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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 St. 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 DEMANDING PILGRIMAGE – Level 3 (high – Difficulty 3); deaf and mute people, people recovering from injuries, seniors presenting a good mobility.
Your starting point will be Viseu, important city for its religious art and architecture, being its Cathedral one of its main symbols and from where we’ll begin this stage.
The city is surrounded by beautiful mountains and, at your feet, there are several vineyards and amazing forests. The city of Viseu is known as the gastronomic capital of the region and it’s equally famous for the origins and the denomination of Dão’s wine.
You shouldn’t keep moving forward without tasting the gastronomic delicacies of this area!
If you choose to walk on this route during the summer you can be part of the oldest party in Portugal, St. Mateus.
Viseu and Lamego will be your first stops in order to stamp your credential.
From Viseu and passing by Madalena, Bassar, Campo, Lordosa, Quintãs, Pousa Maria and finally, Almargem, you can seize the opportunity to enjoy the nature and the fresh pure environment of the area, in which will provide you the tranquillity feeling while in this marvellous rural space.
The second path of this first stage will begin in Lamelas and runs through Casa Nova, the sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios finishing in Lamego, city well- know for being the place where the first “Cortes” of Portugal gathered together to name the first king of Portugal, Don Afonso Henriques.
One thing that you cannot miss is to lose yourself in the wonderful baroque staircase that goes in a zigzag way to the church of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios.
How about to enjoy the local gastronomy, as well as the local wines after all this effort? You surely deserve this reward!
Surely you will take advantage of today’s day the same way as you did during the first stage.
After a few Kilometres on the road, you will get to the city of Peso da Régua (where you’ll be able to stamp your next credential).
This city is know for the distribution of Porto Wine, which is accredited by the Museum of Douro, a museum focused on the wine and especially on the Douro’s river.
You will continue on your way through Remostias, St. Gonçalo, Matos Bairro, Lobrigos, Vale de Moinhos and St. Miguel de Lobrigos, where the final stop of this stage will take place, more concretely, right next to its main church. This church has an interior decoration worthy of being contemplated: the altars, ceilings and walls of gilded national baroque woodcarvings, make all of this an interesting imaginary set.
You have now finished this stage and it’s more than time to recover and relax for continuing your way on the next following day.
Have a nice rest!
Your Starting point and also the city where you’ll stamp your credential is Vila Pouca de Aguiar. In this first part of the stage you will walk 7 kilometres while relaxing by observing the fantastic landscapes, chapels, river, until you reach Rebordochão.
Your next trajectory will start in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Saúde in St. Pedro de Agostem and from there you will get to Chaves, a famous town by the quality of its thermal, mineral and medicinal waters.
It’s worthy to mention that you will find in Chaves its imposing fortifications and historical monuments from the various battles against the Romans, the Visigoths, the Muslims, the French and the Spanish.
As a curiosity, the first Napoleon’s defeat was precisely in Chaves.
Knowing that is only missing a small route in direction to Outeiro Seco, this would be a perfect moment to recover the strengths by tasting an aperitif of the exquisite local gastronomy of this region before this stage come to an end. An excellent idea, don’t you think?
This is your first stage in spanish territory and one of the main attractions of this Inner way to St. James – being able to walk through two different countries while heading to Santiago de Compostela.
Your starting point will take place in Santa Mariña de Augas Santas where you’ll find a majestic set formed by the church of Santa Mariña, the castro of Armeá and the unfinished basilica of Ascención, which crypt houses the Oven of the Saint.
Before getting to Ourense, you will be surprised by the historical centre of Seixalbo, declared as a Set of Ethnographical Value – during the ancient times, Seixalbo had its own prison, and together with other prison in Albergaria, these were the places where the public sentences were executed, a few of the main places of Galiza.
A few more kilometres and you’ll get to visit the Convent of St. Francis, where you’ll find the pilgrim’s shelter – the ending point of this beautiful stage.
As you can see, with effort and enthusiasm everything is possible!
The beginning of this final stage will take place in Bendoiro where you will walk through a path of about 9 kilometres in direction to Silleda, by a relaxing path with a beautiful landscape and crossing the genuine medieval bridge of Taboada on the river of Deza, affluent of the Ulla’s.
We’ll heading to the parish of Taboada and from there to the town of Trasfontao, until we reach Silleda.
One last push and after walking 12 kilometers you will reach your goal!
Rubial is located in the municipality of Boqueixón and there is a detour to Pico do Sacro (more than five hundred meters of height), directly linked to the tradition “Translatio” of the apostle’s body from Iria Flavia to Compostela.
When you’ll get closer to Santiago de Cosmpotela and after crossing the bridge of the 12th century over the river Sar, you will have to make a last effort to climb the Sar’s and Castrón Douro’s street. You will enter in Santiago through the arch of the Gate of Mazarelos, the only door at the foot of the old medieval wall.
After walking through the University Square, Rua de Calderería and Praza das Praterías, you will be at the Praza do Obradoiro where your goal will be achieved and this will be as stimulating as everything around you.
All you need to do is to visit the Cathedral and appreciate the monumentality of Santiago if you still have strengths.
Congratulations for the experience and thank you for sharing it with us!