5 WEEKS WALKING CAMINO PORTUGUESE

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Starting in the Capital of Portugal, Lisbon, this Camino is a great for those looking for a rural experience and a quieter experience. This Camino will head north towards the town of Porto and then crossing into Spain.  Discover the world of tapas, cañas and delicious seafood all while meandering thru peaceful rural villages.

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  • Daily Distance Moderate
    24km
All about the 5 WEEKS WALKING CAMINO PORTUGUESE.

Starting in the Capital of Portugal, Lisbon, this Camino is a great for those looking for a rural experience and a quieter experience. This Camino will head north towards the town of Porto and then crossing into Spain.  Discover the world of tapas, cañas and delicious seafood all while meandering thru peaceful rural villages.

????? 34 DAYS / 33 NIGHTS

Accommodation Level:
1-2 Star Inns: 2,195€ * ???
2-3 Star Inns: 2,775€ * ???

Departures: ?
Every day between
April 1st – September 28th, 2017
April 1st – October 1st, 2018

Average Daily Distance: ?
24km – 5 to 7 hours

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
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  • 33 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts (in 2-3 Star Itinerary Only)
  • Luggage transfers
  • High-speed train, Santiago de Compostela-Madrid
  • Access to 24 hour help line
  • Personalized electronic guidebook which includes:
    • daily route notes, elevation profiles & itinerary overview
    • informative notes and videos of sites of interest
    • restaurant reviews and suggestions
    • Camino trail map & GPS locations of sites of interest
    • essential services locator (banks, pharmacies, water, etc)
    • food menu translator
    • common spanish phrasebook
    • tips for how to prepare & train for the Camino
    • first aid & emergency situation tips
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals outside of breakfasts
  • Data and phone plan for electronic device
  • Potential taxi services to shorten days
  • Electronic Device. Rental available on demand at extra cost
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Museum entrances & other paid visits
  1. STAGE 1 ARRIVE LISBON – 0 KM

    Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal.  It is located on the coast and is known for its hills.  There are many sites to see in this wonderful city.  The bright and sparkling lights of the city, soak up the sounds and smells of the ocean, or just explore the cobbled streets lined with old buildings.   If you have the time to visit the UNESCO sites of Belém Tower or São Jorge Castle, they will leave you with quiet the impression of this beautiful city.

  2. STAGE 2 LISBON – SANTA IRIA DE AZOIA – 26 KM

    The trail will follow parts of the Río Tejo through the Parque das Nações, which was built for Expo ’98.  After leaving the city, you will begin walking in the country side along a lush forest.  The difference between the landscape and the city scape makes you wonder if you were just in the city or not!

  3. STAGE 3 SANTA IRIA DE AZOIA – VILA FRANCA DE XIRA – 14 KM

    Today you will have a gradual climb out of Santa Iria de Azoia before descending into Póvoa de Santa Iria.  The Camino will follow along the Río Tejo as you walk alongside a national road.  You will enter Vila Franca de Xira, which is home to a famous bullfighting festival held yearly.

  4. STAGE 4 VILA FRANCA DE XIRA – AZAMBUJA – 19 KM

    The Río Tejo continues alongside the Camino as you leave the area and start to head inland towards Azambuja.  This town is famous for its bull run, which occurs each year throughout the town streets.

  5. STAGE 5 AZAMBUJA – SANTARÉM – 32 KM

    Today’s long walk will take you to the highest point along this Camino, Santarém.  Before you reach your destination, you will come across vineyards, orchards, groves, and farm fields.

    While in Santarém, be sure to visit the Porta do Sol (Sun Gate), where you can take in breathtaking views of the area and watch the sun set over the landscape.

  6. STAGE 6 SANTARÉM – GOLEGÃ – 31 KM

    As you walk today you will pass by farmland, and quaint small villages.  You will see many horses and bulls along the Camino, this region is famous for horse and bull breeding.  It is a long day, but this stage is flat, so it should be an easier day!

