9.20km → Vale de Figueira
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

After crossing the tracks in Ribeira de Santarém, the camino takes a few turns before arriving at the Ponte do Alcorce.

Cross the bridge, and a short distance on keep right to follow the road. Exactly 1km later, turn left off of the road, and then right again 200m later. The...

Photo in Ribeira de Santarém on the Camino de Santiago
12.00km → Azinhaga
Altitude: 
45
The Road: 

Keep on the main road until turning right onto Rua do Sobaral (two streets past Church).

At the first three-way intersection (Y-shaped), keep left. At the next, keep right (with the forest on your right).

The markings from here to Azinhaga are confused and quite...

Camino Portugues Map 4
7.20km → Golegã
Altitude: 
20

The very literate looking bronze man in the square is Jose Saramago, the ‘98 Nobel-laureate and son of Azinhaga.

The Road: 

The camino follows the main road all the way to the end of town where there is a roundabout with a bullfighter statue in the center. Keep straight here, passing through Broa.

Turn right at the next T-intersection and follow the road all the way to Golegã.

Accommodation in Azinhaga

Private

1

Casa de Azzancha
Private
Altos Montijos, 68
5 20*€ Photo in Casa de Azzancha on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

2

Casa da Azinhaga
Casa Rural
Rua da Misericórdia, 26
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5.60km → São Caetano
Altitude: 
25

The most prominent building in the center is the Igreja Matriz, whose main portal is nothing short of spectacular. 

Golegã is often considered the horse capital of Portugal and several tournaments are held here to celebrate the Lusitano horse. 

WiFi is available in...

Notice: 

When entering Golegã, arrows indicate a right turn on the first street. DO NOT take that road. Instead, take the next. You will arrive in the same place (the main square and church), but you will get to see the impossibly beautiful building that is the photography museum and studio of ...

Two horse fairs are held every November.

The Road: 

There are confusing arrows leading you the wrong way out of town by way of Rua Dom João IV. Ignore these and instead find your way to the front of the church. Walk around it via the square with the bullfighter (your left). Turn left on that road, and then right again. Follow the road all...

Accommodation in Golegã

Private

1

Casa da Tia Guida - Albergue Solo Duro
Private
José Relvas, 86
10 10*€ Photo in Casa da Tia Guida - Albergue Solo Duro on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue das Ademas
Private
Frederico Bonacho dos Anjos, 35
12 12€
Camping

3

Camping Municipal da Golegã
Camping
Largo do Parque de Campismo
Hostal

4

Hostal Restaurante O Té
Hostal
José Relvas, 119

5

Inn Golegã
Hostal
Rafael da Cunha Franco, 17

6

Casa do Largo
Hostal
Largo 5 de Outubro, 15
Hotel

7

Hotel Lusitano ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Gil Vicente, 4
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Photo in Golegã on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Golegã on the Camino de Santiago
Camino Portugues Map 5
Altitude: 
20

São Caetano isn’t much of a town at all. There are a small park and an excellent albergue, but not much more.

The albergue is on the right, opposite the small school building.

Accommodation in São Caetano

Private

1

Albergue Casa São Caetano
Private
São Caetano, 30
19 15*€
Photo in San Caetano on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
25

The Quinta is an abandoned palace that has been boarded up and left to be. Apart from the usual graffiti, it has gone untouched. With zero inhabitants this is an excellent spot to rest in the shade or explore a bit.

The Road: 

Leave town by passing over the bridge and turning left. The path with take you all the way to Vila Nova da Barquinha, passing the small hamlet of Pedregoso along the way.

Photo in Quinta da Cardiga on the Camino de Santiago
2.10km → Atalaia
Altitude: 
30

Services, but NOT on the camino. Nice historic quarter along the river and a suitable place to spend the night or even just the afternoon in the park. Turn right at the main road to get there.

Saint Anthony is celebrated on the 13th of June.

The Road: 

The camino crosses the main road and then crosses the railway before heading out of town. It does NOT enter the town. After the tracks, keep mostly straight at the roundabout. The way is well marked.

Accommodation in Vila Nova da Barquinha

Casa Rural

1

Casa Nina
Casa Rural
Marechal Gomes da Costa, 11
Hostal

2

Sonetos Do Tejo
Hostal
Rua do Tejo 18

3

Hostal Soltejo
Hostal
N3, 2260

4

Art Inn Barquinha
Hostal
Largo do Primeiro de Dezembro 9
Photo in Vila Nova da Barquinha on the Camino de Santiago
7.00km → Grou
Altitude: 
60

The bar is along the camino at the far end of town.

