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Vila do Conde to Barcelos - Advice Needed - Thanks

David Manzo

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#1
Would appreciate advice on how best to follow the Camino Portugues from Vila do Conde to Barcelos? Confusing or clearly marked? Any particulars we should pay attention to? On-line map between these two points? Sites we should see? Many thanks peregrinos.
 

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Arn

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#2
Hi,
Clearly marked. Have you decided to walk the interior/central or the coastal route? That will impact the information generated by folks on the Forum.
Bom Cominho
Arn
 

David Manzo

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#3
Hi,
Clearly marked. Have you decided to walk the interior/central or the coastal route? That will impact the information generated by folks on the Forum.
Bom Cominho
Arn
Thanks. First day Porto to Vila do Conde. Second day connect to central route ending in Barcelos on day 2.
 

always me

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#4
Hello David,
My partner Skip and I are doing the same route. We’ll be starting on May 16 from Porto. Very much looking forward!
Bom Caminho,
Elisabeth
 

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biarritzdon

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#6
Back to the basic question is it: the Litoral or the Central? A big, well maybe not so big difference.
 

Kazles

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2016
#8
It seems you are starting on the coastal then moving across. I did this in 2016 and the crossing from VdC to Rates was not very well marked.i used the Brierley guide, following the aquaduct but did get lost at one point, though was helped on my way by locals.
Going through to Barcelos in 1 day is quite a lot but perhaps you are in a rush?
There is a quaint albergue just opp Barcelos run by a Folk Dancing club. Really lovely with a great view of the river and town.
bom Camino
 

surya8

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Camino Portugues, Lisbon-Porto, Oct 2017
#10
I walked from Vila do Conde to Barcelos almost a year ago to the day! :) There will be a lot of people in the albergue of Vila do Conde who'll be joining the central way as well as you do so ask around. It's always eaisier to walk with Germans who always have very detailed guides :) So we didn't walk along the aqueduct, but rather along the river, the way is not well marked but was relatively easy to find and follow. We walked to Barcelos, pretty doable, started around 6.30fm, came there some time after 3 or 4pm, so I had time to explore and enjoy the city :) Central way is vell marked after Barcelos.
 

David Manzo

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#11
I walked from Vila do Conde to Barcelos almost a year ago to the day! :) There will be a lot of people in the albergue of Vila do Conde who'll be joining the central way as well as you do so ask around. It's always eaisier to walk with Germans who always have very detailed guides :) So we didn't walk along the aqueduct, but rather along the river, the way is not well marked but was relatively easy to find and follow. We walked to Barcelos, pretty doable, started around 6.30fm, came there some time after 3 or 4pm, so I had time to explore and enjoy the city :) Central way is vell marked after Barcelos.
Thanks that’s very helpful.
 

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