Coastal Way

The Portuguese Coastal Way is important as it brings pilgrims from the most westerly part of Portugal, starting from Porto, it follows the coastline north.

The Portuguese Ways hold a special place among the several pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela (Saint James). One of the main characteristics of these routes is how diverse and varied they were, crossing, in the Middle Ages, all parts of Portugal en route to Compostela.

The Portuguese Coastal Way is important as it brings pilgrims from the most westerly part of Portugal. Starting from Porto, it follows the coastline north, linking the coastal towns of Vila do conde, Póvoa de Varzim, Esposende and Viana do Castelo. The Way then goes from A Guarda towards Redondela (68 km on the Monastic Way, passing through A Guarda, O Rosal, Oia, Baiona, Nigran, Vigo, and Redondela) and links up with the Way that comes via Tui. The complete route from Porto to Santiago, through La Guardia, Baiona nad Vigo is a 260 km pilgrimage.

As one may imagine, the town of Baiona plays an important role in this pilgrim Way due to its location, its historical importance and the fact that many aspects of the Jacobean faith have been well preserved there.

Porto - Santiago (Coastal Way)

Porto – Santiago (Coastal Way)

The historic city of Oporto is the natural starting point to this unforgettable journey. From Porto to Santiago we suggest 13 unforgettable stages, linking historic towns who welcome Pilgrims to Compostela since ancient times.

Viana do Castelo - Santiago

Viana do Castelo – Santiago

Viana do Castelo is a land of people related with the sea and its mysteries. Many people departed from here to the discovery new worlds during the middle ages. Viana do Castelo is a place full of history and a good suggestion to start your Walk.

Caminha- Santiago

Caminha – Santiago

The historic town of Caminha, protect the mouth of the Minho River and Spanish border for many centuries. Here you can see Spain across the river reachable by a beautiful ferryboat trip. Do you want better place to start your walk?

Cycle the Coastal Way

Cycle the Coastal Way

For bikes fans, the Portuguese Coastal Camino, between Porto and Santiago de Compostela will be an unforgettable experience and a challenge. We provide bikes adapted to the route and we can adapt the program to your preparation level, physical condition and experience.

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