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Portuguese Camino Coastal Route

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Date:
October 5-22, 2019

Price:
CMC Members:$2,775
Non-Members:$3,069

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Portuguese Coastal WalkTrip Overview

Trekking along the seaside, sampling local cuisine, exploring medieval towns and staying in upscale accommodations may sound too luxurious to be a pilgrimage—unless that trek happens to be the Portuguese Coastal route of the Camino de Santiago. The Portuguese Coastal route is the second most popular Camino route and for good reason—it’s stunningly beautiful, filled with charming villages, and loaded with delicious food. We’re going in the Fall when the weather is crisp and the crowds have eased. We'll walk along seaside pathways and ancient Roman roads that were once used to collect the rich bounty of this region; we'll do some of that along the way. The coast of Portugal is home to Port wine kept in caves that were dug to create cellars for storage, and to several other structures that date back to the time the Romans occupied this area. It’s also known for fresh fish caught wild in the Atlantic Ocean. Photos can’t really capture the true essence of this trip—the charm of the people, the beautiful cathedrals, the smell of the ocean, the soft chatter of other happy hikers we'll meet along the way.
 
Our 18-day adventure includes a mix of cultural immersion, a stretch of the legs, and opportunities for spiritual reflection. Along the way we'll be staying in unique upscale accommodations, and most meals are included. Our luggage will be transferred each day, so we only need  to carry day packs while hiking. 
 
It’s a hearty trek from Porto, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain to earn the coveted Compostela certificate. Whether you're "on pilgrimage" or just looking for a great, long-distance walk through two amazing countries, this trip is for you. Do it in style!
 

Trip highlights:

  • Stay in upscale accommodations (Camino in Style!)
  • Enjoy delicious local Portuguese and Spanish foods and wines
  • Wander through romantic, medieval fishing villages
  • Experience Portugal and Spain’s magnificent coastal scenery
  • Travel with a leader who has walked the route before and knows the best places

What's Included?

Camino Waymarker with Shoes

  • Porto 1/2-day guided walking tour 
  • Baiona Monterreal Fortress visit 
  • 17 nights accommodation in 3- & 4-star hotels, double-occup. - 2 nights in Porto, 13 nights on the Portuguese Camino walk, 2 nights in Santiago de Compostela 
  • 17 breakfasts and 12 dinners 
  • Themed discussions 
  • Compostela certificate w/storage tube 
  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral guided visit of Portico de Gloria
  • Pre-trip planning advice and activities 
  • Pilgrim's credential and shell 
  • Maps, guide sheets, handouts, luggage tags
  • Luggage transfer during walk
  • Ground transportation (as stated in itinerary)
  • American Alpine Club 6 mth Membership
  • Medical Evacuation Benefit 

What's Not Included?

  • RT airfare Denver-Portugal/Spain castle
  • Airport transfers 
  • 16 lunches 
  • 5 dinners 
  • Suggested travel insurance
  • Food/beverages not indicated 
  • Personal items, souvenirs, etc. 
  • Medical care, pharmacy, etc. 
  • Local transportation not indicated 
  • Entrance fees for optional visits

Level of Activity / Difficulty

Pre-requisites for the trip are very good physical conditioning, the ability to hike 145+ miles in 12 days. This trip is a CMC-B- and C- Level hike rating. We will carry day packs with clothing for changing weather conditions; our luggage will be transported daily to the next destination on the Camino
 

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Trip Leaders: Kris Ashton (kris@aimhigh.net) & Richard Burrell (ra@raburrell.com)
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