1.10km → Balugães
Altitude: 
55

Small sandy beach suitable for soaking your feet or taking a dip.

4.40km → Lugar do Corgo
Altitude: 
90

The camino crosses through the hillside town along the least straight path possible.

The Road: 

At the far end of town, where there is a small fountain set in a wall, the camino indicates a left turn. Go that way to visit the Romanesque church, or turn right and save yourself the not-strictly-necessary climb and detour.

The camino follows along the paved road until the road turns...

Accommodation in Balugães

Casa Rural

1

Quinta da Cancela
Casa Rural
Batista de Sousa, 275

2

Casa Rural Casas do Río
Casa Rural
Lugar de Navió
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Altitude: 
105
Notice: 

The only accommodation in town, Casa da Fernanda, is highly recommended as a pilgrim friendly experience. 

The Road: 

Keep on along the narrow road climbing up to Vitorino

Accommodation in Lugar do Corgo

Private

1

Casa da Fernanda
Private
9 Donativo€ Photo in Casa da Fernanda on the Camino de Santiago
1.00km → Portela
Altitude: 
140
The Road: 

Turn left at the church, and then keep on straight through the next roundabout to follow the camino uphill.

If you want a rest, turn right at the roundabout and tuck into the nearby Cafe Viana.

The way to Portela is more uphill.

Accommodation in Vitorino dos Piães

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural O Estábulo de Valinhas
Casa Rural
Valinhas
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4.60km → Sobreiro
Altitude: 
190
The Road: 

From Portela, the camino rejoins the national road for a short stretch. Be on the lookout for a turn to your left that takes you into the valley and through a string of hamlets. The Quinta da Portela listed below is in the first of them.

You will eventually pass the ...

Accommodation in Portela

Casa Rural

1

Quinta da Portela
Casa Rural
Facha
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Altitude: 
85

The village proper is just a short distance from the camino, with no need to retrace your steps if you choose to spend the night there.

Accommodation in Facha

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural Casa das Torres
Casa Rural
Facha
2.90km → Paço
Altitude: 
50
The Road: 

The camino joins the road not far past the Quinta do Sobreiro and only for a short while. It is along that stretch that you will find the bar & bakery.

When it leaves the road, it does so by turning to the left at a sign which indicates the way to the Rio Lima and the...

Accommodation in Sobreiro

Casa Rural

1

Quinta do Sobreiro
Casa Rural
Lugar do Sobreiro
Pension

2

Residencial Pinheiro Manso
Pension
Lugar de Nabais
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0.30km → Pedrosa
Altitude: 
20
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2.70km → Ponte de Lima
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

Just beyond Pedrosa, the camino turns left to follow a small river. This small river leads to a big river, the Rio Lima.

You will follow it straight into town, passing under a bridge, past several churches, and along the shaded Avenida 5 de Outubro.

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3.20km → Arcozelo
Altitude: 
15

Ponte de Lima is a charming town with a small market center. The 30 arched bridge over the Rio Lima leads to the albergue and Santiago, but before you cross it be sure to have a walk around the town. The not to be missed bits are the Largo de Camões (the main plaza near the...

History: 

The bridge of the Rio Lima gives the town its name and has been around for quite some time. The oldest 7 arches are Roman and from the 1st Century, the most recent are Medieval and were finished in 1370. Your feet will not be able to tell the difference.

Notice: 

Ponte de Lima has played host to a very large festival known as ‘As Feiras Novas’ every second weekend in September since 1826. It is a massive party, and if you have not made a reservation long in advance, you may find yourself without a home for the night. 

As Ferias Novas, the town festival, is celebrated without pause on the second weekend in September, a three-day feast.

The Road: 

Cross the bridge, passing the museum of toys and the albergue and turn right on the first street. The camino joins a small country lane, passes under the highway, and into Arcozelo

Accommodation in Ponte de Lima

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Ponte de Lima
Municipal
Largo Alexandre Herculano
60 5€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Ponte de Lima on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Pousada de Juventude Ponte de Lima
Private
Papa João Paulo II
50 9/10*€ Photo in Pousada de Juventude Ponte de Lima on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

3

Arc My Otel
Casa Rural
Largo Dr. Alexandre Herculano, 9
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Pension

4

Alojamiento Mercearia da Vila
Pension
Cardeal Saraiva 34-36

5

Pensão Residencial São João
Pension
Rosario, 6
Hotel

6

Hotel Império do Norte ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
5 de Outubro, 97

7

InLima Hotel & Spa ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Agostinho José Taveira Lote, 6
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Camino Portugues Map 20
0.90km → Ponte do Geira
Altitude: 
30

Casa Veiga advertises breakfast from 6am, just past the church and 100m on your left.

The Road: 

The camino makes a series of well-signed turns before arriving at the Ponte do Geira. Cross and keep to your left. You will pass under the highway once, over the river on a new bridge, and then back under the highway twice, all before arriving in Arco

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3.60km → Arco - Revolta
Altitude: 
25
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6.00km → Alto da Portelo
Altitude: 
65
The Road: 

The camino parallels the road (minor) for a short stretch here, and only turns left when it gets to the colorful Capilla de Codeçal. Immediately opposite the Capilla is a handy and friendly bar. It is a steady uphill climb from here, past Labruja (2.3km) and Bandeira (600m...

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3.70km → São Roque
Altitude: 
400
The Road: 

The alto is at 400m elevation, a healthy climb from Ponte de Lima (5m).

It is steadily downhill from here along parts of the old Roman road. You will pass through the small town of Agualonga (no services) shortly before São Roque.

1.20km → Rubiães
Altitude: 
250

All of the accommodation options in town can arrange for dinner from Restaurante Constantino, same owner but different location from Pension listed below. 

The Road: 

The camino leaves the road for the forest and passes the Romanesque church of Rubiães and the albergue.

Accommodation in São Roque

Private

1

Repouso do Peregrino
Private
20 15*€ Photo in Repouso do Peregrino on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

2

Quinta das Leiras
Casa Rural
São Roque
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3

Quinta da Gandra
Casa Rural
Gandra

4

Casa da Oliveirinha
Casa Rural
Trulhe de Cima, 218
Pension

5

Albergue Constantino
Pension
S. Pedro de Rubiães
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0.90km → Puente Romano
Altitude: 
200
The Road: 

From the municipal albergue, descend to the road and follow it downhill and on the left-hand side. You will pass Ninho – The Pilgrim Nest and then dogleg left.

Another Roman bridge is not far ahead. Beyond the bridge the camino returns to the road and crossed directly over it,...

Accommodation in Rubiães

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Rubiães
Municipal
Costa 4940-686
34 6€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Rubiães on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Ninho – The Pilgrim Nest
Private
Estrada de S. Pedro de Rubiães, 695
17 12€ Photo in Ninho – The Pilgrim Nest on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
155
History: 

Originally of Roman origin, the bridge you see now is closer to being a 13th century construction.

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Altitude: 
250

The church is a bit off track; it dates from the 13th century and holds a roman milario, the original mile marker. 

The Road: 

Straight through town, passing between the Capela and the Casa de Capela.

Accommodation in Pecene

Casa Rural

1

Casa da Capela
Casa Rural
Pecene
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1.30km → Gontumil
Altitude: 
275

A Romería, or local pilgrimage, is held at the Santuario here on the 11th of July.

The Road: 

The arrows in town are not the best. To get through head to the church and turn left after passing it... after taking a rest in the bosky park in front. The camino keeps to the forest trails through Gontumil to Fontoura.

Photo in São Bento da Porta Aberta on the Camino de Santiago

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