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7.00km → Apúlia
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

Follow the camino along the coast. Shortly before arriving to Apúlia the camino splits, and this time the preferred route (for being more direct) takes you away from the beach.

3.70km → Fão
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

The most direct route from Apúlia to Fão is away from the beach and through a brief stretch of heavy woodlands.

Accommodation in Apúlia

Hotel

1

Apúlia Praia Hotel ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Avenida da Praia, 45
2.30km → Esposende
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

Crossing the Rio Cávado from Fão to Esposende is done via bridge, take your time as the pedestrian section of the bridge is quite narrow. At the end of the bridge turn left, and at the next roundabout keep to your left into Esposende.

Accommodation in Fão

Private

1

Pousada de Juventude - Ofir
Private
Bom Jesus - Fão
9/11*€
4.70km → Marinhas
Altitude: 
5

Esposende is another popular summer resort town, though one which is much more subdued than cities to the south. It as a quant small town feel and a broad seaside boardwalk that is popular among the locals.

The Road: 

There are multiple ways through town, and once out of town the camino splits again, offering several ways to get to the Ponte do Sebastião crossing into Viana do Castelo. The following pages offer an overview of the way.

NOTE: The coastal variants are no longer...

Accommodation in Esposende

Private

1

Hostel Esposende GuestHouse
Private
Conde Agrolongo, 29
12-20€

2

Hostel Eleven
Private
Narciso Ferreira, 57
13 14€
Hotel

3

Hotel Suave Mar ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Eng. Eduardo Arantes e Oliveira

4

Hotel Mira Rio ⭑⭑
Hotel
Ponte D. Luis Filipe, 113

5

Hotel Zende ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Dr. Henrique Barros Lima
3.70km → Belinho
Altitude: 
20

There are several bars suitable for a morning coffee, as well as a shop (before crossing the main road). Near the church are a few more bars and the municipal albergue.

The Road: 

The camino from Marinhas keeps away from the sea, and climbs gradually to offer an elevated view. The path is along paved back roads with little traffic. Eventually, beyond Belinho, the camino crosses descends to cross over the main road and joins a narrow forest path down to the Ponte do...

Accommodation in Marinhas

Municipal

1

Albergue San Miguel
Municipal
S. Sebastião
Donativo€
Altitude: 
35
Camino Portugues Map 17
2.40km → Anha
Altitude: 
35

Accommodation in Chafé

Casa Rural

1

Casa da Reina
Casa Rural
Dr. Henrique Barros Lima
4.00km → Ponte Eiffel
Altitude: 
35
4.90km → Areosa
Altitude: 
10

The wealth of Viana do Castelo’s rich trading history has left us with several notable buildings and defensive structures. Among them are the Sé Cathedral, the Castelo de Santiago da Barra, the Church of Santa Luzia (take the funicular up the hill for 3€ round trip, and enjoy an incredible view...

History: 

Viana do Castelo, until 1848 known as Viana da Foz do Lima, was an important shipping town and critical port of entry during the Age of Discovery. Later, in the age of cod, it became Portugal’s second largest center of commerce and trading.

In the end of August the citizens of Viana (and many more tourists) turn of for the Feasts of Nossa Senhora da Agonia. It is a romeria of sorts and takes place over 3 days in celebration of the Virgen of Agony, the Virgen of choice for fisherman going out to sea.

The Road: 

Leave the centro historico of Viana do Castelo from the main square. Head north from the fountain (keep the length of the square to your left) and follow the pedestrianized and tree lined street (the Passeio das Mordomas da Romaria) to the first intersection. Turn left there to...

Accommodation in Viana do Castelo

Private

1

Pousada de Juventude - Viana do Castelo
Private
Rua de Limia
40 9/10*€
Parochial

2

Albergue de Peregrinos São João dos Caminhos
Parochial
Igreja do Carmo
Casa Rural

3

Zimborio Guest House
Casa Rural
Rua Gago Coutinhol
Hotel

4

Hotel Calatrava ⭑⭑
Hotel
Manuel Fiúza Júnior, 157

5

Hotel Do Parque ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Praça da Galiza
3.60km → Carreço
Altitude: 
45
The Road: 

After passing the Quinta da Boa Viagem, take the first road on your right. The next arrow is low on the curb and has you turn left and you will soon find yourself on a country road flanked by forests on both sides. Were the forest ends the road you have been following takes a sharp bend...

Accommodation in Areosa

6.10km → Cruzeiro
Altitude: 
40
Notice: 

All services in Carreço are located along the main road. To get there you will need to turn left to cross the railway, and follow the road downhill to the roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout, heading south (with the water on your right).

The Road: 

If you choose to keep on the camino through Carreço, turn away from the bridge and keep to the east of the tracks. It won't be long before the camino turns back to the tracks and crosses at a level crossing. It will arrive at the church and pass behind it. Arrows are scarce to non-existent here...

Accommodation in Carreço

Private

1

Albergue Casa do Sardão
Private
Avenida de Paço, 769
10 12€
Camino Portugues Map 19
Altitude: 
140
The Road: 

The Cruzeiro marks a high point, and it is downhill from here to Vila Praia de Âncora.

8.30km → Caminha
Altitude: 
15

Âncora is a medium sized with with all services, apart from an albergue de peregrinos.

The Road: 

To find your way from Ancora, make your way to the waterfront. The camino follows the road adjacent to it, and where the yellow bike lanes begin you have the option of crossing to the right-hand side of the road, but keep an eye open for where the bike path turns left as you want to follow it to...

Accommodation in Vila Praia de Âncora

Pension

1

Albergaria Quim Barreiros ⭑⭑⭑
Pension
Dr. Ramos Pereira, 115

2

Pension Abrigo do Portinho
Pension
Pescadores, 18
Hotel

3

Hotel Meira ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Rua 5 de Outubro, 56
Altitude: 
10

Caminha is the last town in Portugal, from here it is a 1.7 swim or a quick ferry across the estuary. It is here that the Atlantic meets the Río Miño, making for the ideal natural boundary. The main square (Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres) makes for the perfect place to rest the afternoon or...

Notice: 

At the far end of town the road meets a roundabout and crosses a smaller river by way of a bridge. DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE. Arrows here may still exist, and if they do they are pointing the way to Tui, which is not likely your destination. Instead, turn back towards the harbor; signed "Ferry...

Accommodation in Caminha

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Caminha
Municipal
Padre Pinheiro, 36
5€
Pension

2

Residencial Galo d'Ouro
Pension
Corredoura, 15

3

Residencial Arca Nova
Pension
Largo Dr. Sidónio Pais

4

Pension Muralha de Caminha
Pension
Barão de S. Roque, 69
Hotel

5

Design&Wine Hotel ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Praça do Conselheiro Silva Torres, 8
1.70km → Camposancos

The Santa Rita de Cássia is your ferry across the river, and the 20 minute journey costs 1€. The schedule varies with the tide, which makes it impossible to print here. If you stayed the night here ask at your albergue/hotel, otherwise make your way down to the harbor to check.

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