By combining the first two sections of the Camino Portugués you visit many of Portugal’s most important, historic cities like the Gothic Santarém, the Templar city of Tomar and the beautiful University town of Coimbra. As well as walking through some of its most beautiful scenery alongside rivers, passing vineyards, crop fields and farms. This trail gives an insight into the rural Portuguese way of life.
Stage 1 - Lisbon to Coimbra (11 days/10 nights)
Day 1 Arrive Lisbon
Stage 2 - Coimbra – Porto (8 days/7 nights)
Day 1 Arrive Coimbra
Grade / Terrain
Moderate - these two sections are mainly flat, so you are able to cover a great deal of distance in a relatively short time. Daily walks are between 15-29km on well marked trails over diverse terrain – from relatively flat to hilly.
The second stage of the Camino Portugués takes you from the historic and lively university city of Coimbra through vineyards, woodlands and villages to Porto, set on the banks of the Douro River and famous for its port wine production. Then walk a mixture of coastal forest and countryside trails along rivers to reach stunning Galicia in Spain. The last 100km, after crossing the River Minho, the natural border between Spain and Portugal, is most popular with pilgrims.
Stage 3 - Porto – A Guarda (7 days/6 nights)
Day 1 Arrive Porto
Stage 4 - A Guarda to Santiago de Compostela (10 Days / 9 Nights)
Day 1 : Arrive A Guarda
Grade / Terrain
Moderate Flat to hilly diverse terrain with daily walks between 13-26 km.
Please note that pricing is per person in Euros
2018: Stage 1: Share twin €1034, Single room supplement €410, Solo traveller cost €1900.
2018: Start any day year round.
The Portuguese Road, or Camino Portugués, is considered by many as the most spiritually connected pilgrimage route. Following the path St James' body took to its resting place at the site of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the often overlooked, and hence much quieter, Portuguese path offers a wealth of history and delightful landscapes to discover.
Beginning in Lisbon, the Camino Portugués is an easier walk than the French Camino. You can choose to walk it in its entirety or just one or more stages.