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Matosinhos to Povoa do Varzim

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Take a metro to Matosinhos before beginning your walk along the coast to Povoa do Varzim.
easy
Distance 26 km
4:30 h
33 m
35 m
After breakfast, take a short metro journey to the town of Matosinhos, escaping some of the urban sprawl of Porto. From Matosinhos, start your walk along the coast visiting seaside villages such as Leca da Palmeira, Labruge and Vila do Conde before arriving at Povoa do Varzim. This beautiful city is home to the Cividade de Terrosso Fort, more than 3000 years old as well as an ancient aquaduct, and a charming old town.
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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: May 06, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
27 m
Lowest point
-3 m

Start

Matosinhos (11 m)
Coordinates:
DD
41.186977, -8.692472
DMS
41°11'13.1"N 8°41'32.9"W
UTM
29T 525790 4559559
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Destination

Povoa do Varzim

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.

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Coordinates

DD
41.186977, -8.692472
DMS
41°11'13.1"N 8°41'32.9"W
UTM
29T 525790 4559559
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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

4.0
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Arnold and Nancy Ames
March 03, 2020 · Community
They are right the walk is not 25 to 30 km but rather longer. Made it to Villa de Conde by 6 pm with 7 km to go. Take a taxi .... no point in killing oneself! I am older and walk at 3 km/hr so a 33 km walk is not in my wheelhouse. BYW this is my 9th long ditance walk!!!
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When did you do this route? March 02, 2020
Marianne Weijner
September 03, 2019 · Community
Morning walk
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Vickie McKee
August 31, 2019 · Community
Not difficult terrain but about 33 km rather than 26, so a bit footsore by the end.
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Morning walk
About halway

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
26 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
35 m
Scenic

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