The 620 kms of route that separate Lisbon from Santiago, through the Portuguese Way can be seen represented in the map that occupies us in this post. A route to discover the neighboring country and enjoy the differences and similarities with Galicia.

How can I interpret this map of the Portuguese Way?

In this map you will see a breakdown of the 27 stages of the Portuguese Way. From the Portuguese capital, on this route you will be able to see everything that Galicia and the neighbouring country have in common. You will visit 2 countries, 8 districts, 1 Autonomous Community and 2 Provinces: in Portugal You will visit the districts of Lisbon, Santarém, Leiria, Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto, Braga and Viana do Castelo. Already in Galicia you will know the provinces of Pontevedra and A Coruña)

Lisbon city

Traversing from South to North, you will pass through abundant towns with services that make this Camino one of the best equipped with infrastructure. You don’t have to worry about that, as you will find shops and bars on your way almost all the time.

To take into account!

You don’t have to worry about anything, because as a general rule, this this Camino has all kinds of infrastructure around it.. Maybe this is because it has been one of the fastest growing in recent years, or because of its internationality, or maybe it has something to do with the fact that much of the route is shared with another very important pilgrimage in Portugal of great importance in Portugal, the pilgrimage to Fátima to Fátima. In terms of height difference, this is one of the most accessible Ways of St. James, since the highest altitude pass you will have to face is the ascent to Portela de Labrujaa small accident of 400 m of height in the stage that separates Ponte da Lima and Rubiaes.Ponte da Lima and Rubiaes.

Another peculiarity of the Portuguese Way is the large number of variants that we can find: Portuguese Way along the Coast, Portuguese Way spiritual variant or the Route of Father Sarmiento.

But… From where do I start the Camino?

The original starting point of the Portuguese Way we can mark it in LisbonThis is the starting point that you should mark on your map. Another interesting starting point, and in our opinion more affordable in terms of time, is Porto. Also keep in mind that it is the best place to start your trip if you are planning to do the Bike path making a total of 250 kms. If you only have one week, we offer you several interesting options: starting your route from Tuilocated on the border of the map with Portugal, you can make your pilgrimage to Santiago in 6 days or, if you are very tight, it is possible to do it in 5 days in 5 days by adjusting the stages a little bit more. But we also offer super interesting alternatives!

Porto's river

If you prefer to travel enjoying the south of Galicia in high standard hotels, you can make this trip combining the pilgrimage with a luxury rest. But it doesn’t end here, if you happen to be a dog lover and can’t live without your pet, you’re in luck because this is one of the many offers we have managed to get our pilgrims to stay with their furry friends. So from Tui you can make the Camino de Santiago with your dog in 6 stages or if you are pressed for time, in 5 stages.

Remember that this Camino is one of the fastest growing in recent years. so it won’t be difficult to meet other pilgrims, besides it is usually preferred by international travellers due to the good connections of the Portuguese airports that are located in the towns through which the route passes. Undoubtedly along with the French Way, this is one of the best to take your first steps on the pilgrimage to Santiago. An experience that will surely leave you wanting to repeat!