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Coastal Portuguese route

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Tui to Santiago 2017
Hi doing the Portuguese coastal camino in September starting in Pòvoa de Varzim and finishing this time in Vigo
Wondering can I wear runners on this route or do I need boots and can I get a bus/train from porto airport to my start point around 7pm when I arrive tks


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Portugues Central and Coastal 2017 & 2019; Portugues Interior, Sanabres, Fisterra & Muxia 2018
Runners should do on the Portugues way as no real mountains to cross there, the terrain is rather flat. I walked mostof the way in Apr-May and in late Oct both times in no name city walking shoes, was ok, although I guess I was lucky with the weather as well. You can get from Porto airport to Povoa de Varzim by metro, it works till late, so no trouble there.


ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
If you stay along the coastline-not into the hills about one kilometer from the beaches-you walk most of the time on boardwalks. Between Esposende and Viana do Castelo you will meet one dirt track up to about 175 meters altitude ( between Castelo do Neiva and Chafé)
The last part from about Baiona to Vigo you can follow green arrows which lead you again along the beachside instead of into the hills.


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walked the portuguese way (senda littoral). from porto, vila do conde via viana and redondela Jun 17
You dont need boots. Ulteia!

Owen Duguay

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2016 Le Puy to SJPP to Santiago de Compostelle to Finisterre. Environ 1700 km.
I just got back home a few days ago from walking from Lisbonne to Santiago de Compostelle. I walked the traditionnel route to Porto and then took the costal route (Route de Costa) Boy are you ever in for a treat. Bye for now.

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