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Portuguese Coastal Camino

Oct 01-14, 2022

14 days | Portugal | alumni UBC Travel Club

Walk the Camino Portugues Coastal Route, the less travelled, quieter, ‘friendly Camino’.

Your 14-day, 200-kilometre guided walk starts in the colourful UNESCO-listed city of Porto and follows a beautiful landscape of wild Atlantic coastline, walking through seaside towns and fishing villages, past river estuaries and sandy beaches before crossing the River Mino into Spain. Continue through historic medieval towns and cross beautiful Romanesque bridges before arriving in the wonderful city of Santiago. You’ll taste delicious seafood and wine, stay in fishing villages, and be refreshed by the maritime breezes and the sun at your back.

This is a true Camino; you will be walking from one village to the next every day, with your luggage transported to the next village inn. The route is carefully designed for easy to manage walking days. This trip is escorted by your alumni UBC Wellness Leader Marisa Mae and our Portuguese walking guide, but you are free to walk at your own pace in your own time. You will have a pack of easy-to-read maps and instructions, complete with directions to guide you on the well-marked paths and tracks, following the yellow arrows. And should you need to take a break, support is just a phone call away.

If you’ve been contemplating a way to get into shape, this walk may be the perfect incentive. A basic level of fitness required and there are some uphill stretches in part, however, given you only need carry a lightweight day bag and your water supply, which can be replenished in the various villages on route, this is very manageable even for walkers with limited experience. We’ll provide you with “Get ready for your Camino” guidelines to help you train for your walk.

And if you’re a regular walker at home, why not reward yourself with an extended walk in this most beautiful part of the world!
 
 

 

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alumni UBC Travel Club Cultural Explorations Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$6945
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation in double occupancy, in three-star hotels and bed and breakfasts; breakfast daily; dinner daily with wine; all luggage transfers; all activities as indicated in the itinerary; gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals; taxes; fully escorted by our Tour Director.

"Marisa is so accessible and inspiring!" - Anne S.
"My fav. memory was sharing this experience with supportive travellers."

Itinerary at a Glance


DayActivity
1Arrive in Porto, welcome dinner
2Porto -  Povoa do Varzim 10km
3Povoa do Varzim - Esposende 20km
4Esposende - Viana do Castelo 23km
5Viana do Castelo - Ancora 18km
6Ancora - A Guarda 15km
7A Guarda - Oia 15km
8Oia - Baiona 15km
9Baiona - Vigo 23km
10Vigo - Redondela 18km
11Redondela - Pontevedra 20km
12Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis 21km
13Caldas de Reis - Padron 18km
14Padron - Santiago de Compostela 22km
15Depart Santiago de Compostela
Optional Extension: Two-night stay in Santiago de Compostela
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Your Tour Leader

Marisa Mae has trained clients 1:1 and in small groups for over 8 years on the beautiful west coast in Vancouver, British Columbia. She creates and leads programs, workshops, and workouts for UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Paediatrics and BC Children’s Hospital employees/staff in Vancouver, BC.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Cultural Explorations Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$6945
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation in double occupancy, in three-star hotels and bed and breakfasts; breakfast daily; dinner daily with wine; all luggage transfers; all activities as indicated in the itinerary; gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals; taxes; fully escorted by our Tour Director.

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