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Route marked between Vila do Conde and Arcos?

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I’m planning to walk from Porto in mid-October, taking the Senda Litoral as far as Vila do Conde, then crossing over to the Central route. I’m wondering how well the crossover route is marked. Can I just follow the markers, or do I need detailed maps?
I would also appreciate comments on the availability of beds at that time of year. I would rather not pre-book anything except the first and last night.


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C. Frances, Sept 2017
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I found the crossover from Vila do Conde easily. It was marked. I just walked it in June and it was not crowded at all. If you want to stay at Casa de Fernanda, you should make a reservation, though.

David Tallan

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Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
What JillGat said. Basically, you just cross the bridge into Vila do Conde and turn right and walk along the river. The route markers won't be too hard to find. I also had the route laid out on my TrailSmart app as a backup, but I don't remember any challenges with the marking from when I walked it last October.


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