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We propose you a complete program that, in any case, can be adapted to the desired length and distance depending on your availability of time and desire for adventure! A shorter period of time is perfectly possible, but will not allow you to obtain the Compostela (unless you wish to return later to finish the path).
Enjoy the beauty of the Inner Portuguese Way to Saint James.
This fascinating journey is in your hands. You can enjoy it without worries and with the guarantee and peace of mind of travelling through paths previously analysed and tested. Your only function will be: Enjoy!
The non-accessible sections of the route are made in a support vehicle.
PACK MEDIUM PILGRIMAGE– LEVEL 2 (medium – Difficulty 2); blind people, people with weight problems and others; pilgrims in general with difficulty to go through slopes or who present a médium-high walking pace.
In Viseu you will stamp your first credential, and the following one will take place in the city of Lamego.
Located in the centre of Portugal and surrounded by mountains and rivers, the route from Viseu to Lordosa, crossing Bassar, will offer you the necessary ingredients to enjoy a marvellous landscape as well as the noticeable fresh air, which will provide you tranquillity and enchantment for your hiking spirit .
The second itinerary of this stage begins in Lamego, a city that has a Cathedral since the 11th century and was dominated by the Arabs from the 6th century until the 11th century. All this history can be verified and enjoyed over the different monuments and traces that exist as evidence.
This is an excellent place to finish your stage by tasting some of its gastronomic specialities: ham or roasted young goat accompanied by rice in the oven. Why not tasting both of them?
The city of Peso da Régua was known for being an important centre for supplying Port Wine during the 13th century. It is still quite important in relation to its transportation through its huge IP3’s bridge.
The following itinerary will go through Vila Real to Escariz. You will be able to stamp your credential at the local government building of Vila Real. A dynamic and open city and besides its diversified cultural activities, Vila Real has to offer a rich gastronomy based in a wide variety of local treats for you to taste.
You will finish this stage at the Chapel of Escariz and we advice you to enjoy the rest of the day by relaxing and assimilating everything that you have seen. We’ll wait for you tomorrow with new places to discover!
You will start this stage in Vila Pouca de Aguiar where you will stamp your first credential.
This village has a great surrounding beauty, full of mountains and watercourses that will provide you tranquillity and also where you can see numerous windmills and curious solar clocks.
Your following path will begin in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Saúde in São Pedro de Agostem and from there you will get to Chaves, a beautiful village located in the valley of the river Tâmega, where during the period of Roman occupation was designated “Acquae Flaviae”, a denomination gave by the Emperor Vespasian in honour of its fantastic thermal springs.
And how about finishing this day by relaxing in its mineral and medicinal thermal waters? A very nice way of saying farewell to this Portuguese stage, and at the same time, to start your next one with all your strengths already recovered.
We will depart from Verín (up to Infesta), the capital of the mineral waters of Galicia, famous for its thermal springs from which several water brands are extracted and commercialized: Cabreiroá, Sousa, and Fontenova, among others.
Located in the valley of Monterrey, this village emerged from the Fortress of the same denomination, the largest and best preserved acropolis in Galicia. The lands of Verín are very fertile and provide the exquisite wine of Monterrey.
How about a little stop on the Way to taste this well-known wine?
The following trajectory goes from Liñares to Cea. The Cea’s bread and the monastery of Oseia are emblems of this municipality (although they are not the only ones) and form a splendid combination to satisfy both your spiritual and earthly appetite. Enjoy both of them!
You will continue this path towards Oseira. The monastery of Oseira is located is a beautiful natural area. The historical importance of this monastery is reflected in its architecture and grandeur and even in the buildings and residences of the past centuries that exist in the Way from Ourense.
In this stage’s last trajectory you will arrive at the municipality of Dozón, where you shouldn’t miss the opportunity of visiting the little jewel of Romanesque-Galician style, the Church of Santa María.
At this moment, it’s only missing one stage more and you are one step closer of achieving your main goal. Let’s keep on!
You will begin this last stage and you’ll have as well mixed feelings while you’re getting at the end of this journey – a certain sadness because you’re about to put an end to this adventure that has certainly offered you a multitude of knowledge, feelings and good moments.
This last stage begins in Vedra. There are almost 8 Km of dirt tracks to Susana, between plenty of eucalyptus forests and pine trees.
From here starts the most beautiful part of this stage. You will be able to admire the surroundings of the chapel of Santa Lucía – an old fountain, a cross-shaped monument with a high clothesline, an old well-kept windmill that you can see from the behind of the church and also a bridge made of stone.
Already entering in Santiago de Compostela, you will cross the river of Sar through the bridge of the same designation built in the 12th century. The pilgrims who used to do this route, entered the city through the door of A Mámoa or the one of Mazarelos (the only one that preserves a part of the old fortress wall).
Another set of beautiful streets and you’ll finally reach your goal: you will be at Obradoiro’s Square, with the Cathedral and the Apostle offering you a hospitable reception, like they have always been doing throughout the centuries. The mixture of sensations that overwhelm you at this point will make all your effort worthwhile.
It is a feeling of fulfilment that only a pilgrim like you can experience.