The Camino de Santiago from Coimbra

Start / Finish:
Coimbra / Porto

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Availability:
All year

126 km
Distance
8 days / 7 nights
Duration
Half Board or Only Breakfast
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
From 532€ per person
Price


Distance
126 km

Duration
8 days / 7 nights

Meals
Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
From 532€ per person
Our Official License as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) allows us to work without intermediaries.

The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) from Coimbra to Porto is part of the Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way): The third section of the Portuguese Way, from Coimbra to Porto, begins in the city of Coimbra, famous for its University that has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Our route will continue towards the north of the Atlantic coast until reaching the city of Porto.

We will walk through vineyards and quiet forests, along river valleys and ancient Roman roads, passing through a variety of small towns and villages.

We will finish our tour in the center of Porto, an impressive city that has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is also famous for its fine wine.









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Coimbra

Coimbra is a city with lots of energy and was previously the capital of Portugal. Coimbra has a very well preserved Gothic cathedral and is home to the University of Coimbra dating back to the 13th century, one of the oldest universities in the world.

The University of Coimbra was included on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2013. In Coimbra we can enjoy a multitude of cultural events.

Overnight: Coimbra

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From Coimbra to Mealhada

Once we leave Coimbra, our route will continue along rivers following a relatively flat path, after which we will make our way up to Cioga do Monte. Along this route we will be able to see remains from the ancient Roman road.

We will spend the night in Mealhada, an area famous for its vineyards.

Length: 23 km

Overnight: Mealhada

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From Mealhada to Águeda

This part of the route is easy and we will get the chance to see some of the most beautiful vineyards. During today’s route we will make it to the city of Avelas de Caminho, whose history is closely tied to the Camino de Santiago. We will spend the night in Águeda, on the banks of the Certima River.

Length: 25 km

Overnight: Águeda

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From Águeda to Albergaria A Velha

Today’s route will be relatively easy and short. We will follow the old Roman road, Vía Romana XVI, through eucalyptus and pine forests. Then we will cross a Roman bridge over the Marnel River before arriving at Albergaria-a-Velha.

Length: 17 km

Overnight: Albergaria A Velha

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From Albergaria A Velha to São João da Madeira

Once we leave Albergaria-a-Velha, we will continue our route through forests until reaching more urban areas in the northern part of the Coast of Beira.

We will pass through the historic town of Oliveira de Azeméis, where we recommend visiting the Mother Church of São Miguel. Once we leave Oliveira we will continue to follow the trail up and down small hills until arriving at São João da Madeira.

Length: 29 km

Overnight: São João da Madeira

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From São João da Madeira to Grijó

Today’s route takes place in urban areas, however we will still be following the original route of the old Roman road. We will pass through the town of Arrifana with its beautiful blue church.

The last part of the route will gradually take us downhill to the Monastery of São Salvador de Grijó that dates back to the thirteenth century.

Length: 16 km

Overnight: Grijó

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From Grijó to Porto

Along this route we can enjoy the refreshing breeze coming from the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Porto. Porto is famous for being the capital of Port wine.

We will follow our route towards Vila Nova de Gaia, crossing the fantastic bridge known as Ponte Luiz I in Porto to reach the city’s historical center. Porto has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Length: 16 km

Overnight: Porto

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Porto

Porto’s historical center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. You will love visiting Porto. We’ll have the chance to enjoy the colorful banks of the Duero River with its vintage boats, the local atmosphere and its exquisite cuisine.

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General information

All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to make the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort.

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for pilgrims to live a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.

Availability

When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino.

All accommodation on the Camino de Santiago is subject to availability. In case we can't offer any of them due to capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Single rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:

Coimbra

Coimbra

Mealhada

Mealhada

Águeda

Águeda

Albergaria A Velha

Albergaria A Velha

São João da Madeira

São João da Madeira

Grijó

Grijó

Oporto

Oporto

Included Services

checkAccommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.

checkRooms with private bathroom.

checkMeal plan of your choice.

checkLuggage transport between stages.

checkComplete itinerary of the route.

check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

checkVAT.

Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: 213€ per person.

checkExtra night in Porto: 90€ per person.

checkTransfer from Porto to Coimbra: consult for pricing.

checkTravel assistance insurance: 21€ per person.

checkCancellation insurance: 21€ per person.

In order to resolve the doubts of all pilgrims, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your inquiries.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts.

General Information

What is the best time to do the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago can be started on any day of the year, always taking into account the weather and the season in which you want to travel, so that your clothes are the right ones.

