The Camino Portuguese from Porto

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The Camino de Santiago from Porto

Distance: 120 Km

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 559€ per person

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The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) from Porto to Tui is part of the fourth section of the Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way), beginning in the city of Porto.

Porto is an impressive city that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is famous for being the birthplace of Port wine.

Once we leave Porto, the Portuguese Way continues to the north until we reach Galicia, Spain.

Throughout this fourth section of the Portuguese Way, we will be able to enjoy a wide variety of landscapes, such as the majestic Atlantic coast, its green hills or the idyllic forests. We will pass through many rural villages with beautiful baroque churches. Part 4 of the Portuguese Way ends in Tui, Galicia.







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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from 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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From Porto to Fajozes - 11km

Once we leave the city of Porto from the Maia metro station, we can continue our trek to the north of Portugal. Along our way to Fajozes, we will find several historical churches, such as the Church of Leca do Balio.

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From Fajozes to Arcos - 12km

We will start today’s leg of the journey from the quiet village of Fajozes and continue along the coast in a northeasterly direction. We will have the opportunity to cross the amazing Dom Zameiro bridge and walk through beautiful eucalyptus and pine tree forests, which will provide us with some highly appreciated shade. We will continue our journey until we reach Arcos.

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From Arcos to Barcelos - 15km

During this stage of the Portuguese Way, we will walk along gentle hills and forests, in addition to passing through small villages. A visit up to the Hermitage of Santa de Franqueira is recommended, a great place to enjoy the spectacular views. Before reaching Barcelos, we must first cross an old stone bridge.

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From Barcelos to Ponte de Lima - 33km

Along this route we will be able to observe how the landscape gradually begins to change and, as we approach Galicia, we will see this change cearly reflected in the abundance of green hills. Today’s route is the most difficult of the whole section. We will be facing a long route with short, continuous yet steep hills, however we will get to enjoy wonderful scenery.

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From Ponte de Lima to San Pedro de Rubiães - 19km

Today the route will also involve numerous climbs, the highest point of our walk being at Portela Grande Alto. From Portela Grande Alto we can enjoy some wonderful views. Along this route we will pass by several small churches and crosses where the pilgrims of Santiagotraditionally place stones to mark their journey.

Grijó that dates back to the thirteenth century.

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From San Pedro de Rubiães  to Tui - 20km

During this leg of the trip we will cross into Galica, Spain. This route is characterized by its beautiful green hills. We will start the route walking downhill to the Coura River, after which we will begin the ascent to Alto de Sao Bento da Porta Aberta. From this point we begin a steep descent towards Fontoura, where we will find the Miño River that separates Spain from Portugal. We will cross over the international Valença do Minho bridge to our destination, Tui.

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Tui

Tui is a beautiful Galician town. You should take some time to explore its streets, especially the San Fernando Square, where we can get a look at the magnificent Cathedral of Tui that dates back to the 12th century.

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Porto

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 Porto

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.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Additional single room: €144 per person.

Extra night in Tui: €55 per person.

Transfer from Porto (includes airport) to Tui: €140.

Travel assistance insurance: €18 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €12 per person.

About the Camino Portuguese from Porto to Tui

Now we will talk to you about one of the most reserved routes within all those possible on the Camino de Santiago in general and the Camino Portugues in particular: the route of the Camino from Porto to Tui.

We will give you all the information to complete it and at the same time, we will tell you about the main advantages of making it with Santiago Ways. Please note: We offer a different and spectacular way to enjoy the magic of the Camino Portugues.

Oporto

Why choose the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Porto to Tui?

Although it is true that each route has its own charm, we want to talk now about what are the main reasons why to make the Camino Portugues from Porto to Tui. Here are some of our reasons but we hope you live it for yourself and add your own.

1.-Its nature: One of the most important attractions of the Camino Portugues is, without a doubt, its nature. Indeed, what this route has in value ahead of other alternatives is clearly its nature.

Camino Portugues

So then, along the entire route, we will cross beautiful forests, vineyards and imposing coastal landscapes that leave us with an indelible memory. Needless to say, it has the tranquillity and peace that you can breathe along the entire route.

2.-Heritage: Do not forget that the Camino Portugues has a long tradition. This goes back to the Middle Ages and is aligned with the history of our neighbouring country. This means that, in addition to the natural surroundings, the Camino de Santiago from Oporto also offers incentives in the form of buildings, localities and very interesting artistic constructions.

Such is the case of the Chapel of Santa de Franqueira which houses centuries of history in its interior or the city of Oporto.

