• SELF-GUIDED
  • 15 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM $ 1,130 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 535 per person

OVERVIEW

The Portuguese Coastal Camino Way to Santiago starts in Porto and is one of the most popular routes to Santiago de Compostela. This is a true Camino adventure with a huge variety of scenery from forests, fields, rivers, valleys, gorgeous villages and medieval towns.

Marvel at the history of this place, and the incredible achievements of a country so small. Revel in the excellent wines and the mouth-watering food of this part of the world, particularly the fresh seafood which is always on the menu.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Soak up the magical ambience of Portugal as you walk 259km of the Camino
  • Beautiful countryside including dense forest, valleys and rivers
  • Weaving your way through stretches of unspoiled coastline towards the Atlantic
  • A Guarda, a peaceful fishing town renowned for its excellent seafood
  • Spectacular views as you cut across the undulating mountains
  • Picturesque hillside villages and ancient towns
  • Claim your coveted Pilgrim's passport
  • The thrill of walking into Santiago de Compostela and its stunning cathedral to end your walk

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
15 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
$ 1130 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 535 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Walk the Portuguese Coastal Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) from Porto all the way to Santiago de Compostela via the coast
  • 14 night’s accommodation in 2 to 3-star (or 4- star or better on the luxury trip) character-filled hotels and breakfast on every day of the walk
    An upgrade to 4-star accommodation is available.
  • Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the best tapas plus a lot more)
  • Pilgrim kit: passport (credentials) and shell (Viera) and walk 259kms on the Portuguese Camino the Way of St James pack free
  • All luggage transfers and transport on the track
  • Take advantage of nearly 30 years experience in organising self-guided walking holidays
  • You can shorten the walk if you wish and start from closer to Santiago de Compostela

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

Comfort is always a priority; at the end of each day’s walk there’s a hot shower, a cosy bed, an en suite and plenty of quiet. A good night’s sleep is mandatory and ensures that you wake rested and primed, ready for the next day’s adventure on the Camino, of course only after a satisfying breakfast.  The accommodations we have chosen reflect the character and history of the region.

On the upgraded, luxury version of this walk, the accommodations are all 4-star 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 like 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.

Both Portugal and Spain have very old wine industries. Many of the wines 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 are about 20 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 company’s website http://www.rede-expressos.pt/default.aspx no more than 14 days before the 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 transfer on all routes. Do not hesitate to contact us if you’d like to know more.

Travelling from the End of the walk

The walk finishes in Santiago de Compostella

By rail: The train from Santiago de Compostela back to Lisbon takes about 7 hours. However, you might be better served to head to an alternate destination.  San Sebastian, Salamanca or Seville, there are so many great options it’s difficult to decide.

By plane: There are flights from Santiago de Compostela to other parts of Europe. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

 

WEATHER

March through to October is usually warmer, with long sunny days, perfect for walking. See  Porto weather for 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 prior to your departure which will outline all the fine details for you 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
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1130

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 535

    Excludes High Season

  • 1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 2050

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 995

    4 Star Hotels or better - Approx price please speak to office

  • 1 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 645

    High Season

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 565

    Excludes High Season

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 2160

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 1050

    4 Star Hotels or better - Approx price please speak to office

  • 1 Jul 2025 - 31 Aug 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1385

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 680

    High Season

sections

Overview

The Portuguese Coastal Camino Way to Santiago starts in Porto and is one of the most popular routes to Santiago de Compostela. This is a true Camino adventure with a huge variety of scenery from forests, fields, rivers, valleys, gorgeous villages and medieval towns.

Marvel at the history of this place, and the incredible achievements of a country so small. Revel in the excellent wines and the mouth-watering food of this part of the world, particularly the fresh seafood which is always on the menu.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Soak up the magical ambience of Portugal as you walk 259km of the Camino
  • Beautiful countryside including dense forest, valleys and rivers
  • Weaving your way through stretches of unspoiled coastline towards the Atlantic
  • A Guarda, a peaceful fishing town renowned for its excellent seafood
  • Spectacular views as you cut across the undulating mountains
  • Picturesque hillside villages and ancient towns
  • Claim your coveted Pilgrim's passport
  • The thrill of walking into Santiago de Compostela and its stunning cathedral to end your walk
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Walk the Portuguese Coastal Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) from Porto all the way to Santiago de Compostela via the coast
  • 14 night’s accommodation in 2 to 3-star (or 4- star or better on the luxury trip) character-filled hotels and breakfast on every day of the walk
    An upgrade to 4-star accommodation is available.
  • Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the best tapas plus a lot more)
  • Pilgrim kit: passport (credentials) and shell (Viera) and walk 259kms on the Portuguese Camino the Way of St James pack free
  • All luggage transfers and transport on the track
  • Take advantage of nearly 30 years experience in organising self-guided walking holidays
  • You can shorten the walk if you wish and start from closer to Santiago de Compostela
Accommodation & Dining

Comfort is always a priority; at the end of each day’s walk there’s a hot shower, a cosy bed, an en suite and plenty of quiet. A good night’s sleep is mandatory and ensures that you wake rested and primed, ready for the next day’s adventure on the Camino, of course only after a satisfying breakfast.  The accommodations we have chosen reflect the character and history of the region.

On the upgraded, luxury version of this walk, the accommodations are all 4-star 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 like 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.

Both Portugal and Spain have very old wine industries. Many of the wines 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 are about 20 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 company’s website http://www.rede-expressos.pt/default.aspx no more than 14 days before the 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 transfer on all routes. Do not hesitate to contact us if you’d like to know more.

Travelling from the End of the walk

The walk finishes in Santiago de Compostella

By rail: The train from Santiago de Compostela back to Lisbon takes about 7 hours. However, you might be better served to head to an alternate destination.  San Sebastian, Salamanca or Seville, there are so many great options it’s difficult to decide.

By plane: There are flights from Santiago de Compostela to other parts of Europe. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

 

WEATHER

March through to October is usually warmer, with long sunny days, perfect for walking. See  Porto weather for 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 prior to your departure which will outline all the fine details for you 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
    1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1130
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 535
    DETAILS

    Excludes High Season

  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 2050
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 995
    DETAILS

    4 Star Hotels or better - Approx price please speak to office

  • Date
    1 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1295
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 645
    DETAILS

    High Season

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1195
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 565
    DETAILS

    Excludes High Season

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 2160
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 1050
    DETAILS

    4 Star Hotels or better - Approx price please speak to office

  • Date
    1 Jul 2025 - 31 Aug 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1385
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 680
    DETAILS

    High Season

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