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The Camino

The Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela has been a pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages.  Better known by its Spanish name “The Camino.”  This trail is one of the oldest challenges worldwide.  Millions of people have travelled to Santiago de Compostela on these ancient roads, coming from all across Europe since Medieval times.

Nowadays, The Camino attracts more people than ever, as it has become a world-renowned challenge inviting people to surpass themselves and live a once in a lifetime experience,  regardless of age and background.  Every year more and more people reach the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.  Each with their own story and, of course their own reason.

 The Way of St. James

Many of the legends relating to St. James are concerned with his travel to Spain and his activities there.   It is thus not surprising that he is the Patron Saint of Spain, and many Christians throughout the ages believed his body was buried in the town of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia in northwest Spain.

The greatest of the legends states that in 813 AD a hermit was led by a vision to a spot where a body was found buried in a field. The body which had not decomposed was presumed to be St. James, and this fact was soon authenticated by the local bishop. Of course how the saint’s body ended up in Spain is shrouded in mystery,  the story spread, more miracles were reported, the faithful began to flock to the site, and have done so ever since. A church was built, a town grew up around it and eventually a great cathedral was built to house the Saint’s relics.

The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela became the most important Christian pilgrimage outside of the Holy Land. The traditional pilgrimage is known as El Camino de Santiago (in English: The Way of St. James), and it has always been a walking pilgrimage. In fact pilgrims have walked there from many sites all over Europe since the ninth century, so there are many different routes. The most travelled route is known as the Camino Frances; it starts at the border between France and Spain in the western Pyrenees, and winds its way for approximately five hundred miles across northern Spain.

The Camino Frances has been such a popular pilgrimage that it has been designated a World Heritage Site.

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Variante Espiritual –The Spiritual Route

Most of the Camino will be walked in Spain following the Portuguese Camino de Santiago route and the Spiritual route.


Camino da Costa – Baiona

The route Camino Portuguese to Baiona, Nigran, Vigo where it will then join the traditional Portuguese route.


Lugo to Santiago

Along this route you will explore the 6 stages of the Northern Way and enjoy wonderful landscapes while staying in friendly rural accommodation.


Cycle the Camino – from San Sabastiaõ to Santiago

Cycle through long ever-changing scenery as we cross Northern Spain from East to West.


Walking, Music, Meditation & Food on the Camino de Santiago

An authentic Cultural Experience on the Camino de Santiago French route.

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The Spiritual Route

Km per stage = ±22km
Km to Santiago = 63km – Boat
Km to Santiago = 91km – Walking

The spiritual route starts at Pontevedra, which is an optional diversion from the Portugués route (184km)

Porto to Santiago – 247km (Boat)
Porto to Santiago – 275km (Walking)

The Portugués Coastal Route

Km per stage = ±19km
Longest km per day = 26km
Km to Santiago = 251km

You have the choice of walking on the beach
or on the ancient merchant roads

Porto to Santiago ±251km

The Portugués Central Route

Km per stage = ±25km
Longest km = 34km
Km to Santiago = 240km

The best known route is the Central Route.
You can choose to start this route from Lisbon to make it 630km

Porto to Santiago – 240km

The Way Fisterra – Muxia

Km per stage = ±20km
Km from Santiago = 119km

Not traditionally not know as part of the Camino.

Santiago via Fisterra to Muxía – 119km

Coastal Route – Baiona


Km per stage = ±20km
Km from Santiago = 256km

Start your route from Porto and include spiritual route.

Porto to Santiago – 256km


Route of Father Sarmiento

Km per stage = ±22km
Km to Santiago = 191km

You start your Camino in Pontevedra Poio.

Pontevedra to Santiago – 119km

Sarria to Santiago – Music, Meditation & Food

Km per stage = ±19km
Km to Santiago = 116km

An Authentic cultural experience

Bookings  are open  –  19 September to 27 September 2020

Sarria to Santiago – 116km
9 days, 6 walking stages

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What People are saying about the Camino…

  • “Come do The Portuguese Camino” Dina says. “A little walking, a little running, I got the route planned” Dina says “....well kinda....”That’s how my together, alone, Camino with a group of running buddies began. My Portuguese is non-existent, but that’s ok, Dina is fluent! Memories of sharing our stories - over freshly grilled sardines, endless espresso’s and Pastel de nata, sharing socks when we lost our own, the first time we didn’t need to hand wash our clothes - will stay with me long after the walk is over. Sightseeing before and after was really enjoyable around Lisbon and Porto. Thank you Dina, look forward to the next adventure with you!
    Diana Seeley
  • “We appreciate Dina taking into consideration our accommodation requirements of a room for two, instead of a shared albergue/hostel room. Dina arranged fabulous, well priced accommodation such as in monasteries, family run guest cottages in villages or hotels“ Ralf & Rachel
    Ralf & Rachel
  • The Portuguese caminho from Matosinhos to Santiago was something that I always wanted to do with a group, but ended up doing on my own. I collected my pilgrimage passport from Porto and got on the bus to Matosinhos, where I started my journey. On my walk I saw beautiful cities, parks, forests, waterfalls, historic buildings, and churches. I crossed railway lines and walked on beaches - in fact, every day it was something different and exciting! I took lots of photos and saw people from all corners of the world. I stopped for meals and drinks at cafes and bars I found along the way. I stayed in hotels, guesthouses, monasteries, and convents. My luggage was delivered from town to town each day - which was a big help. Every morning I would wake up early to start my next adventure. I always looked forward to seeing the beauty of nature - from trees to animals and water streams - it was just too amazing! I had peace of mind thanks to an Easyhike device, which guided me the whole way, and what I could use if I needed help (or if there was an emergency). I will remember this journey forever. Thanks to Dina Couto from Camino with me for organizing a PHENOMENAL experience! I will hopefully do it again in the near future, hopefully from France this time.
  • I am very blessed to have been able to walk the Camino with Dina and my friends who all became my "family". From the training sessions even before we left, to the ideas and advice on packing and blister prevention, the experience was beyond my expectations. Dina had planned our route, accommodation and even the courier for our luggage. Our days were filled with beautiful scenery, churches, great food, long chats or quiet reflection.....something for everyone! I truly hope to have this adventure again ( as I believe each Camino is different) It changed me, and gave me strength that I didn't know I had. Thank you Dina xx
    Paula Payne