The Camino de Santiago from Santarem

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Santarém / Coímbra

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All year

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


Distance
110 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 Santarém to Coimbra is part of the Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way): The second section of the Portuguese Way, from Santarém to Coimbra, begins in the beautiful city of Santarém and heads through the interior region of Portugal to the city of Coimbra.

This region of Portugal has a wonderful history and traditions. We will walk through quiet farming fields and cross beautiful historic villages such as Santarém, Tomar or Coimbra.

In Coimbra we will be able to visit the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in the world, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in June of 2013.









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Santarém

In Santarém we can enjoy the feeling of an ancient Arab city with its narrow cobbled streets. Here we recommend visiting the Portas de Sol gardens, a beautiful lookout from where we can watch the sunset and take in some incredible views.

Overnight: Santarém

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From Santarém to Golegã

Once we leave Santarém, we will walk along the banks of the Tagus River in a north-west direction. We will cross small villages and farmlands where we will see many horses and bulls, as this region is famous for their breeding.

Although the walk is quite long, it’s relatively easy and completely flat.

Length: 29 km

Overnight: Golegã

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From Golegã to Tomar

We will leave the beautiful city of Golegã in the direction of “Quinta da Cardiga”, one of the most beautiful manor homes in the country.

From Quinta da Cardiga we will continue to walk through quiet villages until we reach the historical city of Tomar, where we should visit the Praza da República.

Length: 13 km

Overnight: Tomar

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From Tomar to Alvaiázere

Our route will continue through beautiful forests crossing ancient Roman roads and agricultural paths. This route from Tomar to Alvaiázere is one of the most difficult of the entire Portuguese Way, however it is extremely rewarding.

Length: 31 km

Overnight: Alvaiázere

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From Alvaiázere to Ansião

After leaving Alvaiázere, the trail begins with a steep climb which then proceeds to gradually head downhill. The rest of the day’s walk will take place among hills, olive groves and farmlands until arriving at Ansião.

Length: 32 km

Overnight: Ansião

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From Ansião to Condeixa A Nova

Along this route we will have the opportunity to cross the “Ponte da Cal” bridge that dates back to the seventeenth century.

Our route will be surrounded by many trees, in particular eucalyptus, pine and olive trees. These trees will give us a break from the sun throughout the day’s travels. We will walk along this route until we reach Condeixa-a-Nova.

Length: 32 km

Overnight: Condeixa A Nova

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From Condeixa A Nova to Coimbra

We will continue our route through the beautiful countryside dotted with vineyards, olive groves and forests. We will make our ascent to Alto de Cruz de Mourocos before continuing downhill to Coimbra. Coimbra is a beautiful city, full of energy and with one of the oldest universities in Europe.

The University of Coimbra was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2013.

Length: 16 km

Overnight: Coimbra

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Coimbra

Coimbra is a vibrant city and was formerly the capital of Portugal. It has a 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. We can enjoy a multitude of cultural events in Coimbra.

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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:

Santarém

Santarém

Golegã

Golegã

Tomar

Tomar

Alvaiázere

Alvaiázere

Ansião

Ansião

Condeixa A Nova

Condeixa A Nova

Coímbra

Coímbra

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: €160 per person.

checkExtra night in Coimbra: €55 per person.

checkTransfer from Coimbra to Santarém: to consult.

checkTravel assistance insurance: €24 per person.

checkCancellation insurance: €18 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.

The Camino de Santiago from Santarém to Coimbra is part of the Camino Portugues de Santiago. This is the second section after starting in Lisbon. It finishes its tour in the emblematic city of Coimbra, having started in Santarém, no less beautiful.

We want to talk about what are the main reasons to complete the route as well as all the information necessary to complete it. Remember that with Santiago Ways everything is easier on the Camino.

En Coimbra

Why do the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra?

1.- Little overcrowding: One of the biggest advantages of the Camino Portugues ahead of other possible routes is that it does not have so many pilgrims. This allows us to enjoy all its beauty with calm and without agglomerations. With this and with the help of Santiago Ways we will have no problem in enjoying the best accommodation along the route.