The Road: 

Keep on straight through town, following the road. It will veer to the right and begin a short climb to the church.

Keep on straight again beyond the church along the N110 but keep an eye open for where the camino departs from the road along a track through the forests on your right.

Accommodation in Atalaia

Pension

1

Casa do Patriarca
Pension
R. Patriarca Dom José, 134
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1.40km → Asseiceira
Altitude: 
140

There appears to have been a trend for stylish modern churches some decades ago and Grou built a curious one of its own.

The Road: 

Keep on the country lane past the church. You will pass a dirt football pitch that has been re-purposed as an off-road track for dirt bikes, and the road will descend into Asseiceira.

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10.00km → Tomar
Altitude: 
92

Your choice of bars in town, and two small shops.

The Road: 

Keep on the paved road out of town, it will rejoin the N110. From here to Tomar things can get a bit hairy, so be on the lookout for arrows.

Stay on the N110 until the first roundabout at a point where it joins the larger A13; at this point you cross under the A13. Once on the...

Photo in Asseiceira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Asseiceira on the Camino de Santiago
7.60km → Casais
Altitude: 
55

Tomar is a large town with all services and plenty of accommodation options. It makes for a good stopping point and offers a full afternoon of exploring. A climb will get you to the Convento de Cristo, a 12th century Templar castle which is absolutely worth the visit. The other...

History: 

Tomar has a rich history connected to the Knights Templar in Portugal. It was their order which saw the construction of the Convento do Cristo, though one suspects it didn’t get that exact name until the Templars were dissolved and the stronghold fell to the Knights of the Order of Christ...

The Road: 

To leave town cross the river over the Marques do Pombal bridge (it is a single lane bridge with a pedestrian path, and you will be going against the car traffic). Turn left at the start of the Alameda, left again onto Joao dos Santos Simaos, and then right onto Avenida...

Accommodation in Tomar

Private

1

Residencial Luz
Private
Serpa Pinto, 144
33 15€ Photo in Residencial Luz on the Camino de Santiago

2

Residencial União
Private
Serpa Pinto, 94
60 30*€ Photo in Residencial União on the Camino de Santiago

3

Hostel 2300 Thomar
Private
Serpa Pinto, 43
42 15*€ Photo in Hostel 2300 Thomar on the Camino de Santiago
Bombeiro

4

AHBV Tomar
Bombeiro
Santa Iria
15 Donativo€
Hostal

5

Thomar Story Guest House
Hostal
João Carlos Everard, 53
Hotel

6

Hotel Bonjardim ⭑⭑
Hotel
Praceta de Santo André, 5

7

Hotel Kamanga ⭑⭑
Hotel
Major Ferreira do Amaral, 16

8

Hotel Sinagoga ⭑⭑
Hotel
Gil Avo, 31

9

Hotel Trovador ⭑⭑
Hotel
10 de Agosto de 1385, 22

10

Hotel dos Templários ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Cândido dos Reis, 1

11

Hotel Cavaleiros de Cristo ⭑⭑
Hotel
Alexandre Herculano, 7
Apartment

12

Casinha da Pedra
Apartment
Travessa do Arco, 7
Photo in Tomar on the Camino de Santiago
Camino Portugues Map 6
1.00km → Soianda
Altitude: 
162
The Road: 

Keep on through town, turning left towards the church and curiously large cemetery and back onto the road into Soianda.

Photo in Casais on the Camino de Santiago
2.10km → Calvinos
Altitude: 
190
The Road: 

Passing through Soianda is a straight shot, with the only real choice of direction at the far end of town. Turn left when you get there.

There is a steep grade ahead, first down and then back up into Calvinos. The road signs indicate a 10% grade, so take your time and if you...

Photo in Soianda on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
208
The Road: 

Keep more or less straight into town, through an offset intersection.

Turn right at the next intersection to follow the primary road.

The next ‘square’ has a bar and a mini-market. Turn left there to leave the main road and head back into the countryside.

1.70km → Ceras
Altitude: 
160
The Road: 

You will emerge into the minuscule Freguesia with its modern church.

Turn right before the church, and then left again and just like that you have left Freguesia behind. Quiet lanes will bring you to Ceras where you join the main road.

Photo in Freguesia de Alviobeira on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
185
The Road: 

The camino takes you mostly around Ceras, and as you approach the town, it will be on your right-hand side.

At the first T-intersection turn right (towards the main road) but left again on the first street. The idea here is to keep off the main road as much as possible and in 100m...

Photo in Ceras on the Camino de Santiago
2.30km → Daporta
Altitude: 
235

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