This week we continue to follow the paths of the St. James Way, unveiling a true hidden gem: the Portuguese Inland Way of St. James. This deeply fascinating way is 214 km long, crossing 8 municipalities: Viseu, Castro Daire, Lamego, Peso da Régua, Santa Marta de Penaguião, Vila Real, Vila Pouca de Aguiar and Chaves. The Inland Portuguese Way has been recently certified by the Portuguese government, in a recognition of the major role played by the St, James Way in the national cultural and historical heritage. It connects Viseu to Chaves, crossing the Galician border heading to Chaves, where it meets the Spanish Sanabrés or Ourense Way in direction to Santiago de Compostela. This is a journey of self-discovery across the purest natural landscapes.
Starting in the enchanting historical city of Viseu, regarded as "the natural starting point" of this journey, the Portuguese Inland Way of St. James, dating back to the Middle Ages, crosses the magical Montemuro Mountain, inhabited by generous people and an overwhelming nature, leading to Lamego, at the heart of Douro Valley.
The Portuguese Inland Way of St. James is without any doubt the best kept secret. A once in a lifetime opportunity to discover magical villages, breath-taking mountains, places of silence and inspiration, where you will meet the most fascinating people and their unique stories. With a dazzling nature in the background that makes us feel truly blessed. And grateful.