• SELF-GUIDED
  • 14 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,075 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 430 per person

OVERVIEW

The Portuguese Camino de Santiago (or the Portuguese Way of St James) is one of the main pilgrim routes to Santiago – one of the most beautiful, and without the crowds. Walk from one world heritage site to another, from Porto (the birthplace of port wine) to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela via some of the most scenic parts of Portugal. The hike begins at the coast and then heads inland through forest via gorgeous countryside trails. You'll pass vineyards, farms and some of Portugal's most important historic sites on the 'Way'.

This 223km walk is not for the faint hearted, but is sure to leave you with a huge sense of achievement.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The challenge of walking 223km and claiming your Pilgrim's passport
  • Soaking up the magnificent history of north Portugal
  • The camaraderie of meeting fellow pilgrims along the 'way'
  • Wondering at ancient forts, bridges, ruins and churches
  • Beautiful rural villages, rivers, forests and medieval towns
  • Revelling in mouth-watering food and exquisite wines
  • The thrill of walking into Santiago de Compostela and its stunning cathedral to end your walk

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
14 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1075 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 430 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Walk the Portuguese Camino de Santiago trek (way of St James)from Porto all the way to Santiago de Compostela
  • 13 night’s accommodation in 2 to 3 star character filled hotels (an upgrade to 4 star and better accommodation is available.)
  • Breakfast on every day of the walk
  • On the ground support from local representatives
  • Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the best tapas plus a lot more)
  • Total walking distance of 223km, a real challenge
  • All transport on and off the track including luggage transfers
  • Take advantage of nearly 30 years experience in organising self-guided walking holidays

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

Comfort is always a priority; at the end of each day there’s a hot shower, comfortable bed, an en suite and plenty of quiet. We know that a comfortable night’s sleep ensures you’ll wake refreshed and primed, ready for the next day’s walking after a full breakfast. All the 2-3-star accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region.

On the upgraded, luxury version of this walk, the accommodations are all 4 stars or better. Even though the accommodations are much more luxurious they still reflect the culture of the region. In addition, you can still expect a warm country welcome each day and all the hospitality typical of being in a country in Portugal.

It’s not by chance that when walkers visit Portugal, they almost immediately fall in love with the food and wine here. In Portugal, all the dishes, recipes and ingredients have a story to tell. This is a world you’ll get to experience both on foot but also with your knife and fork. The Camino travels through many towns that are renowned for excellent authentic traditional food. In the North, it is worth frequenting Spanish Tapas bars to experience the wide range of local delicacies available ‘all at once.

Both Portugal and Spain have very old and sophisticated wine industries, some of the wines you’ll find on this walk you won’t find anywhere else. However, alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This trip is available from 1st March to the 1st November.

WALKING

This track is well-graded and without a great deal of incline or decline. Walks on average about 19 km a day. There’s always time to walk and explore further if you’re up to it or to relax and simply enjoy the towns/villages each evening.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in Porto. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

Porto Airport, (Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro), Maia (+351) 229 432 400 is about 11 km from the city centre. There are regular flights from and to almost all major European cities. There is an airport bus available from outside the terminal which takes you to the city centre. The Metro line connects the Airport to the city centre, offering a fast and comfortable ride into the heart of the city.

BUSES: This is information for those who may be catching a bus and/or starting their walk further along the track:

PORTO – PONTE DE LIMA:  Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt) coaches from Porto transit station (Campo 24 de Agosto, 125, 4300-096 Porto, Tel: +351 707 223 344) depart daily to Ponte de Lima.

PORTO – VALENÇA:  Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt) coaches from Porto transit station (Campo 24 de Agosto, 125, 4300-096 Porto, Tel: +351 707 223 344) depart daily to Valença.  Tickets can be purchased from the train station or on-line on the English language pages of the railway’s company’s website http://www.rede-expressos.pt/default.aspx no more than 14 days before your travel date. Tickets cannot be bought on the coach.

PORTO – VALENÇA:  AUTNA (www.autna.com) coaches from Porto Airport transit station (Bus stop of Galicia Bus on the Airport arrivals) depart daily to Valença (Single fare is between €9.00 and €12.00)

TRAINS: There are several trains to and from Porto (Train station of São Bento or Train station of Campanhã). Trains also transit daily to Valença. The metro lines link the airport to both train stations. Tickets can be purchased from the train station or on-line on the English language pages of the railway’s company’s website https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en  no more than 28 days before the travel date. Tickets cannot be bought on the train.

Our transport partners on the ground can also provide private transfers on all routes. Do not hesitate to contact us if you’d like more information.

Travelling from the End of the walk

The walk finishes in Santiago de Compostella

By plane: There is an airport in Santiago de Compostella where you can catch flights.

WEATHER

March through to October is usually warmer, with long sunny days, perfect for walking.

