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Coastal or Central, for best scenery?

Val H

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese (2018)
Planning to walk from Porto to SdC in a couple of weeks.
I'd like to choose a route through beautiful scenery.
Could anyone advise me please?
Thank you
 

James X

Caminhos with a h
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Central Português: October 2017
Caminho: Coastal / Litoral / Lost: September 2018
I'm a novice so loathe to give advice..I did the Central Caminho from Ponte De Lima last year to SDC , there were some lovely stages on it - experiencing the Labruja and Coura valley between PDL and Rubiaes was lovely and also the Caldas and Padron stage.

With not a scintilla of disrespect to the route you're not going to see scenery of Swiss Alps / West of Ireland / Scotch Highlands / Rocky Mountains proportions, but you will see lovely little villages, unique churches, old Roman roadways and bridges, paths with vines growing overheads, classic historical towns like Pontevedra etc.

I am going to go back to do some of the coastal late September (last year I took a de-tour to Vigo and the route looked very pretty hence my return.

My suggestion would be to take a little time and do some research and look at some of the photos and peoples blogs of the Portugese Routes such as:

https://stingynomads.com/camino-portugues-stages/
https://stingynomads.com/portuguese-coastal-camino-stages/
https://www.pilgrimagetraveler.com/camino-portugues.html
http://caminho-portuges-da-costa.reismee.nl/fotos/

I would suggest maybe do some of the coastal and central with a walk or public transport connection between the two - there are numerous posts here giving advice on same

I hope people don't mind me posting the links above
 

Val H

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese (2018)
I'm a novice so loathe to give advice..I did the Central Caminho from Ponte De Lima last year to SDC , there were some lovely stages on it - experiencing the Labruja and Coura valley between PDL and Rubiaes was lovely and also the Caldas and Padron stage.

With not a scintilla of disrespect to the route you're not going to see scenery of Swiss Alps / West of Ireland / Scotch Highlands / Rocky Mountains proportions, but you will see lovely little villages, unique churches, old Roman roadways and bridges, paths with vines growing overheads, classic historical towns like Pontevedra etc.

I am going to go back to do some of the coastal late September (last year I took a de-tour to Vigo and the route looked very pretty hence my return.

My suggestion would be to take a little time and do some research and look at some of the photos and peoples blogs of the Portugese Routes such as:

https://stingynomads.com/camino-portugues-stages/
https://stingynomads.com/portuguese-coastal-camino-stages/
https://www.pilgrimagetraveler.com/camino-portugues.html
http://caminho-portuges-da-costa.reismee.nl/fotos/

I would suggest maybe do some of the coastal and central with a walk or public transport connection between the two - there are numerous posts here giving advice on same

I hope people don't mind me posting the links above
Thank you, that's very helpful
 

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