Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)

Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)

Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way)

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.

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.

All stages

How to get to the starting point

Stage 1

How to get to the starting point
Tui
O Porriño

Stage Kms
16 km
Accommodations on the stage
32
Stage Difficulty

Camino de Santiago associations

Galicia

Fundación Ruta Xacobea do Mar de Arousa e Ulla

Email
fundarousaulla@gmail.com

Direction
Campo do Souto, s/n Padrón, 15900

Galicia

Asociación Galega Amigos do Camiño de Santiago (AGACS)

Email
info@amigosdelcamino.com

Direction
Convento de Herbón. Aldea Rego da Manga Padrón, 15915

Galicia

Asociación "Amigos de los Pazos"

Email
info@amigosdelospazos.com

Direction
Rúa Velázquez Moreno 9, 5º. Oficina 504 Vigo, 36202

Galicia

Asociación Amigos de la Ruta Marítima del Apóstol Santiago a Galicia

Email
info@rutamaritimadocabaleiro.com

Direction
Rúa San Miguel, 1, Baixo. Bouzas Vigo, 36208

Portugal

Associação Espaço Jacobeus

Email
geral@jacobeus.org

Direction
Rua das Oliveiras, 26. Edificio Junta Freguesia de San Vicente Braga,4710-302

Portugal

Associação dos Amigos do Caminho de Santiago de Viana do Castelo

Email
aacs_viana@hotmail.com

Direction
Rua General Luís do Rego,149-151. Monserrate Viana do Castelo, 4900-344

Portugal

APAAS - Associação Portuguesa dos Amigos de Apóstolo Santiago

Email
apaas.portugal@gmail.com

Direction
Rua Júlio Andrade, 3. Centro Galego de Lisboa Lisboa,1150-206

Portugal

Associação de Peregrinos "Via Lusitana"

Email
info@vialusitana.org

Direction
Rua Acácio de Paiva, 3 - 3º Esq. Lisboa, 1700-003

Portugal

Associação ACB - Albergue Cidade de Barcelos

Email
geral@alberguedebarcelos.com

Direction
Rua Miguel Bombarda, 36 Barcelos, 4750-320

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