Camino Portugues in Pictures

Photo Gallery of my Camino Portugues, Porto to Santiago, July 2012…

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11 Responses to Camino Portugues in Pictures

  1. Jane V. Blanchard says:

    Wonderful pictures. I can’t wait until next May when I too will walk the Portuguese Way

  2. Dina says:

    Thank you for posting! I’m of Portugues decent but I’ve never been there, it looks amazing and beautiful.

  3. Alyssa Houk says:

    If there is such a thing as “visually peaceful” those pictures fall into that category. Thanks for sharing….they brought a calm to my afternoon :)

  4. caminotravel says:

    Wonderful pictures!!
    do you walk from porto to vila do conde before go to barcelos?

    • I took the coastal route from Porto and spent the night in charming Vila Chã. From there, I continued to Rates and then to Tamel San Pedro Fins. I did take the time to tour both Vila do Conde and Barcelos, but didn’t actually stay there overnight.

  5. Violet says:

    Hi — I was considering doing the Camino Portugues this summer, starting in late June and going through July. Tell me, is the heat unbearable at that time of year? I grew up in Sacramento, California, where it would often get into the 90s/100s in the summer and didn’t bother me too much, but I have to admit that I’ve never hiked 15+ miles in that kind of heat. If I were to hike in the middle of the day, would it be difficult? Is the majority of the path shaded under trees, or is it out in the open?

    • Hi Violet,
      Are you planning on walking from Porto or Lisbon?
      In general, there are long stretches (especially from Lisbon) that are in open fields and roads so there will be direct sun. The majority of pilgrims start walking very early in the morning, so that they complete their daily walk before the hottest hours or take long lunch breaks. Preparing for the Spanish sun is definitely key no matter which route you take if you plan to walk in the summer; hat, sunglasses, sunblock are all essentials. Most people find that their body gets used to walking and you can stage and plan your breaks accordingly. The route from Porto is definitely more pilgrim-friendly, also having more options in terms of stops along the way, so you can make your daily walks shorter/longer, as needed.

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