The stages that make up the section of the Camino de Santiago from Porto to Baiona are the first ones on the Camino Portugues Coastal Route. It is an ideal route for all those who want to enjoy a route by the sea and discover the excellent gastronomy in the north of Portugal.
It is a route of extreme simplicity, since it is mainly flat and much of it is made along wooden boardwalks, surrounded by the sandy landscape of the Portuguese Atlantic coast.
The route departs from the colourful city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and crosses picturesque seaside and inland towns. The journey ends in Baiona, famous for being the port to which the Pinta caravel arrived, in 1493.
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The city also stands out for its wide range of museums and for being the cradle of the famous Porto wine. However, to discover Porto in depth, you will need an additional day in the city, so if you want to add an extra night to your trip do not hesitate to contact us.
Accommodation: Overnight in Porto.
Along the coast, over wooden boardwalks and a bike path, you will cross the promenade of various fishing villages, such as Labruge, Mindelo or Vila do Conde. The stage concludes in Povoa de Varzim, where you can enjoy an afternoon on the beach.
Distance: 27 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Povoa de Varzim.
Then you will head inland, to reach the village of Fao, on the banks of the River Cavado. The stage concludes in Esposende, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Senhor dos Mareantes and the pools of Foz do Cavado, located on the promenade of the town.
Distance: 22 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Esposende.
On the tour you will have the opportunity to visit the historic village of Castelo do Neiva, where you will find the first church dedicated to Santiago the Apostle, after the Cathedral of Compostela. The tour ends in the beautiful town of Viana do Castelo.
Distancia: 24 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Viana.
Once you reach the end of the stage, if you have any energy left, we recommend climbing the Monte del Calvario. From there you can enjoy an excellent panorama of Vila Praia de Ancora, surrounded by the Atlantic and the Serra de Arga.
Distance: 19 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Ancora.
We recommend that you arrive in Caminha in sufficient time, before you leave on the boat, so that you can visit the beautiful old town. The stage ends in A Guarda, a colourful fishing village with an interesting fishing port.
The visit to the Roman castro of Monte de Santa Tegra is more than recommended, as it is one of the most important in northern Spain. But you should know that your visit will involve a physical over-effort, since it is a route of 7 kilometers, with some considerable slopes.
Distance: 13 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in A Guarda.
You can also visit interesting places, such as the Monastery of Santa Maria de Oia, or enjoy excellent viewpoints, such as Cape Silleiro. The stage concludes in Baiona, a town with great gastronomic wealth and huge tourist interest.
Distance: 30 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Baiona.
In addition, in the town, you can enjoy a charming town centre, full of narrow cobblestoned streets, where you will find a wide range of places to enjoy the gastronomy of the region.
If you want to add an extra night in Baiona or add to your trip some additional stages on the stretch that joins Baiona and Santiago de Compostela, do not hesitate to consult 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.
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.