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Stages on foot13 stages / 266 km
Stages of the Camino Portugués Along the Coast by Bike4 Stages / 268 km
|Stage 1||Porto – Esposende||77|
|Stage 2||Esposende – Baiona||77|
|Stage 3||Baiona – Pontevedra||58|
|Stage 4||Pontevedra – Santiago de Compostela||56|
The most common questions about the Camino Portugués Along the Coast
Just as we have explained in the section of stages in the Camino Portugués Along the Coast, this route is made up of 13 stages, with a total distance of 266 km, setting out from the Portuguese city of Porto. If you do the Camino Portugués Along the Coast by bike, there will only be 4.
If your objective is to get the Compostela, you should do at least the last 100 km of the Camino. In this case, you would start out from A Ramallosa. However, if you are doing the Camino by bike, the minimum distance increases to 200 km, whereby you would have to start in Porto.
Along this Portuguese route you will pass through a large amount of towns and villages, each one with their own charm. However, there are certain towns that pilgrims usually fall in love with, namely: Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Viana do Castelo and Caminha, among others.
This route, along with the Camino del Norte, is the only one that follows alongside sea, in this case the Portuguese coast on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. This route will gift you with some amazing views that will help you along your Camino.
Although it is as old as the main route, it has only recently been recognised officially as a Jacobean route, so it is often considered a “young” route. It joins the main route in the town of Redondela.
On Pilgrim.es we have much more complete information about this, and many more routes. Check out our website to discover all the routes that make up the Camino de Santiago; its stages, maps and even its villages with recommendations on what to see in each one.