How do I get to my starting point on the Camino?

The best way to get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago is to arrive at the airport, train station or bus station nearest to the town from where you will start walking.

Once you confirm your Camino, you will send us the arrival information for your flight, train or bus and, from there, we organize a private transfer to the town where you should start your Camino.

Can I travel alone?

Yes, you can. All the routes on the Camino de Santiago are suitable for pilgrims to travel solo.

Also, whether you are travelling alone, or travelling accompanied but want to sleep in a single room, Santiago Ways offer this option to you.

We can book all your nights of accommodation in single rooms at an additional cost. We suggest you book well in advance since they are usually in high demand.

On the Camino de Santiago, you will find hundreds of pilgrims walking on their own. Many of them may have come to the Camino alone; others have probably moved away from their fellow travellers for a few hours because of the difference in speed when walking.

In any case, all the routes on the Camino are very well signposted, so you will have no problem if you go on your own.

Am I going to have an accompanying guide on el Camino de Santiago?

Most routes on the Camino de Santiago are done in a self-guided mode. Thus, each traveller has the opportunity to advance on their own and at their own pace along the routes marked on the complete itinerary of the route, which is sent one month before starting the Camino.

However, we also offer organized groups with accompanying guide on the stretch from Sarria to Santiago. We have specific dates already established, and we carry them out in groups of up to 15 people, with guaranteed departures. The guides in charge of these routes speak English and Spanish.

We already have all the dates published until 2021, so you are encouraged to reserve your place before the groups are filled.

What does the complete route itinerary consist of?

The complete route itinerary of the route is a guide that we prepare for you with information about the maps, route profiles and places of interest, kilometre by kilometre on each of the stages that you will go through on the Camino de Santiago.

The travel distances and travel times indicated for each route on both the website and the itinerary we send you are based on reference values. It depends on each pilgrim exactly how they carry out these times and distances, according to the speed at which they progress.

When do I get the complete route itinerary?

You will receive it by email one month before starting your Camino along with all the documentation for the trip: accommodation reservations, baggage transfers, among others.

How many kilometres should I walk on each stage?

In Santiago Ways, we adapt each stage to the needs of our pilgrims, so that they can travel according to their physical capability and the number of days available.

On average, a stage of the Camino de Santiago has 15 to 20 km. On most routes, however, we can organize your Camino so that you walk fewer kilometres, dividing some stages into two parts, depending on what is most comfortable for you.


Advice

What should I consider to prepare physically?

Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for doing the Camino de Santiago.

Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and continue progressively. They should start by taking small 20-minute walks, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you reach walk about 4 or 5 kilometres every hour.

People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.

Generally, it is recommended to start training for about three months before starting the route.

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season, and in dates of religious interest such as the San Fermin Festivals in Pamplona, from 7th to 14th July, or the Feast of Santiago the Apostle, on July 25th.

Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all of your needs.

What clothes and hiking equipment are indispensable?

For any of the Caminos, we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of shoes suitable for hiking, trekking poles, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.

Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary.

Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only worry about walking (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).

For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.

How does the baggage transfer between stages work?

Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.

Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.

Should I take out travel insurance?

To complete any of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.

To do this, we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways. If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.


Accommodation

Do all rooms have a private bathroom?

Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.

Can I sleep alone in a room?

Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each pilgrim.

Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability according to the location.

When will you tell me where I am going to stay?

We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our pilgrims, provided that they are booked well in advance.

The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the Camino with all the documentation related to the trip.

Am I going to share a room with strangers?

No. All the accommodations we book for our pilgrims have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort needed torest properly.

Is the accommodation close to the route that I should follow?

All the accommodations that we book are in the centre of the towns or villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is somewhat far from the centre, most of them are accessible on foot.

When necessary, Santiago Ways could offer a round trip transfer so that the pilgrim can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible and return the next day to the point on the route from where he must continue the Camino.

What type of accommodation do you reserve?

All the accommodation that we book in Santiago Ways offers the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking.

We work with hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels, always a room with a private bathroom.

From Santiago Ways we want to talk about one of the most attractive routes that exist among the alternatives of the Camino de Santiago. In particular, we refer to the stage from Coimbra to Oporto, which is part of the so-called Camino Portugues. We want to talk about what are the most important reasons to make it as well as all the information necessary for any pilgrim. We hope that it helps.

En Coimbra

Why choose the Camino de Santiago from Coimbra a Oporto?

