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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|
|Cost:||$3,490.00 (plus flights & $2,500 in fundraising)|
|Beneficiaries:||Children attending the Centre for Paediatric Allergies at Epworth.
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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
For more information please contact Kathryn Johnston 03 9426 6359
Register online with a $200 deposit with our travel partner Huma Challenges
Download a detailed itinerary here.