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On a natural level this stage is spectacular. In the 19 kilometres that separate Viana do Castelo from the almost border town of Vila Praia de Ancora, nature gives you beautiful views of the endless straight Portuguese coastline. In the next stage, you will leave the Portuguese country to finally enter Galician lands. But not before getting to know Vila Praia and Caminha!

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As we told you before, today we meet the coast again on the way. However, we have to admit that there is a bit of a catch in our words. Actually, the official route of this stage runs inland, but in recent years the variant that runs along the coast has become popular. You can choose the itinerary you like the most.

The official itinerary departs from Viana do Castelo heading to the shopping centre located next to the train station that connects directly to Vila Praia de Ancora. From there, cross a passage under the train tracks and continue along Rua Don Moisés Alves Pinho, having as a reference the company of the Santa Luzia mountain. We will have to cross a roundabout and a bridge, perfectly signposted, until we reach Quinta da Boa Viagem.

After this, we will only have to cross the towns of Areosa and Carreço, until we reach our destination at the end of the stage.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to follow the route along the coast, you should know that it is not signposted but it is very easy to follow without getting lost. You will only have to leave Via