Route
Portuguese Coastal Way
Average Duration
7 days
Distance
149,5 km
Difficulty
Average Low

Find your way

The Portuguese Coastal Way Portal helps you discovering the heritage, preparing the backpack and planning your way, stage by stage.

Way
Get to know the municipalities involved and their stories, points of interest and amenities present along the way.
Backpack
Prepare the backpack with the right items. We have a list of what to bring and some advice.
Stages
Define the stages and the daily distance to walk, according to what there is to know and where to stay overnight. Create, share or print your route.

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 436 monuments, wandering through 10 municipalities.

Oporto
Oporto
Matosinhos
Matosinhos
Maia
Maia
Vila do Conde
Vila do Conde
Póvoa de Varzim
Póvoa de Varzim
Esposende
Esposende
Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo
Caminha
Caminha
Vila Nova de Cerveira
Vila Nova de Cerveira
Valença
Valença

Web Portal & Smartphone Application

Make your own plan and leave nothing unseen.

An interactive map that will guide you through the history along the entire Portuguese Coastal Way.

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