Portugal Camino

Portugal & Spain
28 September  – 06 October 2019


Considered the most spiritually connected pilgrimage route, following the path St James’ body took to its resting place at the site of Santiago de Compostela, this quiet stage offers a wealth of history. From the lively city of Porto, set on the banks of the Douro River and famous for its port wine production, the journey north travels through small hamlets, past eucalyptus and pine woods, over ancient bridges and through larger market towns dating back to Roman times. Throughout the journey there are ample reminders of past pilgrims and the route offers many insights into the religious significance of the Camino. Visually stunning in parts, there are many advantages in walking the Portugues route with the ascent up to the highest point on the trail at Alto da Portela Grande (405m) rewarded with sweeping views of the Lima Valley below. Crossing the Spanish border and walking the last 100kms through Galicia to the holy city of Santiago ensures you qualify for the Compostela certificate upon your arrival at the cathedral.

Date 28 September  – 06 October 2019
Trip Duration 9 days
​Location Portugal & Spain
Challenge grade​ Moderate
Accommodation Hotels
Cost​ $3,490.00 (plus flights & $2,500 in fundraising)
Beneficiaries​ ​Children attending the Centre for Paediatric Allergies at Epworth
Find out more about the Centre​​​​
Registration Register online with a $200 deposit with our travel partner Huma Challenges
Organiser Kathryn Johnston, Epworth Medical Foundation, 03 9426 6359
Further Information
​Download a detailed itinerary here.


  • Day 1 Arrive Porto
  • Day 2 Travel to Tui
  • Day 3 Walk to O Porrino – 6hours – 17kms
  • Day 4 Walk to Arcade – 6hours – 23kms
  • Day 5 Walk to Pontevedra – 4hours – 12kms
  • Day 6 Walk to Caldas De Reis – 7hours – 22kms
  • Day 7 Walk to Padron 6 Hours – 19kms
  • Day 8 Walk to Santiago De Compostela – 7hours – 26kms
  • Day 9 Trip Concludes

Trip Includes

  • 8 nights in comfortable hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 8 breakfasts, 8 picnic lunches, and 8 dinners
  • Luggage transfer (max 1 piece of 20kgs per person)
  • 2 excellent English speaking guides
  • Information pack including route notes, maps and guidebook
  • Transfer from Porto to Tui
  • Emergency hotline
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Group airfare transfers on Day 1 and Day 8 if arriving on group flight

Not Included

  • International airfare ex Melbourne
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities​

For further information about the event, please email EMFevents@epworth.org.au or contact on: 03 9426 6359.​

For other Epwoth Medical Foundation events, please visit our website www.epworthmedicalfoundation.org.au​