Portuguese Coastal Camino

Portuguese Coastal Camino starts in Porto, the Capital of the northern region of Portugal, a UNESCO heritage-listed city. A magnificent, vibrant city. Internationally known for its famous Porto wines.

Walk the wild Atlantic coastline.

Leaving Porto on the “official Coastal Camino” weaving in and out of the wild Atlantic coastline. In warmer months spend sunny afternoons and evenings on the beach. Certainly, amazing sunsets are guaranteed!

History

Admire beautiful beaches, quaint fishing villages, and sites of interest. Be transported in time as you witness incredible historical sites: unforgettable Forts, churches, prehistoric remains, runes, and ruins of Castro de Sao Paio.

The terrain.

While relatively flat, there are some quite demanding sections. Ascending to 250m at the highest point in the last kilometres before Santiago.

Optional Path 

Aside from the “official Coastal Camino” running parallel to the coastline is the Senda or Orla Litoral. Although not well-marked the simplicity of hugging the coastline makes for a simple scenic option. Of course, taking one path or the other can be dealt with on the day. Based on your mood, the weather, or what sites you prefer to see.

Crossing the border into Spain 

Eventually reaching Caminha crossing the Minho River to A Guarda by boat. Disembarking in the heart of the Rías Baixas in Galicia, Spain. Hereafter the path heads back inland, eventually joining the Central Camino. Finally walking through chestnut and pine groves, and eucalyptus woods to Santiago de Compostela.

Gastronomy

Undoubtedly Portuguese Camino is a delight for foodies. Indeed a wide variety of foods from two cultures who take great pride in their local cuisine.

Bom Caminho!
Buen Camino!
Will you go all the way to “The End of The World”

For some, the legends of the past will see them wanting to finish in Fisterra. Consider continuing on our Fisterra Camino.

You can also choose to add to your Camio the Variante Espiritual about 2km out of Pontevedra.

  • Difficulty: Rest day
  • Length: 0 km.
  • Hours: 0h.

On Day 1: Porto if you have the time explore the narrow streets in the Ribeira district next to the river and its Cais da Ribeira (riverfront walk) is a must. As well as the Cathedral, Igreja y Torre dos Clerigos, and Estacio de Sao Bento to name a few.

Admire the iconic D. Luiz I bridge between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, where you can visit some of the most prestigious and historic Porto Wine Wineries (Calem, Sandeman, Ferreira, Ramos Pinto, Graham’s), make sure you enjoy a wine degustation.

A little bit further following the riverside, you will come to a small village Sao Pedro da Afurada with its colourful houses with tiled facades. Head there for a meal where you will find open grills on the street cooking up fresh seafood something not to miss.

Ensure to prepare for walking Camino on your last day, and have a good night’s rest!!

Bom Caminoh

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 22 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

On Day 2: Porto-Vila do Conde, the first 11 km is through the suburbs and industrial areas of Porto, or you can walk directly along the coastline if you do not want to shorten your Camino. Most pilgrims take the Metro or Bus (ticket not included in the pack) from Porto Centre to Matosinhos, Mercado station, to reach the coastline and start walking from there.

Once there cross the lift bridge over Leça River to Leça da Palmeira, then decide if you want to walk along the coast (Senda Litoral) or follow the traditional path. Following the coastline, you’ll find wooden walkways along the seaside path where you’ll see the tide pool and Boa Nova lighthouse, the second-highest point in Portugal.

Both will arrive at your destination Vila do Conde.

Fish specialities are popular here. Taste the Arroz de Sardinhas (Sardine rice).

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 22.5 km.
  • Hours: 6.5h.

On Day 3: Vila Do Conde to Esposende, you’ll find plenty of wooden walkways along the coastline. Built to preserve the sand dunes, making for a relatively easy day. There are plenty of symbolic sites along the way (see your guidebook).

In Agucadoura head slightly off the coast to Fao, where you’ll cross the iron bridge over Cadavo River.

On the other side, you have a short walk to your destination, Esposende, an old fishing village and quiet destination pto rest. Visit Igreja Matriz de Esposende.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 25 km.
  • Hours: 7.5h.

On Day 4 Esposende to Viana do Castelo you’ll walk inland.

Passing Antas you’ll cross the Neiva River on centuries-old stone slab platforms, we recommend you take it slowly and use walking poles.

