Hi there,i'm reallystruggling to figure out how to get luggage transported from town to town between porto and tui? Does anyone know how this works? We are going in early september, whats the weather like then? Thanks!
I don't remember. My husband developed a HUGE blister (like 3" across) and had to take a taxi to the next town. Several people put their packs in with him so you have to consider that! The plus, of course, is that we were guaranteed that packs would arrive. He complained that he arrived in the next town by 7 am before the cafes opened and then had to figure out where best to leave the packs until hikers showed up. We did find information on the bulletin boards in all the abergues and you can negotiate with the taxi's. You might also want to check around the alberque because people were excited to find out someone was going and they could send their packs ahead. Bom Caminho! This is a great route--we walked from Porto to Santiago.
We wanted to do this also all the way from Lisbon and found nothing until Tui. However, we used a company called MRW in Portugal to move our backpacks which we did 3 & 4 days ahead each time and used a small pack with essentials in the interim. We sent 3 packs forward and the cost averaged about 8 euros per day per pack. It is not ideal but MRW was efficient and honest. They charge according to weight. Once they refunded monies because the weight was less. They saved our Camino because our packs were well over 10kgs. google to locate them.