Portuguese Coastal Camino (Porto to Santiago)
From beautiful parador hotels to charming casa rurales, we have sourced the best accommodation so that you can delight in your surroundings and wake refreshed each day. A unique feature of our trip is a 2-night stay at the Baiona Parador, with a visit to the nearby historical town of Tui.
To make sure everything goes to plan, we have our own local staff on the ground. They will give you any assistance you might need on your Camino adventure and greet you at the end of your walk. You can't beat having local back-up when you need it!
We listen to what you want and tailor the walking to your ability and timeframes, giving you the experience you want, not what's easiest for us! We can vary the length of stages and find the accommodation that best suits your needs and budget.
We offer the route less trodden, taking the coastal path where most walkers follow the inland route and miss the great Atlantic coast scenery. You'll get cooler temperatures and much more interesting walking days with ever changing views and fewer people on the trail. We walk through a diverse landcsape of vineyards, forests and fishing villages on this easy coastal trail.
The Portuguese Coastal Camino route is ideal for those who love coastal scenery as well as for the more adventurous walker. You will find slightly less signage (until you enter Redondela – where the coastal track joins with the traditional Portuguese route and becomes well signed) and fewer fellow pilgrims than on the Spanish Camino. The locals are very friendly and willing to help!
You will be walking on coastal tracks, beaches, old Roman roads and forest tracks crossing old villages and cities born from the Camino trail. There is some walking alongside the road, especially when walking into Vigo and also into Santiago on the last day but for the most part footpaths, tracks and beaches.
With its sunny climate, gorgeous beaches, picturesque towns, historic sites and delicious food, the Portuguese Camino is the perfect destination to hike, feast, dance and relax.
We have a dedicated Camino Team, including our own staff in Spain who have first-hand knowledge of the Camino routes, so when you call us you will speak to an expert!