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River Route or Aqueduct to Rates from Vila Do Conde

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Socalgal

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte 17
Hi Pilgrims, we are going to take the coastal route to Vila Do Conde then go inland to Rates. Brierley's book says not to take the aqueduct route but our friends did it last year and said it was easy to navigate. My question to you all is how much road walking is involved in either route? If you have any intelligence on this subject please let me know! Thanks
 

el guapo 123

El guapo
Camino(s) past & future
2014 2016 2018
Hi Pilgrims, we are going to take the coastal route to Vila Do Conde then go inland to Rates. Brierley's book says not to take the aqueduct route but our friends did it last year and said it was easy to navigate. My question to you all is how much road walking is involved in either route? If you have any intelligence on this subject please let me know! Thanks
Hi we took the aquaduct route or tried to and got hopelessly lost. Had to be rescued by a Good Samaritan who took us by car to Rates. Next time we take the coastal route. But it was memorable and either decision will work out in the best Camino tradition!!
 

onwayhome

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Ponferrada-Santiago,(c1986)
Frances SJPP-Santiago (2011)
Portuguese Porto- Finisterre (2016)
St Michaels Way (2016)
Hi Pilgrims, we are going to take the coastal route to Vila Do Conde then go inland to Rates. Brierley's book says not to take the aqueduct route but our friends did it last year and said it was easy to navigate. My question to you all is how much road walking is involved in either route? If you have any intelligence on this subject please let me know! Thanks
The aqueduct route is quite possible, though good directions (see brierley) are essential. The route is completely unmarked, no signs or arrows and not that many pilgrims to follow . There's a fair amount of tarmac, I don't remember it being on busy roads once beyond VdoC.
 

mishlove

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugués...April/May (2014)
Camino Ingles..........Sept. (2015)
Did Vila do Conde to Rates a number of years ago and it was mostly road. Just asked as many people on the way, the way to Rates and got there.
 

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