Portuguese Coastal Camino

A stunning walk from Porto to Santiago de Compostela

The Portuguese Coastal Way is a stunning alternative to the traditional Camino de Santiago. Often referred to as the ‘friendly Camino’ because of the generosity and warmth of the locals, it starts in the vibrant city of Porto and takes you through 265km of beautiful, diverse scenery to Santiago de Compostela.

From the wild Atlantic Ocean, to forests, vineyards and farmland, the untouched natural beauty of this walk creates long-lasting memories for anyone who chooses it. On a hot day you can even take a dip in the ocean and cool off, so don’t forget to pack your bathers.

We recommend starting your journey with a few fun-filled days in Porto: visit the port cellars, explore the markets and the old town, and spend some time relaxing in the riverfront cafes or wine bars. This city does not disappoint and is an exciting and memorable way to start your Camino.

The Portuguese Coastal Way is a less-signed route that offers solitude, reflection and the best oysters in Galicia! If you are seeking challenge and adventure, this walk is for you.

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Choose one of our Camino trips by clicking on one of the tour tiles below to see full details. All Camino trips are flexible and they can be adapted to suit your needs.

What makes the Portuguese Coastal Camino special

1000 years of history

Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims and over 1000 years of history.


Enjoy the camaraderie with fellow pilgrims of different ages and backgrounds from all over the world.

Portugal and Spain

Enjoy the varied history, landscapes and food as you walk through northern Portugal and the beautiful Spanish countryside

A rewarding walk

Enjoy the satisfaction of travelling under your own power and finally walking into historic Santiago to reunite with the hundreds of pilgrims you have met along the way.

Wonderful seafood

Redondela and Pontevedra are known for having the best oysters in Galicia.


Take a trip in the slow lane where you move one step at a time, away from the frantic modern world in which we live.

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