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Discover Porto’s colourful houses and rambling lanes
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Savour Galician and Portuguese gastronomy
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Explore historic architecture in bridges and churches
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Walk varied scenery from rural roads to forest paths
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Follow the bright yellow arrows and scallop shells marking the route

Alumni Portuguese Coastal Camino

Oct 07-19, 2024

13 days | Portugal | Active & Walking

This tour is presented by the alumni associations of the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, York University, McMaster University, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Guelph. All are welcome!
 
Walk the Camino Português Coastal Route, the less travelled, quieter, Camino.

Your 200-km walk starts in the colourful UNESCO-listed city of Porto and follows a beautiful landscape of wild Atlantic coastline, walking through seaside towns and fishing villages, past river estuaries and sandy beaches before crossing the River Minho into Spain. The path continues through the historic medieval towns and enchanted forests of Galicia to arrive in the wonderful city of Santiago. Each day brings different scenery from rural roads to forest paths, cobbled streets to old Roman routes, vineyards to olive groves, and ancient bridges and churches.

This is a true Camino; you will be walking from one village to the next every day, with your luggage transported to your next accommodation. The route is carefully designed for easy to manage walking days. Our wellness leader and Portugal-based walking guides accompany the walk with our minivan and driver available for support as needed.

Accommodation is in a mix of rural tourism and charming three- and four-star hotels and includes three particularly lovely paradors. Picnic lunches are provided during the walk. Most dinners are included at our hotels with a few independent dinners in larger towns.

Our wellness leader will offer daily warm up and cool down sessions as well as tips and guidelines for establishing a rhythm that feels right for you.

If you’ve been contemplating a way to get into shape, this walk may be the perfect incentive.

And if you’re a regular walker at home, why not reward yourself with an extended walk in this most beautiful part of the world!
Active & Walking Alumni Expeditions alumni UBC Travel Club University of Guelph Alumni Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
C$6495 includes taxes and  gratuities
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation in double occupancy, in hotels indicated or similar – all rooms with private facilities; breakfast daily; lunch in Porto; picnic lunch on the walk; nine dinners; all ground; transportation in private vehicle; all luggage transfers; all activities as indicated in the itinerary; all entrance fees; gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals; services of our; portugal-based walking guides; taxes

"Very much appreciated the on-site support. I loved the format/structure of each day, pacing of the walking schedule, and the communal dinners. The scenery was fabulous." - Quest traveller
"The terrain that we travelled was great. Lots of variety with the rugged oceanside walks on boardwalks, trails, hills and cobble stone streets through small towns and villages. Great group of fellow travellers and new lifelong friends made it a very enjoyable experience." - Quest traveller

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Porto, welcome dinner
2Porto city tour
3Povoa do Varzim - Esposende 20km
4Esposende - Viana do Castelo 25km
5Viana do Castelo - Ancora 20km
6Ancora - Caminha 13km
7Caminha - Baiona 20km
8Baiona - Vigo 25km
9Redondela - Pontevedra 21km
10Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis 24km
11Caldas de Reis - Padrón 22km
12Padrón - Santiago de Compostela 25km
13Depart Santiago de Compostela
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Your Tour Leader

Lynn Kanuka is an Olympic medalist and WalkRun coach. She is best known for her Bronze medal performance at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984. For over 25 years Lynn has inspired people of all ages and ability levels through physical fitness to take steps toward better health, achieve personal goals, and be active and happy.

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Active & Walking Alumni Expeditions alumni UBC Travel Club University of Guelph Alumni Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
C$6495 includes taxes and  gratuities
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation in double occupancy, in hotels indicated or similar – all rooms with private facilities; breakfast daily; lunch in Porto; picnic lunch on the walk; nine dinners; all ground; transportation in private vehicle; all luggage transfers; all activities as indicated in the itinerary; all entrance fees; gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals; services of our; portugal-based walking guides; taxes

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