Portuguese Coastal Way
Find your way
The Portuguese Coastal Way Portal helps you discovering the heritage, preparing the backpack and planning your way, stage by stage.
Get to know the municipalities involved and their stories, points of interest and amenities present along the way.
Prepare the backpack with the right items. We have a list of what to bring and some advice.
10 municipalities, 1 way. The Portuguese Coastal Way
This seafront way, departing from Oporto and leading you through the present municipalities of Matosinhos, Maia, Vila do Conde, Póvoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Caminha, Vila Nova de Cerveira and Valença, gained relevance during the Modern Age and, specially, since the 18th century, being used by the coastal populations and by those who arrived to the Portuguese harbours. During this period it was one of the most important routes to reach Santiago de Compostela.The Municipalities of the Way
A way full of history
In the 149,5km of the Portuguese Coastal Way it is possible to visit 440 monuments, wandering through 10 municipalities.