Portuguese Camino Trek

Porto, Portugal

Trip Highlights

  • Alternative Coastal Pilgrimage
  • Charming Seaside City of Vigo
  • Spanish Seafood & Albarino Wine
  • Picturesque, Inland Caldas de Reis
  • Visit a Local Bodega (Winery)
  • Luggage Transported While You Hike
  • Cathedral de Santiago


Gear up for an adventure on this challenging, 10 day journey beginning in Porto and ending at the acclaimed Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. On this classic pilgrimage with a twist, you’ll stroll along the coast line before turning inland toward the classic route. The Portuguese Camino brings you to the seaside cities of Baiona, Vigo, and Redondela before joining the pilgrim route to the classic towns of Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis, and Padron, all culminating in Santiago de Compostela. Journey through countryside in north western Spain as you retrace the “Way of Saint James,” observe the iconic and impressive Vigo Bay, and stroll through fishing villages eating great seafood. This trek is one of the three most important of the Christian pilgrimages, so prepare yourself for a wonderful and deeply moving journey through sweeping lands and picturesque towns.

Operated by Intrepid Travel

This trip is offered and operated by Wildland’s parent company, Intrepid Travel. Intrepid is an international adventure travel company committed to offering sustainable, experience-rich journeys across the globe. They’ve led the way with ethical, small-group travel since 1989, helping guests discover the magic of travel more than 30 years! When you sign up for this trip, you will be taken into Intrepid’s registration system, and book directly with them.

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$2305 Per Person
$430 Single Supplement  

$430 Single Supplement

A single supplement is available on this trip for an extra fee if you would prefer to not have a roommate. This supplement applies to all your nights but is subject to availability. Please speak to a representative or your booking agent if you are interested. Once on our trek we will not have the ability to put guests in single rooms.

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Trip Type: Intrepid Walking Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-12
Trip Length: 10 Days
Distance: 91MI / 146KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This trip follows mostly well-maintained trails with occasional more rugged sections. It includes mostly strenuous hiking distances with moderate elevation and some days of more moderate distance.

Hiking Distances:

16MI / 26KM

Backpack Weight:

8-12 pounds


Lightly Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up To 1200 ft

Heights Exposure:


Please Note: Terrain, Elevation Gain and Heights Exposure ratings reflect the section or day of the trip with the maximum difficulty of each. Much of the trip is at easier levels. See the trip itinerary for more detailed information.


  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 8-10 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on maintained trails with occasional more rugged sections


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this hiking tour a Level 2 for solitude. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time.

This trip can be booked as a private tour directly with Intrepid Travel by calling  1-800-970-7299.

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Day 1: Porto

  • Orientation Meeting: 6pm 

Say hello to Porto, one of the most romantic cities in all of Portugal. An orientation meeting with your group is scheduled for 6pm, but feel free to explore if you arrive before then. Since this trip spends very little time in this exciting city, you won’t regret flying in a day or two early to explore Porto before meeting up with your group. Lying along the banks of Douro River, Porto is a stunning city, rich in culture and history with soaring bridges, quaint eateries, and its famous riverside district with cobblestone streets dating back to the middle ages. After you meet your group for a briefing tonight, check out one of the local restaurants for a wonderful dinner. 

Please be sure to attend the orientation meeting this evening as you will need to provide insurance and emergency contact information at this time. If you are going to be late, please let the hotel or an Intrepid agent know. You can ask the hotel receptionist if you are unable to find the meeting place. If you want to book additional accommodations in Porto to explore the city and/or make sure you won’t be late to the orientation meeting, Intrepid will be happy to arrange them for you if availability allows. 

Day 2: Baiona

  • Travel: Transfer to Oia 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast 
  • Hiking Distance: 12MI / 19KM

Today you will trek the first length of your Camino. You will be walking the final section of the Portuguese Coastal Walk and will in fact begin in northwestern Spain around 12.5 miles from the Portuguese border. You’ll be trekking from Oia, a small seaside village, to Baiona a picturesque city edged by the great Atlantic. This coastal walk is about 12 miles in length, but the views are worth every step. Once you come to Baiona, you can explore the city and visit the huge Monte Real fortress or sample the famous Rias Biaxas seafood and white wine. Rest up tonight before you set out on your way to Santiago de Compostela in the morning. 

