The second most common of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, is the Portuguese route starting in Lisbon, 608km from Santiago de Compostella. Of the many pilgrim paths to Santiago de Compostella, The Portuguese route is probably the most synonymous with the life and teaching of St. James. Much of the old traditional route follows ancient Roman roads that linked this region of Portugal and Spain. The popular way from Porto was historically used by the local populations and by those who arrived in the local ports, en route to achieving their Compostella in Santiago.
Route: For this leg of the journey we will be starting from Tui, located just across the Miño river from Valença in Portugal. From Tui we will complete the last 100km of The Camino to Santiago de Compostela.
Prices / Dates
Price: €1140 per person sharing
Single Supplement: +€350
Tour Dates 2024:
Sunday 13th to Sunday 20th, October
Tour Dates 2025:
Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th, October
Tour Grade: Easy to Moderate
Included / Excluded
After arriving at Tui from Porto, Vigo or Santiago de Compostela, you will be able to enjoy the many charms of this town in the border with Portugal. Some of the most remarkable places are the International Bridge over the River Miño, the remains of the wal (12th Century), the Porta da Pía, the Cathedral of Santa María and the Diocesan Museum, the Chapel of San Telmo and the Convent of the nuns of the Order of St. Clare. In the outskirts, you can visit the Gothic church of Santo Domingo.
An Afternoon transfer will be organised from Santiago de Compostela airport if travelling from Vigo or Porto - advise will be given on best route to Tui.
Departing Tui we will journey to O Porriño. Once we have arrived in town, you can see the Town Hall, the “Botica Nueva”, the Fountain of the Christ and the “Templete de San Luis” before relaxing into the evening.
Walking Distance: 19km 11.8 Miles Assent: 60m 200ft
Our continued journey to Santiago today takes us to the town of Redondela on the Estuary of Vigo and with the beautiful park of Alameda in its heart.
Distance: 15 km / 9.5 miles, Ascent: 380 m, Approximate walking time: 3 / 4 hours
After breakfast in Redondela, we continue on the Camino Portuguése to the city of Pontevedra where you can spend the evening relaxing in Ferrería Square.
Distance: 16 km / 10 miles, Ascent: 223m Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours
Departing from Pontevedra today, we 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 our 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
We will enjoy our last morning breakfast together in Santiago de Compostela and make our departure from the city but not before collecting our Compostela.