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Photo courtesy of Carlos Sa

Friday, August 10:
El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James)

For any world traveler’s bucket list: retrace one of the ancient pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela (the tomb of the apostle St. James the Great) in northwest Spain. Earliest records indicate the pilgrimages began in the ninth century, gaining great popularity during the Middle Ages. While routes emanate throughout Europe, all paths converge at the tomb.

The most popular route is Camino Francés, The French Way, which is about 500 miles (805 km) long. The second most popular route is Camino Portugués, The Portuguese Way, starting at Sé Catedral in Porto all the way to Santiago de Compostela, Spain; totaling roughly 141 miles (227 km) and often taking about 12 days (covering 20-40 km, or 12-24 miles per day).

8:00h: Travel by van from Gerês to Ponte de Lima (1:30h)

10:00h: Run 15 km portion of Camino Portugués, including, perhaps, one of the most challenging parts of the trail: the Labruja hills. Look for the telltale Camino de Santiago marker — the scalloped shell — on both signage and waypoints along the trail, as well as on the person of any pilgrim you may encounter. 

12:00h: Pack lunch and travel to home of Carlos Sá inBraga.

14:00h: Lunch in home of Carlos Sá

16:00h: Travel to Hotel in Porto