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: 

Am Ortsende, wo sich ein kleiner Brunnen in einer Mauer befindet, zeigt der Camino nach links. Besuchen Sie die romanische Kirche oder biegen Sie rechts ab und sparen Sie sich den nicht unbedingt notwendigen Aufstieg und Umweg.

Der Camino folgt der asphaltierten Straße, bis die Straße...

Accommodation in Balugães

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural Casas do Río
Casa Rural
Lugar de Navió
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2

Quinta da Cancela
Casa Rural
Batista de Sousa, 275
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Photo in Balugães on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
105

There is nothing of note in the Lugar do Corgo, apart from the very hospitable Fernanda.

Keep on along the narrow road climbing up to Vitorino.

Accommodation in Lugar do Corgo

Private

1

Casa da Fernanda
Private
9 Donativo€
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1.00km → Portela
Altitude: 
140

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

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.

You will eventually pass the Quinta do Sobreiro on your left.

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 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.

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 Polidesportivo.

Before...

Accommodation in Sobreiro

Private

1

Albergue O Caminheiro
Private
4 15€
Casa Rural

2

Quinta do Sobreiro
Casa Rural
Lugar do Sobreiro
Pension

3

Residencial Pinheiro Manso
Pension
Lugar de Nabais
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0.30km → Pedrosa
Altitude: 
20
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Photo in Paço on the Camino de Santiago
2.70km → Ponte de Lima
Altitude: 
15

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 through the shady 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 head of the bridge),...

History: 

Die Brücke über deb Rio Lima verleiht der Stadt ihren Namen und besteht schon seit langem. Die ältesten 7 Bögen sind römisch und stammen aus dem 1. Jahrhundert, die jüngsten stammen aus dem Mittelalter und wurden 1370 fertig gestellt. Ihre Füße werden den Unterschied nicht erkennen.

Notice: 

Ponte de Lima ist seit 1826 am zweiten Wochenende im September Gastgeber eines sehr großen Festivals, das als "As Feiras Novas" bezeichnet wird. Es ist eine riesige Party, und wenn Sie nicht lange im Voraus eine Reservierung vorgenommen haben, werden Sie möglicherweise keine...

As Ferias Novas, das Stadtfest, wird am zweiten Septemberwochenende als dreitägiges Fest gefeiert.

The Road: 

Überqueren Sie die Brücke, passieren Sie das Spielzeugmuseum und die Albergue und biegen Sie rechts in die erste Straße ein. Der Camino mündet in eine kleine Landstraße, führt unter der Autobahn durch und nach Arcozelo.

Accommodation in Ponte de Lima

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Ponte de Lima
Municipal
Largo Alexandre Herculano
60 5€
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Private

2

Pousada de Juventude Ponte de Lima
Private
Papa João Paulo II
50 9/10*€
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Casa Rural

3

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

4

Pensão Residencial São João
Pension
Rosario, 6

5

Alojamiento Mercearia da Vila
Pension
Cardeal Saraiva 34-36
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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0.90km → Ponte do Geira
Altitude: 
30

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

The Road: 

Der Camino macht eine Reihe gut markierter Kurven, bevor er zur Puente de Geira kommt. Überqueren Sie diese und halten Sie sich links. Sie gehen einmal unter der Autobahn hindurch, über eine neue Brücke über den Fluss und dann zweimal zurück unter der Autobahn, bevor Sie in Arco...

Accommodation in Arcozelo

Camping

1

Oasis do Caminho
Camping
10 15€
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3.60km → Arco - Revolta
Altitude: 
25
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2.30km → Labruja
Altitude: 
65

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 and Bandeira and to the Alto da Portela.

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3.70km → São Roque
Altitude: 
400

The alto is at 400m, 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.

The Road: 

Die Passhöhe liegt auf 400 m Seehöhe, ein gesunder Anstieg von Ponte de Lima, das fast auf Meereshöhe liegt (5m).

Es geht stetig bergab entlang Teilen der alten Römerstraße. Sie passieren kurz vor São Roque das kleine Dorf Agualonga (keine Dienstleistungen).

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*€
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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

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

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

Accommodation in Rubiães

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Rubiães
Municipal
Costa 4940-686
34 6€
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Private

2

Ninho – The Pilgrim Nest
Private
Estrada de S. Pedro de Rubiães, 695
17 12€
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3

Casa de São Sebastião
Private
Estrada de S. Pedro de Rubiães, 282
4 15€
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: 

Durch den Ort hindurch, zwischen Capela und Casa de Capela.

Accommodation in Pecene

Casa Rural

1

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

The arrows in town are not the best. To get through town head to the church and pass behind and to the Right of it, after taking a rest in the well-shaded park in front. The camino keeps to the forest trails to Gontumil.

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