Camino Portugues - The Portuguese Way

The Camino Portugues or the Portuguese Way spans from Lisbon to Santiago, and is the favourite of renowned lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho! The Camino Portugues is a remarkable journey, favoured by many.

In 2017 we expect this Camino to be busier than any other year due to the 100 year anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima. With this in mind we have desiged two options for day tours to Fatima, one frome Lisbon and one from Porto. Alternatively if you are walking through Tomar you can add an extra night to your trip so that you can take a day to go visit Fatima.

This Camino was used by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 13th Century, crossing some of the most beautiful parts of North Portugal and South Galicia.  Amid the clear blue waters of Sanxenxo, Cies Islands and Baiona, where Christopher Columbus arrived with good news of the discovery of America, this Camino is drenched in history!

Boasting stunning coastlines and fantastic cities like Lisbon, Porto and Pontevedra, the Camino Portuguese also includes many important pilgrimage towns such as Tui.  Some of the most beautiful, sandy beaches in the world can be found whilst walking the Camino Portuguese. 

If you are looking to getaway from the crowds and heat of the Summer then the Camino Portuguese is perfect for you.  This route gives you an opportunity to go for a swim on the gorgeous beaches to cool off after a day of walking.  Whilst all along the Camino Portuguese you will taste some of the best food and wine Portugal and Spain have to offer.  The Portuguese Way is an authentic and culturally rich experience and one not to be missed!

Since 2006, Follow the Camino has developed new innovative ways to walk the Portuguese Way. We have created 5 manageable sections from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela.  The first from Lisbon to Santarem is over 6 days, whereas the other sections are over 8 days.  You will stay each night in carefully selected and regularly evaluated, authentic accommodation (hotels, casa rurales, pensiones), enjoying the best local alimentos e bebidas!

We also have a coastal route, The Camino Surf & Turf from Viana do Castello to Santiago de Compostela that be covered over 7 to 10 days.

Camino Tours Testimonials

"Delighted with the trip. Many very friendly families run hotels with a warm welcome. Luggage was seamlessly taken care of and the walking notes were very clear and good. Some of the breakfasts were a bit light and bland given we had a day walking ahead of us. Evening meals were very very good. Would recommend the seafood and Galacia dishes"


See more of our testimonials here

Walk the Camino Portugues from Lisbon to Santiago in 5 sections

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