CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM PORTO TO TUI
El Camino de Santiago from Porto to Tui (Portuguese Way) adds the attraction of walking through the neighboring country, in which the great hospitality with which they receive us and the care of the establishments where we stay stands out. Perfectly signposted path as in Spain.
Beautiful cities such as Oporto, Barcelos, with its famous “Gallo del Milagro”, Ponte de Lima, with its spectacular medieval bridge and Valencia do Minho, on the border with Spain, at the foot of the Miño and a balcony that looks out over Tui, are some of the most important locations on the route.
ROAD TO SANTIAGO ITINERARY FROM PORTO
Day 1: Arrival in Porto. Accommodation.
Day 2: Stage from Porto to Arcos (15,60 kms)
Day 3: Stage from Arcos to Barcelos (19,5 kms)
Day 4: Stage from Barcelos to Balugaes (17 kms)
Day 5: Stage from Balugaes to Ponte de Lima (16,6 Kms)
Day 6: Stage from Ponte de Lima to Rubiaes (18,5 km)
Day 7: Stage from Rubiaes to Tui (19,96 Kms)
Day 8: Breakfast – End of our services
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The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.
We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.
As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.
What to see on the Camino de Santiago from Porto
STAGE FROM PORTO TO ARCOS
In Porto, we can admire the Cathedral of the Sé, built in the highest part of the city. The Clerigos Tower, the Church of San Francisco and the Church of San Lorenzo dos Grilos.
In the lower part of the city, crossing the bridge of Luis I, you reach Vila Nova de Gaia, where its famous wineries are located.
We can tour its Bolhao market to get into the essence of Porto, as well as the Plaza de la Libertad, the most important in Porto, in whose center is the statue of King Pedro IV.
In Arcos, its Church, San Miguel de Arcos, stands out.
STAGES FROM ARCOS TO BARCELOS AND BALUGAES
In Barcelos, his parish church stands out, famous because that is where the most representative symbol of Portugal, the rooster, which according to legend he sang while being roasted, is manufactured.
All its old town stands out for its good state of conservation of notable buildings, temples, towers ...
Its medieval bridge deserves special mention.
Ponte deas Tabuas (XNUMXth century)
Chapel of Espirito Santo and Sao Sebastian and the Chapel of Sao Bento de Balugaes.
STAGES FROM BALUGAES TO PONTE DE LIMA AND RUBIAES
Ponte de Lima is considered one of the oldest villas in Portugal.
This town, bathed by the Lima river, stands out for its rustic and medieval architecture that we can contemplate in the numerous monuments, pazos, squares and gardens that compose it.
Its 16th century Roman bridge, made up of XNUMX arches that It crosses the Lima river, it is one of its attractions.
In Arcozelo, the Church of Santa Marinha stands out.
In Rubiaes we can see the Romanesque temple from the XNUMXth century. The Roman and medieval Do Piorado bridge with three semicircular arches.
STAGE FROM RUBIAES TO TUI
In Tui, the International Bridge over the Miño River stands out, a step forced by the pilgrims.
The walled enclosure from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, the Cathedral of Santa María (mixture of Romanesque and Gothic) as well as the Porta da Pía or Pescadería in the urban core.
How to get to Porto
We indicate the best options for how to get to your organized trip to the Camino de Santiago starting in the city of Porto:
1 Option: Private car
The best option is to leave the car parked in the assigned Hotel car park or in one of the multiple public car parks that exist near the Hotel.
2 Option: Plane
To get to Porto by plane (Sa Carneiro Airport), which is 12 kilometers from Porto, you have numerous airlines from Madrid and Barcelona and, to a lesser extent, from other cities:
- From the airport you can transfer by taxi or public bus to Porto.
What to eat and typical dishes on the Camino Portugues from Porto
The Camino Portugues route begins in Portugal and within this country you must cover 5 stages that take you from Porto to Tui. During this route you will be able to get to know a wide range of typical dishes of Portuguese cuisine and Porto gastronomy.
Next, we mention the traditional dishes that you will find in the different stages of the path:
It is one of the most popular dishes in Portuguese gastronomy, and is prepared on the grill, in cake and delicacy. However, the Bacalao Dorado It is the one in greatest demand by tourists.
This is another traditional Portuguese dishes, which you can taste from north to south. However, its greatest demand is in summer, especially at the San Antonio Festival in Lisbon.
This food is originally from the city of Porto. It's about a double decker sandwich with sausages, roast meat, covered with melted cheese and hot sauce. It is one of the most famous traditional dishes in Portugal.
Tripas a la porto fashion
It's a stew made with the entrails of the pig, ham and other types of meat. In addition, they are mixed with white beans and served with baked rice.
