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Bicycle route from Vila do Conde to Rates?


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Greetings from Matosinhos and the end of day #1 of my Portuguese Camino. Tomorrow I'm walking to Vila do Conde, from which I plan to join the Central route. Brierley mentions a bicycle path as an alternative route to Rates, which sounds attractive, not least because less car traffic. Has anyone taken that path? How easy/hard is it to find? Do you recommend it? Obrigada!
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If you go to OpenCycleMap there is one called Ecopista do Ramal de Famalicão. It's not direct but from the looks of it on Streetview, it's smooth and safe - apart from the cyclists going past.



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Thank you! This is very helpful. I remember bicyclists being a bit of a menace on the Camino Frances; I'll be sure to stay to the side, out of their way. :)

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