First of all, we want to talk about some of the reasons why we do this route of the Camino. Each of the possible routes has its particular charm. So, we want to show you some of the attractions that this particular one has:

1.-The city of Coimbra: One of the most interesting points of this route and, in general, of all the possible things we can do in the Camino de Santiago is the city of Coimbra. It was the scene of many wars, especially during the Middle Ages, and is, in fact, one of the most important and strategic points in the history of Portugal and what came to be called the Kingdom of Galicia during the Middle Ages. Today it is a city named as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

2.-Nature: One of the great incentives that the Camino Portugues, and especially the stretch between Coimbra and Oporto has, is the great beauty of the whole environment. In fact, we will travel through one of the greenest areas of Portugal , a country that itself is very beautiful due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean which gives it such a distinctive climate. You can enjoy beautiful meadows, beautiful forests and pleasant walks on the shores of tranquil rivers.

3.- Infrastructure: One of the advantages that the Camino Portugues has acquired in recent years has to do with the infrastructure and the endowment for the Pilgrim that is being implemented lately.

Indeed, although before the dominion in this direction of the Camino Frances was indisputable, in recent times the Camino Portugues is catching up and is becoming by itself a great alternative to that especially for those who want</b to take on this adventure for the first time.

It has good signposting, and well-endowed to be able to supply everything you need along the way and, in general, everything that any pilgrim may need in an accessible and affordable way.

4.-Less saturation: The main reason why more and more pilgrims are encouraged to do the Camino Portugues and especially the route from Coimbra to Oporto, is that this alternative does not have as many pilgrims as the well-known Camino Frances. That means that along the route we can enjoy more tranquillity and, consequently, a more conducive experience to enjoy the nature that awaits us and the wonderful heritage of the route.

5.-History: Although before we talked about the historical importance of the city of Coimbra , the Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Oporto has a huge cultural heritage ready to surprise us. Indeed, this route connects with the deepest aspects of Portuguese history and traces its origins back to the Middle Ages.

For this reason, throughout the tour, we will be able to enjoy the great artistic, historical and cultural heritage of some of the most beautiful places of the neighbouring country. For example, the first stage, from Coímbra to Mealhada, we will be able to walk on our way along a Roman road or later visit the incredible Villa de Oliveira de Azeméis.

Information about the route of the Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Oporto

The Route of the Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Oporto is one of the possible alternatives of the Camino Portugues. It is, in fact, its third section and begins in the emblematic city of Coimbra, whose university has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The route takes you to the north of the Atlantic coast until you reach the magnificent city of Oporto.

Oporto

Along this route, we can go through beautiful natural places of such beauty that, as we said previously, are an incentive to make this Camino.

It Is a route of 110 kilometres, making it quite achievable for most pilgrims in terms of duration. As we have said before, it is well-endowed in terms of infrastructure (one of the most important points to consider if you are going to make the Camino de Santiago for the first time). It is not too crowded and, at the same time, it has mild temperatures throughout the year by crossing the Oceanic climate zone.

Route of the Camino Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto

Maps of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto

Now, we enclose the maps of the route of the Camino de Santiago Portugues. We do so with the intention that you can plan your own route better and at the same time visualize everything that awaits you ahead.

Coímbra – Mealhada

Map stage from Coimbra to Mealhada

Mealhada – Águeda

Map stage from Mealhada to Agueda

Águeda – Albergaria A Velha

Mapa Agueda a Albergaria A Velha

Map stage from Agueda to Albergaria A Velha

Albergaria A Velha – São João da Madeira

Mapa Albergaria a Velha a Sao Joao da Madeira

Map stage from Albergaria a Velha to Sao Joao da Madeira

São João da Madeira – Grijó

Mapa Sao Joao da Madeira a Grijo

Map stage from Sao Joao da Madeira to Grijo

Grijó – Oporto

Mapa Grijo a Oporto

Map stage from Grijo to Oporto

Profile of the Camino from Coimbra to Oporto

Here is the information regarding the profile of the Camino Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto. With it, we want to make it easier to understand its difficulty and the relative toughness of its stages.

We can anticipate that in any of the variants of the Camino de Santiago Portugues there is no route that has special difficulty in this way, on the contrary, specially indicated routes for beginners or for those who want to live the adventure regardless of age and state are indicated.

