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#1
Now that the ferry across the Mino is out, does any one know if their is a bus service connecting Caminha with A Guarda ,I need some way to cross on the 18 June.
 

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#2
You need to cross the river Minho. Without the ferry the only ways would be by boat or bridge. The nearest bridge is at Vila Nova de Cerveira which is roughly 12 k from Caminha. However there appears to be a train between Caminha and Vila Nova de Cerveira.
 

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#3
Now that the ferry across the Mino is out, does any one know if their is a bus service connecting Caminha with A Guarda ,I need some way to cross on the 18 June.
We camped in Caminha 2 weeks ago and went to the ferry. There is no busconnection between Caminha and a Guarda
From Caminha it is a detour of 25 kms by the bridge of Vila Nova de Cedeira.we drove the distance by car and saw a few pilgrims rounding the detour so count on one day extra walking. Or take the train to VilaNova and walk over the bridge to Spain and find a taxi to A Guarda. Bom caminho. ImageUploadedByCamino de Santiago Forum1401737999.145226.jpg
 
#4
We camped in Caminha 2 weeks ago and went to the ferry. There is no busconnection between Caminha and a Guarda
From Caminha it is a detour of 25 kms by the bridge of Vila Nova de Cedeira.we drove the distance by car and saw a few pilgrims rounding the detour so count on one day extra walking. Or take the train to VilaNova and walk over the bridge to Spain and find a taxi to A Guarda. Bom caminho. View attachment 10595
A taxi from Vila Nova de Cerveira to A Guarda costs approx. 15 euros.
 
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#5
Hello

Does anyone have up to date info on this matter? Is the ferry still out? I have heard that it might be operating already?!

All the best
Artur
 

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#6
Hello

Does anyone have up to date info on this matter? Is the ferry still out? I have heard that it might be operating already?!

All the best
Artur
There was an answer about that matter somewhere on the forum but I cannot find it now.
The other day somebody said it should be last another 15 days before the ferry shall sail again and he also gave alternatives from people who offer their ship to put you to the other side.
Place your call again but than on the caminho Portuges coastal route. . So you'll reach the right people and get the right answers.
Bom caminho
 
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#7
There was an answer about that matter somewhere on the forum but I cannot find it now.
The other day somebody said it should be last another 15 days before the ferry shall sail again and he also gave alternatives from people who offer their ship to put you to the other side.
Place your call again but than on the caminho Portuges coastal route. . So you'll reach the right people and get the right answers.
Bom caminho
Okey thank you

I have written down couple of numbers, so that in case the ferry is still out, i can get across. I will start on the 1.August, so there is even a slight possibility that i will get across with the official ferry.

Artur
 

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#8
Okey thank you

I have written down couple of numbers, so that in case the ferry is still out, i can get across. I will start on the 1.August, so there is even a slight possibility that i will get across with the official ferry.

Artur
Depending on where you start Porto or Póvoa de Varzim and how much you walk per day you could be in Caminha in 4 or 5 days

We will start in Póvoa de Varzim because the trek Porto to Vila do Conde we allready walked last year.

Eventually you can make the detour via the bridge at Vila Nova de Cerveira, a 25 kms detour.
We drove it by car a few weeks ago.a lot of pilgrims we have seen doing that.
 
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#9
Depending on where you start Porto or Póvoa de Varzim and how much you walk per day you could be in Caminha in 4 or 5 days

We will start in Póvoa de Varzim because the trek Porto to Vila do Conde we allready walked last year.

Eventually you can make the detour via the bridge at Vila Nova de Cerveira, a 25 kms detour.
We drove it by car a few weeks ago.a lot of pilgrims we have sen doing that.
Our starting point is Porto and if necessary then we will walk the extra 25 km. We are not in a hurry so don't want take the car. That's nice that there are a lot of pilgrims on this road - at first i thought that the coastal way is not that popular.
 

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#10
Okay. Nice walk from the center of Porto to Matosinhos and on to Vila do Conde.
Next place is Povoa de Varzim.
We walked the camiño Ingles this year and took our car and caravan with us .both stayed on a campingsite in the north of Galicia during our walk.After finishing we drove to Portugal and explored a part of the Coastal among others Viana do Castelo, Caminha and A Guarda.
We were at the quai of the ferry in Caminha and pictured the note on the door. ImageUploadedByCamino de Santiago Forum1405682725.975382.jpg
Next year May we are intending to walk the Coastal.
Bom caminho
 
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#11
This kind of thing is what keeps the camino interesting. Don't worry in advance. When the time comes, you will find a way to A Guarda.
 
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#13
Yes from my previous posts I said the following :

..I spoke to my great friend Luis Freixo the expert Blogger on the Portuguese Way see http://www.caminador.es/ , and he has spoken to the Port of Caminha and there are maritime operators that are authorized to carry out tourist crossings of the river Minho :

Mario Gonçalves 963416259 maximum 5 people on boat 10 € per person, with boarding where the ferry is in Caminha.
Portnautic advance notice of 30 minutes,catamaran with capacity for 12 people 031741 967 still don't have price.
Emidio Sebastian Nunes 965836998."

"The ferry service should resume by the end of the month see Press Article although it is in spanish only :

http://www.farodevigo.es/comarcas/2014/07/11/servicio-ferry-guarda-reanuda-librar/1055989.html"

I have also written about the camino see http://www.mydestination.com/galici...portuguese-coastal-way-from-porto-to-santiago

And I hope you like the brief video I did recently see

Buen camino
 
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#14
I have also written about the camino see http://www.mydestination.com/galici...portuguese-coastal-way-from-porto-to-santiago

And I hope you like the brief video I did recently see

Buen camino
Thank you - that's a very useful and encouraging description of the route I hope to follow in early October.
I notice you didn't list the accommodation you used - any particular reason?
Also - your Youtube video seems to be gone.
But again, thank you - I'll print your article out and carry it with me.
 
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#15
Sorry about that, yes there is a technical problem but should be back by end of week !
I stayed at mainly -star hotels. I list the Portuguese ones for you :
Lisbon Da Bolsa 3
Povoa de Varzim Grand Hotel
Esposende Hotel Suave Mar
Viana de Castelo O Larenjeira nb excellent the best.

All comfortable and central close or on camino.

Best wishes.
 
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#16
Yes from my previous posts I said the following :

..I spoke to my great friend Luis Freixo the expert Blogger on the Portuguese Way see http://www.caminador.es/ , and he has spoken to the Port of Caminha and there are maritime operators that are authorized to carry out tourist crossings of the river Minho :

Mario Gonçalves 963416259 maximum 5 people on boat 10 € per person, with boarding where the ferry is in Caminha.
Portnautic advance notice of 30 minutes,catamaran with capacity for 12 people 031741 967 still don't have price.
Emidio Sebastian Nunes 965836998."

"The ferry service should resume by the end of the month see Press Article although it is in spanish only :

http://www.farodevigo.es/comarcas/2014/07/11/servicio-ferry-guarda-reanuda-librar/1055989.html"

I have also written about the camino see http://www.mydestination.com/galici...portuguese-coastal-way-from-porto-to-santiago

And I hope you like the brief video I did recently see

Buen camino
Thank you for your excellent information. I had copied your article and then couldn't remember where I had even found you. I will be starting my journey Sept 20th or so. Looking forward to it.
 

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#17
I hope the ferry starts up again soon. It is a wonderful little ship, and a really fun way to make a camino etapa.
 

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