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Live - Camino Portugues Going for it

Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)
I had to abort the VDLP in February earlier this year and so now am hoping to complete the Portuges. Leaving London (after Easyjet cancelled) tomorrow - Saturday 4th July with Wizz Air and starting out on Sunday. I will post updates if anyone is interested. Not really expecting to see another soul but it would be good to know someone else was out there
 

jungleboy

Nick
Camino(s) past & future
Francés 2017
Primitivo 2018
Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
Bom caminho! Are you starting from Porto or Lisbon?
 

laineylainey

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
started in 2012, hooked ever since.
Maybe no other peregrinos but if you are walking part of the coastal route from Matosinhos, you will surely meet some Spanish and Portuguese holiday makers/locals.
Good luck.
 

Galloglaigh

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Lycra tribe.
CF (2017/8), VF (2018/9), Old Way (2020), VdT (2020), CP (rebooked) (2021), VnS (ToDo)
Seems that Portugal is not on the UK's list of acceptable destinations - but you'll be returning from Spain though.


But you'll have to spend 14 days in Spain

From 10 July 2020 you will not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, if you:

  • are travelling or returning from one of the travel corridor countries
  • have not been to or stopped in a country that’s not on the travel corridor list in the previous 14 day
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)

scruffy1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
I had to abort the VDLP in February earlier this year and so now am hoping to complete the Portuges. Leaving London (after Easyjet cancelled) tomorrow - Saturday 4th July with Wizz Air and starting out on Sunday. I will post updates if anyone is interested. Not really expecting to see another soul but it would be good to know someone else was out there
Bon Caminho! I never much enjoyed walking in 30+ degree weather but you couldn't leave any earlier now could you. Lot's to see and do it's a fantastic Caminho. Pack extra masks, máscara facial de coronavírus though they are easy to find there - hand sanitizer desinfetante para as mãos - and keep as your matchword abri vossos olhos keep your eyes open!
 

scruffy1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
Sorry but I am taking the Coastal route. Thank you for your good wishes
The Coastal Route? Beware! In normal times, every day about 1130 restaurants along the way and even the occasional avozinha will fire up a charcoal grill and put the freshest sardines - real fish nothing from a can here! - on the coals. The smell is enchanting, the taste is exquisite, washed down with green wine and you will spend the next hour on a bench savouring the experience and attempting to recover. You have been warned!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)
The Coastal Route? Beware! In normal times, every day about 1130 restaurants along the way and even the occasional avozinha will fire up a charcoal grill and put the freshest sardines - real fish nothing from a can here! - on the coals. The smell is enchanting, the taste is exquisite, washed down with green wine and you will spend the next hour on a bench savouring the experience and attempting to recover. You have been warned!
Thanks for the warning but I think I will fine - I can resist anything except temptation.
 

Airfix

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past - Sarria to Santiago May 19;
Future-
Sept 19
May20
Had to postpone Portuguese Camino from May to next year. Looking forward to updates, may entice us to go this year & 2021!
 

GailGwyn

Member
Camino(s) past & future
part Camino Frances (2013), Part Camino Norte (2014)Camino Frances (2019)Camino Portuguese (2020)
I had to abort the VDLP in February earlier this year and so now am hoping to complete the Portuges. Leaving London (after Easyjet cancelled) tomorrow - Saturday 4th July with Wizz Air and starting out on Sunday. I will post updates if anyone is interested. Not really expecting to see another soul but it would be good to know someone else was out there
We were supposed to walk the Camino Portuguese in May. Postponed until next year, when we hope our American friends will be able to join us. Planning instead to fly out in September, to walk the Camino Ingles. Look forward to your reports.
 

lindam

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, VDLP, Invierno, Portuguese, Madrid, Ingles, Fisterra, Muxia, Catalan/Aragones/Loyola Norte
Enjoy your travels, the beautiful scenery, the warm Portuguese people and the wonderful food and wine along the way. We will look forward to reading your updates.
 

