18th September - Day 8 on the Camino Portugués
Starting from Golegã and heading to Praça da Republica Tomar 🏰
30.4 km. Total ascent 425 m - total descent 397 m.
⏰ Today was going to be another long day. There was no real way that I could see to beak up the journey. There was accommodation at about 6 miles in, which I got to at 11.45am but it was just too soon to stop! So I decided to carry on. I met up with a Germany 🇩🇪 lady Sabine - who is also walking the Camino. We had had dinner the previous night at Paula’s so it was nice to see a friendly face. I also did a mini interview with her for the vlog!
🥾There were actually 2 routes out of Golegã- the old way marks or the new waymarks. I decided to take the old route as this was on back roads and about 200m shorter! The newer routes takes you on the busy roads, which I’d rather avoid!
☕️ It was a long day! With plenty of stops at little cafes on the way! A nice cool drink and resting your feed for a bit really does makes the world of difference. After leaving Atalaia (where I was going to stay) the Camino went through an eucalyptus forest, which was really refreshing as you were in the shade for a little while.
Reaching Tomar was the highlight - it was amazing seeing the square and the castle and the town is just full of history!
🍷 We headed out for a few drinks at the local bar and then found a small Portugués restaurant for a nice meal (steak & chips/fries).
Really pleased to have made it so far! But also pleased it’s going to be a rest day tomorrow!!! 🎥I am vlogging the trip and will be sharing the vlogs on YouTube. Make sure you subscribe to the tough girl YouTube channel so you don’t miss out! The link is in the bio!
📚 My hike is being sponsored by @ciceronepress.
Cicerone has also got an awesome guide book about hiking the Camino Portugués
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My Camino walk is being sponsored by Cicerone!
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