Cindy Prince

Travel Advisor, 601-853-7188
Magnolia Travel Group

The Camino Portuguese is one of the spiritual routes to Santiago de Compostela. The Camino Portugues is the second most popular Camino de Santiago after the Camino Frances, more than 25% of all pilgrims who arrive in Santiago de Compostela every year walk this Camino route. The total distance of the Camino from Porto to Santiago depends on the route you choose; the Coastal Route is 280 km/173 mi, and the Central Route is 260 km/161 mi.

The Portuguese Camino Route Overview

  • Distance – starting in Porto: 260 km/161 mi (Central Route), 280 km/173 mi (Coastal Route); starting in Lisbon: 630 km/391 mi
  • Number of days – 12-14 days (from Porto), 25-30 days from Lisbon
  • Starting point – Sé Cathedral in Porto, Sé Cathedral in Lisbon
  • Finishing point – Obradoiro Square, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Walking ground – asphalt, cobblestone, wooden boardwalks
  • Average cost – 25-30 Euro pp. per day
  • Accommodation – albergues, hotels, guesthouses
  • Route marking – yellow shells and arrows