Portugal 8 Day Portuguese Coastal Way (Porto – Baiona)
Durartion: 8 Days
Price: From $753 (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.
April (excluding Easter), May, June, September (16th-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-15th)
Price €875 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €350
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.
Self guided, tailor made trips are available from mid March to mid October. 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
Quote of the day:
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”