The Portuguese Camino - Coastal Way to Santiago

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5 Based on 27 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-31091
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Northern Portugal, Portugal
  • Ends Santiago De Compostela, Spain
  • +12
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoying a quieter pilgrimage route
  • Experiencing culinary delights
  • Enjoying the mix of scenery from the coast to the greenery of Galicia
  • Walking to the fabled church of Santiago de Compostela
Starting in Northern Portugal and ending in Santiago De Compostela, the trip "The Portuguese Camino - Coastal Way To Santiago" is a self-guided trekking and hiking trip that takes 12 days. You will be traveling through Northern Portugal, Caldas De Reis, Vigo and 9 other destinations in Portugal and Spain. "The Portuguese Camino - Coastal Way To Santiago" is a private trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Walk the Camino Portugués from Viana do Castelo to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The Portuguese Coastal Route is one of the quieter Camino paths and it offers a wealth of history. From the town of Viana do Castelo, not far from the city of Porto, the journey travels north through small hamlets, past eucalyptus and pine woods, over ancient bridges and along stunning coastal scenery. Throughout the journey there are ample reminders of past pilgrims and the route offers many insights into the religious significance of the Camino. Crossing the Spanish border and walking the last 100kms through Galicia to the holy city of Santiago ensures you qualify for the Compostela certificate upon your arrival at the cathedral.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Viana do Castelo
  • Day 2 : Walk to Praia de Ancora (5hrs, 19km/11.8mi)
  • Day 3 : On to Caminha, then by ferry to A Guarda (4hrs, 15km/9.3mi)
  • Day 4 : Continue to Viladesuso or Oia (4hrs, 13km/8mi or 5.5hrs, 19km/11.8mi)
  • Day 5 : Walk to Baiona (5.5hrs, 19km/11.8mi or 4hrs, 13km/8mi)
  • Day 6 : On to Vigo (6.5hrs, 23km/14.3mi)
  • Day 7 : Join the main Portuguese Camino as you walk to Arcade (5-6hrs, 22km/13.7mi)
  • Day 8 : A shorter walk to Pontevedra (3.5-4hrs, 14km/8.7mi)
  • Day 9 : Walk to Caldas de Reis (6-7hrs, 21km/13mi)
  • Day 10 : Via the river valleys of Bermana and Valga to Padron (5-6hrs, 19km/11.8mi)
  • Day 11 : Through Galician villages to Santiago (6-7hrs, 26km/16.2mi)
  • Day 12 : Trip concludes Santiago de Compostela
  • 11 nights in comfortable hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 11 breakfasts, 9 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.
  • Digital information pack with route notes, maps & GPX
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to Viana do Castelo and from Santiago de Compostela
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide – this is a self guided walking trip
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Ferry ticket on day 3
  • Excess luggage
  • Items of a personal nature
5 - Excellent
Based on 27 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 29 2024
5 - Excellent
An incredible experience!
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 25 2024
5 - Excellent
What a great trip. The UTracks staff were easy to work with in planning and setting up the trip, including the extra days on both ends of the trip. They asked questions of us and seemed to want to make sure we would enjoy the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 11 2024
4 - Very Good
Very Good
I enjoyed the variety of surfaces to walk along and the different scenery.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 04 2024
5 - Excellent
Great trip, impressed with the quality of accommodation and food along the way too. Highly recommend.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Portuguese Camino - Coastal Way to Santiago tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 26 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 September 2024, a deposit of 195 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Portuguese Camino - Coastal Way to Santiago tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this The Portuguese Camino - Coastal Way to Santiago 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 traveling 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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