Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Portuguese Camino from Porto

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14 Days / 13 Nights (12 Days Walking)


Price from: 920.00 euros

Walk this self-guided Portuguese Camino tour starting in Porto, one of the main Caminos for centuries, and enjoy fantastic walks through Galicia and Northern Portugal
  • Self-Guided Walk of the second most famous Camino after the French trail.
  • Start from Porto
  • Luggage Transfers & hand-picked accommodations



General Overview

Country: Portugal
Region: Northern Portugal
City: Porto
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights (12 Days Walking)
Type: Private Group Tour
Theme: Horse Back Riding and Walking Trails
Group Size: 1 or more People
Price from: 920.00€


Portugal has several Camino routes but the most well known is the Portuguese Camino which starts in Lisbon. Most people don’t have enough time, or energy, to walk the 641 kms (398 miles) so Porto has now become the most popular starting point.

From here, there are two main routes – the Coastal Camino, which spends some, but not all, time by the ocean, and the traditional Portuguese Camino, which stays inland. This Camino takes you from one historic town or city to another with plenty of beautiful scenery and tiny villages in between. 

This is a self-guided camino tour where you will walk independently along the trail but have your luggage transferred each day from accommodation to accommodation. In addition, we will provide a 24/7 contact emergency number for the duration of the trip.

NOTE: If you would like to add a guide to accompany you during this trip please let us know and we can quote it for you. 

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: 

  • One member of our team will meet you at the hotel to welcome you and provide a full briefing and all the documentation you’ll need. (NOTE: If you plan to arrive before see our add-on section for pre-tour options)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Porto

DAY 2: 
PORTO - MOSTEIRÓ - ARCOS (Walking Distance: 17km / 10.5 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • After breakfast, you will meet a member of our team who will drive you to Mosteiró to start your Portuguese Camino de Santiago. 
  • You will notice the progressive transition from urban into rural areas as you walk this first stage. You will walk throughVilarinho and cross the medieval bridge over the Ave before reaching the village of Arcos where the first stage ends.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Arcos


DAY 3: 
ARCOS - BARCELOS (Walking Distance: 20km / 12.5 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • Start walking from Arcos towards the ancient village of Rates and its imposing Romanesque church. Pass the villages of Courel and Pedra Furada then follows rural roads until you reach the attractive town of Barcelos.
  • There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Barcelos.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Barcelos


DAY 4: 
 BARCELOS - BALUGAES (Walking Distance: 15km / 9.3 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • Set off from Barcelos along minor roads which will take you to a more rural area where you’ll see small scale agricultural practices and perhaps meet some villagers. Walk through the small villages of Tamel and Aboim towards the River Neiva. End the day in the village of Quintiães.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Balugaes


DAY 5: 
BALUGAES - PONTE DE LIMA (Walking Distance: 18km / 11.2 miles)
  • Breakfast
  • The day starts by crossing the River Neiva by a medieval bridge just before the village of Balugães. This is a day of rural roads and magnificent countryside until your spectacular entrance into the picturesque town of Ponte de Lima. Time your walk so that you have ample opportunity to enjoy the historical center and gardens or just sit by the river for a while.
  • Enjoy your comfy bed tonight at a 3-star hotel with breakfast included. Choose from a range of restaurants in Ponte de Lima where you can try traditional dishes like polvo à lagareiro (baked octopus) or bacalhau assado com broa (baked cod with cornbread) and a fine Loureiro white wine.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Ponte de Lima


DAY 6: 
PONTE DE LIMA - COSSOURADO (Walking Distance: 22km / 13.6 miles)
  • Breakfast
  • Leave the medieval town of Ponte de Lima and return to the rural world. In the middle of this stage you will encounter Labruja mountain. The 2 km uphill are the most demanding of the whole Portuguese Way of St James but the views are worth the effort. Once you’re over the hill, it’s an easy walk to complete this stage.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Cossourado


DAY 7: 
COSSOURADO - VALENÇA (Walking Distance: 13km / 8 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • This day starts by leaving the valley of the River Coura and climbing gently to São Bento da Porta Aberta. Continue to Fontoura through fields and brushwood until you reach the fortress town of Valença.
  • You can have dinner in one of Tui’s many restaurants.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Valença