From there you have a short steep ascent to Castelo de Neiva then on to Darque. Here you’ll cross the Lima River across the iron Eiffel Bridge. Built by the famous French engineer who later built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

On the other side, your destination for today is Viana do Castelo a beautiful and historically rich town. Make sure you visit the old historic centre with extravagant buildings, cafe-lined plazas, and narrow streets.

Take the funicular railway to Santa Luzia Basilica where spectacular panoramic views of the town and the Atlantic coast will make the walk all the more worthwhile.

Bacalhau (codfish) and Polvo (octopus) are very popular.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 18.5 km.
  • Hours: 5.5h.

On Day 5  leaving Viana do Castelo to Vila Praia de Ancora you will have a choice between the official coastal path or  Senda Litoral hugging the coastline. The views are equally beautiful on either path. While it is your choice on the day possibly the weather may determine your choice.

Both paths are quite easy passing several seaside villages.

Well known for its beach Vila Praia is a particularly beautiful village.

Sea snails are one of the local specialties if you are adventurous.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 12 km.
  • Hours: 4.5h.

On Day 6 Vila Praia de Ancora to A Guarda you again have the choice of two routes. From Moledo to Caminha the official Camino runs along a road. The optional path, a more gentle option, runs along the coast through the pine bush.

Caminha is a medieval town situated on the Portuguese Minho riverside. Take some time out to admire Torre do Relogio, the medieval gate and Igreja Matriz before you board the ferry to Spain!

Depending on the tides the ferry departs hourly (none on Mondays). The ticket price is about 1.50 to 2 Euro (not included in the pack). If the ferry is not sailing due to the tides there are always a fisherman with small fishing boats ready to transport pilgrims. Generally charging around 5 Euro.

As you cross the border into Spain (Central Europe Time), make sure you change the time on your devices.

Heading to A Guarda along the ocean shore, you’ll walk around Santa Tegra a hill fort with ruins of an ancient Castro-Celtic settlement. Looking to the horizon is Galicia and behind you the Portuguese coastline. Here you can see how far you have come with spectacular views.

In A Guarda a visit to Praza do Relo and Santa Maria churches is especially nice.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 13 km.
  • Hours: 3.5h.

On Day 7 A Guarda to Oia for the first km’s the route runs next to coastal rocks. Years ago owing to the tides and naturally occurring Viveiro (tidal pools) developed. Local fishermen used them to preserve daily catches.

Spectacularly picturesque and a fairly easy stage today.

Finally arriving in Oia you will admire the icònic Monastery of Santa Maria. Founded in 1137 and Situated on the beach.

A wonderful way to finish your day, enjoy the delicious local lobster or crab.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 18 km.
  • Hours: 5h.

Today on Day 8 Oia to Baiona you will enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean.

Between O Serralo and Porto Mougas follow the arrows to avoid a dangerous section along the road.

There is a short difficult ascent between As Mariñas and Baiona, where you will walk inland. The view of Cabo Sileiro lighthouse and the first views of the Cies Islands in Ria de Vigo are a welcome distraction.

Baiona is a busy seaside town popular stop for tourists. It boasts a medieval historical centre situated by the outlet of Vigo Bay with impressive fortress walls.

Caravel La Pinta (one of the 3 ships of the Colombus expedition to America) arrived back in Spain in this town. Therefore there is a museum in its honour you might find worth a visit.

Also, plenty of special seafood to be enjoyed octopus, crabs, sea urchins, vernacles…

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 25.5 km.
  • Hours: 7.5h.

Today on Day 9/10 Baiona to Vigo you have the option of two routes. On the original route, you will spend quite some time walking on asphalt. The alternative route hugs the spectacular coastline.

After walking through A Ramallosa cross the Miñor River on a wonderful Romanic bridge. After the bridge, you follow the green arrows to your left for the alternative route.

Your companion today has spectacular views of the Cies Islands.

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia (300,000). A visit to the city centre in A Pedra district is a must. Next to Vigo’s harbour you can buy oysters from a local in the street and enjoy them in one of the bars with an Albarinho wine.

Here you will enjoy a rest Day this beautiful seaside City has plenty to offer and a great time to get some housekeeping done and of course get a bit of rest!

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 16 km.
  • Hours: 4.5h.

On Day 11: Vigo to Redondela you head out along a popular path with locals running, cycling or walking.

Today you will walk inland up to Redondela. Indeed beautiful views greet you over the high, flat and easy plateau trail system, called the Camino da Traida das Augas. Additionally, the impressive Rande Bridge that crosses over it.

