I was only ever intending to do a 1-day walk on the Portuguese pilgrim route. All I wanted was a pretty hike to explore the countryside around Ponte da Lima.
The walk was perfect, despite the warnings that it was the hardest section of the route. Yes, it was a challenge to climb the hill, but it was manageable and as you can see, the view is worth the effort.
My guides for the day, José and Paulo told me so much about their previous experiences of completing the full 227 kilometre pilgrimage that much to my surprise, I actually want to return and do the full walk myself over 11 days.