Hiking the Camino de Santiago in central Portugal
It all begins at the border that separates Portugal from Spain, Valença on one side and Tui on the other side of the river that runs between Portuguese northernmost mountains and Galician landscapes.
This is where you’ll start hiking, on a place once studded with different cultures and spoken languages, and stained by battles between them. But this is also the very spot where, now and then, millions of pilgrims from all four corners of the world begin their spiritual journey that will lead them to Santiago de Compostela.
Each devotee carries its own baggage, both literal and metaphorical, and there’s no better place to unload it than Santiago.
Enjoy the Camino, and good riddance!