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Portuguese Way from Oporto to Tui in 7 days

Distance
Difficulty
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124 km
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5 steps
7 days
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290 €

Porto and the Douro river
The Portuguese Way is, after the French, the second most famous Jacobean route and a perfect alternative for its smooth profile and the many charms that Portugal has to offer. Here we propose you to follow the Portuguese Way from Oporto to Tui, in the so called "Camino Portugués". fronteira minhota5 stages that will take you from the main urban centre of the north of Portugal to the gates of Galicia. Atlantic coast, green hills and idyllic forests is what the landscape has to offer. Gastronomy, culture and the striking Portuguese rural baroque architecture complete a perfect combination.
Tour the spectacular Região Norte de Portugal
Discover the city of Oporto and its hidden corners
It reaches the old Galician-Portuguese border.
Porto and the Douro river
Camino Portugues
PT01

Portuguese Way from Oporto to Tui in 7 days

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
124 km
●●○○○
5 steps
7 days
Tour the spectacular Região Norte de Portugal
Discover the city of Oporto and its hidden corners
It reaches the old Galician-Portuguese border.
from 290 €
The Portuguese Way is, after the French, the second most famous Jacobean route and a perfect alternative for its smooth profile and the many charms that Portugal has to offer. Here we propose you to follow the Portuguese Way from Oporto to Tui, in the so called "Camino Portugués". fronteira minhota5 stages that will take you from the main urban centre of the north of Portugal to the gates of Galicia. Atlantic coast, green hills and idyllic forests is what the landscape has to offer. Gastronomy, culture and the striking Portuguese rural baroque architecture complete a perfect combination.

The recipe for great journeys

Natural, historical and ethnographic heritage, spectacular gastronomy, good company, slow pace and time for time. These are the ingredients with which we design trips in Viando. Are you staying at home? 

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Type of trip: Half distance
Journeys to savour slowly, with the best of each space and that indescribable sensation of overcoming your own limits.
Type of services: Configurable
You choose your category of accommodation, if you want breakfast or not, if you want us to carry your luggage, etc. You decide and we will make sure everything runs smoothly.
Travel style: On your own
Programmes designed so that you can travel the route on your own, at the pace set by your steps. Full autonomy and the peace of mind of knowing that we are with you if you need us.
Physical demands: Hiking
Routes of small or medium physical demand, of medium distance (20-30 km / day) and surfaces that facilitate walking, and that can be covered autonomously.

Services included

Accommodation
monitored

Full documentation

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24h travel assistance

Advanced travel insurance

VAT and taxes

And also...

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Breakfast
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Free if you book through our website

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Reinforced breakfasts
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Itinerary

Day 1. Starting the Portuguese Way from Oporto

Starting the Portuguese Way from Oporto - Porto, in Portuguese -, offers us the possibility of getting to know one of the most important cities in Portugal and a must for all those who visit the north of the country. Not in vain has it been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Its many attractions, from the Torre dos Clérigos to the Ribeira district, or from the Cathedral to the famous Livraria Lello & Irmão, have made it a tourist destination of reference in Portugal. And for this reason, without a doubt, it is also one of the best places to start the Portuguese Way.

Hostel: Porto Lounge Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Poveira or similar
Charming accommodation: Porto Coliseum Hotel or similar
Premium accommodation: The Clover Act or similar

Day 2. Stage Oporto - Vilarinho

Distance: 27 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: Vilarinho

More than a third of this first stage is urban. And no wonder. Porto has the second largest metropolitan area in the country. This means that most of the route will be on asphalt and pavements, which leads some pilgrims to skip this stretch using the metro to Araújo. We don't recommend it, because the Camino de Santiago is not just about rural areas and beautiful landscapes. It is also its cities and its people. And sometimes its industrial parks, like the one in Maia, which you will also pass through on this stage.

The journey continues through small villages such as Mosteiró, Gião and Vairão before reaching the day's goal: Vilarinho.

Hostel: Casa da Laura or similar
Standard accommodation: Mindela Guesthouse or similar
Charming accommodation: Santana Hotel & Spa or similar
Premium accommodation: Villa C Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 3. Stage Vilarinho - Barcelos

Distance: 26.6 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: Barcelos

The second stage of this Portuguese Way from Porto is radically different from the first and rural and agricultural areas dominate the entire section, which runs along dirt tracks and local roads without traffic, connecting small villages relatively close to each other.

The stage ends in Barcelos, an interesting town that is at the base of one of the Portuguese symbols par excellence: the cockerel. It is only 20 km from Braga, once the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia and now known as the Portuguese Rome.

