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Coastal Route - startin next week

truev

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Camino(s) past & future
Starting next week the coastal camino from Porto
#1
Hey guys, I am starting coastal route next week. I might have read too much about it, there is just so much information....makes me more confused than anything else.
That is why I would like to ask:
We have ca 10-11 days. Does anyone hove some interiary we can use?
What is the price of accomodation? I saw many different prices, we want to use the cheapest options, I was hoping for albergues around 10 E per night.
I plan to download the app as well, but it would be helpful to hear from you.

Thanks and stay blessed!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (June-Aug 2018)
#2
My son and I are also hiking the Coastal Way - just after you get started. I have researched this subject a lot as well! The Coastal Way is 161 miles and the Central Way is 150 miles. Surprisingly, the Coastal Way is mostly inland but meanders along the coast at times (which iis not very pleasant after October when the rain and wind begins), whereas the Littoral Way truly follows the coast (this route is not really recommended!). The Central Way passes from one historic town or city to another with beautiful scenery and tiny villages between. I think we will hike the Coastal Way for awhile, then cut into the Central Way, and add the Spiritual Way, too! I didn't find a specific itinerary as you are looking for but we plan to hike an average of 13-14 miles per day to complete our Camino in 11 or 12 days.

I like this website, as it mentions so many useful things! The cost for albergues should be around $8-$12.
https://juliedawnfox.com/portuguese-way-of-saint-james/#howlong

And if you haven't downloaded Maps.me (or similar), you should, and then these routes and albergue files can easily be added to your app. This is the most popular and highly recommended. It's very easy to do on your mobile phone:

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...racks-of-all-spanish-caminos-in-one-file.341/
 

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Stacyv

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminó francés (2017)
Planning Caminó portugués (2018)
Planning Lycian Way (2018)
#3
Don’t be put off by the Senda Litoral route. I completed the Portuguese Camino two weeks ago, and took the Litoral at every opportunity. It was a true pleasure to be right on the coast and there was no difficulty in finding your way. We did have beautiful weather so I’m not sure about the change of season.
Walking out of Porto is not that great. I didn’t talk the SL that day, but in hindsight should have.
 

Stacyv

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminó francés (2017)
Planning Caminó portugués (2018)
Planning Lycian Way (2018)
#5
It still starts from the centre, but follows the river/coast out rather than walking through the suburbs. Adds about 3 or 4kms to the first day which is why I didn’t take it. In hindsight it would have been the better choice.
All 3 routes start at the cathedral
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (June-Aug 2018)
#6
It still starts from the centre, but follows the river/coast out rather than walking through the suburbs. Adds about 3 or 4kms to the first day which is why I didn’t take it. In hindsight it would have been the better choice.
All 3 routes start at the cathedral
Thank you so much!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - central from Porto (2018 - planned)
#7
Don’t be put off by the Senda Litoral route. I completed the Portuguese Camino two weeks ago, and took the Litoral at every opportunity. It was a true pleasure to be right on the coast and there was no difficulty in finding your way. We did have beautiful weather so I’m not sure about the change of season.
Walking out of Porto is not that great. I didn’t talk the SL that day, but in hindsight should have.
I'm intending to do the reverse: walk out of Porto on the SL and then switch over to the Central.
 


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