3.-Gastronomy: This reason is gaining importance especially along the Camino. One of the most important lessons that pilgrims learn on any of their routes is that the food tastes better after a hard stage. The Camino de Santiago from Oporto to Tui has exquisite gastronomy specializing in different local products ranging from cod to all that gives a prodigious selection in quality and variety.

For food lovers, this is another important reason that we cannot overlook to do this route.

4.-Climate: Another reason to encourage us to make the Camino Portugues from Oporto to Tui is its climate. It Is an area of oceanic climate with mild temperatures throughout the year.

Clima Camino Portugues

Compared with other alternatives such as the Camino Primitivo, the route is pleasant throughout its journey thanks to its proximity to the Ocean.

This advantage is valid for the whole year as we will explain later when we talk about the best time to complete the  Camino de Santiago from Oporto to Tui.

5.-Infrastructure: The Camino Portugues from Oporto to Tui has an infrastructure that has nothing to envy compared to the Camino Frances. It has good communications, it is well indicated for pilgrims, it is well prepared for those who decide to do it on foot and for those who want to do it by bike and, in general, will be able to find everything necessary for our pilgrimage on our route.

Something very much to consider especially if it is the first time that you do the Camino.

Information about the route of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Porto to Tui

The Camino de Santiago from Oporto to Tui is the fourth section of the so-called Camino Portugues. It starts its journey in the city of Oporto, one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe and ends in the city of Tui, which symbolizes the spatial and cultural frontier between Portugal and Spain.

About Oporto, it must be said that it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Porto

Of the route, as we have said previously, it is necessary to emphasize that it offers us sites of great natural, patrimonial and gastronomic interest. All along 120 unforgettable kilometres.

Route of the Camino Portugues from Porto to Tui

Maps of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Oporto to Tui

We now offer you maps of the route of the Camino Portugues from Oporto to Tui. We do so that you can have all the information possible and at the same time, that you can get an idea of what the wonderful environments are that you will go through with Santiago Ways.  

Porto - Fajozes

Mapa etapa de Oporto a Fajozes

Map stage from Oporto to Fajozes

Fajozes - Arcos

Mapa etapa de Fajozes a Arcos

Map stage from Fajozes to Arcos

Arcos - Barcelos

Mapa etapa de Arcos a Barcelos

Map stage from Arcos to Barcelos

Barcelos - Ponte da Lima

Mapa etapa de Barcelos a Ponte da Lima

Map stage from Barcelos to Ponte da Lima

Ponte da Lima - Rubiaes

Mapa etapa de Ponte da Lima a Rubiães

Map stage from Ponte da Lima to Rubiaes

Rubiaes - Tui

Mapa etapa de Rubiaes a Tui

Map stage from Rubiaes to Tui

Profiles of the Camino Portugues from Oporto to Tui

At this point, we want to offer you all the information related to the profile of this Camino Portugues from Oporto to Tui. This information has to do with the average altitude of the stages as well as the difficulty that they and the road, in general, can entail.

It Is important to know this information in order to plan our route correctly and to adjust our choice between all possible alternatives and our own preferences.

Oporto - Fajozes

Perfil etapa de Oporto a Fajozes

Profile stage from Oporto to Fajozes

Fajozes - Arcos

Perfil etapa de Fajozes a Arcos

Profile stage from Fajozes to Arcos

Arcos - Barcelos

Perfil etapa de Arcos a Barcelos

Profile stage from Arcos to Barcelos

Barcelos - Ponte da Lima

Perfil etapa de Barcelos a Ponte da Lima

Profile stage from Barcelos to Ponte da Lima

Ponte da Lima - Rubiaes

Perfil etapa de Ponte da Lima a Rubiaes

Profile stage from Ponte da Lima to Rubiaes

Rubiaes - Tui

Perfil etapa de Rubiaes a Tui

Profile stage from Rubiaes to Tui

Stages on foot of the Camino Portugues from Oporto to Tui

We want to detail what are the stages of this route on foot so as to offer you as much information as possible.

Stage from Oporto to Fajozes

Stage from Fajozes to Arcos

Stage from Arcos to Barcelos

Stage from Barcelos to Ponte de Lima

from Ponte de Lima to San Pedro de Rubiães

Stage from San Pedro de Rubiães to Tui

How long does the Camino Portugues from Oporto to Tui take?

As we have said, the Camino Portugues from Oporto has a length of 120 kilometres divided into 8 stages with their corresponding 7 nights. This length is perfect for most holiday times that exist throughout the year. That Is why this route is very popular throughout the year as we will detail later.

Best time to do the Camino Portugues from Porto to Tui

Although It is true that in the background depends on each person's taste when choosing the time that we are most interested in making the Camino de Santiago, it is also true that each period has a number of advantages and disadvantages with respect to others.

