Unlike the previous stages, today’s stage does not present great scenic attractions since we left Vila Franca de Xira, something normal if we take into account that now we are really leaving the area of influence of Lisbon to reach Azambuja. It is for this reason that the roads dominate the landscape. A somewhat monotonous but very short stage, which will pass in a flash.


We will leave Vila Franca de Xira leaving through a pass over the train tracks and then we will pass under a huge bridge that crosses the Tagus River in the direction of Azambuja. After walking a few metres, the path turns off to the right onto a dirt track, in order to avoid the main road.

We will pass by Castanheira and Carregado stations, from where we will head to Vila Nova da Rainha. From here we will continue along a path and track that diverts us to the right of the road and the train tracks, until we reach Azambuja.

To consider

From the moment we leave Vila Franca de Xira, we will pass through many stretches of road, where vehicles drive at high speed, so remember to always walk in line and on the shoulder on both main and local roads, until we reach Azambuja.

Places of interest

Typical dishes

  • Caldeirada á fragateiro
  • Fataça (typical fish of the region of Ribatejo)
  • Enguias (eels)
  • Açorda de sável
  • Lamprey rice
  • Maçussa Cheese



Hostel Abrigo do Peregrino da Azambuja

Address: Rua do Espírito Santo, 1 2050-329 Azambuja (Portugal)

Phone: +351 914 103 807

Email: Unavailable

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Town: Azambuja

Povince: Centro de Portugal

Population: 6.900

Vila Franca de Xira

Town: Vila Franca de Xira

Povince: Centro de Portugal

Population: 18.442