Day 2: Porto to Povoa de Varzim
On day 2: Porto – Povoa de Varzim, the first 11 km is through the suburbs and industrial areas of Porto, most pilgrims take the Metro (ticket not included in the pack) from Porto to Matosinhos, Mercado station, to reach the coastline and start walking from there.
Following the coastline, you’ll find some wooden walkways along the seaside path.
Cross the lift bridge over Leça river to Leça da Palmeira, where you’ll see the tide pool and Boa Nova lighthouse, the second-highest point in Portugal.
Pass through Vila do Conde where the highlights of today are Santa Clara Convent and the 18th century-long aqüeducte. In the town center, there are several buildings and monuments from the 16th century.
Just 3 km further is your destination for today Povoa de Varzim (65,000 inhabitants)
Fish specialities are popular here. Taste the Arroz de Sardinhas (Sardine rice).