A journey of 616 km (383 miles) through stunning unspoiled countryside starting in Lisbon. Alternatively 240 km (149 miles) from the medieval heart of Porto thence winding its way up through northern Portugal to cross over the rio Minho into Spain at Tui.
There are many pilgrim paths to Santiago
but there is none more soulful and significant than the Portuguese
Way. And there is none so intimately connected with the actual life
and ministry of St. James as well as his death and burial. It was
here that he first preached Christ’s message in Iberia and
it was also along this route that his body made its last journey
to Libredon, later to become known and loved all over the world
as Santiago de Compostela. Little wonder that it has become the
second most popular pilgrim route to Santiago (after the Camino
The 3rd edition released in 2011 includes route finding information and accommodation details for the section from Lisbon to Porto which now has been fully waymarked. However, pilgrim facilities are still limited on this section so it should only be contemplated by experienced walkers with a good level of fitness and a reasonable grasp of the Portuguese language.
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Portuguese Way of St. James
Lisboa - Porto - Santiago
by John Brierley
208 pages paperback
in full colour including *Overview route planner *23 daily stage maps showing
optional routes *23 Contour guides *List of pilgrim
hostels and alternative accommodation *14
Town plans *Practical notes on preparation including *Equipment and clothing checklist (with Portuguese
and Spanish translations) *Historical notes and sketch of modern Portugal together with places of special interest. In addition to the physical
route there are pointers to the *Mystical path with *Inspirational quotations space for *Personal reflections and * Self Assessment questionaire. All this designed to fit easily into your pocket (2012 editions have been trimmed down to 11.5cm x 21cm (4.5” x 8.2”) with flexible lightweight cover).
ISBN 978-1-84409-530-8 First published in 2005. This new edition released in 2011.
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local bookshop, or directly from publisher Findhorn
Press. (Online orders benefit from a 20% discount.)
Along this route lies Monte Santiaguiño where St. James first
preached his Master’s lesson of unconditional love and forgiveness,
helping to write the first pages of the Christian story. This pivotal
event is represented on the front cover photo. And now this historic
route is shaking off centuries of slumber and ready to play its part
again in the great flowering of human imagination and consciousness
...so like a latter day Rip Van Winkle we rise to dust off our boots
and join the merry band of pilgrims making their way up through the
welcoming beauty and peace of Northern Portugal to the city of St.
James in neighbouring Galicia. Journey well, buen viaje, boa
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