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Povoa do Varzim to Esposende

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Walk along the coast and via wetlands and river estuaries to Esposende.
easy
Distance 19.7 km
5:30 h
26 m
32 m
Walk along the esplanade to the Chapel of San Andres before continuing via a wooden walkway to the Natural Park of the Northern Portuguese Coast. Home to many different wildlife habitats including pine forests, wetlands and river estuaries you should be able to spot plenty of birds such as mallards, grey herons and cormorants and more than 200 different species of flora. Cross the iron bridge over the Cavadoy river before arriving in the city of Esposende.
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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: May 06, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
22 m
Lowest point
-1 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WPSCPCW

WPSCPCW1

Start

Povoa do Varzim (14 m)
Coordinates:
DD
41.380257, -8.767018
DMS
41°22'48.9"N 8°46'01.3"W
UTM
29T 519481 4580996
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Destination

Esposende

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
41.380257, -8.767018
DMS
41°22'48.9"N 8°46'01.3"W
UTM
29T 519481 4580996
w3w 
///suspend.crab.future
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

4.8
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Arnold and Nancy Ames
March 03, 2020 · Community
Nice walk shame about the rain but there are cafes!!! Hurray.
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When did you do this route? March 03, 2020
Marianne Weijner
September 04, 2019 · Community
Lovely boardwalks and cobblestones
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Dawn
Photo: Marianne Weijner, Community
Donna Watson
August 27, 2019 · Community
Enjoyed the walk Hotel was ok but full of noisy families and screaming kids... I asked some of them to pipe down... at 10.30 st night. Staff were generally helpful
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
19.7 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
26 m
Descent
32 m
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