DAY 8: 
VALENÇA - PORRIÑO (Walking Distance: 20km / 12.4 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • Before you leave Tui, spend some time visiting its famous Gothic cathedral. From Tui, you’ll follow the Louro valley, walk along a forest track and across a stone slab bridge into a wetland area where you should spot plenty of birdlife. Go through the city of O Porriño with its magnificent Gothic town hall building.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Porriño


DAY 9: 
PORRIÑO - ARCADE (Walking Distance:  22km / 13.6 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • Leave Porriño and make your way through the forest of Chan das Pipas. You will pass in Redondela, where the central route and the coastal route merge.
  • Finish this stage in Arcade, a small town renowned for its oysters.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Arcade


DAY 10: 
ARCADE - PONTEVEDRA (Walking Distance:  13km / 8 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • Begin this day by walking from the small city of Arcade. This stage is one of the shortest and most beautiful parts on the Way.
  • When you arrive at Pontevedra don’t miss the historical city center with a lot of tapas bars
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Pontevedra


DAY 11: 
PONTEVEDRA - CALDAS DE REIS (Walking Distance:  22km / 13.6 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • Leave Pontevedra through pleasant countryside. This stage to Caldas de Reis is fairly long but no difficult. Rest your tired feet in a Caldas de Reis’ thermal springs.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Caldas de Reis


DAY 12: 
CALDAS DE REIS - PADRON (Walking Distance:  19km / 11.8 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • You’re nearly there! The last stage leaves Caldas de Reis and takes you through a soft climb to the charming woodlands of Valga. You’ll see many churches and stone crosses on the way to Padrón.
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in  Padron


DAY 13: 
PADRON  - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (Walking Distance:  25km / 15.5 miles)

  • Breakfast
  • Your final stage. You will walk mostly through rural settings. The last part of this stage is the toughest but think that you are almost finishing your goal.
  • Enter in the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela and enjoy the end of your journey at the cathedral. (NOTE: If you would like a guided private tour of Santiago or even a market visit and food tour see our tour add-ons)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Santiago de Compostela


DAY 14: 

  • Breakfast
  • After breakfast, prepare for your onward journey.
  • If you have time, explore the old city of Santiago de Compostela before you leave (NOTE: If you plan to stay longer see our add-on section for post-tour options)



Prices and Dates

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(Price per person)


  • 13 Nights of accommodation in Double or Single Rooms
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (1 bag per person – maximum of 15 kg/bag);
  • Pilgrim kit
  • Pilgrim passport and shell
  • Roadbook of the way with tips, maps and detailed information (in English)
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Private transfer from Porto to Mosteiró on day 2
  • Local Taxes


  • Meals, except for breakfast as described above
  • Personal expenses or gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Arrival and departure transfers

Pick up

  • Porto or we can quote a transfer to Porto from any other City

Drop off

  • Santiago or we can quote a transfer to any other city. 

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to our General Terms & Conditions for full details as to cancellation penalties, etc...


  • 1 night (Porto ): Hotel Porto Trindade / Fine Arts Guest House 4*
  • 1 night (Arcos ): Qta. De São Miguel 
  • 1 night (Barcelos ):  Hotel Bagoeira 3*
  • 1 night (Balugães ): Quinta da Cancela 
  • 1 night (Ponte de Lima ): Hotel Imperio do Norte 3*
  • 1 night (Cossourado ): Casa da Capela
  • 1 night (Valença ):Hotel Lara 3*
  • 1 night (Porriño):Hostal expo 1*
  • 1 night (Arcade):  Hotel Duarte 2*
  • 1 night (Pontevedra): Hotel Avenida / Hotel Virgen do Camino 3*
  • 1 night (Caldas de Reis): Hotel Acuna 2*
  • 1 night (Padrón): Pazo de Lestrove / Casa Antiga do Monte 4*
  • 1 night (Santiago de Compostela): Hotel Lux / Hotel Capitol 3*

*Or similar class hotels




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