Coímbra – Mealhada

Perfil Coimbra a Mealhada

Profile stage from Coimbra to Mealhada

Mealhada – Águeda

Perfil Mealhada a Agueda

Profile stage from Mealhada to Agueda

Águeda – Albergaria A Velha

Perfil Agueda a Albergaria A Velha

Profile stage from Agueda to Albergaria A Velha

Albergaria A Velha – São João da Madeira

Perfil Albergaria a Velha a Sao Joao da Madeira

Profile stage from Albergaria a Velha to Sao Joao da Madeira

São João da Madeira – Grijó

Perfil Sao Joao da Madeira a Grijo

Profile stage from Sao Joao da Madeira to Grijo

Grijó – Oporto

Perfil Grijo a Oporto

Profile stage from Grijo to Oporto

Stages on foot on the Camino de Santiago from Coímbra to Oporto

We also talk about what are the stages that we will travel in this Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Oporto. It is important to know this information in order to plan our route with as much detail as possible.

Stage from Coimbra to Mealhada

Stage from Mealhada to Agueda

Stage from Agueda to Albergaria A Velha

Stage from Albergaria A Velha to São João da Madeira

Stage from São João da Madeira to Grijo

Stage from Grijo to Oporto

How long does the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto take?

As we have said previously, the length of the Camino Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto is 110 kilometres. This length can be traversed in a total of 8 stages with its corresponding 7 nights. Although later we will talk about what is the most suitable time of year to make the Camino Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto, we must say that this duration is perfect to be able to undertake the road in any of the holiday periods that are presented throughout the year.

Best time to do the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto

It is true that when choosing which is the best time to make the Camino de Santiago, in general, each person’s own taste should prevail. However, although it is true that regardless of what we seek, every season of the year has some advantages that others do not have. That is why we want to talk about the advantages of each season to make this section of the Camino de Santiago as well as the points they have against them.

We hope that it will help you to get an idea about when to start your own adventure.

Spring

In spring, climate instability can increase. Indeed, the risk of precipitation increases greatly, and we must, therefore, increase our planning. That is why we recommend carrying some luggage for the possible rain although the temperatures will be mild.

In a way, in the oceanic climate, there is not much seasonality, so it is neither too hot nor too cold. Yes: one of the strengths is in the explosion of colour that awaits us thanks to the profuse vegetation spread throughout the route. With Santiago Ways it is possible to avoid the main problem of this time of year: the lack of accommodation.

Primavera Costa de la Muerte

Summer

Summer is the most popular time among pilgrims. This is because it has mild temperatures and at the same time it is when we all have more time to plan any kind of route. Thus, it also increases the influx of pilgrims so making your pilgrimage with Santiago Ways is a guarantee to enjoy the best accommodation and the best care.

On the other hand, during the summer the temperatures are fresh on the Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Oporto: This is due to the great proximity of its lands with the Atlantic Ocean. This is why it is a good time to escape warmer temperatures in the rest of the Iberian Peninsula.

Autumn

Again, autumn is a season where precipitation instability increases. The temperatures are still mild, but we must take into account this factor for the rain. So that we don’t get caught off guard we simply have to increase our planning.

On the other hand, its main advantages are two-fold. First, the number of pilgrims who travel the Camino de Santiago Portugues desde Coimbra . decreases. Also, all its natural landscapes are stained with the beautiful shades of this beautiful season offering a great delight for our senses.

Winter

Although winter could be categorized as the season for the more adventurous, it has been gaining prominence for several reasons in the case of the Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Oporto. The first of them has to do with that on this route the temperatures are much milder than in other routes like for example that of the Camino Primitivo. In fact, by going near the Atlantic Ocean this contributes to the milder temperatures.

On the other hand, the Christmas break means that many pilgrims are encouraged to enjoy an idyllic setting adorned with the beautiful lighting of these festivities. So, considering that this route can be done in 8 days, there are many reasons to enjoy its magic during the winter. And of course it must be added that during this period the level of occupation descends.

Guide to the places you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago Portuguese from Coimbra to Oporto

We want to talk about what are the most interesting places along the route of the Camino Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto. These places include not only those that have a special interest in heritage and art but also we also wanted to include the best restaurants that you can find during the route as well as the accommodation where you can stay with Santiago Ways.

Places of interest

First, we will start talking about what are the most interesting points for those who want to visit sites of special charm. We Include some natural and also patrimonial environments.

Mealhada and its vineyards

One of the most important attractions of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Coimbra is in its green surroundings. In the case of the town of Mealhada, this is clearly seen: it is a locality where we can enjoy its spectacular vineyards and a bucolic and beautiful environment in its historic quarter. You cannot miss it and in fact, if you take a while, we recommend you visit some of its wineries.

