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

January 15, 2018
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

January 11, 2018
easy
19.7 km
5:30 h
26 m
32 m
Walk along the coast and via wetlands and river estuaries to Esposende.
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Hiking trail · Portugal

Esposende to Viana do Castelo

January 11, 2018
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.
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Hiking trail · Portugal

Viana do Castelo to Praia da Ancora

January 11, 2018
easy
18.6 km
5:00 h
172 m
174 m
An easy day walking across dunes and sea promenades to Praia da Ancora.
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January 11, 2018
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.
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Hiking trail · A Guarda

A Guarda to Oia

January 11, 2018
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

January 15, 2018
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.
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Hiking trail · Baiona

Baiona to Vigo

January 15, 2018
easy
26.2 km
6:00 h
407 m
341 m
Walk alongside the Ria de Vigo and beautiful beaches to Vigo.
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Hiking trail · Vigo

Vigo to Arcade

January 15, 2018
easy
23.2 km
5:30 h
257 m
309 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 ...
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Hiking trail · Soutomaior

Arcade to Pontevedra

January 15, 2018
easy
12.6 km
3:30 h
145 m
161 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

January 15, 2018
easy
20.6 km
4:30 h
127 m
104 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

January 15, 2018
easy
18.9 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.
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Hiking trail · Padrón

Padron to Santiago de Compostela

January 15, 2018
easy
26 km
4:30 h
374 m
129 m
Your final day's walking to Santiago de Compostela.
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