Dads of Sarrabulho
It is a traditional dish of Portuguese cuisine where the potatoes are cooked with pig's blood, chicken, sausages, lemon and bread. You can taste them as a soup or with reds a la moda do Minho.
This plate comes from the north of the country. Includes cabbage, potatoes and onion. Sometimes pork or sausage is added. Its flavor is very mild and it is served hot.
Rice with sarrabulho
It is made with different types of pork meat and blood, which gives it a very unique look. In addition, it is served with fried pork tostones.
Conclusion crescent-shaped fish or shrimp snacks, made with bechamel sauce. In addition, it is accompanied by breaded and fried.
Alheira do Minho
It’s a type of sausage made with chicken, beef, duck or rabbit. It is usually served fried or grilled with rice, eggs, fried potatoes, and vegetables.
In the same way, you cannot stop trying some desserts. The leite-creme queimado, little almond fish, Pasteis de Nata or Pasteis de Belem and Pasteis de Tentúgal stand out. As if that were not enough, you can accompany your meals with red, white and sweet wines.
Where to eat from Porto to Tui
One of the main reasons that the Portuguese Way has become a perfect alternative to eat is the wide gastronomy and restaurants that they offer to visitors. In most cases, the locals have a space with an incredible atmosphere to enjoy a meal with an incomparable flavor and spend a pleasant time with friends on this unforgettable path.
During the journey you will find a wide variety of restaurants, bars and venues if you don't know where to eat on the portuguese way from Porto to Tui. You can taste the best dishes of traditional cuisine.
Without further ado, get to know the best traditional restaurants on the Camino Portugues. In this way, you will have an excellent opportunity to eat and connect with typical spaces and the best gastronomy.
It is a coastal city in the north of Portugal that offers you a boat trip. Furthermore, there are wine houses with tastings and visits to their wineries. It also has different bars, cafes and restaurants such as: Café Santiago, Fase Law Firm and Escondidinho, where you can taste the local gastronomy.
It is a town with historical and heritage interest. Therefore, it is important to consider reaching this town supplied, since it does not have abundant services. However, it stands out for its gastronomy with local products such as trout, lampreys and reds.
This city is located on a hill above the Cavado River. Here you find the oldest and largest open-air market, where they sell local food and pottery. Also, you can visit the Pedra Furada Restaurant and Cantinho do Peregrino, which are ideal for tasting cod, chicken or meat.
It is a very old town in Portugal and its path crosses the Bridge of Lima. On this route you come across villages with orchards and baroque chapels. In addition, establishments Solar da Pillory of food they offer you Portuguese and Spanish Mediterranean food.
It is a picturesque town of great value and incomparable natural landscapes of the Portuguese way. It also has restaurants like the Solar of Cod, with an exquisite grilled Bacalhau. Also the Valenca Pousada offers you delicious Portuguese food at great prices.
In the historic center of Tui you can taste the best traditional gastronomy in pilgrim ideas. This is a hostel with a cafeteria and restaurant, ideally located after coming from the Camino Portugues.
Why do the Camino from Porto
El portuguese way es the second Jacobean route with the greatest demand by pilgrims. This is a perfect alternative for its natural charms and the attractive Portuguese rural baroque architecture. And precisely the gastronomy is one of the most striking qualities of this tour.
It's a different path where you will not find plateaus or marked unevenness. In addition, this area guarantees all services for visitors. Of course, you can also enjoy ancient forests and cruises.
This tour offers you chapels, churches and convents. In the same way, a wide variety of services and establishments, which will allow you to enjoy Portuguese and traditional cuisine.
In this way, if you have thought about doing the Portuguese way, you must consider doing it in the summer months, since the climate is more favorable. Of course, the influx of pilgrims is greater than in winter.
You should also consider that there are two pathways: One known as the portuguese road along the coast, and the other that enters Galicia through Tui, which is the most popular among walkers.
This Camino is highly sought after by Brazilian pilgrims, since it links them with language ties, and many relatives from when Brazil was a Portuguese colony, so many pilgrims have ancestors in Portugal and take advantage of the trip to visit the towns of origin of their ancestors. Many of them, when doing this Portuguese Way, leave in the background and for future visits the most famous route of all, such as the Camino de Santiago from Sarria.
- Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
- Special breakfast
- Travel assistance insurance in Spain
- Informative digital dossier of the road
- Roadside telephone assistance
- Luggage transfer in the stages
- 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
- Pilgrim's credential
- Pilgrim's Scallop
- No cancellation fees
- Up to 15 days before starting the Camino
Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.