2.-Good infrastructures: although in the past the Camino Portugues de Santiago was not as well conditioned as the Camino Frances , over time, and especially with the investment of the Portuguese government, this has changed. Today it has good communications, roads and especially good signposting.

3.-It is ideal for those who do it for the first time: one of the advantages of the Camino Portugues de Santiago in front of other routes is its ease.

It is a road that has hardly any climbs due, in large part, to pass in a stretch near the Tagus River and on the rest near the coast, near sea level, therefore. That makes it ideal for those who want to start progressively on the route.

4.- Gastronomy: this is a point that is gaining importance, especially on this route. When we make the effort of each one of the stages the quality of the gastronomy becomes an increasingly important factor. One of the attractions of the Camino Portugues is the great gastronomic richness it presents.

La gastronomia portuguesa

Along its route, we can taste Portuguese specialities and see them with our own eyes for a large part of the so-called “The Garden of Portugal”.

Information about the route of the Camino Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra

As we have said, the Camino de Santiago from Santarém to Coimbra forms the second section of the Camino Portugues. It goes from Santarém to Coimbra, two cities of great beauty. Of course, from Coimbra it is possible to continue on our way to Santiago. This road has a great history and a very close attachment to tradition.

We find ourselves surrounded by the Portuguese interior, rich in wonderful villages like Tomar, that will make our pilgrimage an unforgettable experience. As a point of special interest, we must highlight the city of Coimbra, which we will talk about later, declared a World Heritage site in 2013.

The most reserved routes on the Camino Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra

We want to talk to you now about the most reserved routes within the options available on the Camino Portugues de Santiago . We will also explain the reasons why they are the most popular and the ones that most people choose.

Camino Portugues from Oporto

The Camino Portugues from Oporto has a length of 120 kilometres divided into 8 stages. From this city, a World Heritage site , we cross a wide variety of landscapes that range from farmland and forests to beautiful viewpoints.

One of the reasons why it is so popular is that it is an excellent opportunity to get to know the city of Oporto and enjoy the best aspects of the route. In addition, it connects the Camino Portugues with Spain, in the city of Tui, in the autonomous community of Galicia.

Camino Portugues from Tui

For those who want to continue the Camino de Santiago to reach their final destination, they must continue from Tui. This is a border town with Spain that has great beauty. It was once the only possible way to make the Camino Portugues.

Tui

So, as we travel through it, it is inevitable not to live the whole history of the route itself. A great part of its journey is right beside the coast, so another of its attractions is the excellent climate that we encounter.

Route of the Camino Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra

Maps of the Camino Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra

Below, we attach the maps of the route of the Camino Portugues between Santarém and Coimbra . With this, we hope you have all the information you can to plan your route and get an idea of everything that awaits you.

Santarém – Golegã 

Mapa de Santarem a Golega

Map stage from Santarem to Golega

Golegã  – Tomar

Mapa de Golega a Tomar

Map stage from Golega to Tomar

Tomar – Alvaiázere

Mapa de Tomar a Alvaiazere

Map stage from Tomar to Alvaiazere

Alvaiázere – Ansião

Mapa de Alvaiazere a Ansiao

Map stage from Alvaiazere to Ansiao

Ansião – Condeixa-a-nova

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Map stage from Ansiao to Condeixa a nova

Condeixa-a-nova – Coímbra

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Map stage from Condeixa a nova to Coimbra

Profile of the Camino Portugues from Santarém

Now, we will talk about the profile of the Camino Portugues de Santiago from Santarém to Coimbra. With this we want you to get an idea of how difficult it is. We anticipate, however, that the Camino Portugues is much simpler in this sense than most alternative routes like the Camino del Norte or the Camino Primitivo.

