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Coastal Route to Finisterre.

pcamino

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2008)
Camino Portuguese - Coastal Route (September, 2018)
#1
Hi everybody,

I have decided to walk from Porto to Finisterre in early September.

I walked the Frances 10 years ago so have some understanding of whats involved. Also, I'm reasonably fit so I think (hope!) I should be good for distances etc.

At the moment, I'm just trying to figure time/distance so I can see if I have enough time or rather how much time I will need.

My (very rough at this stage) plan at this stage is something like this:

Day 1

Arrive in Porto

Day 2

A full day in Porto

Day 3 - 13

Camino Coastal Route from Porto to Santiago

This is allowing for 10 days... 9 days of walking, one day of rest in between Porto and Santiago.

Day 14

Rest day in Santiago

Day 15 - 17

Santiago - Finisterre

Day 18

Fly home!

I know that is a little basic at this stage but just wanted to your opinions.

I guess my 'biggest' question is whether Port - Santiago in 9 days is possible?

Thanks in advance,

Paul
 
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Camino(s) past & future
SJPP - Finisterre (2005) ; LePuy - Muxia (2007) ; Porto - SC. (2009) planning Lourdes- SC (2018)
#2
If you re walking on both the 3rd and the 13th - as you suggest here- you actually have 11 days, i.e. 10 days walking and 1 day rest in between. Ample time for the inland route from Porto to Santiago , but can't advise you on the coastal which is a little longer and I think would involve a couple of 30 km + stages because of the uneven spacing of accomodation.

The rest seems ok, as long as you factored in your bus return to Santiago and flight departure time!

Bom Caminho
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF - April/May 2017
CP - Sept./2017
C? - Soon, I hope!
#3
Last year I did the central route from Porto to Santiago in 7 days, but I felt I really pushed myself on the last 2 days at 45 kms & 46 kms. Glad I did it but would back off a bit next time. I am considering doing the coastal route this September in 10 days.

SUGGESTION 1: On your "DAY 2" which you are planning to spend in Porto, perhaps finish your day by just walking 10 kms from Porto to Matosinhos. You can probably do that in 2-3 hours and it gets you on your way. I understand this is where many people start their walk anyways.

SUGGESTION 2: You may find you do not need a rest day between Porto and Santiago (unless you have specific site seeing plans or activities). It's fairly flat walking.

Have fun.
 

pcamino

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2008)
Camino Portuguese - Coastal Route (September, 2018)
#4
If you re walking on both the 3rd and the 13th - as you suggest here- you actually have 11 days, i.e. 10 days walking and 1 day rest in between. Ample time for the inland route from Porto to Santiago , but can't advise you on the coastal which is a little longer and I think would involve a couple of 30 km + stages because of the uneven spacing of accomodation.

The rest seems ok, as long as you factored in your bus return to Santiago and flight departure time!

Bom Caminho
If you re walking on both the 3rd and the 13th - as you suggest here- you actually have 11 days, i.e. 10 days walking and 1 day rest in between. Ample time for the inland route from Porto to Santiago , but can't advise you on the coastal which is a little longer and I think would involve a couple of 30 km + stages because of the uneven spacing of accomodation.

The rest seems ok, as long as you factored in your bus return to Santiago and flight departure time!

Bom Caminho
Hi LGLG,

Sorry for the delay in replying, I was off adventuring IRL :) ...thanks for your input, I'll be booking in a few days : )
 

pcamino

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2008)
Camino Portuguese - Coastal Route (September, 2018)
#5
Last year I did the central route from Porto to Santiago in 7 days, but I felt I really pushed myself on the last 2 days at 45 kms & 46 kms. Glad I did it but would back off a bit next time. I am considering doing the coastal route this September in 10 days.

SUGGESTION 1: On your "DAY 2" which you are planning to spend in Porto, perhaps finish your day by just walking 10 kms from Porto to Matosinhos. You can probably do that in 2-3 hours and it gets you on your way. I understand this is where many people start their walk anyways.

SUGGESTION 2: You may find you do not need a rest day between Porto and Santiago (unless you have specific site seeing plans or activities). It's fairly flat walking.

Have fun.
Hey John,

Thanks for your reply and advice!

P.
 

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Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#6
Do as John has suggested ,
There is no need for a rest dsy
The 3 days allowed to Finisteere can now be 4 so walk to Muxia
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances- Sarria to Santiago 2017
Camino Portugués - Porto to Santiago 2018
#7
Hi everybody,

I have decided to walk from Porto to Finisterre in early September.

I walked the Frances 10 years ago so have some understanding of whats involved. Also, I'm reasonably fit so I think (hope!) I should be good for distances etc.

At the moment, I'm just trying to figure time/distance so I can see if I have enough time or rather how much time I will need.

My (very rough at this stage) plan at this stage is something like this:

Day 1

Arrive in Porto

Day 2

A full day in Porto

Day 3 - 13

Camino Coastal Route from Porto to Santiago

This is allowing for 10 days... 9 days of walking, one day of rest in between Porto and Santiago.

Day 14

Rest day in Santiago

Day 15 - 17

Santiago - Finisterre

Day 18

Fly home!

I know that is a little basic at this stage but just wanted to your opinions.

I guess my 'biggest' question is whether Port - Santiago in 9 days is possible?

Thanks in advance,

Paul
Paul,
If you can do two more days and go to Muxia you’ll love it. If your going back to Santiago they have a bus that leaves around 7AM daily. Joe
 

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