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Enjoy miles of golden sandy beaches
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Walk at your own pace, fully supported
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Sample full-flavoured cheeses, freshly caught seafood, and crisp wines
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Discover authentic villages and historical towns
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Walk the Pilgrim's Path

Portuguese Coastal Camino '23

Sep 01-14, 2023

14 days | Portugal | Alumni Expeditions

This tour is presented by the alumni associations of the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, Western University, and McGill University. All are welcome!

Walk the Camino Portugues Coastal Route, the less travelled, quieter, ‘friendly Camino’.

Your 14-day, 200-kilometre guided 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. You’ll taste delicious seafood and wine, stay in fishing villages, and be refreshed by the maritime breezes and the sun at your back.

This is a true Camino; you will be walking from one village to the next every day, with your luggage transported to the next village inn. The route is carefully designed for easy to manage walking days. This trip is escorted by Portuguese walking guide Horacio Santos, but you are free to walk at your own pace in your own time. You will have a pack of maps and instructions to help you follow the yellow arrows along the well-marked paths and tracks. And should you need to take a break, support is just a phone call away.

If you’ve been contemplating a way to get into shape, this walk may be the perfect incentive. A basic level of fitness required and there are some uphill stretches in part, however, given you only need carry a lightweight day bag and your water supply, which can be replenished in the various villages on route, this is very manageable even for walkers with limited experience. We’ll provide you with “Get ready for your Camino” guidelines to help you train for your walk.

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!
Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$6945 
Includes taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation in double occupancy, in three-star hotels and bed and breakfasts; breakfast daily; lunches daily – a mix of picnic and café lunches; dinner daily with wine; all luggage transfers; all activities as indicated in the itinerary; gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals; taxes; fully escorted by our Tour Director.

"My fav. memory was sharing this experience with supportive travellers."

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Porto, welcome dinner
2Porto - Povoa do Varzim 10km
3Povoa do Varzim - Esposende 20km
4Esposende - Viana do Castelo 23km
5Viana do Castelo - Ancora 18km
6Ancora - A Guarda 15km
7A Guarda - Oia 15km
8Oia - Baiona 15km
9Baiona - Vigo 23km
10Vigo - Redondela 18km
11Redondela - Pontevedra 20km
12Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis 21km
13Caldas de Reis - Padron 18km
14Padron - Santiago de Compostela 22km
15Depart Santiago de Compostela
Optional Extension: Two-night stay in Santiago de Compostela
 
 
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Your Tour Leader

Born and raised in Portugal, Horacio Santos has led walking trips to various destinations. Horacio’s love for the outdoors and enthusiasm for immersive travel is present in his style of guiding.

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Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$6945 
Includes taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation in double occupancy, in three-star hotels and bed and breakfasts; breakfast daily; lunches daily – a mix of picnic and café lunches; dinner daily with wine; all luggage transfers; all activities as indicated in the itinerary; gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals; taxes; fully escorted by our Tour Director.

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