Camino Portugués: Tui to Santiago

Duration: 8 days
Trails: T1 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Walk from Tui to Santiago
> Cover over 100 kilometers in 6 days
> Spend your nights in cozy hotels and pensións

Santiago de Compostela is one of the most famous destinations for pilgrims in the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit the cathedral in this city, having often completed a journey of many kilometres on foot along a Camino. The Camino Portugués is one of the routes leading to Santiago and starts in, you might have guessed it, Portugal. The Camino Portugués starts in Lisbon and has a total length of 621 kilometres. Along the way, you walk along ancient Roman paths, pass pleasant towns and can enjoy culinary delights.

The Camino Portugués is one of the routes to Santiago de Compostela and the second most popular after the Camino Francés. The overall route takes you from Lisbon to Santiago, passing historical cities like Porto and Ponte de Lima on the way and allowing you to enjoy sweeping views.

During this trek, you will walk from Tui to Santiago in six days. The route can be covered in five days, recommends really walking the distance in six days. This way the distances are better balanced, you are assured of nice accommodation and you can fully enjoy the entire trek. In total, you will cover more than 100 kilometres on the Camino Portugués, along the way you will meet many fellow pilgrims. You will spend the nights in cosy hotels and guesthouses, including breakfast.



Arrival in Tui

You arrive in Tui the day before you start the Camino Portugués, this contributes to a relaxed start of the trip.

Colón Tuy

Colón Tuy

Tui - O Porriño

Duration: 04:00 h
Distance: 17.2 km
Ascent: 140 m
Descent: 150 m
The trail starts along the Louro, where you cross a beautiful old bridge after a few kilometres. The route takes you further on forest paths and along streams, with a fork after about eight kilometres of walking. The alternative route is a bit longer, but much nicer and takes you through beautiful forests. The stage ends in charming O Porriño.

Alojamientos Central (O Porriño)

Alojamientos Central (O Porriño)

O Porriño - Redondela

Duration: 03:30 h
Distance: 15.8 km
Ascent: 240 m
Descent: 270 m
Today you will walk partly on the Via Romana XIX, of which you will see remnants such as a kilometre stone along the way. You will also pass the 100 kilometres to Santiago marker today, a special moment. Furthermore, you can enjoy views over the hills and meadows in the area. The route ends today in Redondela, a charming town with no doubt a nice terrace to end the day.

Alfonso XII

Alfonso XII
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  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Camino de Santiago in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive Camino de Santiago hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire Camino de Santiago trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included in the price on the Camino de Santiago unless otherwise indicated in the inclusive list. Along the way, there are several places to stock up on food and restaurants that lend themselves to a delicious lunch or dinner. These locations are indicated in our travel guide.


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