PCO-Day 4: Esposende to Viana do Castelo-25km

On Day 4 Esposende to Viana do Castelo you’ll walk inland.

Passing Antas you’ll cross the Neiva River on centuries-old stone slab platforms, we recommend you take it slowly and use walking poles.

From there you have a short steep ascent to Castelo de Neiva then on to Darque. Here you’ll cross the Lima River across the iron Eiffel Bridge. Built by the famous French engineer who later built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

On the other side, your destination for today is Viana do Castelo a beautiful and historically rich town. Make sure you visit the old historic centre with extravagant buildings, cafe-lined plazas, and narrow streets.

Take the funicular railway to Santa Luzia Basilica where spectacular panoramic views of the town and the Atlantic coast will make the walk all the more worthwhile.

Bacalhau (codfish) and Polvo (octopus) are very popular.