Camino Portugese Way – Stage Two

Camino Portugese Way – Stage Two2018-09-17T18:03:03+00:00

Project Description

Camino Portugese Way –

Stage Two

Porto to Tui

(€495 per person)

Depart From: Porto
Destination: Tui
Duration: 7 Nights
Difficulty: Moderate

Day 1: Travel to Porto. Transfer to the airport.

Walk around the old city of Porto and visit to the Cathedral. Here begins our walk to Santiago and we’ll see the firs waymarks

Day 2: From Porto to Vilar do Pinheiro, 18 km approx.

We start in the Cathedral. Along the way we see the chapel of Araujo, a small chapel dated to the 19th century and the oak of Araujo with its famous legend. In Maia we can visit the church of Nuestra Señora do Bom Despacho with its tilecovered facade.

Day 3: From Vilar do Pinheiro to Arcos, 16 km approx.

We walk through smal villages like Mosteiro, Vilar to Vilarinho with its pretty square and church covered in tiles.

Day 4: From Arcos to Barcelos, 20 km approx.

In Pedro de Rates we can visit the Romanesque church with its beautiful main facade. We walk through the small villages of Pedra Furada and Pereira to Barcelos. This city is famous for its legend of the rooster. We still have time to have a walk around this interesting city full of churches and a beutiful main square.

Day 5: From Barcelos to Ponte de Lima, 33 km approx.

Today’s walk is quite long, as there is no accommodation along the way.  It is possible to go by taxi part of the way.

Along the camino we’ll see Vila Boa and we’ll reach Alto da Portela through a beautiful countryside landscape until Ponte das Taboas with its symbolic bridge dated to the 13th century.

Day 6: From Ponte de Lima to Rubiães, 18 km approx.

Today’s stage is very nice, it runs through forests and vineyards. Leaving Ponte de Lima we go across a Roman bridge and we’ll see again the famous Quintas (villas).  From Labruja we find an ascent but with beautiful views.

Day 7: From Rubiães to Tui, 19 km approx.

After several days in Portugal, today we have our last stage in the neighboring country and walking across the bridge over the river Miño we reach Galicia.  First we have an ascent to Sao Benito.  In Fontoura we can visit the church of Sao Miguel.  In this village stayed the Queen Isabella of Portugal when he made a pilgrimage to Santiago.  We continue our way to Valenca do Minho, where we can visit its citadel before crossing the river into Spain. In the afternoon we can visit the pretty town of Tui. It is important to highlight the Romanesque cathedral of Santa María.

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in private hotels / pensions
  • Daily baggage transfers
  • Walking Notes
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Emergency support in the event of a problem

Accommodation:
We have chosen popular family run hotels / pensions along the route. Accommodation is simple and follows the character of the area.

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