Atlantic Route Coastal Walk

Atlantic Route Coastal Walk

Day 1 Porto - Povoa De Varzim

You will be met at Porto airport or your Porto hotel and driven in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the coastal town of Póvoa de Varzim. Discover its deep connection with the ocean, explore the small historical centre, relax on the beach or try your luck at the casino.  Accommodation: 4 star hotel

Day 2 Povoa De Varzim - Apulia

(14km walk)  
Follow the boardwalks along sandy beaches and between sand dunes and windmills. Then leave the coast to walk through gardens and woodland on the approach to the village of Apúlia with its fishing boats and huts. If in luck, you may catch the seaweed collectors at work. Relax on the beach and try some of the local seafood. Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 3 Apulia - Esposende

(8km walk)
Walk through the outskirts of Fão before walking along and across the Cávado Estuary as you approach the low-rise resort town of Esposende. Your hotel is a short distance from the small historical centre with attractive squares and churches. Accommodation: 3 star hotel.

Day 4 Esposende - Castelo De Neiva

(13km walk)  
Today’s walk offers varied scenery as you pass through small villages and a stretch of pebbly beaches before heading inland to cross the Neiva River. Spend the afternoon discovering the historical features and tree-filled grounds of the gorgeous historical country house where you’ll be spending the night. Accommodation: Historical country house

Day 5 Castelo De Neiva - Viana do Castelo

(12km walk)
Return to the coast and walk through a pine forest on the way to Viana do Castelo. Todays journey ends with spectacular views from the long Eiffel bridge. This lovely historical city has much to offer, including the Santa Luzia Basilica, the Costume Museum, Gil Eannes hospital ship and the beautiful Church of Mercy. Accommodation: 4 star hotel

Day 6 Viana do Castelo - Vila Praia De Ancora

(19km walk)
Stroll through the beautiful historical centre of Viana do Castelo then follow the coast and its stone windmills. Head inland through forest and fields. Cross the wide sandy expanse of beach to end your journey in Vila Praia de Âncora. Accommodation: 4 star hotel

Day 7 Vila Praia De Ancora - Caminha

(10km walk)
It’s a short, pleasant coastal walk from the seaside resort town of Vila Praia de Âncora to Moledo beach along the new pedestrian path (ecovia). Walk through a beautiful pine forest to the mouth of the River Minho and on to the riverside town of Caminha with plenty of time to stop for a swim along the way. Visit Caminha’s medieval clock tower and Gothic parish church or simply relax in the beautiful main square around a 16th century fountain. Accommodation: 4 star hotel

Day 8 Caminha

After an excellent breakfast at your hotel. End of our services.