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.
The Portuguese Coastal Way is a new route, but is becoming really popular. Each year, more and more pilgrims decide to walk it because of its stunning landscapes and gastronomy.
Do not hesitate to take on this adventure, from Porto to Santiago following the coast line!