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Planned tour with transport support for walking Camino Portugués

Kirbyk

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September or October, 2024
My husband and I want to walk the Portugal trail to Santiago. We are in our 80's, good health but sometimes stamina gives out! We are looking for a planned tour that has transportation available in case we need to take a break early from the trail every now and then. Any suggestions?
Many thanks,
Kirby

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You mention "tour" rather than bag transport/accommodation arrangement.

There are "tours" organised by Caminoways here. The advantage is that you get your own instant "Camino family". They are also expensive but then maybe a bit of luxury in later life is deserved.

 
Might be cheaper and easier just to get a taxi number to call on the days when you need help? I have seen supported tours like this Sarria to Santiago but I've not been on the Portuguese. Usually they have groups of varying size which walk a few "highlights " and then bus the rest of the way. The bus drops off and picks up and you are booked into hotels, etc with luggage transport. I have not seen an on call tour which is why I suggest a daily taxi number instead unless you are truly wanting a tour group.
 
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I (M65) did the full Camino Frances in 2022. My 87 year old father joined me in Sarria. Each day we looked at the map and he would go 6-10 KM depending on the terrain. Usually at lunch he would taxi ahead and be waiting for me at our pre-booked lodging (b**king.c**). Worked out great and he wants to sign up for the Portuguese this Fall.
 
My husband and I want to walk the Portugal trail to Santiago. We are in our 80's, good health but sometimes stamina gives out! We are looking for a planned tour that has transportation available in case we need to take a break early from the trail every now and then. Any suggestions?
Many thanks,
Kirby

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Take a look at Portugal Green Walks. They have a planned walk from Porto to Santiago that they will customize according to your wishes. They offer transportation if you need it. I did the Portuguese Coastal with a friend last year in May. I suggest cutting the walking miles per day to begin with. It’s easy to get a taxi in most areas but planning ahead for your needs is good.
 
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