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We start the journey from Oporto heading to Vilarinho, with a distance of just over 26 kilometres. The stage is well signposted and runs between some asphalted stretches in rural areas. It is possible to divide the stage in two, staying overnight in Maia.

Map

The route starts in Oporto, specifically in Carlos Alberto Square, heading north along Rua Cedofeita to the chapel of Ramada Alta. From here, follow a path behind the chapel, along Rua 9 de Julho, then Rua da Constituçao until you reach the church of Carvalhido. Once here, follow the street that gives its name to the church. Then, after crossing a pass under the road, we arrive at the church of Araújo.

In the village square of Araújo there is a fork which we will ignore and continue straight on. After crossing the Ponte de Moreira we will arrive at Moreira da Maia, from where the road heads towards Mosteiró. The section that runs from Mosteiró to Vilar do Conde runs along a national road with little hard shoulder, so extreme caution should be taken. Once we have reached Gião, we leave the road and turn right onto Rua da Igreja.

The road now takes us through small villages and quiet roads like Tresval and Vairão. At the crossroads of Vairão, turn left to continue to Vilarinho along a beautiful stretch of dirt tracks through a wooded area typical of the district of Oporto.

To consider

The exit from Porto is easy: we must go to Carlos Alberto Square, where there is the monument to the fallen in World War I, which indicates the exit to Vilarinho. It is our reference. And there take, heading north, the Rua de Cedofeita, a pedestrian street with many places to have breakfast. Then we always go in the same direction, easily following the yellow arrows.

Places of interest

  • Church of Holy Waters – Maia
  • Monastery of the Divine Savior of Moreira – Maia
  • Zoo – Maia
  • Church and Monastery of São Miguel – Vilarinho

Typical dishes

  • Port style tripe
  • Francesinhas
  • Sausages of Chaves
  • Cabrita and Rojões
  • Lampreia and Trout
  • Vinho Verde and Panettone

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Hostels

Pilgrims' Hostel do Porto

Address: Rua Barão de Forrester, 954 921-839 Porto

Phone: +351 220 140 515

Email: [email protected]

Web: https://www.albergueperegrinosporto.pt

Pousada de Juventude de Porto

Address: C. Paulo da Gama, 551 4150-589 Porto

Phone: +351 226 17 72 57

Email: [email protected]

Web: https://microsites.juventude.gov.pt

Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Vilar Hostel

Address: C. Arcediago Van Zeller, 50 24-128 Porto

Phone: +351 226 05 60 00

Email: Unavailable

Web: https://www.seminariodevilar.pt

Towns

Vilarinho

Town: Santo Tirso

Povince: Santo Tirso

Population: 4.036

Oporto

Town: Oporto

Povince: Norte de Portugal

Population: 297.559