Some French pilgrims is gotten to know loaned me 20€ in Tubaies, where credit cards are not accepted and there are nobancos automatic is. I caught up with them two days later in pontevedra to repay them. Camino banking!
Does anyone know if the cathedral or the albuergue in Porto sell maps? My phone battery keeps going dead and I'm afraid without my google maps as a back up I could have difficulty staton on the path. Thanks pilgrims! Susan
Here is my tentative route:
September 15 circa 9 am: leave Porto So Cool Hostel, stop by Porto albuergue, walk to metro stop nearest albuergue, ride metro to Vilar de Pinheiro, follow my map to catch wiki locks trail, end first day at Vairao albuergue.
September 16: Vairao to Rates or Bartelos...
If you are in Maia following the caminho is more logical to walk to Vairão and Vilarinho up to São Pedro de Rates instead of going west to Matosinhos and the coast:confused: unless you want to follow the coastal all the time northwards.
In Vairão which is 14 km from Maia is an excellent albergue...
Thank you! This is quite helpful. I found the route from metro stop Vilar de Pinheiro to where this route takes off towards Vairao, about 1.2 km. If anyone is leaving from Porto September 15, please join me if you like. To avoid car and bus pollution, I'm leaving from the Porto albuergue about 8...
Does anyone know, are there more specific walking maps at the albuergue S? I don't want to carry another map with me. I have my google maps but that will drain my battery if I have to use it all day. I'm sleeper ire about staying on the path.
Hi Mauve I'm leaving on the 25yh and plan to avoid city traffic by taking metro from near Porto cathedrale to Vilar de Pinheiro, and walking from there. Plan to spend first night in Vairao. Yeah I'm also concerned about losing the trail..