Peter Wright

Walking to stay young
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese Porto to Santiago Sept/ Oct (2019)
I had to abort the VDLP in February earlier this year and so now am hoping to complete the Portuges. Leaving London (after Easyjet cancelled) tomorrow - Saturday 4th July with Wizz Air and starting out on Sunday. I will post updates if anyone is interested. Not really expecting to see another soul but it would be good to know someone else was out there
I did Porto to Santiago inland last year, as all the other comments say it's lovely. Bom Camino
 

Trish K

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF Nov/Dec (2017)
Camino Norte (2019)
Camino VdlP (2019)
Looking forward to your updates. I'm planning to go in September regardless of whether Portugal are on UK travel list by then or not. If I've spent 5 weeks walking a camino, the idea of sitting at home doing nothing for 2 weeks doesn't sound too bad!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)
Two wonderful days on the Portugues. The weather is total perfection and I am loving every minute. I will own up to the fact that nervous of the situation regarding the alburgues I have pre booked accommodation on the way. It seems like a safe bet as several alburgues are still closed. The beaches were packed on Sunday but much quieter today. Met a Peregrino from Spain just before Esposende. I am so glad I did this.
 

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Kateline

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte
Two wonderful days on the Portugues. The weather is total perfection and I am loving every minute. I will own up to the fact that nervous of the situation regarding the alburgues I have pre booked accommodation on the way. It seems like a safe bet as several alburgues are still closed. The beaches were packed on Sunday but much quieter today. Met a Peregrino from Spain just before Esposende. I am so glad I did this.
Have a great camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)
I had to abort the VDLP in February earlier this year and so now am hoping to complete the Portuges. Leaving London (after Easyjet cancelled) tomorrow - Saturday 4th July with Wizz Air and starting out on Sunday. I will post updates if anyone is interested. Not really expecting to see another soul but it would be good to know someone else was out there
Greetings from Baiona. I am so glad I decided to do this. In order to minimise the risks I precooked accommodation. Everywhere has been spotlessly clean. I am sorry to see the Alburgues closed and contributing to it but I don’t know the answer. The weather is sensational and I am loving every step. I have only seen 1 single and a group of 3 others on the Camino. All female and Spanish. If you can get here I would say go for it
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)
Greetings from Baiona. I am so glad I decided to do this. In order to minimise the risks I precooked accommodation. Everywhere has been spotlessly clean. I am sorry to see the Alburgues closed and contributing to it but I don’t know the answer. The weather is sensational and I am loving every step. I have only seen 1 single and a group of 3 others on the Camino. All female and Spanish. If you can get here I would say go for it
that’s pre booked!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)
I had to abort the VDLP in February earlier this year and so now am hoping to complete the Portuges. Leaving London (after Easyjet cancelled) tomorrow - Saturday 4th July with Wizz Air and starting out on Sunday. I will post updates if anyone is interested. Not really expecting to see another soul but it would be good to know someone else was out there
Now in Redondela and saw the first other pilgrims. They came in from Tui. It is very hot but certainly not complaining as the blue sky makes the scenery even more spectacular. Vigo least favourite place so far.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)
I can’t compare the numbers open to ‘before’ but it seems fine. All are very serious about masks (except when actually eating) and hand sanitizers are everywhere.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferrada to Santiago (2019)
Seville to Zafra (2020)
Porto to Santiago (2020)
I had to abort the VDLP in February earlier this year and so now am hoping to complete the Portuges. Leaving London (after Easyjet cancelled) tomorrow - Saturday 4th July with Wizz Air and starting out on Sunday. I will post updates if anyone is interested. Not really expecting to see another soul but it would be good to know someone else was out there
Now in Caldas de Reis, everything going well. Certainly seen a few more pilgrims since Redondela. I don’t want this to end
 

jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, C2C, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés
Congratulations! Just seen Ivar's video. So glad it worked out for you. Safe journey home.
 

OzAnnie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
'CP, Frances,Norte,Salv/prim;Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, Vdlp 2019>Táb/ Prt Levante 2020
Thank you. Everything really did work out so well, now I have to 'come down'. It was very special to meet Ivar
Happy that it worked out so well for you Trish.
I also enjoyed your interview - you were very ‘cool’.
 

malingerer

samarkand
Camino(s) past & future
cf (2), de la plata, cp. (2003 -2018)
The Coastal Route? Beware! In normal times, every day about 1130 restaurants along the way and even the occasional avozinha will fire up a charcoal grill and put the freshest sardines - real fish nothing from a can here! - on the coals. The smell is enchanting, the taste is exquisite, washed down with green wine and you will spend the next hour on a bench savouring the experience and attempting to recover. You have been warned!
kindly stop this! I cant barby in a flat without the fire alarm thinking its the blitz! And ah the memories: enuff to make me slaver at the gob!

Yours aye

samarkand. :)
 

Lexicos

Jim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019
Good on you, you did it. Safely to Santiago from what I saw in your chat with Ivar and happy to have done it. Bravo!
 

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