Portugal Self Guided Package – Portuguese Way Accommodation – 8 Days
Price: €625 (excluding flights)
PORTUGUESE COASTAL WAY
PORTO – BAIONA
The Portuguese Coastal Way, or Caminho da Costa, links the cities of Porto and Santiago de Compostela with a breathtaking, 259km walking trail. It’s one of the many pilgrimage routes that spread across Spain, France and Portugal in medieval times, and today takes hikers by beautiful beaches, rolling countryside and historical towns, before joining the traditional inland Portuguese Way to Santiago.
From the enchanting city of Porto, this route travels next to the Atlantic, past sandy beaches, charming fishing villages, forest trails and medieval towns like Vila do Conde and Viana do Castelo. You’ll cross the Minho river by boat from Caminha to La Guarda in Galicia, trek through the heart of the Rías Baixas (the place to refresh with copious Albariño wine tastings), pass rugged coastline, stay in pretty fishing villages and gobble up delicious food before finishing in the seaside town of Baiona.
This 8 day trip starts takes in just over 130km of the Portuguese Coastal Way, with average daily walking distances of 22km. This Camino is very well signposted and has a good range of services (cafes, restaurants etc) along the trail to allow for breaks and is recommended for those looking for a ‘flattish’ trail, next to the coast.
Comfortable and characterful 2, 3 and 4 star accommodation welcomes you each evening and allows for a good night’s rest while luggage transfers, 24hr phone assistance, walking notes and maps adds to the feeling of freedom and allows confidence to grow without having the stress of doing this trip independently.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 – Arrival day to Porto
Day 2 – Matosinhos – Vila do Conde (22.5km)
Day 3 – Vila do Conde – Esposende (23.5km)
Day 4 – Esposende – Viana do Castelo (25km)
Day 5 – Viana do Castelo – Caminha (26km)*
Day 6 – Caminha – Oia (17.5km)
Day 7 – Oia – Baiona (19km)
Day 8 – Departure day from Baiona
Total Distance 133km
*Day 5 can be broken into two walking days, to extend your trip to a 9 day package.
PRICE – 2020
April (excluding Easter), May, June, September (14th-30th) & October
Price €625 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €210
Easter Week, July, August and September (1st-13th)
Price €695 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €245
CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP
- Add Airport Transfers
- Add extra free days in Porto or Baiona
- Upgrade to Luxury accommodation at the end of your Camino in the 5 star Parador in Baiona
- Add a Massage Treatment at the end of your trip
If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from/back to the airport.
CALENDAR – 2020
Self guided, tailor made trips are available from mid March to mid October 2020. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.
For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At a glance:
- 7 nights in 2, 3 and 4 star Hotels/Rural Houses
- 7 breakfasts
- Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
- Pilgrim’s Passport
- Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
- 24 hour phone assistance
- Transfer in case of emergencies
- Taxi Transfer from Porto to Matosinhos on Day 2
“What a fabulous experience and totally hassle free from start to finish. The beautiful Coastal Way, along the Atlantic, with its varied pathways was a really uplifting experience. The service provided by Magic Hill was above and beyond what I had experienced on my many previous Camino walks. They really shone with the excellent standard of Hotel accommodation provided, a welcome surprise at the end of each days walk. The daily bag transfer service worked like clockwork. I am already looking forward to booking with them for my next Camino”
James Carroll, Louth, Ireland – May 2019
“Bronagh and Victor left nothing to chance. If you were thinking about walking a Camino, please give them a call. They will tailor your walk to suit you. We needed maximum organisation as we did none of it ourselves. Our accommodation was immaculate. Our walking notes and directions were fool proof. Restaurant recommendation, weather advise, local knowledge, self-care, all taken care of. And they were only a WhatsApp away if you run into difficulties. Big thank you to Magic Hill for an amazing experience”.
Theresa Linden, Louth, Ireland – September 2019
Quote of the day:
“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased”