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  • Camino Portugues from Coimbra to Porto

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    Camino Portugues 3/5 Day 1Coimbra

    Coimbra has always played an important role in history of Portugal and relics of the ancient times can still be seen in this lively city. Indeed, being the former capital city of Portugal, Coimbra is not only home to a 13th century university, but its cathedral is one of the best preserved gothic buildings in the country. As a university city, Coimbra has everything to entertain visitors, and it is also a great place to taste local wines produced in the area!

    Camino Portugues 3/5 Day 2Coimbra to Mealhada (22km, 5h45)

    Today is mainly a flat walk alternating between urban areas and river valleys. The only difficulty of the day might be the gentle climb up when leaving Coimbra and the Rio Mondego valley, up to Cioga do Monte. On this stage, the Camino mostly follows an ancient Roman road even though nowadays very little of the original remains. We end the day in Mealhada, in a famous wine-growing area.

    Camino Portugues 3/5 Day 3 Mealhada to Agueda (25km, 5h45)

    Leaving Mealhada, we continue to walk through pleasant vineyards with no particular difficulty, even though we spend most of the day on asphalt. On the way, the route runs through Avelas de Caminho, a city historically linked to the Camino. We finally reach Agueda, a town built on the banks of the Certima River.

    Camino Portugues 3/5 Day 4 Agueda to Albergaria A Velha (16km, 4h15)

    This easy short stage presents no difficulty, the highest point of the day being our final destination in Albergaria A Velha. The most attractive part of the day runs through peaceful pine and eucalyptus woods, a leg of the Camino that follows the original Via Romana XVI, with a beautiful stone bridge crossing over Rio Marnel.

    Camino Portugues 3/5 Day 5Albergaria A Velha to Sao Joa da Madeira (29km, 7h15)

    We start this day walking along a lovely forest road through pine and eucalyptus woods and then the area becomes more urbanised as the Camino progresses further towards the North of the Beira coast and Porto. We also cross the charming town of Oliveira de Azemeis with its small yet pretty historical centre and Matriz de Sao Miguel church. The terrain also becomes more undulating and there is a bit of up and down across small hills, the highest point of the day culminating at a mere 220m in Sao Joao da Madeira.

    Camino Portugues 3/5 Day 6Sao Joao da Madeira to Seixezelo (16km, 4h)

    This short stretch of the Portuguese Way mainly passes through urban areas but gives a chance for modern pilgrims to follow the original Calzada romana for a good while. Leaving Sao Joao da Madeira, we pass through Arrifana and go past its blue church.  Soon we find ourselves walking on the well-preserved original cobbled Roman road. We then continue downhill towards the 13th century Monastery Mosteiro de Grijo and we then head towards Seixezelo.

    Camino Portugues 3/5 Day 7 Seixezelo to Porto (19km, 4h)

    For our final walking day, we head towards Porto, feeling the fresh breeze of the Atlantic coast as we get closer to the famous Port wine capital city. Today again, we will walk on an original Via Romana section in Perosinho before heading to Vila Nova de Gaia, the city facing Porto, on the other side of Rio Duero. Finally, we enter Porto via the majestic Puente D. Luiz I before reaching the city's UNESCO World Heritage old town.

    Camino Portugues 3/5 Day 8 Porto. End of the Camino

    After breakfast, we bid you farewell.

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    Walk from Coimbra to Porto - Camino Portugues 3/5

    The Portuguese Way became very popular after the country gained its independence in the mid 12th century. Nowadays, some people claim the Portuguese Way offers one of the richest cultural and architectural heritages of the whole of the existing Caminos. The Portuguese way starts in Lisbon and crosses the Alentejo and the Central and Northern regions of Portugal. It then enters Spain in Tui to continue North through Galicia and towards Santiago de Compostela!

    Starting in Coimbra and continuing all the way up to Porto, this 3rd section of the Camino Portugues stretches between inland Portugal and the Atlantic coast. Here, the Camino brings us through history with such cities as Coimbra, the former capital city of the country and Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Between these urban areas, vineyards, river valleys and gently undulating woodlands are also part of the landscape and with reasonably lengthy walks, this walking holiday is accessible to anybody with a regular level of fitness.

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    • Levels:Camino Walking Package difficulty
    • Distance:127 km
    • Duration:8 Days
    • Starting From:Coimbra
    • Finishing At:Porto
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