Lisbon to Santiago de Compostella. The best way to do the Camino?
We are not trekkers – but the alternative Camino from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostella looks interesting.
This is a re-post of a story from august 2015 we have updated with link to the online Camino Community where yuou find a lot of practical information. Best Hotel, prices, documents, safety etc.
Lara and Rudi Marich did the Caminho Portugues
We chose the Camino Portugues (from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and out to the coast at Muxia) rather than the increasingly popular Camino Frances, purely because of the reduced number of walkers (approximately five per cent of the numbers leaving St Jean Pied de Port in France).
Lara and Rudi Marich’s describe their Portuguese alternative to the popular Carmino Francaise in yesterday’s paper.
We set out from Lisbon, Portugal with backpacks (weighing in quite a bit heavier than our goal of 10 kg) and our John Brierley guidebook in hand. Navigation along this Caminho route relies heavily on the painted yellow arrows found on rocks, trees and buildings, but we managed quite well with the maps in the guidebook providing additional information.