From Esposende, the route continues through the Parque Natural do Litoral Norte, crossing ridges, beaches and dunes. After visiting the church of São Bartolomé do Mar, you will arrive at the mouth of the Neiva River, entering the municipality of Viana do Castelo. During the last stretch you will go a few kilometers away from the coast to return to it at Rodanho Beach, entering a forest path. Finally, you will cross the river over the Eiffel Bridge and enter the beautiful city of Viana do Castelo, which has one of the most beautiful and best preserved historical centres in Portugal.
A place with seafaring roots, Viana do Castelo will be the perfect place to enjoy a good cod, a food that is closely associated with Portuguese gastronomy. If you wander around its historic centre, you will come to Praça da República, where you can see the Misericórdia building and the chafariz (fountain), built in the 16th century; also in this square, you can visit the Casa Consistorial (Town Hall). As for religious buildings, you should at least know the cathedral, in Romanesque style, and the Church of the Agony.
Known as the city of gold filigree, Viana do Castelo also offers various cultural plans such as visits to the Museum of Costume, the Chocolate Museum, the Museum of Art and Archaeology, or the Gil Eanes Ship.