Camino Portuguese Coastal

Portuguese Coastal Way from Porto

Camino Portugués de la Costa

Tour Description

Walk the full Portuguese Coastal Way, from Porto to Santiago

The Portuguese Coastal Way starts in Porto, same as the standard Portuguese Way. However, from this point both routes follow different paths up to Redondela (in Redondela, they merge together until Santiago de Compostela).

Those who decide to walk the Portuguese Coastal Way from Porto, will have the chance to discover really nice fishing villages in Northern Portugal, such as Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora… Same in Galicia, as the path passes by lovely towns like A Guarda, Baiona or Vigo.

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Experience details

Included Services

Lodging in private room with private bathroom
Luggage transfer between stages
Half board: breakfast and dinner
Travel insurance
Walking notes
Pilgrim passport
24/7 telephone assistance

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Arrival in Porto

Porto - Povoa de Varzim (27 km)

This walking day departs from the same place as the standard Portuguese Way, but both routes follow different paths onwards (one is on the coast, and the other one, inland). After leaving behind the outskirts of Porto, we will come over coastal areas and beaches, until reaching Povoa de Varzim.

Povoa de Varzim - Esposende (22 km)

We will continue our walk over the coast line, and the Camino will take us to lovely beaches and small costal villages.

Esposende - Viana do Castelo (24 km)

The walking day from Esponsende to Viana do Castelo combines rural tracks and paved roads. After crossing its bridge, which is a symbol of the town, we will arrive in Viana do Castelo.

Viana do Castelo - Vila Praia de Áncora (19 km)

This a quiet walking day. If you have enough time, you can take a quick swim on the beach when you arrive in Vila Praia de Ancora (if weather allows you to do so!).

Vila Praia de Áncora - A Guarda (13 km)

We will finally arrive in Galicia region, in Northern Spain, after a couple of days discovering Portugal. For this, is necessary to book a ticket with Xacobeo Transfer through their website www.xacobeotransfer.com or calling the following phone number +34 613011226. If you feel you can walk a bit more, you can continue to Oia.

A Guarda - Baiona (33 km)

This walking day is one of the longest of the route. It is possible to split this walking day in two, and stay in Oia, which is in between A Guarda and Baiona.

Baiona– Vigo (23 km)

The route begins in Baiona, a small town where the first news of the discovery of America was received. The caravel Pinta docked in its port when it came back from the new continent. The route will take you along the beaches of Nigrán and you will be able to admire the Cíes Islands. The landscape in the last kilometres, will become more urban, as you get into Vigo, the most populated town in Galicia.

Vigo – Redondela (15 km)

Pilgrims will be able to take in the impressive veiws of the Estuary of Vigo on the left. This walking day is a bit shorter and less intense, so you can enjoy a quick dip in once of the many beaches you come across from Vigo to Redondela.

Redondela – Pontevedra (20 km)

From this point up to Santiago, the path will be the same as the traditional Portuguese Camino, so you may see more Pilgrims on the way. Pontesampaio is a village which is worth seeing, it is interesting to learn about the historical events which took place there, and cross the Roman bridge over the Verdugo river. This stage ends in Pontevedra, a beautiful town which is famous due to its historical centre and its squares made of stone

Pontevedra – Caldas de Rei (21 km)

Our way out of Pontevedra will lead us back to the rural side of Galicia, so we will be able to enjoy the woods and streams. Many pilgrims stop in Barro to see the Natural Park of the Barosa River with its cascades and mills. Finally, we will arrive in Caldas de Reis, a town which is famous for its thermal spring waters and spa resorts.

Caldas de Rei – Padrón (19 km)

Today, the Camino passes peacefully through small villages, with dispersed houses along the route. Padrón is known as the first place on land spotted by the boat which carried the remains of Saint James the Apostle. Also, it is the birthplace of great authors like Rosalía de Castro or Camilo José Cela.

