Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)
From Tui (Pontevedra) to Santiago de Compostela. 6 sections. 115 kilometres.
The Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way) is steeped in tradition; it was regularly supported by the Portuguese Crown and there are records of pilgrims walking this Camino to Santiago de Compostela already since the 11th century.READ MORE
Six hundred kilometres separate Lisbon from your destination, and it is precisely the Portuguese capital that becomes the most relevant starting point for this Way. There is no single route from Portugal, there are many alternative routes from this country to Santiago, going through the interior, the centre and along the coast of Portugal.
Most pilgrims, however, walk along the route going through Santarem, Coimbra, Porto and Valença to cross the border and enter Galicia through Tui. The international bridge over the Miño links both countries and it is the preferred starting point for those who decide to take this route combining sea and mountains along Galicia.
From the border, there are 120 kilometres that are covered in 6 or 5 days until you reach Santiago Cathedral, depending on your time needs and taking you through Tui, O Porriño, Redondela, Pontevedra and Padrón. All these are lively places and the route does not really go through any uninhabited areas, therefore, pilgrims have many options for leisure and services to make their walk lighter.
There are no particularly strenuous stretches on this road, so the walk is pleasant most of the time – maybe the reason why so many pilgrims opt for this route as well as for the many interesting sights and attractions, in particular, the Rías Baixas that accompany you all along the way.
Camino de Santiago associations
Fundación Ruta Xacobea do Mar de Arousa e Ulla
Campo do Souto, s/n Padrón, 15900
Asociación Galega Amigos do Camiño de Santiago (AGACS)
Convento de Herbón. Aldea Rego da Manga Padrón, 15915
Asociación "Amigos de los Pazos"
Rúa Velázquez Moreno 9, 5º. Oficina 504 Vigo, 36202
Asociación Amigos de la Ruta Marítima del Apóstol Santiago a Galicia
Rúa San Miguel, 1, Baixo. Bouzas Vigo, 36208
Associação Espaço Jacobeus
Rua das Oliveiras, 26. Edificio Junta Freguesia de San Vicente Braga,4710-302
Associação dos Amigos do Caminho de Santiago de Viana do Castelo
Rua General Luís do Rego,149-151. Monserrate Viana do Castelo, 4900-344
APAAS - Associação Portuguesa dos Amigos de Apóstolo Santiago
Rua Júlio Andrade, 3. Centro Galego de Lisboa Lisboa,1150-206
Associação de Peregrinos "Via Lusitana"
Rua Acácio de Paiva, 3 - 3º Esq. Lisboa, 1700-003
Associação ACB - Albergue Cidade de Barcelos
Rua Miguel Bombarda, 36 Barcelos, 4750-320