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Portuguese Camino do Norte

2020 Camino Guides

Clark

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to hike the Portuguese Way from Porto to Santiago in May 2018
In his guide, Brierley writes of a difficult mountainous Portuguese route known as the Camino do Norte. He doesn't give any indications of it's location or if it's currently way marked in the book, aside from pointing out a few mountain peaks that it crosses.

Does anyone know if this route is still in use or where it's actually located? I can't find any information about it online or on any Camino map.
 

wisepilgrim

Guidebook Author
Camino(s) past & future
Many
Perhaps the Camino Torres?
A seldom traveled path from Salamanca to Braga. It is the only one that comes to mind as being mountainous. Can you provide any more info?
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
You might get an idea of where the path is by Googling the names of the nearby mountain peaks cited by Brierley.

Happy research and Bom caminho!
 

Clark

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning to hike the Portuguese Way from Porto to Santiago in May 2018
Perhaps the Camino Torres?
A seldom traveled path from Salamanca to Braga. It is the only one that comes to mind as being mountainous. Can you provide any more info?
Here is the image from Brierley:
 

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Isca-camigo

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Various ones.
His site is a great source of information, you will find old maps on there as well as new, it's worth scouting around on his website the maps that link gives some are dated 2008, I have seen 2015 maps elsewhere on his site.
There is accommodation for the route, I cannot be specific I have just been keeping on a eye for a little time now and know that two places have municipal albergue built partly for this route and groups on activity holidays, an albergue De Peregrino after you cross the river into Spain, which is a destination itself for pilgrims and Luis Frexio himself the composer of the caminador website has a refugio for pilgrims on a detour of about 4 km from this route.
 

edumad

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Português '12 '14 (Rates), '18 (Ponte de Lima)
Interior '15 (Vila Real)
Francês '16 (Ponferrada).
You can find gps for this caminho "
I found a link to a Camino Senhora do Norte (Barcelos to Vigo via Lanheses) on Luis Freixo's website: http://www.caminador.es/?page_id=1982
I found these gps tracks for the portion Barcelos to Lima River.
https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trek...o-do-norte-senhora-do-norte-1a-etapa-11466915
https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trek...o-do-norte-senhora-do-norte-2a-etapa-11720448

I have spotted many yellow arrows in places I do not recognize as one of the main caminos. I'm sure there may be some on this one.
There may be some indications, but if you want to follow this route its best to have a good map and gps.

This camino is between Central and the Coastal. Knowing some of the terrain, it would be more challenging then either, due to the topography distance from villages.
 

NikkiCaro

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2020
In his guide, Brierley writes of a difficult mountainous Portuguese route known as the Camino do Norte. He doesn't give any indications of it's location or if it's currently way marked in the book, aside from pointing out a few mountain peaks that it crosses.

Does anyone know if this route is still in use or where it's actually located? I can't find any information about it online or on any Camino map.

I am very interested in hiking this route. Did you take this route on your Camino?
 

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