Padrón – Santiago (24,5 km)

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Standard Category Accommodations on Camino Portuguese Coastal

1* and 2* hotels

These hotels offer private rooms with private bathrooms as well as other additional services that may vary depending on the type of category: restaurant service, television, room service, dry cleaning, ironing service, etc. It is common to stay in this type of hotels in the cities along the Camino.

Hostels and pensions

These accommodations have the necessary services to cover the basic needs of cleanliness and rest at a more moderate price than the hotels . Officially, hostels and guesthouses are 1-star accommodations. However, this rating should not be taken into account when evaluating the level of comfort and quality of their services.

Trip cancellation insurance
Upgrade to superior room
Extra night at the beginning of the tour
Extra night at the end of the tour
Private transfer airport-starting location
Private transfer Santiago-Airport
Other private transfers
Organized visits and excursions
Pilgrim massage

Route map

Frequent questions

From Porto Airport

  • car or cab: It is 12km to the city center, approximately 25 minutes drive.
  • subway: Take the purple E subway line from the airport to Trindade station. Frequency 30′ and with an estimated duration of 35′. For timetables and more information visit: https://www.oporto.net/metro
  • bus: Take the bus towards Cordoaria (LINE 601 or 602) or towards Hospital de São João (LINE 604). The trip takes about 1 hour. For schedules and more information visit: https://www.stcp.pt/pt/viajar/linhas/

From Vigo Airport

  • Cab car: It is 160km, during a journey of approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.
  • bus: Take the bus (LINE A) from Vigo Airport to Urzaiz stop (Estación / Cotomondongo wall). 30′ journey and frequency every 30′. Another option is to take a cab to the station (10 minutes). Once there, we can take a bus (ALSA) to Oporto (2h trip). For schedules and more information visit: www.vitrasa.es and www.alsa.es  
  • train: Take the bus (LINE A) from Vigo Airport to Urzaiz 13 stop. Frequency every 30′. Walk for 10 minutes to the train station Vigo Guixar. Once there, we can take a train (Renfe) to Oporto (2h and 20 minutes). For schedules and more information visit: www.vitrasa.es and www.renfe.com

From Lisbon Airport

  • car or cab: It is 315km, during a journey of approximately 3 hours.
  • bus: Take the subway (RED LINE) direction East (6 minutes ride). Frequency every 10′. Once there, we can take a bus to Oporto (3h and 30 minutes). For timetables and more information visit: https://www.metrolisboa.pt/ and https://rede-expressos.pt/es   
  • train: Take the subway (RED LINE) direction East (6 minutes ride). Frequency every 10′. Once there, we can take a train to Oporto (3h trip). For schedules and more information visit: https://www.metrolisboa.pt/ and https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en

FromSantiago de Compostela Airport

  • Car or cab: 250km with an estimated duration of 5 hours and 30 minutes.
  • bus: Take the bus (LINE 6A) from Santiago de Compostela airport to the bus station. Frequency every 15′ and with an approximate duration of 45′. Another option is to take a cab to the station, with an estimated duration of 15′. Then, we must take a bus (ALSA) to Oporto (4h trip). For schedules and more information visit: www.alsa.es, www.flixbus.es y https://lugove.gal/es
  • train: Take the bus (LINE 6A) from Santiago de Compostela airport to the train station. Frequency every 15′ and with an approximate duration of 20′. Another option is to take a cab to the station, with an estimated duration of 15′. Then we will take a train to Vigo (journey time between 50 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes). At Vigo Guixar station we can take a train (Renfe) towards Porto (2h and 20 minutes). For schedules and more information visit: www.vitrasa.es, https://lugove.gal/es and www.renfe.com

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Camino Portugués de la Costa

TOUR SUMMARY

DISTANCE: 260 Km
STAGES: 12 Stages
DURATION: 13 Nights
DIFICULTy: 3/5
START: Porto
PRICE: desde 1085€

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