In Redondela the Portuguese Coastal Camino joins the Central Camino. Thereafter your way to Santiago becomes an inland Camino.

In Redondela Galician seafood is on the menu. Centollas (spider crabs), mussels, zamburiñas (scallops), turbot, hake, decisions decisions!

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 19.5 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

On Day 12: Redondela to Pontevedra when reaching Arcade, you will see the oyster beds of what are considered the best oysters in Galicia.

Today you will cross the beautiful Ponte Medieval de Pontesampaio (bridge). Imagine how it was when the great defeat (19th century) of Napoleon’s army took place.

 

Pontevedra is known for its well-preserved old town. Enjoy magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean from the Basilica Santa Maria la Mayor (12th century). also visit Ruínas de San Domingos the remains of a 14th-century convent.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 21 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

On Day 13: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, you will be walking mostly through chestnut, gum, and pine groves. Quite pleasant surroundings with only short sections of road.

In Lombo da Maceira there is a statue of Santiago Apostol with his stick showing the way.

Between A Portela and Briallos, you will find a slight divert to beautiful Rio Barosa Waterfalls. Only 400m off Camino on your right, worth the extra short walk.

Caldas de Reis known for its thermal healing waters has developed as quite a popular tourist location since Roman times. Here you will see there are many wonderful old spa hotels with a relaxed atmosphere.

Umia river provides trout and lamprea.  Another specialty is zamburiña empanadas (pies) all appreciated when washed down with a good Albarinho wine.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 19 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

On Day 14 Caldas de Reis to Padron is a beautiful stage with plenty of bush sections. Heading upward to Santa Marina de Carracedo and then down to Padron.

In Pontecesures you cross paths with the Variante Espiritual arriving by boat from Vilanova de Arousa on the Ulla river.

In Padron visit the Santiago church. Then 1 km further on from Padron on Camino is Iria Flavia, an icònic village where legend says the remains of the apòstol Santiago arrived on a stone ship 2000 years ago. Also, La Real Colegiata is remarkable, the tomb of Camilo Jose Cela, Nobel Prize winner of Literature, and the museum-house of Rosalia de Castro, the main Galician poet all worth a visit today if you have the energy to save time tomorrow for your final destination.

A must-try specialty of the region while in Padron “pimientos de Padron” (little green peppers). Fried and sprinkled with sea salt, now appreciated all over Spain. Other popular foods are Octopus, cheeses, bread, chorizos, or empanadas.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 25 km.
  • Hours: 7h.

Day 15 Padron to Santiago is your last day walking!

If you didn’t visit Iria Flavia yesterday perhaps you can make a little time to do that in the first stage of your walk today. Following on from there is mainly urban landscape.  Heading up to O Milladoiro and then down again into Santiago de Compostela.

Follow the arrows to your final destination, Praza do Obradoiro. Here you will admire the Cathedral de Santiago and its romànic Portico de la Gloria (Glory’s Gate) built in the 12th century.

A moment that is bittersweet for most. You have achieved your goal yet also you have finished your adventure.

Many pilgrims celebrate the end of their Camino with a good “mariscada” (seafood plate). However, you might prefer to head to Rua do Franco for some “tapas” finishing with “Tarta de Santiago” the popular Galician tart.

CONGRATULATIONS!!
The Botafumeiro

A Pilgrim’s Mass is held at 12.00 and 19.00 daily. If you are lucky (or someone pays the fee, around 300€) you will see the Botafumeiro (weighing 60 kg) incense burning ceremony.

  • Difficulty: Rest day
  • Length: km.
  • Hours: h.

Day 16: Santiago, Today you will enjoy a breakfast of Kings, your last morning as a Crossroads Travel client. Many of you will venture off to other parts of the world, and some of you will continue your adventure to Fisterra!
Whatever it is you do from here please go safely, thank you for choosing Crossroads Travel to support you on your Camino!
We hope to see you again sometime soon.

Buen Camino!!

Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

Inclusions Portuguese Coastal Camino 
  • 15 nights’ accommodation preferably charming/Iconic/boutique hotels and rural Casas
  • Private Bathroom in all rooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer daily (1x 20 kg bag per person)
  • Maps of your accommodation locations
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Australian and Spanish emergency phone numbers
  • local support person in Spain
Welcome Pack:
  • Pilgrim’s passport
  • Camino shell
  • Luggage tags
  • Full Camino walking guidebook with maps
  • Camino Journal with Pen
  • Other goodies for your Camino
Not Included 
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Additional bag transfer (will incur additional costs)
  • Single Supplement
  • Any meal not specified in the Inclusions list
  • Any other item not specified in the Inclusions list
  • Flights/Transfers/Extra Accommodations.
Optional Services: 
  • Airport transfers from the start point and end destination
  • Extra night accommodation at the start point and end destination
  • Extra luggage transfer or storage
  • Fisterra experience: Tour from Santiago to Fisterra return 2 days
  • If you wish to upgrade to the Iconic Parador Hotel in Santiago de Compostela the cost is from $180 per person/per night twin share and $250 per person/per night single occupancy when booked 6 months in advance.
  • Ask us about adding an extra night in Santiago, or extra rest days en route.
  • For any part of your trip that falls between 31 October and 01 April, there is an out-of-season luggage transfer surcharge of $25 per day. and $35 per day to Fisterra and Muxia.

On Day 1: Porto if you have the time explore the narrow streets in the Ribeira district next to the river and its Cais da Ribeira (riverfront walk) is a must. As well as the Cathedral, Igreja y Torre dos Clerigos, and Estacio de Sao Bento to name a few.

Admire the iconic D. Luiz I bridge between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, where you can visit some of the most prestigious and historic Porto Wine Wineries (Calem, Sandeman, Ferreira, Ramos Pinto, Graham’s), make sure you enjoy a wine degustation.

A little bit further following the riverside, you will come to a small village Sao Pedro da Afurada with its colourful houses with tiled facades. Head there for a meal where you will find open grills on the street cooking up fresh seafood something not to miss.

Ensure to prepare for walking Camino on your last day, and have a good night’s rest!!

Bom Caminoh

On Day 2: Porto-Vila do Conde, the first 11 km is through the suburbs and industrial areas of Porto, or you can walk directly along the coastline if you do not want to shorten your Camino. Most pilgrims take the Metro or Bus (ticket not included in the pack) from Porto Centre to Matosinhos, Mercado station, to reach the coastline and start walking from there.

Once there cross the lift bridge over Leça River to Leça da Palmeira, then decide if you want to walk along the coast (Senda Litoral) or follow the traditional path. Following the coastline, you’ll find wooden walkways along the seaside path where you’ll see the tide pool and Boa Nova lighthouse, the second-highest point in Portugal.

Both will arrive at your destination Vila do Conde.

Fish specialities are popular here. Taste the Arroz de Sardinhas (Sardine rice).

On Day 3: Vila Do Conde to Esposende, you’ll find plenty of wooden walkways along the coastline. Built to preserve the sand dunes, making for a relatively easy day. There are plenty of symbolic sites along the way (see your guidebook).

In Agucadoura head slightly off the coast to Fao, where you’ll cross the iron bridge over Cadavo River.

On the other side, you have a short walk to your destination, Esposende, an old fishing village and quiet destination pto rest. Visit Igreja Matriz de Esposende.

On Day 4 Esposende to Viana do Castelo you’ll walk inland.

Passing Antas you’ll cross the Neiva River on centuries-old stone slab platforms, we recommend you take it slowly and use walking poles.

From there you have a short steep ascent to Castelo de Neiva then on to Darque. Here you’ll cross the Lima River across the iron Eiffel Bridge. Built by the famous French engineer who later built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

On the other side, your destination for today is Viana do Castelo a beautiful and historically rich town. Make sure you visit the old historic centre with extravagant buildings, cafe-lined plazas, and narrow streets.

Take the funicular railway to Santa Luzia Basilica where spectacular panoramic views of the town and the Atlantic coast will make the walk all the more worthwhile.

Bacalhau (codfish) and Polvo (octopus) are very popular.

On Day 5  leaving Viana do Castelo to Vila Praia de Ancora you will have a choice between the official coastal path or  Senda Litoral hugging the coastline. The views are equally beautiful on either path. While it is your choice on the day possibly the weather may determine your choice.

Both paths are quite easy passing several seaside villages.

Well known for its beach Vila Praia is a particularly beautiful village.

Sea snails are one of the local specialties if you are adventurous.

On Day 6 Vila Praia de Ancora to A Guarda you again have the choice of two routes. From Moledo to Caminha the official Camino runs along a road. The optional path, a more gentle option, runs along the coast through the pine bush.

