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Walking the beach from Porto to Vila do Conde

LenaMaria

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Hi!
I´m going to Portugal in April to walk from Porto to Muxia. We´re talking about walking along the sea from Porto to Vila do Conde. Can anyone who walked it tell me about this way? And the next question is where to stay in Vila do Conde. Maybe it´s hard to walk longer that day. I suppose that more than 20 km in sand can get your body really tired. And it seems like Vila do Conde is a very nice place to stay.

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kstaylor

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That is what I am planning to do -- starting from Porto in mid-April. The Brierley book lists a number of hotels in Vila do Conde and maps the route (with variations) back to the main caminho. He also indicates there are plenty of beachfront cafes along the way. I also plan to follow Brierley's advice and avoid city traffic by taking the metro to Matosinhos.

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AnaC

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Olá peregrinos!

I live in Viana do Castelo ( 70 km N from Porto) and have walked from Viana do Castelo to Santiago several times.
The camiño is beautiful. I do not walk on the sand.I get very tired. I always fallow the yellow arrows. There are paths near the beach and paths close to the mount. You know that there is no sand all way from Vila do Conde to Muxia, right?

This is the portuguese youth hostel ( Pousadas da Juventude) site: http://juventude.gov.pt/Portal/Lazer/en

Places to stay also at: http://portalnacional.com.pt/porto/vila ... e-pensoes/

Bom caminho!
Ana
 
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LenaMaria

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Nice! It´s the same time we are walking. :D We will walk Porto to Vila do Conde in 16th of April. Our first plan was to walk to Rates the first day, but we have decide to stay in hotel in Vila do Conde. We think that a days walk on the beach will be enough. But we looking forward to this day. Hope for nice weather so we can spend some nice breaks att the cafes along the way.
We also have the Brierley book. It´s good,

Maybe we will meet in Portugal. :D

Bon Camino
Lena Maria Sweden


kstaylor said:
That is what I am planning to do -- starting from Porto in mid-April. The Brierley book lists a number of hotels in Vila do Conde and maps the route (with variations) back to the main caminho. He also indicates there are plenty of beachfront cafes along the way. I also plan to follow Brierley's advice and avoid city traffic by taking the metro to Matosinhos.
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Boa Viagem,
Kit
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kst@arovingvision.com
 

kstaylor

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LenaMaria said:
Nice! It´s the same time we are walking. :D We will walk Porto to Vila do Conde in 16th of April. Our first plan was to walk to Rates the first day, but we have decide to stay in hotel in Vila do Conde. We think that a days walk on the beach will be enough. But we looking forward to this day. Hope for nice weather so we can spend some nice breaks att the cafes along the way.
We also have the Brierley book. It´s good,

Maybe we will meet in Portugal. :D

Bon Camino
Lena Maria Sweden

Very likely -- I will be leaving from Porto around the 15th to 17th -- planning on staying a day or two in Vila do Conde.

Boa Viagem,
Kit
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ann o neill

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AnaC said:
Olá peregrinos!

I live in Viana do Castelo ( 70 km N from Porto) and have walked from Viana do Castelo to Santiago several times.
The camiño is beautiful. I do not walk on the sand.I get very tired. I always fallow the yellow arrows. There are paths near the beach and paths close to the mount. You know that there is no sand all way from Vila do Conde to Muxia, right?

This is the portuguese youth hostel ( Pousadas da Juventude) site: http://juventude.gov.pt/Portal/Lazer/en

Places to stay also at: http://portalnacional.com.pt/porto/vila ... e-pensoes/

Bom caminho!
Ana

Hi Ana,
i am trying to plan our camino from Porto to Valenca for june and we are interested in trying the coastal route, is it possible to do all the way? if so what is terraine like? and is there pensiones along the way, or should we go inland at vila de Conde to barcelos and Ponte de Lima and rejoin coastal route at Viana de Castelo?? would appreciate your advice on same

bon caminho
ann
 

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