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THE SAINT JAMES WAY - Camino de Santiago de Compostela 2018 / The Portuguese Way Camino Central

From Ponte de Lima to Santiago

Less well-known than the French Way of Saint James, the Portuguese Way (Via Lusitana) is no less rich in the history and traditions of pilgrimage. The Portuguese Way offers an alternative full of magic and adventure, and brings you to Santiago de Compostela by way of Portugal and Spain (Galicia). Your starting point is Ponte de Lima, which is not only the oldest town in Portugal, but also the meeting point of historic pilgrimage routes coming from southern and central Portugal.
The Lusitana offers you a wide variety of interesting walking, with beautiful paths, pretty villages and luxuriant vegetation. Most of your walking is done on footpaths or narrow roads. The countryside around you features forests of eucalyptus, pine and oak and many vineyards. The paths you follow range from sandy tracks through ancient Roman roads, farm tracks and small country roads. Your holiday will combine history and tradition with beautiful rolling countryside, unspoilt woodland and luscious bunches of grapes if the season is right. Apart from the first Spanish section of the walk, every aspect of the journey to Santiago is pure pleasure.

From Ponte de Lima to Santiago

What we offer
 [From Ponte de Lima to Santiago 2018] -
From Ponte de Lima to Santiago 2018 cross-hiking Self-guided
Cost per person
Single bedroom
Single participant
Bookings not available at this time

Single bedroom: Supplement for single bedroom - Single participant: Supplement for Single Participant -
ProgrammeDAY 1 : Arrive in Porto and take a bus toPonte de Lima at 5pm.

DAY 2 : Ponte de Lima - Sao Roque (Rubiaes):17,5 km.

DAY 3 : Sao Roque (Rubiaes) - Valenca: 19 km.

DAY 4 : Valenca - Redondela: 34,5 km. (You can split your day's walk at Poriño)

DAY 5 : Redondela - Pontevedra : 21km.

DAY 6 : Pontevedra - Caldas De Reis : 23 km.

DAY 7 : Caldas De Reis - Padron : 20 km.

DAY 8 : Padron - Santiago de Compostela : 23 km.

DAY 9 : Your holiday ends after breakfast.

Description sheet Document PDFWalks in France St James Way Portuguese Way Ponte de Lima Santiago 2018.pdf

Duration9 days - 8 nights - 7 days' walking

CommentsGood quality Hotels * and **.

Getting therePorto airport and bus from Porto to Ponte Lima (everyday at 5pm).
Santiago airport.

Level of difficultyNiveau 3

The price includes: - Half board accommodation in all the hotels
- The carriage of luggage
- A guidebook (one guidebook for 1-2 people)

The price DOES NOT includes : - The cost of getting from your home to the starting point, or getting home again after the holiday
- Any transport costs from the airport to Ponte de Lima.
- Any taxis or shuttles taking you back to your car; any extra transport for shortening sections of the walk
- Packed lunch/ midday meal
- Insurance, drinks; personal spending
- Parking fees.
- Visits
- Booking fees ( 15 euros per person)
- Extra charge for postage outside France ( 15 euros )

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