22,41 km 05:10h
Stage 8: Oia - Baiona 22,41 km 05:10h
If someone takes you there with your eyes covered and without knowing where you are you will think that it’s Ireland!
In Baiona, you should go to some viewpoints distributed along the coast to take a rest with the best views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Stage 9: Baiona - Vigo 27 km 06:08h
Stage 9: Baiona - Vigo 27 km 06:08h
Today you will see the green fields of Galicia again so it’s time to take some photos!
Later you will arrive at Vigo’s city. It’s one the most important cities of Galicia and has all types of shops and restaurants. Here you can see the Ría de Vigo, part of the famous Rías Baixas and, in the Atlantic Ocean, you can see the Cíes Islands. If you have some time it’s a good idea to take a ship to visit those islands because they are a declared Nature Reserve and still remain savage and uninhabited.
Stage 10: Vigo - Redondela 18,2 km 04:37h
Stage 10: Vigo - Redondela 18,2 km 04:37h
Today in Vigo you will see the industrial part of the city. It has a lot of industries for such a little city. The rest of the stage goes through beautiful beaches and some little Galician villages. Later you will go along a road for a short period of time but the landscape around will give you a worthwhile walk.
Stage 11: Redondela - Pontevedra 19,66 km 04:34h
Stage 11: Redondela - Pontevedra 19,66 km 04:34h
This stage is one of the most beautiful parts of the Galician coast.You will cross natural paths and beautiful outdoors, going up and down through little hills and bridges built above salt water. You will even ascend a mountain through a Roman road!
Stage 12: Pontevedra - Caldas de Rei 21,14 km 04:31h
Stage 12: Pontevedra - Caldas de Rei 21,14 km 04:31h
Today it will be an easy and beautiful stage! You will walk around wooded and vineyard areas, famous for Rías Baixas wine, you should taste it! New beautiful Galician villages await you and some rail tracks will walk along your Camino Portuguese coastal.
Stage 13: Caldas de Rei - Padrón 18,86 km 04:30h
Stage 13: Caldas de Rei - Padrón 18,86 km 04:30h
This stage is one of the most beautiful parts in the Galician segment. You will see amazing villages like Padrón or Pontecesures, with Roman and medieval remains like bridges and churches around.
Stage 14: Padron - Santiago 26,36 km 06:24h
Stage 14: Padron - Santiago 26,36 km 06:24h
This stage is clearly divided in two parts, uphill and downhill. The first one is uphill until you reach Milladoiro, the highest point in today’s walking, and then you will go downhill until the end.
You will be able to see the towers of the cathedral in Agro dos Monteiros, only 7 km separate from Santiago! Enjoy these last kilometers walking and take a rest in the Plaza do Obradoiro while you get speechless watching the cathedral.

Included/Excluded

  • Pilgrim passport.
  • Transfer from Porto airport to the city.
  • Transfer from Santiago to the airport.
  • Rates are per person in shared rooms.
  • 15 nights in hotels with a private bathroom, breakfast included.
  • Luggage transport.
  • Flights.

Duration

5 – 7 hours

Languages

English
Espanol
Nederlands

Activity Types

Biking
Camino Santiago
Food & Nightlife
Fotografie
Sightseeing Tours
Walking

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FAQs

Where should I start?
Porto is the easiest place to start because you have lots of flight options but if you prefer to do a shortest Camino we can arrange a transfer to make it possible!
Where do I sleep?
You will sleep in hotels with a private bathroom and breakfast included.
What do I carry with me?
You walk with your backpack. You will need good walking shoes and depending on the season you could need warm clothing to avoid the cold. But don’t forget some lightweight clothing and your flip flops to rest! During the day you need enough water, something to eat, sunscreen and a raincoat. Additionally you can take a walking stick but it’s not necessary.
What happens if I have an accident or something unforeseen happens?
You can contact us anytime 24/7. We will see how we can help you.

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