With two paths to choose from, you’re about to have one unforgettable adventure in Portugal.
Portuguese pilgrims have been making the journey to Santiago since the mid-12th century. Most modern pilgrims will begin the Camino Portuguese, or Portuguese Way, in either Lisbon or Porto. It’s becoming an increasingly popular option thanks to its shorter length – 250km from our starting point near Porto, 628 km from Lisbon – as well as the local hospitality and coastal landscapes. From Porto, there are two options to walk to Santiago: the Caminho da Coasta (Coastal Way) or the Caminho Central (Central Way, or Inland Path).
A walking holiday along the Camino in Portugal offers travellers an opportunity to see the country in a different light, experience the rural areas that constitute the ‘real’ Portugal and spend time with those that live in them.
The route, which heads north along the Atlantic coast, will see the sun on your back all the way to Santiago, with farmhouses, forests, rolling hills along the way. The delicious seafood is a huge feature of this journey, as are the opportunities to stay in quaint fishing villages and stop for swims at the many sandy beaches along the way.