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4.20km → Arcos
Altitude: 
70
The Road: 

The way from Aguim to Anadia is well marked and clearly understood, with one exception: when nearing Anadia along the road, an electric pole on your left has some wiggly looking arrows which suggest that you jog left then right to go into the woods. This was once the way and will still get you...

0.90km → Arcos
Altitude: 
45

If you wish to go into Anadia, go straight at the second roundabout mentioned above. The part of Anadia where you would find services is not directly on the camino. Otherwise, keep to the arrows into Arcos (2.2km from the sports complex).

Accommodation in Anadia

Hotel

1

Hotel Cabecinho ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Eng. Tavares da Silva
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0.90km → Alfeolas
Altitude: 
35
The Road: 

The arrow through Arcos is at the base of the church. Turn right at the church, around a bend, then left. Alfeolas is near.

Accommodation in Arcos

Parochial

1

Centro Social de São José de Cluny
Parochial
São José de Cluny
48 Donativo€
Photo in Arcos on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
40

Alfeolas has a nice bar. The town can be seen in two parts: the first is the old town and it leads into the newer modern half which is mostly commercial/industry.

The Road: 

The new half is divided by the busy-ish N235 that you must cross. Once across, turn left and walk through a walled residential area. Following the arrows will then lead you through a small industrial area.

The way is asphalt all the way to Avelãs. You will join a busy road for only a...

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3.80km → Aguada de Baixo
Altitude: 
20

Most services are along the road at the start of town, opposite the church.

The Road: 

Leave town on the opposite side of the N1, turning left at the chapel with the bust of Henrique Maroues Moura. A maker here proclaims rather incorrectly that it is 303km to Santiago.

Between here and Aguada de Baixo is a string of hamlets (no service) and a chapel in São João da Azenha....

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6.60km → Sardão
Altitude: 
35

Several bars along the narrow road through town, and a pharmacy at the end near the church.

The Road: 

Keep on straight through. Along the way, you will cross several surface roads and under the highway. The going is along asphalt the whole way. You will also pass through the Barró Industrial Zone, which is 4.1km from Sardão.

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4.00km → Sardão
Altitude: 
45
The Road: 

Sardão is a short strip of road stuck between the river and the road; it has seen better days. Once through cross the road towards a new pedestrian bridge. A second bridge brings you into Águeda.

1.10km → Águeda
Altitude: 
20

Sardão is a short strip of road stuck between the river and the road; it has seen better days.

Once through cross the road towards a new pedestrian bridge. A second bridge brings you into Águeda.

The Road: 

Sardão is a short strip of road stuck between the river and the road; it has seen better days. Once through cross the road towards a new pedestrian bridge. A second bridge brings you into Águeda.

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4.60km → Mourisca
Altitude: 
35

Plenty of services in town, but not quite as many accommodation options as you might expect. The albergue and Celeste are not centrally located. To get to them head straight up the hill from the end of the bridge passing the Parque Alta Vila along the way. The Parque is the best place in town...

The Road: 

Like Coimbra, you do not need to go into town and can instead turn left at the end of the bridge. The neighboring town is Paredes, which is residential. The going is uphill, and the residential areas continue beyond the railway crossing. There is a brief industrial stretch before crossing a busy...

Accommodation in Águeda

Private

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Santo António de Águeda
Private
Misericordia, 713
13 12€
Pension

2

Pensão O Ribeirinho
Pension
Vasco da Gama, 88

3

Residencial Celeste
Pension
Estrada Nacional,1
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Hostal

4

Águeda Hostel and Friends
Hostal
José Maria Veloso, 8
Hotel

5

Hotel Conde de Agueda ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Praça Conde de Águeda
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2.80km → Pedaçães
Altitude: 
80

A few bars in town, of them Pompeia has wifi. When walking through town, take note of the beautiful homes along this straight stretch of road, many of which are abandoned and in a state of slow decay.

The Road: 

At the far end of town, you will cross the N1 into Pedaçães.

Accommodation in Mourisca

Pension

1

Residencial Castro
Pension
Famel, 295
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800.00km → Puente de Marnel
Altitude: 
80

Though you passed the sign for Pedaçães immediately after crossing the N1, the town itself is still 1km away. Straight ahead through residential areas.

The Road: 

At the end of town, it is downhill and back across the N1 to the Roman Puente de Marnel.

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0.45km → Lamas do Vouga
Altitude: 
10

The bridge over the river here is a beautiful sight in the early morning. It dates from Roman times and crosses a part of the river that has been turned into a small reservoir because of the N1. There are two small islands in the middle with picnic tables.

The Road: 

After crossing the bridge turn to your left and go back under the N1 into Lamas.

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1.30km → Lameiro
Altitude: 
25

There is little of mention in Lamas but the view from the church, and the church itself, make the climb worthwhile.

Notice: 

The arrows at the end of Lamas are quite poor, and the old arrows can lead you on a needless hike to a washed-out bridge. After descending back to the level of the N1, turn right towards it. You will walk along it, sticking to the left-hand side, across the Rio Vouga.

On the far end of...

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1.40km → Serém
Altitude: 
30
The Road: 

Turn left into this hamlet after crossing the river along the N1. No services, just homes.

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Altitude: 
105

The bar and mini-market are one and the same, and on your right, as you pass through town.

The Road: 

At the end of town you enter the eucalyptus forests again on a wide track. It is a nice walk amongst the trees, and in 2.5km you will return to traffic in Asseilho. Cross over the A3 here and Albergaria-a-Velha is straight ahead but still over 4km away.

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Altitude: 
115

Plenty of places to eat, sleep and shop, and a few shaded parks to relax in.

Notice: 

The camino through town does not take you along the best path. The recommended route which allows you to see the city center continues straight from the roundabout.

The Road: 

Beyond Albergaria, the camino enters a forest. It emerges to the road a few times and leaves it a few more. The longest stretch of the road is the bit immediately following the Nossa Sra do Socorro (see statue below). The camino crosses railway upon entering Albergaria A Nova.

Accommodation in Albergaria A Velha

Association

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Rainha D. Teresa
Association
Bernardino Máximo de Albuquerque, 14
20 8€
Pension

2

Residencial da Alameda
Pension
Bernardino Máximo de Albuquerque

3

Pensão Restaurante Parentes
Pension
Doutor Brito Guimarães, 11
Photo in Albergaria A Velha on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergaria A Velha on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergaria A Velha on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
150

There is a bar with odd hours but a gas station with a small shop suitable for drinks in an emergency.

The Road: 

At the far end of town, just past two bus stops that face each other, leave the N1 to your left. From here you will remain on this side of the N1 until reaching Pinheiro da Bemposta. The way is nearly continuous development but no services. You will pass Laginhas, Escusa, and Coche. At Coche,...

Accommodation in Albergaria A Nova

Private

1

Albergue Albergaria-a-Nova
Private
Ic2, ao km 252,3 n°66
20 10€ Photo in Albergue Albergaria-a-Nova on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Albergaria A Nova on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergaria A Nova on the Camino de Santiago
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2.00km → Bemposta
Altitude: 
145

The bar is in the main square, near one of the many covered crucifixes, or Cruzeiros, that appear along this way.

The Road: 

The camino crosses the N1 by way of an elevated pedestrian walkway and heads straight to Bemposta. There is a pharmacy in Pinheiro, but it is along the N1. To get there cross the walkway and then turn south. Otherwise, continue straight off the walkway.

Photo in Pinheiro da Bemposta on the Camino de Santiago

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