Caminha is a medieval town situated on the Portuguese Minho riverside. Take some time out to admire Torre do Relogio, the medieval gate and Igreja Matriz before you board the ferry to Spain!

Depending on the tides the ferry departs hourly (none on Mondays). The ticket price is about 1.50 to 2 Euro (not included in the pack). If the ferry is not sailing due to the tides there are always a fisherman with small fishing boats ready to transport pilgrims. Generally charging around 5 Euro.

As you cross the border into Spain (Central Europe Time), make sure you change the time on your devices.

Heading to A Guarda along the ocean shore, you’ll walk around Santa Tegra a hill fort with ruins of an ancient Castro-Celtic settlement. Looking to the horizon is Galicia and behind you the Portuguese coastline. Here you can see how far you have come with spectacular views.

In A Guarda a visit to Praza do Relo and Santa Maria churches is especially nice.

On Day 7 A Guarda to Oia for the first km’s the route runs next to coastal rocks. Years ago owing to the tides and naturally occurring Viveiro (tidal pools) developed. Local fishermen used them to preserve daily catches.

Spectacularly picturesque and a fairly easy stage today.

Finally arriving in Oia you will admire the icònic Monastery of Santa Maria. Founded in 1137 and Situated on the beach.

A wonderful way to finish your day, enjoy the delicious local lobster or crab.

Today on Day 8 Oia to Baiona you will enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean.

Between O Serralo and Porto Mougas follow the arrows to avoid a dangerous section along the road.

There is a short difficult ascent between As Mariñas and Baiona, where you will walk inland. The view of Cabo Sileiro lighthouse and the first views of the Cies Islands in Ria de Vigo are a welcome distraction.

Baiona is a busy seaside town popular stop for tourists. It boasts a medieval historical centre situated by the outlet of Vigo Bay with impressive fortress walls.

Caravel La Pinta (one of the 3 ships of the Colombus expedition to America) arrived back in Spain in this town. Therefore there is a museum in its honour you might find worth a visit.

Also, plenty of special seafood to be enjoyed octopus, crabs, sea urchins, vernacles…

Today on Day 9/10 Baiona to Vigo you have the option of two routes. On the original route, you will spend quite some time walking on asphalt. The alternative route hugs the spectacular coastline.

After walking through A Ramallosa cross the Miñor River on a wonderful Romanic bridge. After the bridge, you follow the green arrows to your left for the alternative route.

Your companion today has spectacular views of the Cies Islands.

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia (300,000). A visit to the city centre in A Pedra district is a must. Next to Vigo’s harbour you can buy oysters from a local in the street and enjoy them in one of the bars with an Albarinho wine.

Here you will enjoy a rest Day this beautiful seaside City has plenty to offer and a great time to get some housekeeping done and of course get a bit of rest!

On Day 11: Vigo to Redondela you head out along a popular path with locals running, cycling or walking.

Today you will walk inland up to Redondela. Indeed beautiful views greet you over the high, flat and easy plateau trail system, called the Camino da Traida das Augas. Additionally, the impressive Rande Bridge that crosses over it.

In Redondela the Portuguese Coastal Camino joins the Central Camino. Thereafter your way to Santiago becomes an inland Camino.

In Redondela Galician seafood is on the menu. Centollas (spider crabs), mussels, zamburiñas (scallops), turbot, hake, decisions decisions!

On Day 12: Redondela to Pontevedra when reaching Arcade, you will see the oyster beds of what are considered the best oysters in Galicia.

Today you will cross the beautiful Ponte Medieval de Pontesampaio (bridge). Imagine how it was when the great defeat (19th century) of Napoleon’s army took place.

 

Pontevedra is known for its well-preserved old town. Enjoy magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean from the Basilica Santa Maria la Mayor (12th century). also visit Ruínas de San Domingos the remains of a 14th-century convent.

On Day 13: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, you will be walking mostly through chestnut, gum, and pine groves. Quite pleasant surroundings with only short sections of road.

In Lombo da Maceira there is a statue of Santiago Apostol with his stick showing the way.

Between A Portela and Briallos, you will find a slight divert to beautiful Rio Barosa Waterfalls. Only 400m off Camino on your right, worth the extra short walk.

Caldas de Reis known for its thermal healing waters has developed as quite a popular tourist location since Roman times. Here you will see there are many wonderful old spa hotels with a relaxed atmosphere.

