Portuguese Way

27 Stages | 620km

The Portuguese Camino de Santiago is the second busiest route of the Camino de Santiago.

From Lisbon, it draws a line from south to north that passes through important Portuguese cities and towns, such as Santarém, Coímbra, Oporto, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima and Valença do Miño, until it crosses the international bridge over the Miño River and enters Galicia through the town of Tui. Already in Galician lands, the route runs through the entire province of Pontevedra until it reaches the city of the Apostle.

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Why choose the Portuguese Way?

This is one of the most historic and most travelled routes. A perfect itinerary for any pilgrim, as it has one of the smoothest routes of all the Jacobean routes.

A Camino designed to enjoy, learn about the different Portuguese and Galician cultures, and immerse yourself in exciting natural and rural landscapes. You will enjoy admiring the ancient forests and millenary crossroads, following in the footsteps of other pilgrims who, like you, have walked this route since the Middle Ages.

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Where to start the Portuguese Way?

The Portuguese Way has its starting point in the Portuguese capital. From here to Santiago de Compostela there are approximately 600 kilometres. If you want to do the whole route, you will need at least one month to complete the 27 stages.

It will undoubtedly be a spectacular adventure in which you will immerse yourself in the culture and history of Portugal until you reach the land of Galicia, two sister lands that share many similarities.

Porto is the city par excellence to start the Portuguese Way. From this point, the presence of the Camino becomes more evident as we find better signposting and a variety of services offered to pilgrims.

From Oporto to Santiago de Compostela you have 240 kilometres ahead of you, which you can comfortably cover in 12 stages.

If you have little time to do the Portuguese Way, Tui is the perfect place to start. From this point you only have to travel 120 kilometres to Santiago de Compostela, perfect for a one-week holiday. The Galician section of this route has everything you need to enjoy an extraordinary experience: the best gastronomy of the estuaries, designation of origin wines, beautiful landscapes of vineyards and fields and a wealth of history and monuments.

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