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From Lisbon to Coimbra via Sintra

AJGuillaume

Pèlerin du monde
Year of past OR future Camino
Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
Camino Del Norte (2018)
We're planning our Caminho Português for 2020.
The credential shows the traditional Lisbon to Porto via Santarem and Tomar, which is covered by a number of guide books.
It also shows a variant that goes via Sintra, Caldas de Rainha and joins the central in Coimbra.
I haven't found a guide book that covers this variant, and was wondering whether this was the Caminho do Mar, or something else.
Could anyone please shed some light on this variant and let me know where I can find a guide or info?
Thank you!
Bom Caminho!
 

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HeidiL

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Francés (2004-), Portugués, Madrid, 4/5 Plata, 1/8 Levante, 1/8 Lana, Augusta, hospitalera Grado.
I am planning to walk it some day, and have been making my own little folder of information. I will send you the plan privately, there's a bit of Norwegian there, but you'll get the gist, which is places and kilometres.
 

surya8

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Portugues Central and Coastal 2017 & 2019; Portugues Interior, Sanabres, Fisterra & Muxia 2018
The credential shows the traditional Lisbon to Porto via Santarem and Tomar, which is covered by a number of guide books.It also shows a variant that goes via Sintra, Caldas de Rainha and joins the central in Coimbra.
I haven't found a guide book that covers this variant, and was wondering whether this was the Caminho do Mar, or something else.
As far as I know there may not be a guide to this route, at least not yet as it's not an official Camino, very few people walk it, so no demand in publishing. The ones who walk there are usually on the way to Fatima which is much more important to the Portuguese then Santiago. Fatima is amazing actually, don't miss a chance of visiting it if you take this route! Anyway, you might need some GPS tracks for this route as not many locals know about it, even in the info centres on the way. I asked in Sintra a couple of years ago and no one had a clue. Although I saw the markings of Caminho do Atlantico in Cabo de Roca, but I guess it's more of a touristic trail there. Pensions and hostels are there for you to stay, no albergues there as the historical route passes through Santarem and Tomar. For info have a look at other Portugues sections here: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/forums/Coastal-Camino-from-Lisbon/ and also maybe walking to Fatima section as well. Bom Caminho! :)
 

he.panpub

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19 Levante, CP da Costa;18 Sagrès-Santiago;17 Torrès,Primitivo; 16 C Portugues ;15 CF; 14 Podensis
From Lisbon to Porto, the way is known as Trilho das Areias ; see the website : https://trilho-das-areias.webnode.com/
A lot of informations are also in the website of Luis "O Freixo" : http://www.caminador.es/
I made it in 2018, starting near Sagrès (south of Portugal) at Cabo de São Vicente, hiking along the coast and ending in Santiago.
I put some videos on youtube about this Camino; see videos 4, 5, 6, 7 on my Camino 2019 : link for vidéo 4 :
 

peregrina2000

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Hi, AJ,
Yes, I think you are right, the Sintra alternative is called the Caminho do Mar (not sure why, since I think the only part on the sea is from Lisbon to Estoril). @he.panpub has pointed you to another alternative, this one going, I think, along the coast (more or less) from Cascais up through Ericeira and beyond. That’s the Trilhas do Mar.

There are more threads in the “coastal route from Lisbon” section, which you may have already seen. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/forums/Coastal-Camino-from-Lisbon/

If only Aurelio would come back, he knows everything about these routes and their differences. Check for old posts by @amsimoes.
 
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IngridF

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Year of past OR future Camino
2012, 2015 ,2017, 2019
We're planning our Caminho Português for 2020.
The credential shows the traditional Lisbon to Porto via Santarem and Tomar, which is covered by a number of guide books.
It also shows a variant that goes via Sintra, Caldas de Rainha and joins the central in Coimbra.
I haven't found a guide book that covers this variant, and was wondering whether this was the Caminho do Mar, or something else.
Could anyone please shed some light on this variant and let me know where I can find a guide or info?
Thank you!
Bom Caminho!
following this thread with interest. You are going to love Sintra... do stay a few days to take it in without hurry. Ultreia
 

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