The Arrifana coast

This beautiful town has one of the most beautiful coasts that can be visited throughout the Iberian Peninsula. It’s worth it, after the tour or even during the same, spending some time for ourselves on it. We will be able to enjoy all the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and a refuge to enjoy its splendour.

Vila Nova de Gaia

By far, this location is one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Regardless of if you have some gems among your heritage that we cannot miss, its streets and its architecture are by themselves a reason to enjoy it with a simple walk. The Bridge of Don Luis I or the Palace of the Clerics (a magnificent building that perfectly mixes several of the most influential architectural styles in Portugal) are two indispensable stops on your route.

Where to sleep – The best hotels

We want to show you now some of the accommodations where you can stay with Santiago Ways. The accommodation has been selected with the utmost care so you can enjoy all the attention you deserve.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

We also give you some suggestions for the best places to eat during your route of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto .

Rodrigues do Bacalhau

In Cioga Do Monte, one of the rural villas that which we passed on our route, we can find this magnificent establishment specializing in fish and of course in cod, one of the Portuguese specialities. If you want an affordable place to enjoy it in the midst of a nice and cosy family atmosphere, don’t miss this place.

Taberna dos Mercadores

This cosy Establishment offers us some of the best specialities of the gastronomy in Vila Nova de Gaia (Oporto region) in an informal atmosphere and with a warm and very careful guest service. It is a good place to enjoy the specialities of Portuguese cuisine.

All in Porto

This restaurant has an international vocation and is, in fact, one of those responsible for having made Oporto one of the most outstanding gastronomic cities in Europe. We recommend you to visit It and let yourself be surprised by its fresh and striking menu.

Origin of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe went through, in general, a period of great instability. In the case of the Iberian Peninsula it was also necessary to suffer the invasion of the so-called barbarous peoples (Swabians, Alans and Vandals) that left practically nothing standing of what was the Roman legacy. However, something that did survive was their roads. They were the starting point for the route of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto.

In the Middle Ages the pilgrimage began to Santiago and Coimbra was a compulsory place to pass by being one of the most vibrant and safe cities of that time. It must be thought that the Camino de Santiago in general and especially the Camino de Santiago Portugues was not just a religious route: it was above all a commercial route that, in large part, connected Portugal with its neighbouring Spain.

The Portuguese Camino from Coimbra with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino de Santiago Portuguese from Coimbra

Other sections of the Camino de Santiago Portuguese

Other sections of the Camino Portuguese coastal route

Other users’ opinions about the Camino de Coimbra to Oporto

We also want to offer you the opinion of other users who have made with us the Camino Portugues from Coimbra to Oporto. You may end up convincing yourself of everything that awaits you if you make your pilgrimage by the hand of Santiago Ways.

Karin E
Karin E
Excellent company. They were super helpful in putting together my last minute trip to do the camino inglés. I will definitely use them next year when I do another route. Thank you SantiagoWays!
Lisa B
Lisa B
Fabulous experience. Santiago Ways made this trip such a memorable trip. I will definitely be using their amazing service again for the next 200 km. The accommodations were super. The transfers and itinerary were perfect . Thanks Ylenia ans everyone at Santiago Ways!
Fabiana Lima
Fabiana Lima
Very good service. Ylenia Conesa was the one who helped me and she was always very effective and courteous. Will definitely use them again!
Christine Tranchina
Christine Tranchina
My husband and I hiked the Camino De Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño. We used Santiago Ways to help plan our adventure... booking our hotels, breakfast, picnic and dinner as well as transferring luggage during the hike. It was extremely helpful because we traveled in February which is not a popular time and all services are not available. The communication and service was excellent. Before, after and during the hike Angie Rinaudo kept in contact and answered all our questions in a timely manner. All the accommodations were excellent. We are planning to do more sections in the future and will definitely use Santiago Ways again.
Karen Srajer
Karen Srajer
We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
Diane Nunez
Diane Nunez
This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Kat Cust
Kat Cust
I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Rachel Mckeeve
Rachel Mckeeve
We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
Eilish Bye
Eilish Bye
After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
Kerry Mannette
Kerry Mannette
I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
LUCIA CARABINE
LUCIA CARABINE
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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Photos and videos of the Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Oporto

Finally, we enclose some pictures and videos of the Camino de Santiago de Coimbra to Oporto to give you an idea of everything that awaits you with Santiago Ways.

The Camino de Santiago with Santiago Ways

Other Caminos de Santiago

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In Santiago Ways, we will advise you on which route of the Camino de Santiago is the best fit for you.

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The Camino de Santiago from Coimbra