Way from Porto to A Guarda

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Discover the Way from Porto to A Guarda

This pilgrimage route has established itself as one of the fastest-growing and most beautiful among the various pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, both from Spain and from Portugal. The route joins the Central Portuguese Way in the city of Redondela, following a single way to Santiago de Compostela. We will walk along many seaside promenades and unique wooden walkways to protect the dunes of the beaches from the passage of pilgrims.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Our rates include travel insurance and vehicle assistance in case of emergency, for your safety and peace of mind.

Customized Way

If you want to cover fewer kilometers per day, we can design this route with more days of duration (suitable for older people or families with children).

Special Discounts

Discounts available for groups starting from 4 people. Inquire. (Not combinable with other discounts)

More details

Origin

Oporto
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Destination

A Guarda
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Duration

6 days / 5 Nights / 4 Stages
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Total Kms

99
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Price / person

525€

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Services

Full and customizable services for a worry-free experience on the Wey of Santiago.

Services Included

Accommodations in Hotels, Country Houses, Hostels

Rooms with private bathroom

New Service

Special breakfast

Digital Information Dossier of the Way

On-Route Telephone Assistance

Obsequios especiales

Gifts-

✓ Pilgrim Credential
✓ Pilgrim's Scallop Shell

Luggage transfer on the stages

✓ 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20 kg

No cancellation fees

✓ Up to 10 days before starting the Camino

IVA

Optional Services

Single Room Supplement

✓ Check

Additional baggage

✓ Consult rate if you bring more than 1 suitcase per person

Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)

Remember that the cost of the optional services chosen will be added to the base price of your route. We are committed to making your pilgrimage an unforgettable and carefree experience. Welcome to the Wey!

Stages

Discover the Wey of Santiago towards the majestic Santiago de Compostela.

Welcome to the beginning of your journey. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Difficulty: Easy

Breakfast and start of the stage.

A spectacular stage that runs almost entirely by the sea, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

We will cross areas of dunes, wooden walkways and cycle ways, as well as an ornithological reserve, archaeological remains, forts, chapels and churches, ending in the emblematic Vila do Conde with its impressive 999-arch aqueduct and the Convent of Santa Clara, as well as the Churches of Santiago in Labruge, Mindelo and Azurara.

In Oporto, a visit to the Cathedral (12th and 13th centuries) is a must, as well as the impressive Luis I bridge over the Tagus, the Clérigos tower, and the entire Tagus riverbank and old town of Oporto.

Arrival in Vila do Conde. Lodging.

  • Duration: 6h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

The stretch from Vila do Conde to Povoa de Varzim is eminently urban, but from here on, the stage is very similar, in terms of its route, to the one that brings us from Oporto to Vila do Conde, close to the beach for many kilometres. We will also walk along many stretches of footbridge over the dunes from Povoa de Varzim.

The second part of the stage goes away from the sea, through farmland, through Apulia and Fao, where we will cross the river Cávado to finish in Esposende, across the beautiful Luis Filipe metal bridge.

Arrival in Esposende. Lodging

  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Today is the first day in which we will not set foot on a beach. The main points of interest will be the crossing of two rivers, the Neiva and the Lima, the visit to the church of Santiago de Castelo do Neiva, with eleven centuries of history, and the beautiful town of Viana do Castelo.

We enter Viana by crossing the Lima River over the 560-metre long Eiffel Bridge, built by the famous French engineer in 1878, ten years before the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Monte Santa Lucia, from Monte Santa Luzia and the Gothic Sé Cathedral are part of the fabulous cultural heritage of this beautiful city.

Arrival in Viana do Castelo.

  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

This stage is one of the longest of our entire route to Santiago, at 27 km, but it is completely flat. We start in the city of Viana do Castelo, at the mouth of the river Lima (Limia), one of the most beautiful and best preserved cities in Portugal, where we can take the funicular up the hill of Santa Lucia and visit the temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, from where we can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Viana.

We continue along the coastal path, always close to the coast, crossing numerous beaches on wooden walkways over dunes, stone ways, dirt tracks or boardwalks. The route is also rich in rock art and other ethnographic elements such as the windmills of Montedor.

After passing through Areosa, Carreço, Afife, Vila Praia de Âncora and Moledo, we will reach the end of our stage, Caminha, on the estuary of the river Minho, the last Portuguese town we will encounter on our pilgrimage and the border with Spain. Once there, to continue our journey, on the next stage, we will take the ferry that crosses the Miño River and drops us off in the town of Camposancos.

We’re coming to the last day of your trip! Enjoy breakfast and conclude this unforgettable experience with us. Thank you for being part of this adventure!

This itinerary will take you through the most popular stages, allowing you to experience the beauty and culture of the Wey of Santiago. Be sure to book accommodation in advance, as it can get crowded, especially in the high season.
Safe travels and Buen Camino!

Lodging

In our constant effort to provide the best experience to our customers, we want to assure you that we are committed to your rest and comfort. The accommodations we offer have been carefully selected and provide private rooms with private bathrooms, along with all the necessary services to make the most of your stay. It is important to note that we will never put you up in hostels.

Since these accommodations have a limited capacity, we will provide you with the exact name once you confirm your reservation and we verify availability on the dates of your choice. Your satisfaction is our priority!

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