Santarém – Golegã 

Perfil de Santarem a Golega

Profile stage from Santarem to Golega

Golegã  – Tomar

Perfil de Golega a Tomar

Profile stage from Golega to Tomar

Tomar – Alvaiázere

Perfil de Tomar a Alvaiazere

Profile stage from Tomar to Alvaiazere

Alvaiázere – Ansião

Perfil de Alvaiazere a Ansiao

Profile stage from Alvaiazere to Ansiao

Ansião – Condeixa-a-nova

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Profile stage from Ansiao to Condeixa a nova

Condeixa-a-nova – Coímbra

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Profile stage from Condeixa a nova to Coimbra

Stages on foot

We attach below what are the steps to take during this route so you can have all the necessary information about it.

Stage from Santarém to Golegã.

Stage from Golegã to Tomar.

Stage from Tomar to Alvaiázere.

Stage from Alvaiázere to Ansião.

Stage from Ansião to Condeixa-a-nova.

Stage from Condeixa-a-nova to Coímbra.

Stages by bike

We also talk about what are the stages in case you want to complete the Camino de Santiago by bike.

How long does the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra take?

The length of the Camino Portugues de Santiago from Santarém to Coimbra is 110 kilometres, which are distributed in 8 stages with 7 days. In the case of doing it with Santiago Ways during those nights, you will stay in the best hotels along the route.

This time can be halved in the case that you finally do it on by bicycle. The time it takes on this road is perfect not only for the summer, but also for the Christmas break and even for Easter. Due to the profile of the route of the Camino de Santiago from Santarém the whole route is made that little bit easier.

Best time to do the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra

We want to talk to you now about what are the best months to do this route of the Camino de Santiago . It is true that in the decision will depend much on the taste of each pilgrim because each month has some advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, we will explain them to you what they are.

January

In January the temperatures on the Camino Portugues de Santiago are mild due to the Atlantic area, which does not happen on other sections of the road. The last days of the Christmas break are a good time to undertake the pilgrimage.

Camino costa

February

The month of February experiences an increase in temperatures, making the route more enjoyable. However, there is a higher risk of precipitation.

March

During the month of March, you can begin to feel the influence of spring. That makes the temperature more benign and at the same time brings an explosion of unmatched colours.

April

More and more pilgrims are making their Camino in April taking advantage of the Easter break to make this route.

May

During the month of May, everything is colourful and the abundance of vegetation makes this route become especially fresh. There is, however, a risk of precipitation that we can reduce with good planning.

June

It is a month especially suitable for those who can start their summer holidays early to avoid overcrowding.

July

The month of July is perfect because it coincides with the festivities of Santiago de Compostela, in case you decide to continue your way to the Galician capital. The festivities are between the 15th and the 31st of this month.

Dia del Apostol Santiago en la Catedral

August

It is the month preferred by many pilgrims because they have more time and the weather conditions are unbeatable. The problem of overcrowding does not exist on the Camino Portugues, and even less if we do it with the help of Santiago Ways.

September

The oceanic climate carries with it deciduous vegetation. This colours the landscape with rich greens, yellows and browns during this autumn month. Spectacular views that you should not miss.

October

In October the autumn persists and, with it, the beauty of the landscapes that we cross along this route of the Camino Portugues . However, there is an increased risk of precipitation.

November

Temperatures decrease, but winters are generally mild throughout the region. You have to make plans for the rains.

December

Many people make their pilgrimage in December taking advantage of the Christmas holidays. It is a good time to live an unforgettable experience during such important dates.

By season

Spring

Spring is a time when the risk of precipitation increases. In spite of this, temperatures are mild, so it is a season very often chosen by pilgrims. Accommodation is not a problem during this time, except at Easter, a perfect period, because the number of days available makes it feasible to complete practically any of the routes.

Summer

Summer is the most popular time due to the mildness of the temperatures in the north of Spain. For those who do not travel with Santiago Ways, the question of accommodation can be a problem. However, we offer you the best accommodation in the best hotels and with the best attention.

Autumn

Autumn is the second season of the year when the risk of precipitation increases, so we must be prepared . However, going through deciduous tree areas we will see how the environment is tinged with marvelous brown, yellow and green colours.

