Camino Portugués Coastal Way

An interesting and quieter variation of the main Camino Portugues central route, the Portugues Coastal Way or Caminho da Costa runs from Porto to Santiago following the wild Atlantic coastline of northern Portugal and Galicia.

Starting in the vibrant UNESCO heritage city of Porto, head straight to the coast and walk through seaside towns and fishing villages, past river estuaries and sandy beaches. Visit one of the most beautiful and best preserved historical centres of Portugal in Viana do Castelo before reaching the natural border of Spain and Portugal and the River Miño.

Continue through historic medieval towns such as Baiona, Pontevedra and Padro. Cross beautiful Romanesque bridges and dine on some of Galicia’s gastronomic delights. Finally meet up with the main Camino Portugues rout
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Hiking trail · Portugal
Matosinhos to Povoa do Varzim
easy
26 km
4:30 h
33 m
35 m
Take a metro to Matosinhos before beginning your walk along the coast to Povoa do Varzim.
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Hiking trail · Portugal
Povoa do Varzim to Esposende
easy
19.7 km
5:30 h
26 m
32 m
Walk along the coast and via wetlands and river estuaries to Esposende.
4
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Hiking trail · Portugal
Esposende to Viana do Castelo
easy
25.3 km
6:00 h
284 m
276 m
Walk along coastal plains, sandy beaches and dunes to the historic centre of Viana do Castelo.
3
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Hiking trail · Portugal
Viana do Castelo to Praia da Ancora
easy
18.6 km
5:00 h
172 m
171 m
An easy day walking across dunes and sea promenades to Praia da Ancora.
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easy
18.3 km
4:45 h
97 m
182 m
Walk to Caminha before taking a ferry over to Spain across the Mino river and walking to A Guarda.
4
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Hiking trail · A Guarda
A Guarda to Oia
easy
13.3 km
3:30 h
157 m
189 m
Enjoy wide open views of the sea as you walk to Oia.
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Hiking trail · Oia
Oia to Baiona
easy
18.4 km
5:00 h
249 m
244 m
Walk alongside cliffs to the lighthouse of of Cabo Silleiro before ascending to Baredo and Baiona.
1
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Hiking trail · Baiona
Baiona to Vigo
easy
26.2 km
6:00 h
677 m
611 m
Walk alongside the Ria de Vigo and beautiful beaches to Vigo.
2
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Hiking trail · Vigo
Vigo to Arcade
easy
23.2 km
5:30 h
547 m
599 m
A pleasant riverside walk to the Castle of San Sebastian before descending to Barrio de O Berbes and then Redondela where you meet the main Camino ...
1
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Hiking trail · Soutomaior
Arcade to Pontevedra
easy
12.6 km
3:30 h
145 m
163 m
Begin the day with a climb to the  Church of Santa Marta with views over the Bay of Vigo before continuing to Pontevedra.
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Hiking trail · Pontevedra
Pontevedra to Caldas de Rei
easy
20.5 km
4:30 h
292 m
269 m
Skirt the marshland area of A Xunquiera de Alba and walk through fields of crops to Caldas de Rei.
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Hiking trail · Caldas de Reis
Caldas de Rei to Padron
easy
18.8 km
5:00 h
149 m
163 m
Cross the deep forests of Mount Castelo before crossing a bridge to the province of A Coruna and Padron.
1
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Hiking trail · Padrón
Padron to Santiago de Compostela
easy
26 km
4:30 h
374 m
127 m
Your final day's walking to Santiago de Compostela.
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