Portugués Kit List

Only a few days to go before I take my first steps on the Camino Portugués. I thought I would share my kit list.


  • 3x Base Layer T-shirts (I’ve gone for different colours this time so it doesn’t look like I haven’t changed – but now I suspect you will be looking out for how often I do!)
  • Mid Layer Zipped Fleece
  • Buttoned Walking Shirt (for the evenings)
  • Down Jacket (new addition since I had to buy one on route last year)
  • 2x Zip Off Leg Trousers
  • 3x Underwear
  • 3x Pair of Trainer Socks
  • Pair of Thin Gloves

Walking Gear

  • 33L Backpack
  • Trail Running Trainers
  • Walking Sandals
  • Trail Running Gaiters
  • Poncho
  • Snood
  • 2x Walking Poles
  • 1L Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Hat
  • GPS Watch (to track my route)
  • Umbrella (new addition, I bought one for the last leg last year and wish I had it from the start)

Albergue Gear

  • One Season Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Bag Liner (new addition for those nights too hot for a sleeping bag)
  • Head Torch with Red Light
  • X-Large Travel Towel (I Learnt my lesson with having medium size from last year)
  • Spork
  • Ear Plugs
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toiletry Bag
    • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
    • Roll on Deodorant
    • Nail Scissors
    • Bar of Soap with Lather Bag
    • Razor

First Aid and Blister Treatment

  • Iodine
  • Sun Screen
  • Imodium
  • Paracetamol and Ibuprofen
  • Ibuprofen Gel
  • Bandage
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Plasters
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Face Mask (just in case some places are still twitchy about covid)
  • Cork Massage Ball (I had bought one for last year but I forgot to pack it!)


  • Mobile Phone
  • Power Bank (another invaluable piece of kit, plug sockets can be scarce in some albergues)
  • European Multi USB Plug and charging cables (saves on weight not having an adapter)
  • Selfie Stick
  • Pocket Knife
  • Travel Journal
  • Travel Guide
  • Travel Documents
  • Cereal Bars
  • Rucksack Travel Bag (as my gear will go in the luggage hold, it worked well keeping all together)

It looks like a lot of kit when listed this way, but having them all laid out, it feels like I’m missing something! However it is almost identical to what I took last year.

2 thoughts on “Portugués Kit List

  1. Eeek almost time! I know you will be very excited now. Looks like you have covered all eventualities… but I could not cope with three pants 🤣

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