The Camino Portuguese from Coimbra

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The Camino de Santiago from Coimbra

Distance: 127 Km

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 532€ per person

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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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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Coimbra

1

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.

2

From Coimbra to Mealhada - 23km

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.

3

From Mealhada to Águeda - 25km

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.

4

From Águeda to Albergaria A Velha - 17km

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.

5

From Albergaria A Velha to São João da Madeira - 29km

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.

6

From São João da Madeira to Grijó - 16km

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.

7

From Grijó to Porto - 16km

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.

8

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.

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Coimbra

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Services from Coimbra

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

VAT.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Additional single room: €144 per person.

Extra night in Coimbra: €55 per person.

Transfer from Santarém to Coimbra: €140.

Travel assistance insurance: €18 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €12 per person.

The Camino de Santiago from Coimbra
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