The Full Portuguese Camino

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 32 days
  • tour type Self-guided
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
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  • Starts Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ends Santiago De Compostela , Spain
  • +30
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoying a quieter pilgrimage route, following in the footsteps of Celtic, Roman and Christian wayfarers
  • Experiencing the culinary delights of the different regions you walk through
  • Walking across the Spanish border and in to the famed town of Santiago de Compostela
  • Relaxing at night in comfortable, family run hotels and B&Bs
Start in Lisbon and end in Santiago De Compostela, The Full Portuguese Camino trip is a self-guided walking trip that takes 32 days. You will be touring through Caldas De Reis, Barcelos, Agueda and 27 other destinations in Portugal, Spain and Qatar. The Full Portuguese Camino is a trip which will include accommodation in hotels, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Walk the full length of the more spiritually connected Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. The Portuguese Road, or Caminho Portugués, is considered by many as the most spiritually connected pilgrimage route. Following the path St James' body took to its resting place at the site of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the quieter Portuguese path offers a wealth of history and delightful landscapes to discover. This route begins in the capital city of Lisbon, situated on the Tagus River, from where you begin your walk out through fertile floodplains and gently undulating terrain, staying in small hotels with local character each evening. Along the walk you will explore the Templar town of Tomar, the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, the World Heritage listed Coimbra, the exciting town of Porto and finally, the famed cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Visually stunning in parts, there are many advantages in walking the Portugués route including the ascent up to the highest point on the trail at Alto da Portela Grande (405m) which rewards you with sweeping views of the Lima Valley below. Crossing the Spanish border and walking through Galicia to the holy city of Santiago is sure to be a memorable highlight of this month long walk.
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  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 11 2018
“Croatia bike and sail was so good. Previously we had done bike and barge trips which are great too. There's more expense in bike n sail as there’s a lot more involved than barges. We used Ebikes for the 1st time because we knew there was going to be a lot of hills. So so glad we did and worth the extra fee. We are middle aged and pretty fit, but heat and hills are a challenge to any age. It made the experience even more pleasurable and we could easily stop when we wanted to take pics and catch up quickly. We have experienced heat and hills in Spain. We gave the other guests a go of the Ebikes on the last day and some wished they’d had them. The boat, crew and guides were great. Croatia is so beautiful and it was a great way to see the islands, and swim everyday in that amazing water. We have used UTracks 4 times and find their info consistently accurate.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 03 2019
“This was an awesome way to see Croatia. The best part is that you only unpack once and get to enjoy so many wonderful ports, cities and sights. We had a beautiful vessel, Andela Lora, a great crew and the best guides possible. Along the way you make great friends while you explore the history, bond over a bottle of wine and share the days great stories. Our guides did a wonderful job keeping us all informed, safe (crossing busy roads) and were always ready with a joke to lighten the mood. We even received a complimentary history and language lesson from Vili. We loved every moment and are already planning our next bike and sail in either Greece or Southern Croatia.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 26 2017
“It was handled perfectly, we loved all the accommodation, The Lux hotel stored our cases as we were going on a cruise after the walk, we needed it. Everything was signed really well and we had the trip of a lifetime even though it was difficult for us it was also perfect, still can't believe we did it.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Lisbon
  • Day 2 : Transfer to Santa Iria de Azoia and walk to Vila Franca de Xira (4.5hrs, 18km/11.3mi)
  • Day 3 : Along the river to Azambuja (5-6hrs, 20km/12.4mi)
  • Day 4 : Through 'the market garden of Portugal' to Santarem (8hrs, 33km/20.5mi)
  • Day 5 : Walk to Golega (8hrs, 31km/19mi)
  • Day 6 : Through Templar country to Tomar (7hrs, 30km/18.6mi)
  • Day 7 : Along flat rural plains to Alvaiazere (8hrs, 31km/19mi)
  • Day 8 : Walk to Alvorge (6-7hrs, 23km/14.2mi)
  • Day 9 : Continue to Condeixa a Nova (6.5hrs, 25km/16mi)
  • Day 10 : To Coimbra (4hrs, 15km/9.3mi)
  • Day 11 : Rest day in Coimbra
  • Day 12 : Walk to Mealhada (5-6hrs, 22km/13.7mi)
  • Day 13 : Walk to Agueda (6hrs, 25.5km/15.8mi)
  • Day 14 : Continue to Albergaria and transfer back to your hotel in Agueda (4-5hrs, 16.3km/10mi)
  • Day 15 : Transfer to Albergaria and walk to Oliveira de Azemeis (5hrs, 21km/13mi)
  • Day 16 : Walk to Malaposta (5hrs, 18km/11.2mi)
  • Day 17 : To Porto (7hrs, 26km/16mi)
  • Day 18 : Free day to explore Porto
  • Day 19 : Transfer to Vilar do Pinheiro and walk to Arcos (4hrs, 19km/11.8mi)
  • Day 20 : Walk to the market town of Barcelos (5hrs, 20km/12.4mi)
  • Day 21 : Continue to Balugaes (4.5hrs, 16km/9.9mi)
  • Day 22 : Walk to Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal (5.5hrs, 17km/10.5mi)
  • Day 23 : Along delightful trails and crossing small hills en route to Pecene (6.5hrs, 22km/13.7mi)
  • Day 24 : Walk to the Spanish border at Tui (4.5hrs, 15km/9.3mi)
  • Day 25 : Free day in Tui
  • Day 26 : To O Porrino along quiet roads and paths, transfer back to Tui (6hrs, 23km/14mi)
  • Day 27 : Transfer to O Porrino, walk to Arcade on the coast (6hrs, 23km/14mi)
  • Day 28 : A shorter walk to the old town of Pontevedra (3-4hrs, 12km/7.5mi)
  • Day 29 : Walk to Caldas de Reis (6-7hrs, 22km/13.5mi)
  • Day 30 : Via the river valleys of Bermana and Valga to Padron (5-6hrs, 19km/12mi)
  • Day 31 : To Santiago (6-7hrs, 25.6km/15.9mi)
  • Day 32 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • 31 nights in comfortable hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • Information pack including route notes and guidebook per room booked
Meals
  • 31 breakfasts, 24 dinners. Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by a chicken, red meat, fish or pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes.
Transport
  • Luggage transfer (1 bag of 20kg max pp - additional bags and excess weight will attract a surcharge)
  • Transfers from Lisbon to Santa Iria de Azoia, between Albergaria and Agueda, from Porto to Vilar do Pinheiro and between Tui & O Porrino
Others
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Lisbon and from Santiago
  • All lunches and drinks throughout, 7 dinners
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided walking trip
  • Transfers unless advised
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • excess baggage charges - please advise us if you will have more than one bag weighing a max of 20kgs as extra charges will apply for additional pieces of luggage. Please do not tie smaller bags onto your main luggage as we only include one bag and they will be charged as an extra bag. Charges will be higher if not paid when final balance for your trip is due.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Full Portuguese Camino tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 325 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 26 April 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Full Portuguese Camino tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this The Full Portuguese Camino tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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