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Short distances on the Portugese Coastal route

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Hi Everyone, I don't walk long distances, I prefer to take it really easy, so between 10 and 15 kms is fine. I want to do the Portugese Coastal Route starting in June and my question is are there enough albergues along the coastal route to do it like this, in small stages?
I need to do it as cheaply as possible.


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2013 Lisboa - Sant.
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Not on the coastal. Most albergues are between 18 and 22 kms Between Viana do Castelo and Caminha you could rent an apartment for one night
Once at the Central route in Redondela it will be easier to find albergues
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C Inglés June 2019
To do: C Primitivo June 202x :(


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Camino Frances 2013 to Finisterra
Camino Portuguese (Monacal) from Lisbon 2016
Hi Nosila,

as Albertinho mentions, there aren't quite enough albergues on the coastal for the route with short distances, but there are lots of other accomodation - you can take a look at the sheet here, it also contains price estimates for most places


(you can filter it by type of accomodation - or download it as excel and do it there, if you are more used to that format)

bom caminho


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Portugues Coast May 2017
I walked the coastal camino this month up to Caminha, and then we (father & brother in tow) deviated inland from there. Here is my list of accomm and distance walked each day... Christian's list was super helpful as well as 2 sites I'll link to at the bottom. It's definitely do-able, and we likely wouldn't have had to take any transit had we been less particular about our lodging.

*Nest House Hostel (hostelworld)€18 with breakfast

*Garden House Hostel (hostelworld) €20 with breakfast

Day 1: (metro to Matoshinos + 24km walk)
Vila do Condes
*Santa Clara Albergue €7.50

Day 2: (Bus to Apúlia + 6km walk)
*Hostel 11 Eleven €10 or €12.50 with breakfast

Day 3: (15km + taxi from Castelo do Neiva)
Viana do Castelo
*Pousada da Juventude €10 with breakfast

Day 4: (10km)
*Casa do Sardao €12 walk-in or €14 booked on Airbnb

Day 5: (10km)
Vila Praia de Âncora
*Hostel d'Avenida €10

Day 6: (13.5km + train from Seixas)
Vila Nova de Cerveira
*Pousada de Juventude €10 with breakfast

Day 7: (20km)
*AlbergueTuiHostel (booking.com) €12

Day 8: Rest

Day 9: (18.5km)
O Porriño
*Alojamiento Camino Portugues €10

Day 10: (15km)
*Albergue A Conserveira €10

Day 11: (7km)
*Albergue Lameiriñas €12

Day 12: (11km)
*Aloxa Hostel €12

Day 13: (23km - used backpack transport that day)
Caldas de Reis
*Hotel Balneario Acuña €40 with breakfast and thermal pools

Day 14: (9.5km)
*Albergue de Peregrinos de O Pino €6

Day 15: (9.5km)
*Albergue A Barca de Pedra €13

Day 16: Rest

Day 17: (17.5km)
O Milladoiro
*Albergue Milladoiro €14

Helpful Resources
Distance & elevation: http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/los-caminos-de-santiago/portugues/

Distance & lodging: https://www.gronze.com/camino-portugues

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