Portugal Self Guided Package – Portuguese Way Accommodation – 8 Days
Price: €595 (excluding flights)
PORTUGUESE COASTAL WAY
PORTO – A GUARDA
The Portuguese Coastal Way which starts in Porto passes through Vila do Conde, Póvoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora to cross over into Galicia, via the Minho river to reach La Guardia. This Coastal Way was only given importance in the 15th century. Until then it was mainly used by locals and those who disembarked in the seaports.
The camino along the Portuguese Coast is one of the most unique routes leading to Santiago de Compostela. Each day there are moments to be savoured and appreciated, where the immensity of the ocean contrasts against the mountains that surround the Way, instilling emotions that will make you hold your breath.
The kind-hearted people of the sea greet all walkers in a friendly way, trying to support each pilgrim in their mission to reach the next stage. The Coastal Way has a special spirituality, experienced in a different manner by each pilgrim, which transforms each trip through nature into a serene and emotional journey.
This is the trail for all those who seek new sensations, which go beyond the body and provide clarity to the mind. A journey in which the spiritual is complemented with cultural interests and sceneries that will take your breath away. It is a flat trail and one of the easier Camino routes in terms of topography.
Comfortable and characterful 2 or 3 star lodgings always make for a good night’s rest whilst luggage transfers, 24hr assistance and walking route notes add to the feeling of freedom without having to stress as you carry your bag each day.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 – Arrival day to Porto
Day 2 – Free Day in Porto
Day 3 – Porto – Vila do Conde / Povoa de Varzim (24km/27km)
Day 4 – Vila do Conde/ Povoa de Varzim– Esposende (20.5km/23.5km)
Day 5 – Esposende – Viana do Castelo (25km)
Day 6 – Viana do Castelo – Vila Praia de Ancora (18km)
Day 7 – Vila Praia de Ancora – A Guarda (13km)
Day 8 – Departure day from A Guarda
Total Distance 103km
PRICE – 2019
May, June, September & October
Price €595 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €150
July & August
Price €645 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €210
CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP
- Add Airport Transfers from and to Porto Airport
- Exclude ‘free day’ in Porto without affecting your walking stages.
If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from /back to the airport.
CALENDAR – 2019
Self guided, tailor made trips are available from September to end of October 2019. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit. Email us with any further queries on email@example.com
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 or 3 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
Quote of the day:
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson