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Portugal Camino

September 28 - October 6

Considered the most spiritually connected pilgrimage route, following the path St James’ body took to its resting place at the site of Santiago de Compostela, this quiet stage offers a wealth of history. From the lively city of Porto, set on the banks of the Douro River and famous for its port wine production, the journey north travels through small hamlets, past eucalyptus and pine woods, over ancient bridges and through larger market towns dating back to Roman times. Throughout the journey there are ample reminders of past pilgrims and the route offers many insights into the religious significance of the Camino. Visually stunning in parts, there are many advantages in walking the Portugues route with the ascent up to the highest point on the trail at Alto da Portela Grande (405m) rewarded with sweeping views of the Lima Valley below. Crossing the Spanish border and walking the last 100kms through Galicia to the holy city of Santiago ensures you qualify for the Compostela certificate upon your arrival at the cathedral.

Dates: 28 September  – 06 October 2019
Trip duration: 9 days
Location: Portugal & Spain
Challenge grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotels
Cost: $3,490.00 (plus flights & $2,500 in fundraising)
Beneficiaries: Children attending the Centre for Paediatric Allergies at Epworth.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Porto
Day 2 Travel to Tui
Day 3 Walk to O Porrino – 6hours – 17kms
Day 4 Walk to Arcade – 6hours – 23kms
Day 5 Walk to Pontevedra – 4hours – 12kms
Day 6 Walk to Caldas De Reis – 7hours – 22kms
Day 7 Walk to Padron 6 Hours – 19kms
Day 8 Walk to Santiago De Compostela – 7hours – 26kms
Day 9 Trip Concludes

Trip Includes

  • 8 nights in comfortable hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 8 breakfasts, 8 picnic lunches, and 8 dinners
  • Luggage transfer (max 1 piece of 20kgs per person)
  • 2 excellent English speaking guides
  • Information pack including route notes, maps and guidebook
  • Transfer from Porto to Tui
  • Emergency hotline
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Group airfare transfers on Day 1 and Day 8 if arriving on group flight

Not Included

  • International airfare ex Melbourne
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities

Organiser

For more information please contact Kathryn Johnston 03 9426 6359

Register

Register online with a $200 deposit with our travel partner Huma Challenges

Further Information

Download a detailed itinerary here.

Details

Start:
September 28
End:
October 6
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Organizer

Kathryn Johnston
Phone:
03 9426 6359
Email:
EMFevents@epworth.org.au
Website:
www.epworthmedicalfoundation.org.au

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