The Camino Portugués' most comprehensive guidebook, containing all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of Saint James.
Overview route planners plus all 23 daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with as much advance preparation as they need. The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travelers to plot adequate nightly stopping points.
Newly updated to include the latest maps and photos, this lightweight guide fits into a walker's pocket for carefree traveling.
» 208 pages paperback in full colour.
» Overview route planner
» 23 daily stage maps showing optional routes
» 23 Contour guides
» List of pilgrim hostels and alternative accommodation
» 14 Town plans
» Historical notes and places of special interest.
» Practical notes on preparation including equipment and clothing checklist
For travelers who wish to walk the coast of Portugal, this volume has been expanded to cover the entire pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto to Santiago.
A journey of 616 km (383 miles) through stunning unspoiled countryside starting in Lisbon. Alternatively 240 km (149 miles) from the medieval heart of Porto thence winding its way up through northern Portugal to cross over the rio Minho into Galicia at Tui.
There are many pilgrim paths to Santiago but there is none more soulful and significant than the Portuguese Way. And there is none so intimately connected with the actual life and ministry of St. James as well as his death and burial. It was here that he first preached Christ’s message in Iberia and it was also along this route that his body made its last journey to Libredon, later to become known and loved all over the world as Santiago de Compostela. Little wonder that it has become the second most popular pilgrim route to Santiago (after the Camino Francés).