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Portuguese coastal route safe going solo?

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Olivia2012

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Hi im thinking about doing the camino Portuguese coastal route end sept this year. Just wondering how safe it is for a solo female woman? Ive done the camino frances and was never on my own. Is the Portuguese coastal way very popular?
Thanks
 

TaraCM

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Porto to Santiago, Sept 2017
I walked the coastal alone last fall and not once did I feel unsafe. I saw on average 12-15 pilgrims a day for the first week and once the routes merged the number of pilgrims increased significantly. I’m so glad I chose the route I did.
 

Sidekick

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJdPP to Astorga (Apr 2018)
Astorga to Santiago (Sept 2018);Camino Ingles (2018)
I'm also doing the coastal route, solo, end of September. Perhaps we'll see each other.
 

falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
Last October arrivals, presumably leaving in September, were about 30 per day on the coastal Portuguese route. There were about 180 per day on the inland route.
 

Liana

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CP Central July 25, 2015
CP Coastal July, 5, 2016
Burgos to Santiago, Sept 2018
CP Central 6/2020
Hi im thinking about doing the camino Portuguese coastal route end sept this year. Just wondering how safe it is for a solo female woman? Ive done the camino frances and was never on my own. Is the Portuguese coastal way very popular?
Thanks
I am also walking solo in September, deciding on either the Portuguese interior or central. Maybe we will all meet up along the way! Bom caminho
 

jcat

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria - Santiago 2016
Camino Ingles 2019
Check out "Adventures with Amie" on YT. She is on day 9 of vlogging her solo Portuguese Camino. Not sure if she is on the coastal of interior.
 

Celtic Soul

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Coastal (June 2019)
I walked the coastal alone last fall and not once did I feel unsafe. I saw on average 12-15 pilgrims a day for the first week and once the routes merged the number of pilgrims increased significantly. I’m so glad I chose the route I did.
 

Celtic Soul

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Coastal (June 2019)
I am planning to walk this route in June, solo woman. Can you provide me with your 3 best pieces of advice as I plan for this trip. (packing, foot care, etc)
 

Delphinoula

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C Franconia 2019
Camino desde Algeciras Sevillia (2019)
I walked it solo in three weeks of rain, just Incase you never walked along the Atlantic, it can be pretty stormy. Just gorgeous.
Walked in shoes.
Cash on you.
Ocean to the left and land to the right and you going the right direction.
 

Leigh Macklin

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances {2016}, Portugese {2017}
I always felt safe...but I did encounter a flasher who yelled at me and then followed for awhile. While this has unfortunately also happened at home, it was harder on the CP. After 30+ km in 30C+ I had very little left to hobble quickly away. This also occurred to a fellow peregrina and the hospitalera insisted we report it. The officer came to the alburgue and took a description. My opinion? The CP IS SAFE. Unfortunately this can happen anywhere. With less traffic than the CdF there are more chances for a misogynistic jerk to find you solo.
 

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