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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!