Hostel: InBarcelos Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Bagoeira or similar
Charming accommodation: Casa da Ana Boutique Guesthouse or similar
Premium accommodation: Art'Otel Barcelos or similar

Day 4. Stage Barcelos - Ponte de Lima

Distance: 32.9 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
AccommodationPonte de Lima

From Barcelos to Ponte de Lima is the longest stage of this programme: almost 35 km which, depending on your time availability, we recommend you to split in half, spending the night in Balugães.

The entire route takes you through the beautiful wine-growing areas of the vinhos verdesa type of young wine very appreciated in Portugal and perfect to accompany light meals.

At the end of the stage you will reach the wonderful town of Ponte de Lima. A perfect place to rest and imagine the scene of its main legend: that of the river of oblivion during the conquest of Gallaecia.

Hostel: O Caminheiro Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Império do Norte or similar
Charming accommodation: Hotel Mercearia da Vila or similar
Premium accommodation: Hotel Paço de Vitorino or similar

Day 5. Stage Ponte de Lima - Rubiães

Distance: 18.3 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
Accommodation: Rubiães

The fourth stage is one of the most interesting and of greatest scenic and natural value in this programme.

It runs mainly through a wooded and very pleasant environment, with almost no difficulties except for the climb to the Portela Grande de Labruja, with a steep slope.

It should also be noted that between Codeçal and Rubiães (9.2 km) there are no services for pilgrims. However, the whole stage is much shorter than the previous one and the destination, Rubiães, is the prelude to Tui.

Hostel: Alojamento Local Ninho or similar
Standard accommodation: Repouso do Peregrino or similar
Charming accommodation: Quinta das Águias or similar
Premium accommodation: Quinta do Crasto or similar

Day 6. Stage Rubiães - Tui

Distance: 19 km
Difficulty: ●○○○○
Accommodation: Tui

We reach the end of this programme of the Portuguese Way from Porto with a different stage to the previous one. More urban, with services every few kilometres and a profile with moderate slopes.

The most interesting: its last two towns: Valença do Minho, where we recommend you stop and visit its fortress, and Tui, on the other side of the international bridge over the Minho. You will not be disappointed.

Hostel: Pilgrim Ideas or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Villa Blanca or similar
Charming accommodation: A Torre do Xudeu or similar
Premium accommodation: Tui Parador or similar

Day 7. Discover Tui

Tui is one of those essential places in the history of Galicia and northern Portugal which, however, is often overlooked by tourists.

The Portuguese Way gives us the opportunity to walk through this ancient medieval city, seat of a bishopric that extended on both sides of the Minho, and to discover its cathedral-fortress and its history as a border marker.

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Frequently asked questions

What to expect from this tour?
The Portuguese Way from Porto to Tui is one of the most popular routes of the Camino de Santiago. It is ideal if you want to discover calmly the north of Portugal leaving from one of its most emblematic cities, Porto. The profile of this route is very affordable in terms of slopes and technical difficulty, which makes it very popular, especially among those who plan to do the route from Porto to Tui. completing the Camino to Santiago at a later stage.
The Portuguese Way between Oporto and Tui is open all year round. Although it can be done in the middle of winter, taking into account a series of technical conditions (more information here), the most advisable time is usually the first half of autumn, when the weather is milder. It can also be done in summer, because temperatures are usually mild, but in this case you should expect more people on the Camino and there may be a certain saturation in the last stages.
All the stages of this route can be completed on foot, so there is no need for additional transfers, except for the last one: to get to A Guarda from Caminha you will have to take the ferry (with several frequencies per day) and a cost of 6€ per person. Additionally, if you need transport to get to Porto from the airport, or if you want to hire a transfer from Santiago to the airport for your return home, we can include them as an optional service.
Accommodation in the following categories is available on this route: hostels, standard accommodation, charming accommodation and premium accommodation. You can find more information about the categories of accommodation we use on Viando. in this link.

By default and compulsory, all our programmes include travel insurance with specific coverage for the Camino de Santiago. You can see the details in the section Insurance of our website. 

All our programmes include a 24-hour telephone support service, should you need help at any time during your experience. This means that you can also contact us outside office hours (when you are on pilgrimage). 

If you want to book this programme, you have the following options available a form where you can indicate the starting date, the type of accommodation and a series of optional services. The price will be updated according to the options you choose, so you have full control. Once you have configured your trip, click on "Book" to make the payment.

Once we receive your request, you will automatically receive a proof of purchase and within 48 working hours we will contact you to confirm the details of your booking and provide you with the documentation. 

In Viando we also work with tailor-made programmes (short stages, intermediate rest days, itineraries different from those proposed, etc.). If you are looking for a Camino that meets your needs/preferences, you can ask us for a quote. here.