Portuguese Camino

10 Days | Be challenged and be fulfilled on this coastal Camino.

4.9 out of 5 based on 64 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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Challenge yourself to a journey from pretty Porto to the historic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on an 10-day alternative coastal Camino trail. This Portuguese Camino trail passes through coastal Baiona, Vigo and Redondela, and joins the pilgrim route onwards to Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis, Padron, and finishing in Santiago de Compostela. You’ll embark on a journey through the countryside in mostly north-western Spain, retracing the ‘Way of Saint James’, trekking past the Bay of Vigo, visiting old churches and quaint villages. As one of the three most important Christian pilgrimages, you’ll take part in a powerful journey through some idyllic landscapes and via some beautiful towns.

Trip overview

Map of Portuguese Camino including Portugal and Spain
Start
Porto, Portugal
Finish
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
Spain, Portugal
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMXG
This trip generates 11.01 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Journey this mostly coastal walk to Santiago de Compostela – a lesser-known trail with fewer pilgrims along the way.
  • Feast on some of the best Spanish seafood and Albarino wine in Arcade, on a substantial lunch stop on the way to Pontevedra.
  • Trek a fair distance each day, but be able to relax along the way, with a dedicated rest day in seaside Vigo.
  • Take a load off – literally! Your luggage will be transferred between your accommodation each day, meaning you’ll only have to carry a day pack, and your luggage will be waiting at your hotel.
  • Visit one of the local wineries in the region of Caldas de Rei and have the opportunity to soak in the renowned hot springs in the area.
  • Explore the marvels of Saint James’s resting place at the Cathedral de Santiago and the medieval old town surrounding as a reward for conquering this journey

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip. You need to be in good health to complete the walks. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
  • There are sections on the walk where it will not be possible to call in a taxi or any other transport.
  • Your main luggage will be transported between stops, but you will still carry a daypack with the essentials, such as water, snacks, a raincoat and so on.
  • The diversity of the seasons here makes for incredible scenery, but the weather in this region can be unpredictable. It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day.
  • While this route is called Portuguese Camino, most of the walking is done on the Spanish territory.
  • We recommend packing light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage at times, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs, and across cobblestones.

Itinerary

Map of Portuguese Camino including Portugal and Spain

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Private minivan, Taxi, Walking

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights)

Activities
  • Santiago de Compostela - Pilgrim passport collection
  • Oyster tasting
  • Wine tasting in local bodega or vinoteca
Add on activities
  • Porto - Clerigos Tower - EUR8
  • Porto - Bolhao Market - Free
  • Porto - Livraria Lello - EUR8
  • Porto - Serralves Foundation - EUR20
  • Porto - Port Wine Tasting - EUR10
  • Santiago de Compostela - Cathedral - EUR12
  • Santiago de Compostela - Pilgrimage Museum - EUR2
  • Santiago de Compostela - Bike Hire - EUR10

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip and subject to availability at the time of booking.
2. We will transport your luggage between hotels, but you are only allowed one bag/suitcase of maximum weight 18kg. No items should be strapped to your luggage, such as shoes, walking poles, etc. Transport of any extra luggage will incur a small fee charged at the Welcome Meeting.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 64 reviews submitted.
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Howard · Traveled May 2024
The Portuguese Camino provides an immersive trip along the beautiful countryside and vibrant towns along the walk. Our guide's (Oswaldo) love for the outdoors and the beauty of Portugal and Spain shown through daily. He worked tirelessly to help us understand the meaningfulness of the walk in history, and also how each of us could use this walk to improve our individual life and the world in which we live.
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Anne · Traveled May 2024
I was lucky to be part of a fabulous group of Camino travellers from distant corners of the world who had the privilege to be led by Oswaldo on the Portuguese Camino trail in early May. The Camino is an incredible experience and Intrepid makes it very accessible.. This trip was super well organised and very enjoyable thanks to the leadership of our guide Oswaldo.
Review submitted 11 May 2024

Leonie · Traveled April 2024
Fabulous despite the weather Wonderful group leader with great interpersonal skills ,knowledge and professionalism and humour. Very picturesque itinerary with rest stops every 7 kms Loved it!
Review submitted 05 May 2024

Heather · Traveled April 2024
Review submitted 05 May 2024

Tracy · Traveled April 2024
Great trip. Adrian was an amazing leader. Exceeded expectations.
Review submitted 05 May 2024
Portuguese Camino
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EUR €1,755