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Porto to Vilar do Pinheiro

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Follow the maze out of Porrto and head to the quieter section onward to Vilar do Pin Heiro.
easy
Distance 16.6 km
4:00 h
132 m
127 m
116 m
31 m

Pay careful attention to your route notes today as you follow the maze out of Porto. The route gets quieter from Maia onwards. On arriving in Vilar do Pinheiro, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Arcos.

It is possible to take an alternative coastal route out of Porto before returning to the main “Caminho Central” at the end of the first day on this stage if you prefer to avoid some of the urban sprawl. However, for Camino “purists” it should be highlighted that this is not the historical Camino route which most people follow

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: May 20, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
116 m
Lowest point
31 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WPSCPFULL

WPSCP4

WPSCP4&5

Start

Porto (68 m)
Coordinates:
DD
41.144543, -8.614198
DMS
41°08'40.4"N 8°36'51.1"W
UTM
29T 532375 4554874
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Destination

Vilar do Pinheiro

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
41.144543, -8.614198
DMS
41°08'40.4"N 8°36'51.1"W
UTM
29T 532375 4554874
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
16.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
132 m
Descent
127 m
Highest point
116 m
Lowest point
31 m

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