The Portuguese way from Oporto to Santiago it is a long walk that requires at least 10-15 days to complete it. Because of that we offer this itinerary going from O Porto to A Guarda. If you are interested, this itinerary is always extensible as we offer the possibility to continue from A Guarda to Santiago de Compostela.

Arrival in Oporto

The traveler is responsible to arrive at the given accommodation on the chosen date. This day is a good chance to visit the city and to rest.

Oporto – Matosinhos – Póvoa de Varzim

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 6-7hDistancia25 – 30 Km

To start our journey we have two options: The first option would be to leave from Oporto and the second option will be to leave from Matosinhos. If we choose the first option the distance increases in 5 Kilometers. We recommend option two, for your convenience we offer the possibility to transfer you to Matosinhos to start walking. The path follows the coast, during our way we will enjoy places such as Leça da Palmeira, Aldeia Nova, Praia de Angeiras, Praia de Labruge, Vila Chá, Louça Mindelo and Vila do Conde. Once there, we are close to our destination, Póvoa de Varzim.

Póvoa de Varzim – Esposende

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 5hDistancia21 Km

In this stage we will alternate asphalted roads, harbors, beaches and walkways. We will leave Póvoa de Varzim following the “Paseo Marítimo” and then continue the path up to A Ver-O-Mar. We will enter Braga district to continue our way to north Portugal. Before arriving in Esposende we will cross Fao and Cávado River.

Esposende – Viana do Castelo

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 6hDistancia24 Km

We will continue our way along the coast. From Esposende we will see one of the most popular beaches of the area.  After crossing beaches and dunes we will find the Bartolomé do Mar Church. The next stops will be Belinho and Canico Beaches before to arriving at Neiva River. We are near to our destination, after crossing Rodanho Beach and Cabedelo port we will see the Eiffel Bridge, an indicator that we are near to our accommodation.

Viana do Castelo – Vila Praia de Áncora

Dificultad LowTiempo estimado 4hDistancia19 Km

We will start the stage from Viana do Castelo Cathedral; we can choose to follow the coastal path or the other way. We recommend to continue along the coast, it is a relax walk, and we will enjoy the views and visiting the Montedor Windmills. During our way we will cross cities like Areosa, Carreço and Afife. Just a few kilometers later we will arrive in Praia de Áncora.

Vila Praia de Ancora – A guarda

Dificultad LowTiempo estimado 4h 30′Distancia19 Km

We will start this last stage at Praia de Áncora beach. We will continue along the cost to reach the city of Caminha. We must take a ferry to cross the Miño River, which disembarks at Camposancos (Spain). We crossed the border between Portugal and Spain, from here we have to go up to Monte de Santa Tecla. Then we will continue along the road parallel to the coast. After a short distance we will have reached our destination and final stop, A Guarda.

A Guarda

If you have reached your goal take advantage of the day, relax and visit the city. However, if you have time and strength to continue the way, do not hesitate to contact us to complete the Portuguese way to Santiago.

** After leaving the accommodation, our services will be concluded.


  • 7 days/6 nights in the chosen accommodation
  • Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
  • Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
  • Telephone assistance service 24/7
  • Travel assistance insurance
  • Single room supplement: 180 €/pax
  • Breakfast: 45 €/pax
  • Half Board: 195 €/pax


  • 385 € pax double room


For this itinerary we offer accommodation in double private rooms in hotels, hostels or rural accommodation:

Hostales y/o pensionesHotels and rural Accomm. 385€

* All accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our customers.


Accommodation in double private rooms in hotels, hostels or rural accommodation

The accommodation in Hostels has double, triple or quadruple rooms, always with private bathroom. The rooms are ideal for sleeping and resting.

* In case of an individual room, it will be necessary to pay a supplement.

Accommodation in double private rooms in hotels, hostels or rural accommodation

El alojamiento en Hostales o Pensiones cuenta con habitaciones dobles, triples o cuádruples, siempre con baño privado. Son habitaciones sencillas,confortables y sin grandes lujos, pero muy acogedoras, ideales para dormir y descansar.

  *En el caso de una reserva individual tendría un suplemento.