See Holiday Weather.com for information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 15 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1670

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 970

    4 Star Hotels or better

  • 1 Jul 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1130

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 485

    High Season

  • 1 Jul 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1075

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 430

    Excluding High Season

sections

Overview

The Portuguese Camino de Santiago (or the Portuguese Way of St James) is one of the main pilgrim routes to Santiago – one of the most beautiful, and without the crowds. Walk from one world heritage site to another, from Porto (the birthplace of port wine) to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela via some of the most scenic parts of Portugal. The hike begins at the coast and then heads inland through forest via gorgeous countryside trails. You'll pass vineyards, farms and some of Portugal's most important historic sites on the 'Way'.

This 223km walk is not for the faint hearted, but is sure to leave you with a huge sense of achievement.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The challenge of walking 223km and claiming your Pilgrim's passport
  • Soaking up the magnificent history of north Portugal
  • The camaraderie of meeting fellow pilgrims along the 'way'
  • Wondering at ancient forts, bridges, ruins and churches
  • Beautiful rural villages, rivers, forests and medieval towns
  • Revelling in mouth-watering food and exquisite wines
  • The thrill of walking into Santiago de Compostela and its stunning cathedral to end your walk
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Walk the Portuguese Camino de Santiago trek (way of St James)from Porto all the way to Santiago de Compostela
  • 13 night’s accommodation in 2 to 3 star character filled hotels (an upgrade to 4 star and better accommodation is available.)
  • Breakfast on every day of the walk
  • On the ground support from local representatives
  • Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the best tapas plus a lot more)
  • Total walking distance of 223km, a real challenge
  • All transport on and off the track including luggage transfers
  • Take advantage of nearly 30 years experience in organising self-guided walking holidays
Accommodation & Dining

Comfort is always a priority; at the end of each day there’s a hot shower, comfortable bed, an en suite and plenty of quiet. We know that a comfortable night’s sleep ensures you’ll wake refreshed and primed, ready for the next day’s walking after a full breakfast. All the 2-3-star accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region.

On the upgraded, luxury version of this walk, the accommodations are all 4 stars or better. Even though the accommodations are much more luxurious they still reflect the culture of the region. In addition, you can still expect a warm country welcome each day and all the hospitality typical of being in a country in Portugal.

It’s not by chance that when walkers visit Portugal, they almost immediately fall in love with the food and wine here. In Portugal, all the dishes, recipes and ingredients have a story to tell. This is a world you’ll get to experience both on foot but also with your knife and fork. The Camino travels through many towns that are renowned for excellent authentic traditional food. In the North, it is worth frequenting Spanish Tapas bars to experience the wide range of local delicacies available ‘all at once.

Both Portugal and Spain have very old and sophisticated wine industries, some of the wines you’ll find on this walk you won’t find anywhere else. However, alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This trip is available from 1st March to the 1st November.

WALKING

This track is well-graded and without a great deal of incline or decline. Walks on average about 19 km a day. There’s always time to walk and explore further if you’re up to it or to relax and simply enjoy the towns/villages each evening.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in Porto. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

Porto Airport, (Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro), Maia (+351) 229 432 400 is about 11 km from the city centre. There are regular flights from and to almost all major European cities. There is an airport bus available from outside the terminal which takes you to the city centre. The Metro line connects the Airport to the city centre, offering a fast and comfortable ride into the heart of the city.

BUSES: This is information for those who may be catching a bus and/or starting their walk further along the track:

PORTO – PONTE DE LIMA:  Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt) coaches from Porto transit station (Campo 24 de Agosto, 125, 4300-096 Porto, Tel: +351 707 223 344) depart daily to Ponte de Lima.

PORTO – VALENÇA:  Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt) coaches from Porto transit station (Campo 24 de Agosto, 125, 4300-096 Porto, Tel: +351 707 223 344) depart daily to Valença.  Tickets can be purchased from the train station or on-line on the English language pages of the railway’s company’s website http://www.rede-expressos.pt/default.aspx no more than 14 days before your travel date. Tickets cannot be bought on the coach.

PORTO – VALENÇA:  AUTNA (www.autna.com) coaches from Porto Airport transit station (Bus stop of Galicia Bus on the Airport arrivals) depart daily to Valença (Single fare is between €9.00 and €12.00)

TRAINS: There are several trains to and from Porto (Train station of São Bento or Train station of Campanhã). Trains also transit daily to Valença. The metro lines link the airport to both train stations. Tickets can be purchased from the train station or on-line on the English language pages of the railway’s company’s website https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en  no more than 28 days before the travel date. Tickets cannot be bought on the train.

Our transport partners on the ground can also provide private transfers on all routes. Do not hesitate to contact us if you’d like more information.

Travelling from the End of the walk

The walk finishes in Santiago de Compostella

By plane: There is an airport in Santiago de Compostella where you can catch flights.

WEATHER

March through to October is usually warmer, with long sunny days, perfect for walking.

See Holiday Weather.com for information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    15 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1670
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 970
    DETAILS

    4 Star Hotels or better

  • Date
    1 Jul 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1130
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 485
    DETAILS

    High Season

  • Date
    1 Jul 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1075
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 430
    DETAILS

    Excluding High Season

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