Camino de Santiago from Porto

The Camino Portugues from Porto to Tui is the stretch of the Camino de Santiago that allows you to discover the interior of northern Portugal, exploring one of the most important wine regions of the country, that of Port Wine and Vinho Verde.

The route departs from the picturesque city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the tour, you will enjoy rural environments and you can visit various towns of great cultural interest, such as Sao Pedro de Rates, Barcelos or Ponte de Lima.

In addition, many charming villages and numerous medieval bridges will cross your path. The journey ends in Tui, after crossing the international bridge that links Portugal and Spain.

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    Day 1
    Arrival in Porto
    On the day of your arrival in Porto, known as “The City of Bridges”, you will find many places to visit. Some of the recommended visits are the Luis I Bridge, the de la Se Cathedral and the colourful Douro river shore, with its lively atmosphere.
    The city, the birthplace of the famous Porto wine, also has a wide range of museums and a multitude of activities related to its wine. In order to enjoy all that Porto has to offer to its visitors, you will need at least 2 days. If you want, you can add an additional night in Porto to your trip. Contact us for more information.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Oporto.

    Day 2
    From Porto to Fajozes
    On the first day of the tour you will do almost everything in an urban environment, crossing localities through the Portuguese interior such as Araujo, Mosteiro and Giao. The stage ends in the picturesque but quiet village of Fajozes.

    Distance: 24,6 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Fajozes.

    Day 3
    From Fajozes to Arcos
    On this stage you will enjoy forests of eucalyptus and pine trees; and some beautiful bridges that will be found along your path, such as Dom Zameiro, over the River Ave, or the medieval bridge of Sao Miguel, at the entrance of Arcos. The tour is simple and is made along paved tracks and dirt trails.

    Distance: 12 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Arcos.

    Day 4
    From Arcos to Barcelos
    This day is especially interesting on the Camino Central Portugues Route from Porto. On the first part of the tour you will pass through the beautiful village of Sao Pedro de Rates, then continue through rural environments until the end of the stage.

    After crossing the medieval bridge, over the River Cavado, you will reach Barcelos, one of the great landmarks of this tour. The town, in addition to its rich architecture, has one of the most famous legends on the Camino Portugues and that gave rise to the colourful porcelain rooster that you will find in many souvenir shops in the country.

    Distance: 15 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Barcelos.

    Day 5
    From Barcelos to Ponte de Lima
    Today you will walk through a much greener environment than on previous days. The landscape is dominated by the presence of vineyards, which advise you of the proximity of the capital of Vinho Verde, Ponte de Lima.

    The tour is quite long and has continuous slopes, but the numerous villages that you will find on your path will compensate you for the effort. The day ends in the monumental town of Ponte de Lima, after crossing the Roman bridge that gives the town its name.

    Distance: 35 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Ponte de Lima.

    Day 6
    From Ponte de Lima to San Pedro de Rubiaes
    Two milestones mark this journey. One is the climb to Alto da Portela Grande de Labruja, one of the most demanding stretches of the Camino Central Portugues Route. The other is the continuous presence of the River Labruja and its pleasant surroundings.

    The tour ends in San Pedro de Rubiaes, a quiet hamlet with scattered houses where you will find some sights, such as the parish church and the Solar das Antas.

    Distance: 19 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in San Pedro de Rubiaes.

    Day 7
    From San Pedro de Rubiaes to Tui
    On your last day of walking you will continue to be surrounded by green hills that announce the entrance to Galicia. In the company of the River Coura, you will reach Valenca do Mino, where we recommend that you visit its impressive fortress.

    From there, crossing the Tui International Bridge, over the River Mino, you will leave Portugal to enter Galicia, the lands of Santiago the Apostle. The tour ends in Tui, an ancient medieval city.

    Distance: 20 kilometres.

    Accommodation: noche en Tui.

    Day 8
    In Tui you will find a lively atmosphere with pilgrims who travel there to complete the last 100 kilometres of the Camino Portugues. In this small town, in the province of Pontevedra, you will find various attractions. One of the most outstanding is the Cathedral of Santa Maria, one of the most important in Galicia.

    You can also take the time to eat at one of the private houses that offer traditional food and fine wines, called furanchos. They are very typical in this region of Galicia, where you eat really well and at a very good price.

    If you want to add an extra night in Tui to discover its surroundings or extend your trip by adding some stage of the stretch that joins Tui with Santiago de Compostela, do not hesitate to contact us.


    Selection of hotels and cottages

    Our partner travel agencies only works with accommodation that have private bathrooms and that guarantee maximum comfort and convenience to those pilgrims who book with us.

    Since reservations are subject to availability, the name of the hotels and cottages you will stay in will be provided to you 1 month before you start your pilgrimage.

    Booking single rooms

    You can book your stay on the Camino de Santiago by staying in single rooms, which also include a private bathroom. Single rooms are subject to an additional charge for the selected route.

    Accommodation in single rooms is subject to availability in hotels and cottages as it is a highly sought-after service. Reservations must be made in advance.

    Commitment to quality

    To ensure the quality standards of the accommodation with which we collaborate, our partner travel agencies teams travels to each of them to check that their facilities and services, as well as the quality of their attention, are excellent. Only in this way, can we guarantee you the best rest and an unforgettable stay while you are on the Camino de Santiago.

    In addition, if due to the low capacity of some of the hotels or cottages with which we collaborate, there is no availability, we guarantee that they will offer you other accommodation of the same range or even of superior quality.

    Accommodation partners

    All hotels and cottages have been selected with the utmost care, to guarantee your rest and comfort on all stages of the Camino de Santiago

    • Staying in hotels and cottages.
    • Accommodation with a private bathroom in your room.
    • Detailed itinerary of the reserved route.
    • Selected meal plan.
    • Baggage transfer between stages.
    • Personal assistance 24/7, by phone, throughout the trip.
    • Emergency assistance car available
    • Information dossier for the Camino de Santiago from Porto.
    • Taxes included.
    • Booking of single rooms at an additional cost.
    • Picnics to go (includes sandwich, drink and dessert).
    • Additional nights (breakfast included).
    • Transfers according to your needs.
    • Assistance insurance during the tour.
    • Travel cancellation insurance.
    Excellent and well organised walking
    We walked from Lugo to Santiago. All of the accommodation was very good, good meals and drink. All in all a very good holiday and walking experience. We’ve already booked to do another walk next year as they make it so easy to do.
    Well done!
    They arranged all accommodation and transport of luggage flawlessly. Not a single glitch was experienced. Well done!
    Camino Trail
    Amazing experience and I was very satisfied. I would highly recommend booking with this company as they were organized, helpful and I never had to worry about anything other than enjoy hiking the Camino.
    They really are excellent!
    The tour was really superb! We were impressed with all aspects of communications both during the booking and planning stage as well as during the trip. Transfers were flawless and the standard of accomodation excellent! Highly recommend… And will surely use them again!
    Fabulous experience
    Fabulous experience. Walks in Spain were a very good company to travel with. Highly recommend them. Accommodation was very good and food excellent.