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: €509 per person sharing
Single Supplement: +€140
Tour Dates: 1 March to 31 October
Tour Grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Guesthouse (en suite)
Camino de Santiago: Portuguese Way Itinerary
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
Our services end after breakfast, but don't leave without collecting your Compostela from the Pilgrims Office!