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Cammino di Santiago – Routes

Vía Portugués de la Vía de la Plata

Route Information

General Description: The Vía portugués de la Vía de la Plata is one of the two routes that branch from the Vía de la Plata at or near Zamora and that lead directly to Santiago thereby completely bypassing the Camino francés. 382 km from Zamora northwestward into Portugal via Bragança and Verin to Santiago. The first two-thirds of the Vía portugués de la Vía de la Plata parallels the Camino sanabrés, the two rejoining at Ourense.

Waymarking: Well waymarked throughout with yellow arrows.

Terrain: Not particularly demanding from Zamora to the Portuguese border but once in Portugal and the Parque Natural de Montesinho it becomes extremely strenuous and this continues until the route re-enters Spain. After this the route is relatively flat to Ourense.

When to go: July and August will be hot and should be avoided. April into May and September into October are recommended. Climate tables for Zamora, Ourense and Santiago de Compostela.

Accommodation: Only one pilgrim-oriented albergue is known at the moment but hostales, pensiones and casas rurales can be found in settlements of any size.

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