cha A Fresco Start Coastal Camino Portugués Tour - Day 2 '

Based in Spain since 2006

Porto (Matosinhos) to Vila do Conde

Day 2

Accommodations: Vila do Conde (B)

Walking: 21 km / 13 mi

This morning, after breakfast, it is time to begin your first day on the Camino! Your day will start with a transfer to the town of Matosinhos, the oldest vestige of human settlement in the territory. This seaside town is where you will embark on your journey to Santiago. From there, you will start your walk from Porto (Matosinhos) to Vila do Conde.

Your stage today will take you along the ocean, which will serve as your main guide as there are far fewer of the famous yellow arrows to indicate your route on this section of the path. You will alternate between walking on pavement, tarmac roads, and wooden boardwalks as you stay close to the Atlantic Ocean, passing several beautiful beaches along the way.  

The route from Porto (Matosinhos) to Vila do Conde on the Coastal Portuguese Camino de Santiago offers a scenic and refreshing start to your pilgrimage. Beginning in the vibrant city of Porto, you will walk along the beautiful Atlantic coast, enjoying the sea breeze and picturesque views. Matosinhos, known for its beaches and seafood, marks the official starting point.

As you continue northward, the path meanders through charming fishing villages, serene coastal landscapes, and sandy beaches. The journey to Vila do Conde is relatively flat and manageable, making it suitable for all fitness levels. Vila do Conde, a town with rich maritime history and beautiful architecture, welcomes pilgrims with its serene atmosphere and historical sites, making it a memorable stop on your Camino journey.

CAMINO PORTUGUES NEAR VILA DO CONDE WIKICOMMONS. URL : Litoral entre a Praia da Congreira e a Praia da Terra Nova - Portugal 🇵🇹

Vila do Conde to Esposende