The Camino Portugués begins in Lisbon, Portugal at the Church of Santiago and goes all the way to to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. This is approximately 620km or 387miles!
The route is signposted and there are yellow arrows you can follow which show you the direction to follow. On the journey you are able to stay at guests houses/hostels which are known as albergues. With the walk you will also get to pass through towns so resupply will be very easy. This means I won’t need to carry my tent or multiple days worth of food at a time. Which in turn should make my backpack a little bit lighter!
I’m basically in no rush and really want to take my time and enjoy the experience, catch up with old friends, meet new ones, see the sights, be outside, spend time in nature, slow down and just enjoy the peace and quiet. There are a number of must see sites - Four UNESCO World Heritage areas: Knights Templar Castle in Tomar, Coimbra University, and the old towns of Porto and Santiago. Roman roads, Roman Ruins of Conimbriga, ancient bridges, iron-age settlements, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Manueline and Baroque-style churches.
I am very much looking forward to sampling the amazing, Pastel de Nata - one of my favourite desserts! Apparently you can get them everywhere! I’ll keep you updated!
My Camino walk is being sponsored by Cicerone! Cicerone is a family run publishing company which have been producing guide books for walkers, cyclists, trekker and mountaineers for over 50 years. There are over 320 guide books covering, the UK, Europe and Worldwide which are available in both hard copy and in e-books. Perfect for people who love to adventure and explore.