There are several ways to get to the Sanctuary of Fatima, but none will be more special than making this journey on foot guided by your faith in keeping promises, in search of spirituality or simply by the pleasure of walking in an encounter with themselves.

The route between Porto and Fatima, has an extension of about 230 km and integrates the so-called Caminho do Norte, using the vast majority of its extension the Camino de Santiago, in the opposite direction and therefore making use, whenever possible, of paths side roads and trails of great scenic beauty. The Northern Way connects two of the most important sites of World Pilgrimage: Santiago de Compostela and Fatima, making it possible to travel both ways.

DURATION 14 days– 13 nights
DISTANCE 229km in 12 stages
MIN PAX
2 pax
AVAILABILITY March to November
INCLUDED
13 nights accommodation with breakfast
Luggage transfer between accommodations (1 suitcase per person)
Support 24/7
Pilgrim Kit
Roadbook (descriptions and tips)
NOT INCLUDED
Flights, transfers, meals, additional tours, insurance, personal expenses, everything not mentioned in “Included”
PRICES Por pessoa em quarto duplo: desde XXX euros
EXTRAS Suplemento de quarto individual: XXX euros
Suplemento de viajante individual: XXX euros

Notes:

– We are a local company, so there are no intermediaries when booking with us. Our goal is to offer you the best quality / price ratio possible and provide you with all the support you need.
– The hotels in our programs are regularly inspected by our staff and selected according to strict quality and location criteria.

– We do not organize groups / excursions. The program described above was designed for Pilgrims on a self-guided basis.

– We do not organize programs arriving in Fatima between the 10th and 15th of May, August and October.

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Arrival

Free day in Porto
Meeting with a PGW staff to receive the documentation and have a briefing.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 1: PORTO - LOUROSA (23 km)

The Porto Cathedral is the starting point of the Way and the end for the first day is in Lourosa. You will have the Douro River as a backdrop, for a few kilometers of walking, passing by the ex-libris of the city of Porto. The journey is relatively easy, with little hilly routes. Enjoy the views of Serra do Pilar, Serra de Negrelos and shortly after enter Lourosa, where your stage will end.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 2: LOUROSA - OLIVEIRA DE AZEMEIS (17 km)

From Lourosa to Oliveira de Azemeis, the path is traveled predominantly in rural areas. Cities like Santa Maria da Feira and São João da Madeira will be part of this day of walking. In the latter, be sure to visit the chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Milagres. The small slopes, rivers and streams will complete the scenario of the second day. It is worth noting the vast Cultural Heritage, highlighting the culture of these places.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 3: OLIVEIRA DE AZEMEIS - ALBERGARIA-A-VELHA (16 km)

On the third day, the stages are mostly in agricultural areas. After leaving Oliveira de Azeméis, you will pass by Senhor da Pedra (Old Roman bridge – invocative place in the old pilgrimage paths). Shortly afterwards he will leave the Porto Metropolitan area behind, thus entering the region of Aveiro. The Parish Church in Albergaria A Velha will mark the point of arrival at the end of another stage.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 4: ALBERGARIA-A-VELHA - AGUEDA (13 km)

The Vouga River will lead you through much of the route. After crossing the bridge under the river, you will enter Lamas do Vouga, an old village on the bank of the river. The rest of the route will be done by road until reaching Águeda. In a few kilometers you will then be in Águeda, a city known for its art festival, in an urban space – Umbrella Sky Project.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 5: AGUEDA – MEALHADA (26 km)

This Walking Day is relatively easy and multifaceted. The departure from Águeda is done by roads that cross agricultural and forest land, with a wavy relief and easy execution, finding some industrial areas along the way. Enjoy the view over the vineyards of the famous demarcated wine region of Bairrada.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 6: MEALHADA - COIMBRA (23 km)

On the way to Coimbra, you will enjoy a markedly agricultural landscape, with several stretches of Roman pavement along the way. You should go through a dense forest area in Carqueijo, which will safeguard you from the busy N1 road. Arriving at Adémia de Baixo, Veiga do Rio Mondego will lead its route through the National Forest of Choupal, until the doors of the city of Coimbra, a World Heritage Site.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 7: COIMBRA - CONDEIXA-A-NOVA (16 km)

The walk begins with the crossing over the Mondego, along the sidewalk of Santa Isabel, and with the Convents of Santa Clara and São Francisco as a backdrop. After passing the Alto de Santa Clara the relief you will face will be smooth, passing through forest areas alternated with small towns until you reach Condeixa-a-Nova.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 8: CONDEIXA-A-NOVA - RABAÇAL (16 km)

The landscape you will find in this stage is incredibly rural and picturesque, with typical Mediterranean vegetation. Take advantage of this tranquility to enjoy your passage through the ruins of Conimbriga, follow the Roman road again along the river Moors, until you reach the small Villa Romana do Rabaçal (World Monuments Fund).

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 9: RABAÇAL – ANSIÃO (17 km)

When leaving Rabaçal, on the left side, you can see the ruins of Castelo de São Germanelo ordered by the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, and follow a long stretch of Roman pavement. Olive groves and agricultural fields mark the scene of this day where a wavy and smooth relief prevails. Arrive at Ansião by the Ponte da Cal, over the waters of the Nabão River.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 10: ANSIÃO – FREIXIANDA (23 km)

Today will be marked by changes in relief, distinct from the last stages, with a route marked by slopes of valleys and crossing large forest areas, until reaching the small village of Freixianda that will mark the end of another journey.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 11: FREIXIANDA – OURÉM (23 km)

This will be another day marked by several forest sections and rural areas. The path to Ourém continues through the fields, around Caxarias and Seiça, where you can visit the Church of Nossa Senhora da Purificação and the Casa Museu de Seiça. In Ourém be sure to visit the medieval castle.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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Stage 12: OURÉM – FÁTIMA (16 km)

On the last day of the Fatima Way, the route winds between rural paths and some road sections. Arriving at the Sanctuary of Fátima, you can experience the magic inherent in this Sacred site. The Churches, Museums, Places of Memory that evoke historical events make this final journey, a more reflective moment and closer to our Faith.

Alojamento: Hotel 3*

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