That is why we want to talk to you about each season and the advantages and disadvantages they have.

We hope that it will help you to make your decision and we remind you that with Santiago Ways it is possible to do any of the routes on any day of the year and without needing to book in advance.

Spring

One of the drawbacks of spring is that weather instability increases. That means that the risk of precipitation is greater so that in turn we ourselves must increase our planning.

However, one of the advantages that this station has in the specific case of the Camino Portugues from Oporto is that all natural landscapes will be adorned with the explosion of colours that spring brings.

On the other hand, during this time there is Holy Week: on many occasions, a perfect occasion to make this route by being able to complete itself in 8 days. Primavera Costa de la Muerte

Summer

Summer is the most popular season among pilgrims. The temperatures on the Camino Portugues from Porto to Tui are very mild: it is the result of the fact that it is near the Atlantic Ocean and is, in effect, a reason why instead of being in warmer latitudes of the Iberian Peninsula we can take advantage to make this route and stay cool during the summer.

Oceano Atlantico

Most pilgrims choose the summer to do the pilgrimage. However, we must say that although this may be an inconvenience due to possible agglomerations, in the event of going with Santiago Ways there will be no problems.

Autumn

Autumn brings back instability in the climate. Rainfall can increase, so we should go with adequate clothing adapted for any unforeseen weather that may arise. So, it should be said in favour that in autumn the whole area of the Camino Portugues from Porto to Tui is tinged with beautiful colours because all of it has deciduous vegetation.

Winter

This season we could say is for the bravest. In the case of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Oporto the temperature is mild because it is a zone of oceanic climate. In other routes such as the Camino Primitivo this can be an inconvenience. In spite of this,

Christmas is an excellent time to make this route because of the beauty of the environment, the special charm that it has in those dates and, at the same time, the opportunity that the free time during these festivities gives us.

Navidad en Santiago de Compostela

Guide to the places you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Oporto to Tui

We now propose a series of places that you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago from Oporto to Tui. Among them, we will not only include some emblematic places and of patrimonial and natural interest but also the best restaurants and the best lodgings: those that we offer you from Santiago Ways.

Points of Interest

First, we will talk about some places of patrimonial and artistic interest that you cannot miss along your pilgrimage on the Camino de Portugues from Oporto to Tui.

Dom Zameiro Bridge

Puente de Dom Zameiro

This bridge is one of the obligatory visits throughout our pilgrimage. In addition to having to go over it, it is an idyllic location from which to enjoy all the beauty of the surrounding environment.

Barcelos

In the district of Braga, one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal is this town of incomparable beauty. Its Baroque Garden is a must-see and at the same time, we recommend you to simply walk around and see its historical heritage.

Fortaleza de Viana y Tui

Fortaleza de Viana y Tui

It is also worthwhile to divert from Tui to visit this monumental historical complex of great strategic importance in another time. It Is one of the most memorable points of the route and without a doubt one of the major points of interest not only of this pilgrimage from Oporto a Tui but all of Portugal in general.

Where to sleep – The best hotels

From Santiago Ways we offer you the best accommodation throughout the route. These are designed to meet all the attention you deserve and ensure the best rest possible.  

Where to eat – The best restaurants

We also offer you the most advisable places to eat throughout your pilgrimage. They are obligatory stops for all those who consider themselves lovers of gastronomy.

Casa Dos Arcos

Casa Dos Arcos In the beautiful city of Barcelos, we find this establishment specializing in home and family cooking that will delight all visitors specialising in garden products and cod, naturally.

Restaurante Boa Posta Restaurante Boa Posta

Located in Fajozes, this restaurant is very affordable and offers a good service to pilgrims. It is a stop that will help us to re-energise ourselves in the middle of our stage.

Tapería O Albergue

Taperia O Albergue

This cosy location is located in our city of arrival, Tui. It offers us the best of the gastronomy in the Braga region and it is a point that we cannot lose sight of during our pilgrimage.

Origin of the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Porto to Tui

The origin of the Camino Portugues from Oporto shares roots with the Camino de Santiago in general. In particular, it is a route that did not begin its itinerary until the Middle Ages. And when the reconquest was advancing, new routes were opened as the new Christian kingdoms were renewed.

So it happened with the Kingdom of Portugal that since the Early Middle Ages saw the birth of this route whose path followed that of the old Roman roads.

The Camino Portugues from Porto with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino de Santiago Portuguese from Porto

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Other sections of the Camino Portuguese coastal route

Other users’ opinions about the Camino Portugues from Oporto to Tui

At the same time, we want to offer you the opinion of other people who have already done this route of the Camino Portugues with us. So that if you have any doubt you can spur yourself on through the voice of others.

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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