El Camino Portugués

Un recorrido que une la belleza de Portugal y Galicia

The Camino Portugues organized tour is the best option if you wish to discover this route since at Galician Roots we offer a wide variety of options and services to complete this path.

The Camino de Santiago Portugues is the second most popular route of the Camino de Santiago after the Camino Frances. This itinerary started to bear some influence from the XII century since the independence of Portugal. The great support received from the Portuguese Crown and nobility helped to establish cultural and economic bonds between the two countries which promoted and gave impulse to this path.

If you are inclined toward that option of the Camino Portugues organized tour then we can offer you several possibilities to get started. The central Portuguese Way also known as “Camino Portugués del interior” starts in Lisboa and goes across many enchanting Portuguese cities and towns as Porto, Coimbra, Ponte de Lima and Valença do Minho. To this day its itinerary still keeps parts of the original Roman path. The Portuguese route with major attendance starts from Tui, in Galicia, and continues through Pontevedra awarded recently as the most comfortable European city to live in. The Camino Portugues from Tui is the second preferred route among pilgrims who wish to do the Camino de Santiago; its itinerary accumulates approximately 117 kilometres and it is possible to complete it in only one week furthermore, you can apply for the Compostela certificate.

Another path that is gaining supporters is the Camino Portugues Coastal route “Camino Portugues por la Costa” that starts in Porto and crosses the River Miño passing by A Guarda and Baiona which merges with the central Portuguese Way in Redondela. This singular route is defined by beaches, cliffs and forests and it is another great option to learn a bit about the Jacobean route on its way through Portugal and Spain.

If you are already a former pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago and you wish to discover a new route with endless possibilities then have a glimpse at our suggestions of the Camino de Santiago Portugues tours. If you cannot find a tour that meets your requirements or preferences then do not hesitate to contact us and we will create the perfect tour of the Camino de Santiago for you.

The Camino de Santiago customised

Your Camino made to measure

At Galician Roots, we are specialised in offering to our clients customised tours of the different paths of the Camino de Santiago and personalised trips of Galicia. We are from Galicia and our land and the Camino captivate us.

We offer a wide variety of options and services with the only purpose that your Camino de Santiago is just as you dreamt. You’ll be able to start your itinerary from a determined point, you can also shorten the stages and walk fewer kilometres, relieve your muscles with a massage upon your arrival to your accommodation, taste traditional food, visit unique places of our geography, enjoy a dinner with traditional Galician music and much more…

Don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll give you all the information about all our optional services. You can choose any of our organised trips or if you prefer we can work on a fully customised tour for you.
  • Huge selection of accommodations
  • Customised itineraries
  • Assistance during the entire trip
  • Gastronomic tastings and wine tasting
  • Private cultural visits
  • Physiotherapy sessions
  • Dinners with Galician traditional music
  • Transfer from the airport to your starting point
  • Bike rental
  • And much more...

What is the Portuguese Way tour?

The Camino de Santiago Portugues is the second most popular Jacobean route after the Camino de Santiago Frances. The Portuguese Way also known as the Portuguese Camino of the interior or central path starts in Lisbon and goes across Portugal towards Santiago de Compostela passing through beautiful places such as Santarém, Coímbra, Oporto and Pontevedra. At Galician Roots, we offer different organized tours of the Camino de Santiago Portugues with all the necessary services so that you only enjoy the path carefreely.

Where does the Portuguese Way start?

As we explained previously the Camino Portugues of the interior starts in Lisbon even though you can start your Camino from another point to fit your holidays and budget. At Galician Roots we suggest different itineraries, you can, for example, walk the Portuguese Way from Tui or if you prefer you can also complete the Portuguese Way from Oporto. If any of these suggestions adjusts to your requirements do not hesitate to contact us and we can create your customized Camino de Santiago tour.

Why should you choose the Portuguese Way tour?

Although it is the second most popular route among pilgrims this route is not overcrowded and has many infrastructures and services so if you have already done the French Way then this is a great option to continue discovering new paths of the Camino de Santiago. This Camino with few slopes passes by charming towns and cities without sacrificing authenticity with leafy woods. At Galician Roots, we offer you different tours of the Portuguese Way so you only have to focus on walking and enjoying this beautiful route.

Which Camino Portugues tour is easier?

The vast majority of the Portuguese Way is fairly flat and easy, only a few stages are difficult with some strong climbs. If you wish to complete an easy stretch with few slopes that would also allow you to apply for the Compostela certificate, then we recommend the Camino Portugues from Tui. This itinerary of the Portuguese Way will allow you to become familiar with this route, in only 5 days you can complete this stretch.

How many days are necessary to complete the Portuguese Way?

Depending on the starting point of your itinerary you will need more or fewer days so that you can have an idea if you wish to complete the Camino Portugues from Lisboa you would need 28 days taking into account the travelling time from your country. Keep in mind that you can start the Portuguese Way tour with Galician Roots from different points of the route.

How many stages does the Portuguese Way have?

To complete the full Portuguese Way from Lisboa on foot you would need 26 stages/days. Some stages have a significant length, between 20 and 33 kilometres, but do not worry at Galician Roots we can adapt to your preferences and we can shorten the stages so that you can complete your Camino Portugues tour as comfortably as possible.

What is the difference with the Coastal Portuguese Way (Camino Portugues por la costa)?

There is another route of the Portuguese Way called the Camino Portugues por la costa / Coastal Camino Portugues and as its name suggests this route goes along the coast of Portugal, it starts in Porto and merges with the Camino Portugues of the interior in Redondela. This variant passes by the Portuguese litoral through places such as Povoa de Varzim, Viana do Castelo and Baiona. This quiet itinerary is perfect if you want to walk by beaches and cliffs and it is the perfect match if you wish to complete an easy trail with low difficulty.

Why should you book the Camino Portugues with Galician Roots?

We know how hard it is to walk for hours and arrive tired at the end of the stage this is why our tours include all the necessary services so that you only have to enjoy the experience and you do not need to worry to find accommodation once you arrive or you do not need to carry with a heavy backpack. Booking your Camino Portugues with Galician Roots means peace of mind and comfort since will take in organizing your Portuguese Way to Santiago from start to finish. We take care of booking the type of accommodation you prefer, we handle your luggage transfer, we organize all the transfers from and to the airport and we can also include dinners and any extra service you might require.


We pick you up and drive you where you wish

In order to give you the maximum comfort when planning your journey, at Galician Roots we also provide a transfer service from any airport in Galicia or any other arrival point and we drive you to the starting point of your trip.
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