The Portuguese Way, also called Camino Portugués, has become the second and most frequented pilgrimage route of all. Almost 20% of all pilgrims arrive to Santiago in this way.
The starting point is the city of Porto (Oporto) in Portugal. From here the route takes you through the beautiful, green and soft hills of the Portuguese hinterland to Tui, where the route crosses the border into Spain. From here on, the landscape becomes even more breathtaking with the highlighted by nature around the city of Vigo where you have a wonderful view over the bay.
The Camino Portugués consists of an ideal mix of exiting culture, beautiful and varied natural landscapes, big cities, history, beaches, hilly woodland, rivers and idyllic villages.
As far as some of the highlights along the route, it´s worth mentioning the Cathedral of Porto, the Old City of Ponte de Lima, the fortified cities of Valença and Tui, the bay views, the many idyllic villages, the cities of Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela and, of particular notice, the abundant nature along the whole route.
This is an exciting and historic journey that every pilgrim will enjoy.
Make your trip personal! Spain is More offers and guarantees the following on this trip:
✔ Daily Departures from March to November.
✔ Hotel-to-Hotel Baggage Service is optional.
✔ Your personal Pilgrim's Passport.
✔ Specially Selected Hotels - always with private bathroom - selected for best location, service and authentic charm.
✔ Spain is More Camino Guidebook (which you will receive some weeks before departure) contains practical pilgrim information, suggestions for packing list, recommended restaurants, maps of all cities along The Camino- and hotel location, Pilgrim's Passport/Credential, advice and guidance, service phone numbers and much more, all to make your trip on The Camino an experience of a lifetime!
✔ Dividing stages: Yes, sometimes.
✔ Day trip to Finisterre.