Day 3: Vigo

  • Hiking Distance: 16MI / 26KM

Today is another day of seaside trekking along the Atlantic coast as you make your way to the charming city of Vigo with a stop at Nigran along the way. While this entire hike is lovely, make sure to keep your eyes up when you come to the impressive bay of Vigo with the very famous Illas Cies natural park, formed by archipelagos of islands set in the glimmering sea that form the main attraction of the bay. If the weather is warm and you’d like a break from hiking, take a dip in the Atlantic at Praia America beach in Nigran. Continue on from here and arrive in Vigo in the late afternoon, ready for a relaxing day tomorrow. 

Day 4: Vigo

The schedule is cleared today so you can do as you please in Vigo. This rather large city— the most populated in the area— was once only a small fishing village that has grown into the bustling city it is today, nestled between the mountains and the sea. There is nearly no end of things to do here from strolling through the parquet Monte del Castro perhaps with a picnic lunch to sampling some of the local seafood such as oysters, gambas, lubinas, and much more. You can also amble through the gardens and ruins of the Castro Fortress, built in 1665 for defense against the British Royal Navy. This fortress is rather broken down today but still boasts fascinating history and, of course, stunning views. Gather your group together in the evening for a wonderful dinner of authentic Spanish food, perhaps at the Taberna A Pedra, a reasonably priced restaurant that offers all the seafood favorites. 

Day 5: Redondela

  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Hiking Distance: 10MI /16KM

You’re almost finished with your coastal trek before you join up with the traditional Camino, but today make your way to Redondela. The Bay of Vigo is still the main focal point of your hike although from different angles today compared to yesterday. This trek is shorter than previous days, so feel free to take your time and enjoy the journey. Redondela is a wonderful stop along the coast at the northernmost end of the Bay of Vigo, so make sure to explore some of this fantastic coastal city including its sights and food.

Day 6: Pontevedra

  • Activities Included: Oyster Tasting 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 
  • Hiking Distance: 12.5MI / 20KM

Today is your last day along the coast, so soak up that seaside sun before you turn inland. On your way to Pontevedra today, visit the small fishing village of Arcade for an included lunch of oyster tasting. Perhaps even enjoy a glass of Albarino, locally grown of course, while you relax over good food. After another 3 hours or so of hiking, arrive at Pontevedra in the mid-afternoon. Take some time to amble about this lovely city with its Romanesque churches and charming town squares. 

Day 7: Caldas de Rei

  • Meals Included: Breakfast 
  • Hiking Distance: 13MI / 21KM

Your trek will take you inland today through groves of chestnuts trees and forests of pine and eucalyptus as you make you way to Caldas de Rei. See the rectory of Santa Maria de Alba on your way as you journey through the small town of Ponte Cabras. Also pass Lombo de Maciera with the famous statue of Saint James and the small settlement of Tivo featuring public washing baths and a beautiful fountain. Your accommodation tonight is in Caldas de Reis where you’ll arrive later in the day. 

Day 8: Padron

  • Activities Included: Bodega Visit and Wine Tasting 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast 
  • Hiking Distance: 12MI / 19KM

Depart from Caldas de Reis this morning to cross the River Umia and discover the hot springs that gave the city its name in the time when Rome ruled this area. Today’s trail has a bit of incline as it brings you up through airy woods to the town of Santa Marina. You’ll also get to enjoy an included visit to a local bodega today and learn about the history of — and taste—  the wine in this region. After a quick stop in Santa Marina, trek on through the pines to the Padron where your accommodations are waiting for you. 

Day 9: Santiago de Compostela

  • Activities Included: Pilgrim Passport Collection 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
  • Hiking Distance: 15.5MI / 25KM

Today is your final day of trekking on this trip, so make the most of it on this longer distance day. You’ll travel through tiny towns and through the historical sanctuary of A Escravitude. Keep your eye out for the ruins of Castro Lupario fort on a hilltop near the trail. As you travel towards Argo Dos Monteiros, see if you can spot the spires of the cathedral and the ruins of the A Rocha Vella castle. Once you arrive in town, stroll through Plaza del Obradoiro and through the gates of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the end of the Camino Portugal. This evening, wander the streets of this amazing city before joining your group for an included dinner as a celebration of the end of your trek. 

Day 10: Santiago de Compostela

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

With no walks or activities planned today for the group, your tour will come to an end after breakfast this morning and you will be free to leave whenever you’d like. If you want to spend more time here, Intrepid would be happy to book you additional accommodation should availability allow. 

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Trip Details

Trip Details


  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Minivan, Taxi, Walking
  • Accommodation: 9 Nights Hotel
  • Activities Included:
    • Oyster tasting
    • Bodega visit and wine tasting
    • Pilgrim passport collection

Important Notes

  • A single supplement is available on this trip if you would prefer to not have a roommate. This supplement applies to all your nights but is subject to availability. Please speak to a representative or your booking agent if you are interested.
    • Please note that because of the small properties that Intrepid uses in Europe, a limited amount of supplements are available for each departure. If you would like to enquire about the supplement, please speak to your booking agent promptly.

Essential Packing List

  • Small to Medium Day Pack: used for carrying essentials on treks
  • Hiking Clothing: mix of lightweight quick-drying clothes and warmer layers
  • Hiking Boots: comfortable with good tread that you can walk in all day
  • Camp Shoes: comfortable footwear for wearing in the evenings and on shorter walks
  • Sport or Water Sandals
  • Warm Jacket or Fleece
  • Rain Jacket and/or Windbreaker
  • Water Bottle or Bladder for a Hydration Pack
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Toiletries

Optional Packing List

  • Small First Aid Kit (Your guide will have a large one)
  • Sleep Aids: such as ear plugs or eye mask
  • Trekking Poles
  • Camera, Spare Batteries, Power Bank (You will have access to power to recharge your items)
  • Swimwear
  • Good Book or Journal

Itinerary & Accommodations Disclaimer

The itineraries on Intrepid trips are updated frequently to reflect the current state of the destination and based on guest comments. Therefore it is essential that you review the itinerary information directly before your trip as there may have been changes since you booked with us. Additionally, weather, holidays, local conditions, transportation schedules, and a variety of other factors may cause us to change the itinerary during your adventure. Your guide will inform you of any changes to your trip as soon as the information is available.

Similarly, the accommodation types listed here are meant to be used as a guideline and are not guaranteed.  It is sometimes necessary to make alternative arrangements due to a lack of availability or a change in itinerary. In these situations, we will use like standard of accommodation.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Starting Point

  • This tour begins on day 1 with an orientation meeting at 6pm at Hotel Moov Porto Centro
    • Hotel Moov Porto Centro: Praça da Batalha, Porto, PORTUGAL
  • If you are arriving at the Porto International Airport, traveling by metro line E is the best way to reach the hotel with about a 25 minute ride to Trindade station and an additional 15 walk to the hotel. Taxi’s are also available with ride times around 15 to 20 minutes.
  • If you have pre booked an airport transfer, your driver will meet you holding a sign with your name or the Intrepid logo.

Ending Point

  • This tour finishes after breakfast on day 10 at the Hotel Miradoiro de Belvis Rua das Trompas 5
    • Hotel Miradoiro de Belvis Rua das Trompas 5, Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
    • Phone: +34 981554340
  • Due to local regulations, airport transfers cannot be pre booked and local taxis will need to be used. The ride to the airport will cost you around 20 to 30 euros from the hotel. Please speak to your group leader or staff at the hotel for assistance is arranging a taxi.

Health and Safety Considerations

The health and well-being of guests and guides is Intrepid’s top priority. Please review our itinerary and activities carefully to assess whether you are able to cope with and enjoy this particular trip. If our group leader or any local guide determines a guest is not able to participate in the itinerary without undue risk to themselves or others in the group, we reserve the right to deny said guest access to all or a portion of the trip without refund.

Group Size & Age Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Minimum Group Size: 1
  • Maximum Group Size: 12

Weather in Northwestern Spain and Portugal

The weather in northwestern Spain and Portugal will vary depending on the season you travel. Summers can be very hot and dry with temperatures in the triple digits which can make hiking uncomfortable. Please remember to pack sun protection as well as hats and sunglasses and to drink plenty of water. It is important to consider what time of year is best for your travels and what temperatures you are willing to deal with.

On the other hand, the shoulder seasons can have unpredictable weather and snow is not unheard of at higher elevations. If you are traveling during these seasons, please pack accordingly and bring warm clothing that you can layer as it become colder or take off as it becomes warmer. The biggest benefit of traveling in these seasons is the lack of other tourists.

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