Faces & Places – Caminho Portugues (September 2014)

Our September, 2014 Caminho from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela (660km) through Santarém, Tomar, Coimbra, Porto, Valença, Tui, Pontevedra and Padron.
Frances map photo
The Faces – My thoughts after the walk

Starting out at the planning stage

Mental preparation

One week to go. Seriously

Our bags are packed, we’re ready to go…

The glamor of international travel

Day 1 – A head start – Lisbon Cathedral to Sacavem (4 September, 12.5km)

Day 2 – Sacavem to Villafranca de Xira (5 September, 27.7km)

Day 3 – Villafranca de Xira to Azambuja (6 September, 22.3km)

Day 4 – Azambuja to Santarém (7 September, 33.0km)

Day 5 – Santarem to Azinhaga (8 September, 23.9km+++, 8.5hours)

Day 6 – Azinhaga to Atalaia (9 September, 18.3km, 6 hours)

Day 7 – Atalaia to Tomar (10 September, 20.4km, 5.5 hours)

Day 8 – Unscheduled Res Day in Tomar (11 September, 0km, 0 hours)

Day 9 – Tomar to Alvaiázere (12 September, 34.1km, 10.5 hours)

Day 10 – Alvaiázere to Rabaçal (13 September, 35.1km, 10.5 hours)

Day 11 – Rabaçal to Coimbra (14 September, 31.6km, 10 hours)

Day 12 – Tourist day in Coimbra hill top (15 September, 0km, 0 hours)

Day 13 – Coimbra to Mealhada+ (16 September, 24.5km +/-, 6 3/4 hours)

Day 14 – Mealhada to Águeda (17 September, 24.8km, 6.5 hours)

Day 15 – Águeda to Albergaria-a-Nova (18 September, 25.5km, 8 hours)

Day 16 – Albergaria-a-Nova to São João de Madeira (19 September, 23.9km, 7 1/4 hours)

Day 17 – São João da Madeira to Porto (20 September, 36.8km, 11 1/4 hours)

Day 18 – Porto to Matosinhos (21 September, 10km, 2 1/2 hours)

Day 19 – Matosinhos to Vila do Conde (22 September, 23.1km, 6 1/4 hours)

Day 20 – Vila do Conde to Barcelos (23 September, 30.6km, 9 hours)

Day 21 – Barcelos to Ponte de Lima (24 September, 37.3km, 10 hours)

Day 22 – Ponte de Lima to Rubiães (25 September, 20.4km, 5 1/2hours)

Day 23 – Rubiães to Tui, Spain! (26 September, 20.3km, 6 hours)

Day 24 – Tui to Redondela (27 September, 32.6km+++, 8 3/4 hours)

Day 25 – Redondela to Pontevedra (28 September, 21.5km, 5 3/4 hours)

Day 26 – Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis (29 September, 22.4km, 5 1/2hours)

Day 27 – Caldas de Reis to Padron (30 September, 19.4km, 6 hours)

Day 28 – Padron to Santiago (1 October, 26.6km, 6 hours)