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Esposende to Viana do Castelo

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Walk along coastal plains, sandy beaches and dunes to the historic centre of Viana do Castelo.
easy
Distance 25.3 km
6:00 h
284 m
276 m

Continue along the coastal plains, crossing expansive sandy beaches and dunes, the town of Marinhas, and Church of San Bartolome do Mar. Arriving at the mouth of the Neiva River, head inland briefly before returning to the coast and then walking along a forest path to the small port of Cabedelo. Cross the Eiffel Bridge into one of the most beautiful and best preserved historical centres in Portugal, Viana do Castelo.

Here you can visit the Church of Our Lady of Conception, the Castle of Mino, the stunning cathedral and a traditional goldsmith’s museum.

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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: August 01, 2018
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
137 m
Lowest point
-1 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WPSCPCW

WPSCPCW1

Start

Esposende (5 m)
Coordinates:
DD
41.532921, -8.781421
DMS
41°31'58.5"N 8°46'53.1"W
UTM
29T 518233 4597942
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Destination

Viana do Castelo

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
41.532921, -8.781421
DMS
41°31'58.5"N 8°46'53.1"W
UTM
29T 518233 4597942
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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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Rating

4.3
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Arnold and Nancy Ames
March 06, 2020 · Community
Tough day...The path through the forest is not good....Get ready for a slog!
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When did you do this route? March 04, 2020
Vickie McKee
August 31, 2019 · Community
Followed the Camino signs and the map in this app - hence no beaches. The mismatch is a bit annoying but the walk was great
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Donna Watson
August 27, 2019 · Community
Walk was tough for me, blisters on half my toes despite good boots... hard cobblestones are a new experience. Laranjeira hotel was lovely, great staff and nice breakfast
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
25.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
284 m
Descent
276 m
Scenic Cultural/historical interest

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