Camino Português Self Guided Bike Tour
7 day Portuguese Camino
About the Bike Tour
One of the great pilgrimage routes of the world - over 1300 years ago the Camino de Santiago was established gradually from several different directions, but all ending at one of the holiest Catholic shrines in Christendom - Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago de Compostela is believed to be the final resting place of Santiago Apóstol, or St. James the Apostle. According to historical accounts, after his martyrdom, St. James body was brought to Santiago de Compostela by boat.
Upon the discovery of the bones of St. James, King Alfonso II ordered that a cathedral be erected over his remains. Ever since then, thousands and thousands of devout pilgrims, throughout the early Middle Ages up to today, have made their way to Santiago seeking absolution. The writer, James Michener, called it “the finest journey in Spain, and one of two or three in the world.”
The European Union designated it a European Heritage Route. The pilgrimage from Portuguese lands to Santiago de Compostela originated in the Middle Ages. It was used by the sainted Queen Isabel of Portugal in the early 14th century.
Your route follows closely the ancient Roman roads of Lusitania and is the second most traveled route after the Camino Frances. Whichever route you take, the incredible beauty of its varied landscapes, charming villages and monuments to the glory of St James will instill unexpected awe in you.
Day to Day
Day 1 - PORTO
Enjoy the day exploring this magnificent city on the estuary of the Douro River.
Day 2 - Porto to Barcelos
63 KM / 39 Mi
Day 3 - barcelos to ponte de lima
37 KM / 23 MI
Day 4 - ponte de lima to monção
63 km / 39 mi
Day 5 - monção to pontevedra
59 km / 37 mi
Comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms, ranging from river front hotels, country inns and manor houses - all chosen for the 3 C’s; comfort, charm and convenience to sights. All photos show the actual hotels we use.
Daily Luggage Shuttle
€370 per group, up to 4 riders
Bags left daily at reception and collected by 10am.
€360 per person
Extra cost for having a single room to yourself.
€150 per bike
The whole experience was truly amazing and I will miss the bike riding. I hope that I will have more opportunities for biking with you in the future. Thank you for being a big part of my adventure!
E-bikes are available as optional upgrades for this tour. Why go electric? If you love cycling but don't like uphills or head winds, electric assisted e-bikes are the way to ride.
Our premium e-bikes feature powerful, German made electric motors and a high capacity battery.
Find out more here.