Hiking Adventure from Tallinn to Lisbon!

Uma viagem de mil milhas começa com um único passo.

Laozi (c.604 bc - c.531 bc)

May 14, 2016 – Padrón-Portela: 31km (380)

May 14, 2016 – Padrón-Portela: 31km (380)

Hiking along these vineyards in Galicia, we could already feel the proximity of Portugal. The variety Albariño is grown here, which is the basis for the Portuguese Vinho Verde.

May 13, 2016 – SantiagoDeCompostela-Padrón: 25km (379)

May 13, 2016 – SantiagoDeCompostela-Padrón: 25km (379)

Arriving in Padrón – this was our first day on the “Camino Portugués”, in the “wrong” direction. An impressive number of pilgrims came towards us and many of them asked the question: “Where are you going? Fatima?” Our reply: “No, Lisbon!”

May 12, 2016 – SantiagoDeCompostela: 0km (378)

May 12, 2016 – SantiagoDeCompostela: 0km (378)

On our rest day in Santiago, we did what every pilgrim does: We attended the Pilgrim’s Mass, an amazing experience. We also said goodbye to our friends with a nice lunch and some beers.

May 11, 2016 – Salceda-SantiagoDeCompostela: 29km (377)

May 11, 2016 – Salceda-SantiagoDeCompostela: 29km (377)

These symbols led us to the destination of countless pilgrims over the centuries: The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. While the adventure of most of our hiking companions ended here, we were one step closer to Lisbon!

May 10, 2016 – SobradoDosMonxes-Salceda: 34km (376)

May 10, 2016 – SobradoDosMonxes-Salceda: 34km (376)

Given that we did not initially plan to follow the Way of St. James, we became really excited with the prospect of arriving in Santiago de Compostela. Every few km, signposts like this indicated that we were getting close.  

May 09, 2016 – Baamonde-SobradoDosMonxes: 41km (375)

May 09, 2016 – Baamonde-SobradoDosMonxes: 41km (375)

Pilgrim’s hostels come in all shapes and sizes – but this one beats them all: We spent the night in this impressive monastery! Sobrado Abbey

Statistics

km

12 crossed countries
319 hiking days
89 resting days

Updated on 11/06/2016 – ARRIVED IN LISBON!