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Portuguese Coastal Camino

The lesser walked Camino along the Atlantic coast

you'll love the portuguese coastal camino trek.

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!

The coastal route offers a choice of two paths and if you take the seashore path 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.

THE RAW TRAVEL DIFFERENCE.

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The best authentic accommodation

We have sourced the best authentic, quality local accommodation. From beautiful Parador hotels to charming casa rurales, with friendly hosts and wonderful food, 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.

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Our own Operations & ground support

We are the most established Australian operator on the Camino - we book all your arrangements directly, and with our long-standing relationships with hotels you'll be well looked after. Our own ground managers will brief you on arrival in Portugal. They will give you reassurance & support on your Camino adventure.

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Flexible trips tailored to you

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.

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Beautiful coastal walking, 2 countries

We offer the route less trodden, taking the coastal paths 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 landscape of vineyards, forests and fishing villages on this coastal trail, and all you carry is your daypack.

RAW Travel sent over 1200 people on the European Camino routes last year.

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This was my second trip organised by RAW Travel and again it was another fantastic experience! Everything went perfectly. Well planned and the best accommodation at every location we visited. Would not hesitate to recommend RAW Travel to anybody. Loved it all. 

Michelle Joiner (VIC)
June 2019

Our RAW Travel experience was fantastic. We engaged with RAW Travel to organise our accommodation and luggage transfers and were provided with all the information we needed to successfully complete our self-guided tour. 

Louise Gale (VIC)
July 2019

This was a well organised trip with manageable distances between each hotel. The hotels were great & the luggage transfers went smoothly.

Philippa Macintyre (NSW)
June 2019

Very good. Very satisfied. You delivered as what you referred to us. Hotels are excellent!

Jonathan Chang (INDONESIA)
May 2019

exploring the Portuguese Camino.

Click on each of the trail points to read about each destination 

Lisbon

The hilly, coastal capital city of Portugal is one of the oldest and most colourful and vibrant cities in Europe. Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, this sun-kissed city blends its rich and varied history with a modern buzz. The ornate city centre, wooden trams and terracotta rooftops make this a stunning and enjoyable city to explore.

Porto

With narrow streets that tumble down to the River Douro and its landmark bridge, Porto is a visual delight. The city's port cellars are a highlight of a visit here and a reminder of what made the city famous. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, especially in the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district with its cobbled streets and cafes.

Coastal Trails

The coastal paths along the Atlantic Ocean beaches are what make this Camino unique and such a good choice for a quieter scenic walk. The coastal Camino and seashore paths passes through fishing villages, beautiful bays and beaches, adding great variety to the Portuguese Camino and a making it a more inspiring walk than staying on the inland route.

Viana do Castelo

Once an important trading city, Viana do Castelo is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Portugal. It has many attractions, an appealing medieval centre, and lovely beaches nearby. The town’s picturesque setting by the Rio Lima estuary is best appreciated from the hilltop Basilica of Santa Luzia.

Baiona

One of our walkers' favourite stops on this coast, and not just because of its wonderful parador accommodation. The charming town has a quaint fishing port, small but appealing beaches, a historic fort and a vibrant old town behind the seafront area. This area is very popular with Spanish visitors in the summer months because of its pleasant climate.

Santiago De Compostela

The legendary city of Santiago is the goal of every Camino walker, and it never disappoints. Its epic Plaza de Obradeiro and the immense Cathedral are a fitting climax to every Camino journey. The lively historical streets, cafes and bars offer good exploration and a place to celebrate your achievement.

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Portuguese Camino DESTINATION GUIDE.

View our exclusive and detailed destination guide to the Portuguese Camino.

Why are we your Camino De Santiago experts?

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!

  • We have a walked and cycled all the routes, and our staff on the ground in Europe are fluent in Spanish and English, so you can rely on us for local knowledge, expertise and support.
  • Our in-house travel agent will book your flights and pre/post-travel arrangements.
  • You’ll receive a comprehensive information pack, with a Camino guidebook, Portuguese phrasebook, luggage tags, detailed itinerary, hotel maps.

VIEW OUR Portuguese CAMINO ITINERARIES.