Caminho Portugués 2023 – From Agueda!

Christmas is over and we have turned over a new leaf into 2023. I return to my full time job tomorrow with my next break being my April Camino. I look forward to it with baited breath.

As I have mentioned previously, I am starting where I finished my September 2019 Caminho from Lisbon. I was with Carsten at the time. So, that Camino didn’t end you could say! In 2019, I finished in the amazing Albergue San Antonio in Agueda, east of Aveiro and caught a train to Porto. It is 3/4 days south of Porto depending on how fast / slow you like to walk. In April, I return to that very spot and keep walking.

Terrain

The Camino follows sidewalks and pathways until Porto and there is plenty of ups and downs, but the good news is the Camino is on road. We pass through towns such as Albergaria a Velha, Sao Joao da Madeira, Grijo until arriving back at Porto. The River Douro greets us at that stage and we are back at the coast. You could say I am back on familiar territory after walking to Santiago this May with Ray and Wallace. Walking during April is new to me so I am a little apprehensive with regard to what kind of weather to expect.

Travel

I fly into Lisbon on the 8th of April – a day before Easter Sunday. There is a high speed train that will bring me to Aveiro (www.cp.pt) and from there, a regional train will bring me to Agueda. I am expected to arrive at the albergue before 4pm. The Linha da Vouga train is an experience in itself and it was fun getting this train to Aveiro in 2019 watching the sights go by.

All in all, I have 11 days walking but I am in no hurry. Ideally, I would like to reach Vigo as that is where is transport links to Santiago are. I fly out from Santiago de Compostela on the 21st of April after a morning watching pilgrims enter the Plaza.

More later on practice walks and planning….

Buen Camino!

Handy links:

CaminoSociety.ie – For Pilgrim Passport and guidebook

ClearskiesCamino.com links page

Gronze.com – for open albergues and distances between towns

To pre-register at the Pilgrim Office – to let them know that you are coming


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