Camino Portugués

Walk the full Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela or just specific stages and enjoy a less travelled side of Portugal, but one which is no less inspiring and rich in cultural and architectural heritage. From the smells of cooking from the Churrascaria, the swell of emotion from your first sight of Santiago de Compostela, and the warmth and friendliness of the local people, you can be sure that this Camino will make a lasting impression.

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 26.5 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 61 m
Descent 96 m

Following the river out of Lisbon is a pleasant way to start your Camino Portugues before taking a quiet path through green valleys to Santa Iria ...

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 14.8 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 26 m
Descent 37 m

Following the river for most of today and along the River Tejo takes you to Vila Franca de Xira, home to an annual bull-fighting festival in July.

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 20.1 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 25 m
Descent 28 m

Continue to Azambuja, mostly on paved roads today. However, if you walk during the summer the wild flowers in the hedgerows are a nice distraction.

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 32.1 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 111 m
Descent 9 m

Embark on a long walk today, taking you through the 'Garden of Portugal' and a short ascent up to Santarem

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 32.9 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 73 m
Descent 80 m

Prepare for a long and flat walk today along the River Tejo

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail
Golega to Tomar
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 30.5 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 274 m
Descent 242 m

The first half of your walk will take you along quiet country lanes, the landscape begins to change as you head for your second half of the walk ...

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 31.9 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 539 m
Descent 295 m

A slighty more strenous day today takes you over the Serras to the high point of Alvaiazere. You will be following roman roads and woodland paths ...

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 25.4 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 323 m
Descent 363 m

Continue through olive groves, crop fields and forested valleys, perhaps stopping for lunch in the town of Ansiao.

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 20.5 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 98 m
Descent 286 m

Today's highight will be admiring the famous Roman ruins of Conimbriga

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 18.2 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 260 m
Descent 342 m

An early taxi transfer will take you back to Conimbriga, where you continue your walk to Coimbra, a major Portugese university city. 

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 23.2 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 181 m
Descent 144 m

Largely flat paths take you across river valleys to Mealhada, which was a major town in Roman times and now a famous wine growing area.

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 26.9 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 152 m
Descent 177 m

Continue through river valleys before entering some vineyards and woodland before arriving in the lively town of Agueda.

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 194 m
Descent 96 m

Take a shorter walk to Albergaria a Velha, from there you will take a taxi back to Agueda as there is no accomodation in Albergaria

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 20.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 315 m
Descent 245 m

Transfer back to Albergaria before your walk takes you through gradually more urbanised areas today, passing several river valleys. 

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Difficulty easy
Distance 17.3 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 310 m
Descent 215 m

A short section takes you towards Porto, with a brief overnight stop at Malaposta. 

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure Ltd