This stage is considerably more beautiful than the previous one, and we will certainly be grateful for the change of scenery. After leaving Águeda, the path will take us through a succession of densely vegetated riverside landscapes, and the paths and forest tracks will accompany us until shortly before entering Albergaria-a-Velha.


There are two options for leaving Águeda, both of which are signposted. In short, the first one takes us through the centre of Águeda to leave the city through the national road N1, which connects directly with Albergaria-a-Velha; the second one takes us a little to the west and leads us through an industrial estate to join the national road N1 after 4 kilometres.

Whichever option we choose, once we are on the N1 road, we will continue towards Mourisca do Vouga, from where we will leave via Campelinho in the direction of Pedaçães.

From Pedaçães we start a much more natural and beautiful stretch that takes us between dirt tracks and riverside vegetation to a small lagoon and the subsequent medieval bridge over the river Marnel. Following this beautiful route we will arrive at Lamas do Vouga. From here we will continue passing over the viaduct of the Vouga river, from where we will be able to contemplate the old bridge (in a bad state of use). We will continue walking towards Lameiro and Serém de Cima, through beautiful paths and dirt tracks that will progressively turn into a wooded area with eucalyptus trees. After overcoming this stretch, we return again to the asphalted tracks to enter the town centre of Albergaria-a-Velha.

To consider

From Águeda we have two possible routes, both signposted: the most direct one goes along the main street, which then becomes a road, and passes in front of the Santo António hostel. Both routes pass through the national road N1, which connects Águeda with Albergaria-a-Velha.

Places of interest

  • Pateira de Frossos – Albergaria a Velha
  • Mother Church – Albergaria a Velha
  • Pelourinhos de Angeja and Frossos – Albergaria a Velha
  • House and chapel of Santo António – Albergaria a Velha

Typical dishes

  • Kid
  • Roasted baccalhau
  • Lamprey
  • Jorjões and Vitela
  • Raivas
  • Cinnamon Regueifa