Camino de Santiago Portuguese Route | Footfalls Walking Holidays

Camino de Santiago Portuguese Way Last 100km Walking Hiking Vacation

Walking the Camino de Santiago via the Portuguese Route

The Camino de Santiago Portuguese Route is the second-most popular trail for Pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. Beginning in the town of Tui, you will walk the final 100 kilometres of the Portuguese Camino, which is the minimum requirement for a Compostela to prove your wonderful accomplishment.

You may also want to check out our guided Camino de Santiago walking tour. That tour follows the French Way instead of the Portuguese Route and offers a small group of like-minded folks who can share this bucket list experience together.

If you have any questions at all, do get in touch and we’d be delighted to chat with you about the options!

Self-Guided Camino Portugués

Prices / Dates

Price: Low Season – October to March From €509 per person sharing

Price: High Season – April to September From €629 per person sharing 

Single Supplement: +€140

Tour Dates: 1 March to 31 October

Tour Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Guesthouse (en suite)


Optional Extras

Camino de Santiago: Portuguese Way Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Tui

Your pilgrimage begins in the town of Tui on the Spanish/Portuguese border. You will travel by public transport; the closest airports are in Santiago (Spain) or Porto (Portugal).

Day 2 - Tui to O Porrino

Following breakfast in Tui, your Camino de Santiago Portuguese Way pilgrimage begins! You will journey to O Porrino, where you must be sure to taste the local delicacy, O Porrino bread, favoured for its flavour and texture. Distance: 19 km / 11.8 miles, Ascent 352 m, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 3 - O Porrino to Redondela

Your second stage on the Portuguese Way takes you to the Estuary of Vigo and the beautiful park of Alameda in Redondela. Distance: 15 km / 9.5 miles, Ascent: 380 m, Approximate walking time: 3 / 4 hours

Day 4 - Redondela to Pontevedra

After breakfast in Redondela, you continue on the Camino Portugués to the city of Pontevedra where you can spend the evening relaxing in Ferrería Square. Distance: 16 km / 10 miles, Ascent: 223 m, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 5 - Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Departing from Pontevedra today, you travel to Caldas de Reis, the birthplace of King Alfonso VII of Spain and a town famous for its thermal baths. Distance: 21.5 km / 13.5 miles, Ascent: 288 m, Approximate walking time: 5 / 6 hours ernight Portstewart

Day 6 - Caldas de Reis to Padrón

Padrón is your final overnight before your arrival in Santiago de Compostela and your completion of the Camino de Santiago Portuguese Route. Paradón is an area famous for its peppers — a real local treat! Distance: 19.5 km / 12 miles, Ascent: 298 m, Approximate walking time: 5 / 6 hours

Day 7 - Padrón to Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast, you will begin your last day walking on the Portuguese Way, entering Santiago de Compostela and finishing at the Cathedral and the beautiful Plaza del Obradoiro. Distance: 24 km / 15 miles, Ascent: 527 m, Approximate walking time: 6 / 7 hours

Day 8 - Santiago

Our services end after breakfast, but don't leave without collecting your Compostela from the Pilgrims Office!

A few words from our customers...

A very big thank you for a wonderful 8-day self-guided walking holiday on the Camino Way. Our small group arrived in Sarria and walked to Santiago de Compostela over 7-days. What a wonderful experience we had, the company was great, beautiful accommodations along the way, great food and wonderful scenery. Philip done a wonderful joy on looking after and entertaining us all. We will be back to do another walk with Footfalls.
Jean & Oliver
Thank you to Philip and all the Footfalls staff for a magnificent week on a tour of the Camino. This was not my first tour with Footfalls, and it won’t be my last. We had a brilliant week from start to finish, couldn’t fault a thing.
Joan & Eilis