  7. STAGE 7 GOLEGÃ – TOMAR – 30 KM

    The day starts with you walking towards one of the finest manor homes in Portugal, Finca da Cardiga.  Continuing past this beautiful house, the Camino turns into rolling countryside, you will pass villages throughout the day as you continue towards Tomar.

  8. Stage 8 TOMAR - ALVAIÁZERE – 31 KM

    Today is a challenging section, but very rewarding.  With a change of landscape, you enter forests with valleys and ancient Roman roads that lead you along towards Alvaiázere.

  9. STAGE 9 ALVAIÁZERE – ANSIÃO – 15 KM

    There is a steep climb as you start your day today, followed by a steady descent.  Following a medieval route through olive groves and crop fields you will make your way towards Ansião.

  10. STAGE 10 ANSIÃO – CONDEIXA A NOVA – 26 KM

    As you leave Ansião, you will cross a 17th century bridge, Ponte da Cal.  You will pass though numerous wooded areas of pine, olive and eucalyptus, as well as small villages.

  11. STAGE 11 CONDEIXA A NOVA – COIMBRA – 19 KM

    Today is another beautiful walk among tree lined paths.  The final part of the day will be a climb over Alto de Cruz de Mourocos, before descending into Coimbra.

    Coimbra, was once the capital of Portugal, and is an energetic city.  Home to a university that dates to the 13th century, and is now a UNESCO site, as well as a beautifully preserved Gothic cathedral.

  12. STAGE 12 COIMBRA – MEALHADA – 23 KM

    The day starts with a gentle climb leaving Coimbra, the rest of the day, however, is relatively flat.  You will be walking along an old Roman road, which you may see remnants of throughout the day.  Your destination for the evening, Mealhada, is known for its vineyards and wine production.

  13. STAGE 13 MEALHADA – ÁGUEDA – 25 KM

    Your trail today will be an easy one.  Most of the day is spent walking on asphalt near the vineyards of the area.  On your way to Águeda you will pass by Avelas de Caminho, a city with strong connections to the Camino de Santiago.

  14. STAGE 14 ÁGUEDA – ALBERGARIA A VELHA – 17 KM

    This short and easy stage is most flat and should not be too difficult.  The highest point of the Camino is at the end of your day at your destination of Albergaria A Velha.  Part of your day is spend walking through eucalyptus and pine forests.  Part of the Camino today will follow the original Via Romana XVI, with a beautiful bridge crossing over the Rio Marnel.

  15. STAGE 15 ALBERGARIA A VELHA – SÃO JOÃO DE MADEIRA – 29 KM

    The first part of the day has you walking through more eucalyptus and pine forests.  As the day progresses the North, the Camino becomes more urbanized.  The terrain becomes more undulating as you start to finish the day, the highest point being at your stop for the evening.

  16. STAGE 16 SÃO JOÃO DE MADEIRA – GRIJÓ – 19 KM

    The day takes you through urban areas as you travel along the original Roman road.  You will pass through Arrifana and see its blue church.  Continuing down the hill you will encounter the 13th century Monastery Mosteiro de Grijo.

  17. STAGE 17 GRIJÓ – PORTO – 15 KM

    As you walk towards Porto, you will feel the breeze from the Atlantic Ocean, letting you know you are closer to the famous Port wine capital city.  You will be walking again today along the original Via Romana in Perosinho before entering the Vila Nova de Gaia, the city that faces Porto.

  18. STAGE 18 REST DAY PORTO – 0 KM

    Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is known for their Port.  There is lots to see and do and taste in this beautiful old city.

  19. STAGE 19 PORTO – ARCOS – 18 KM (14 miles)

    Porto is a large city city with a sprawling urban area, we avoid it all with a quick 20 minute transfer by car to Vilar de Pinheiro. The terrain is mainly gentle rolling farm lands, passing the medieval bridge of Don Zameiro on our way to Arcos.