Umia river provides trout and lamprea.  Another specialty is zamburiña empanadas (pies) all appreciated when washed down with a good Albarinho wine.

On Day 14 Caldas de Reis to Padron is a beautiful stage with plenty of bush sections. Heading upward to Santa Marina de Carracedo and then down to Padron.

In Pontecesures you cross paths with the Variante Espiritual arriving by boat from Vilanova de Arousa on the Ulla river.

In Padron visit the Santiago church. Then 1 km further on from Padron on Camino is Iria Flavia, an icònic village where legend says the remains of the apòstol Santiago arrived on a stone ship 2000 years ago. Also, La Real Colegiata is remarkable, the tomb of Camilo Jose Cela, Nobel Prize winner of Literature, and the museum-house of Rosalia de Castro, the main Galician poet all worth a visit today if you have the energy to save time tomorrow for your final destination.

A must-try specialty of the region while in Padron “pimientos de Padron” (little green peppers). Fried and sprinkled with sea salt, now appreciated all over Spain. Other popular foods are Octopus, cheeses, bread, chorizos, or empanadas.

Day 15 Padron to Santiago is your last day walking!

If you didn’t visit Iria Flavia yesterday perhaps you can make a little time to do that in the first stage of your walk today. Following on from there is mainly urban landscape.  Heading up to O Milladoiro and then down again into Santiago de Compostela.

Follow the arrows to your final destination, Praza do Obradoiro. Here you will admire the Cathedral de Santiago and its romànic Portico de la Gloria (Glory’s Gate) built in the 12th century.

A moment that is bittersweet for most. You have achieved your goal yet also you have finished your adventure.

Many pilgrims celebrate the end of their Camino with a good “mariscada” (seafood plate). However, you might prefer to head to Rua do Franco for some “tapas” finishing with “Tarta de Santiago” the popular Galician tart.

CONGRATULATIONS!!
The Botafumeiro

A Pilgrim’s Mass is held at 12.00 and 19.00 daily. If you are lucky (or someone pays the fee, around 300€) you will see the Botafumeiro (weighing 60 kg) incense burning ceremony.

Day 16: Santiago, Today you will enjoy a breakfast of Kings, your last morning as a Crossroads Travel client. Many of you will venture off to other parts of the world, and some of you will continue your adventure to Fisterra!
Whatever it is you do from here please go safely, thank you for choosing Crossroads Travel to support you on your Camino!
We hope to see you again sometime soon.

Buen Camino!!

At Crossroads Travel your comfort after a long day of walking is our focus. Hence extensively researched accommodation options on Camino de Santiago are a part of our packages.

Our choice is based on location.

We personally book your rooms, and for this reason, we know exactly where they are located. Our primary aim is for you to be in the vibe of Camino amongst the other pilgrims, restaurants, bars, and cafes.

We want you to be welcomed and taken care of.

Meeting regularly with the owners/management to discuss our client needs ensures your hosts have direct personal contact with us. If any needs arise we can manage them immediately.

Finally, we choose accommodation in charming, iconic hotels and rural Casas.

The number of stars is not our criterion. A comfortable room and a private bathroom come first. In some of the more humble areas of Camino de Santiago, we offer you the best of what is possible. So the longer your Camino the more varied your accommodation will be. This is part of the charm of being on Camino de Santiago, remember you are not on a holiday with multiple options in one spot. Fortunately, with options in the bigger cities, we can throw in a few nights with lots of stars for indulgence. After all, you deserve to have a soak in a spa. Likewise, an indoor pool doesn’t hurt. 

Note: There are a few extraordinary options off the Camino if “humble” is not your thing. Also If we locate you outside of the Camino you will have contact with the owners who will pick you up from the Camino and deliver you back to the same spot the next morning. We will discuss this with you when booking.

Book 60 days in advance

Camino de Santiago is a unique destination with limited quality accommodation ON Camino hence we advise booking a minimum of 60 days in advance. The sooner you book the better the options that will be available. 

Examples of our chosen accommodation.

Images below are examples of what you can expect from your booking. Tailor-made Packages are available if you wish to stay 5-star all the way. 

Please note: we adhere to the same standard when you book accommodation with us pre and post-Camino in Spain, France and Portugal.  

 

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  • From - To: Porto - Santiago de Compostela
  • Length: 258 km
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Cost: $2,895
  • Dates:

    Dates: Flexible, set your own agenda

    Direct deposit payments in $ AUD and € EU.

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