The Portuguese Way

A path that combines the beauty of Portugal and Galicia

The Portuguese Way is the second most popular path of the Way of Saint James these days after the French Way. This itinerary started to bear some influence from the XII century since the independence of Portugal. The huge support received from the Portuguese Crown and nobility helped to establish cultural and economic bonds between the two countries which promoted and gave an impulse to this way.

The Portuguese Camino of the interior also known as the central path starts in Lisboa and goes across many enchanting Portuguese cities and towns as Oporto, 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. The Portuguese Way from Tui is the second preferred route among the pilgrims who wish to do the Camino de Santiago; its itinerary accumulates approximately 117 kilometres and it’s possible to complete it in only one week.

Another path that is gaining supporters is the Portuguese Coastal Way that starts in Oporto and crosses the River Miño passing by A Guarda and Baiona and that merges with the inland Portuguese Way in Redondela. This singular path is defined by beaches, cliffs and forests and is another great option to learn a bit more about the Jacobean route on its way through Portugal and Spain.

If you’re already a former walker of the Camino de Santiago and you wish to do a new route with endless possibilities have a glimpse at all our suggestions of the Portuguese Way. If you can’t find a tour suiting your preferences don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll create a customised trip 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...


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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