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 Download trip notes
  • 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
The Full Portuguese Camino tour starts from Lisbon and ends in Santiago De Compostela. The Full Portuguese Camino tour is a walking trip that takes 32 days. You will travel through Portugal, Qatar and Spain and visit Lisbon, Alvorge, Santa Iria De Azoia and 27 other destinations. This is a self-guided tour that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT UTRACKS
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 05 2018
“The whole trip exceeded expectations...great group, fantastic tastes, good walking and excellent guide.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 18 2018
“I highly recommend this trek in the mountains around Mount Blanc. It was so beautiful and a wonderful cultural experience. Our guide Philippe was superb, taking great care of all our day by day travel arrangements and food, and planned perfectly timed walks that suited the fitness level of our group. Our mule Nikita was full of personality and walking with her each day was very enjoyable. I would do this walk again - also the lovely French mountain cheeses were just sensational!!”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 16 2016
“We had an amazing time. Everything ran very smoothly, our luggage was picked up and delivered to each hotel which was amazing and the walking trails and landscapes were amazing. For the convenience of having everything from luggage transfer, accommodation and route organised I felt it was great value. Very enjoyable, would definitely recommend 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
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 may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.

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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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