  20. STAGE 20 ARCOS – BARCELOS – 19 KM (12 miles)

    A lovely day amidst Portugal’s rural lands mixed with eucalyptus forests. The day ends at the impressive city of Barcelos, where you’ll discover the origins of the country’s famous symbol, the rooster.

  21. STAGE 21 BARCELOS – PONTE DE LIMA – 33 KM (20 miles)

    Today, things start to get more serious, as there are few villages passed and it is a rather lengthy day. The good news is that the entire day is spent in quiet, serene Portuguese farmlands and forests. The day ends in Ponte de Lima. Founded in 1125, it is one of Portugal’s oldest cities and the site of an ancient Roman settlement. Its long stone bridge is further testament of their presence.

  22. STAGE 22 PONTE DE LIMA – AGUALONGA – 17 KM (11 miles)

    First real challenging day in terms of climbing as you’ll pass the Portela Grande, located at 410m in altitude. You are rewarded with great views of the valley below from the top of this pass. We end today’s walk in the quaint little hamlet of Agualonga (“long waters”)

  23. STAGE 23 AGUALONGA – TUI – 22 KM (13 miles)

    One last day to enjoy the Portuguese countryside and culture. Crossing the Rio Minho at the end of the day, we say goodbye to Portugal and enter Spain. Valença do Minho, on the border with Spain, is a beautiful Portuguese fortress town built solely for military purposes in the 12th century.

  24. STAGE 24 TUI – REDONDELA – 33 KM (20 miles)

    You’ll spend most of the day in the quiet Spanish countryside, discovering the peacefulness of rural Galicia. A physically challenging day in distance but rewarding.

  25. STAGE 25 REDONDELA – PONTEVEDRA – 20 KM (13 miles)

    Passing the occasional beach makes this day a perfect blend of coastal and rural walking. Stopping in Pontevedra allows to visit some the city’s impressive sanctuaries.

  26. STAGE 26 PONTEVEDRA – CALDAS DE REIS – 23 KM (14 miles)

    Another peaceful day in the countryside, we pass the impressive historical site of the Puente del Burgo and finish at the legendary hot springs of Caldas de Reis.

  27. STAGE 27 CALDAS DE REIS – PADRON – 18 KM (12 miles)

    As you get closer to Santiago, you start walking through more and more Eucalyptus treed forests. The aroma is delightful as is the rest of the trail. The village of Padron is where the boat carrying St-James’ remains landed.

  28. STAGE 28 PADRON – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 23 KM (14 miles)

    A little more hills as we walk the final miles into Santiago. There is tons to see and do, on top of enjoying the fulfillment of reaching your destination so take full advantage of the city’s sites.

  29. STAGE 29 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 0 KM

    A well-deserved rest day in Santiago de Compostela. Take this time to pick-up your certificate of completion at the Pilgrim’s office and attend the midday mass and see the legendary Botafumeiro in action

Our preferred inns have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, charm and consistent friendly service. They are subject to availability. Should one of our preferred inns not be available, we will provide you with one of the same standard & price.

ASTORGA – CASA DE TEPA

An 18th century home transformed into a beautiful small hotel. Inner courtyard with a garden & chairs to unwind in.

LAS HERRERIAS – PARAIZO DEL BIERZO

Beautifully refurbished 300 year old barn. The area is so quiet and serene, one can’t help but relax and disconnect here.

MONASTERIO SAN ZOILO

Part of an old monastery converted into a 4 star hotel. Rooms are all very different but mainly spacious, comfortable and have tons of charm.

PAZO DE SEDORWay of St James Tours Sedor

A lovely manor home from the 17th century, with beautiful and relaxing grounds, located on the outskirts of town.

PARADOR BERNARDO FRESNADACamino de Santiago Tour lodging

A former 16th century convent renovated into a beautiful hotel. Located next to the historical center of Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

HOTEL ALTAIRWay of St James Tours Altair

Modern rooms in an ancient home. Located on the edge of the historical center, where it is much quieter and tranquil.

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