3. From Barcelos to Ponte de Lima

This is a long and demanding day. The route will take you through Portela de Tamel, Balugães, Vitorino dos Piães, Facha, Seara, and Ponte de Lima. To reach Ponte de Lima you will need to walk almost nine hours. If pilgrims do not rush to complete the Camino Portugues, they choose to do this in two days, stopping in Vitorino dos Piães.

Facilities can be found on the road, although there will be nothing six kilometers before Vitorino dos Piães. Mostly today, the walk will lead you through vineyards, which are so typical of this area of Portugal. The most exciting stop is Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal, named after the bridge crossing Lima. Its population exceeds 2,800 inhabitants, and there are plenty of things to see and do here, like the Portuguese toy museum (Museu do Brinquedo Portugues) or the Botanical Garden.

You can follow this link and find a room to stay in Ponte de Lima or search for accommodation on your way!