Winter

Winter is not advisable for some routes such as the Camino de Santiago Primitivo, precisely because it crosses through mountains through where precipitation falls in the form of snow. At the same time, those who do not travel with Santiago Ways, have the disadvantage of finding accommodation, because most lodgings close.

With us, however, you will be able to stay in the best hotels and not to have to worry if you have a place to sleep after each stage.

Guide to the places you cannot miss on the Camino Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra

Now, we will give you some of the most important places of interest in this Camino de Santiago from Santarém. There are some places of special artistic, monumental and cultural interest, as well as some of the most recommended restaurants on the route.

By the way, we will tell you about the best hotels: you will enjoy making the Camino Portugues de Santiago with Santiago Ways.

Places of interest

Santarém

The urban complex of the town of Santarém, as well as the nature that surrounds it, is of great interest. Among this nature that surrounds it, we must highlight the Pegadas da Serra de Aire, a magnificent natural environment in the enclave of a protected park.

As Pegadas da Serra de Aire

It is a great way to relax and live the deep connection with nature that the Camino de Santiago includes on all its routes.

Tomar

It is one of the stops on the Camino Portugues from Santarém to Coimbra . It is a municipality that has a great architectural heritage where we must highlight several buildings. For example, the Convento de Cristo, which mixes several styles including the unmistakable Portuguese Baroque.

We also include the Castillo de Bode Dam, in a small isthmus in the city. Likewise, the Acueducto de los Pegões should not be missed.

Acueducto de los Pegoes

Coímbra

This city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It’s no surprise as in accordance with all the patrimonial endowment that it possesses. To begin with, we recommend you to visit the Monastery of Santa Cruz , a unique jewel of its kind in a different artistic style that merges into a colossal façade.

The old Cathedral of Coimbra is another point of interest that cannot be missed. It is of the few Romanesque cathedrals still present in Europe and is very well preserved.

Coimbra also has Roman ruins in good condition that today are called Conímbriga, the remains of the original city. Finally, we suggest that you let yourself be carried away by this spectacular city and that you dedicate an improvised walk around its streets to take in all its beauty.

Restos de Conimbriga

Where to sleep – The best hotels

With Santiago Ways, you can have the peace of mind that you will be staying in the best hotels available along all the routes of the Camino de Santiago. We make sure that you have the rest you deserve and so you can enjoy the most of your experience.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

Zé Manel dos Ossos

This restaurant has a cuisine very well-connected to the land that is shown up in its best speciality dishes. It is a great place in the city of Coimbra to end up and to recover your energy.

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Taberna Antiqua

Located in the village of Tomar, this tavern can offer us the best of local gastronomy: a special place to treat yourself after a hard stage. The best reward for the pilgrim.

Origin of the Camino de Santiago Portugués from Santarém to Coímbra

The Camino Portugues de Santiago from Santarém to Coimbra shares its origin with the Camino Portugues. It is a pilgrimage route inaugurated in the Middle Ages and undertaken by the Queen of Portugal, now declared Santa Isabel de Aragón. Her faith led her to travel all the way to Santiago to visit the tomb of the Apostle.

Later, there would be many nobles who would imitate it until the route became popular among all the Portuguese. It is a form of connection of Iberian culture in general and also became over time one of the main trade routes among the brotherly peoples.

Today it is gaining popularity ahead of other alternatives like the Camino Frances de Santiago. This has been possible in large part because of the great investment in the infrastructure by the Portuguese government as well as the excellent planning that has been made by it in order to make the most of the route.

The touring part of the interior of Portugal and part of the coast of the neighbouring country give the pilgrim a green experience. With Santiago Ways , you can have an unforgettable experience in your life with all the comfort and all the guarantees that we always give to take care of our pilgrims.

The Camino Portugues from Santarém with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino Portuguese from Santarém

Other sections of the Camino de Santiago Portuguese

Other sections of the Camino Portuguese coastal route

Other users’ opinions about theCamino Portugues from Santarém to Coímbra

To know firsthand what other pilgrims think who have completed the Camino Portugues de Santiago from Santarém to Coimbra we leave some of their comments here. We hope they help you decide.

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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