There are numerous routes, depending on the pilgrim’s starting point in Portugal, but the main itinerary starts in Oporto and enters Spain via Tui. The international Valença do Miño-Tui bridge has facilitated the crossing of the River Miño, but some branches still cross the river by boat. Other Portuguese routes reach the Spanish border via Chaves, Bragança and, inside Galicia, join the Via de la Plata (Silver Road).
The 116-kilometre Galician itinerary passes through:
Tui – Porriño – Redondela (where the other routes meet) – Caldas de Reis – Padrón – Santiago.
See also: The Portuguese Coastal Way