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Linking the Porto airport to the Coastal

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
Just arrived back in Porto yesterday from Santiago and stayed at the Parkhotel opposite the airport to stay the night and being early for my flight back home today.
The price of food in the hotel is quite expensive so we decided to explore the area for a local restaurant.
We ended up in a local Portuguese restaurant in the village of Gándra, about 1 km from the Park hotel and the airport.
Sitting and eating and looking outside I suddenly discovered a yellow marker at the other side of the street .
Later I went to the arrow and read the sign next to it and noticed this is a part of the caminho from the airport to Vila do Conde . It links the airport to the coastal. There were some posts about the question how to get from the airport to the coast but as far as I can remember I never read about waymarkers.

Well if you arrive in Porto airport and leave the departurebuilding, your back pointed to the door, turn left and walk to the end of the stretched building to the roundabout There you can cross the road and you see the Park hotel in front of you . Walk in the direction of the hotel You walk on a busy road with at the left side rentalcars companies and parking lots. Turn to the left at the first street (about at the same hight as the Park hotel)
Walk about 600 meters in that street untill you see the "o Convite "grill restaurant. Nice to eat there
At other side of the road opposite the o Convite reataurant you find the waymarker.
 

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walker_wisdom

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Portugués - Senda Litoral (2017)

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That's awesome advice! Although it would be sad to miss Porto, if you aren't following the actual coastline (which isn't technically marked for any Camino until Marinhas) then this is a great way to miss some freeway walking. Safe travels home!
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
That's awesome advice! Although it would be sad to miss Porto, if you aren't following the actual coastline (which isn't technically marked for any Camino until Marinhas) then this is a great way to miss some freeway walking. Safe travels home!
Yes indeed. Although it was my 4 th caminho Português I was fully surprised to find this -for me -new route.
In Porto I have been so many times in my life that it was no problem not to visit the town this time.
We stayed in Pontevedra two days this time which is also a nice place to stay a bit longer.
 

Pilger99

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addicted since 1999 (Aragones, CF), lots of caminos in Spain and Portugal since then
From the description this is a part of the "real" Caminho Português da Costa. Most people who take the "coastal route" leave Porto via Matosinhos which is sometimes also called "Caminho Português da Costa" but for a better description and to destinguish it, it is also named "litoral route".
The tourist information next to the cathedral gave me a map with these variants + the Braga route.
For all variants starting point is the cathedral of Porto (if you wish).

For the more adventurous: There is a road under the airport (tunnel, rua da Fabrica), which anyone can use to make a shortcut to the sea. User "Rainerbernd" wrote 2017, that there are green arrows once you've passed the tunnel.
found it: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/walking-from-porto-airport-to-the-coast.47663/
 
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