Day 6: Vila Praia de Ancora to A Guarda your last day in Portugal
On day 6 Vila Praia de Ancora to A Guarda you again have the choice of two routes. From Moledo to Caminha the official Camino runs along a road. The optional path, a more gentle option, runs along the coast through pine bush.
Caminha is a medieval town situated on the Portuguese Minho riverside. Take some time out to admire Torre do Relogio, medieval gate and Igreja Matriz before you board the ferry to Spain!
Depending on the tides the ferry departs hourly(none on Mondays). Ticket price is about 1.50 to 2 Euro (not included in the pack). If the ferry is not sailing due to the tides there is always a fisherman with a small fishing boat ready to transport pilgrims. Generally charging around 5 Euro.
As you cross the border into Spain (Central Europe Time), make sure you change the time on your devices.
Heading to A Guarda along the ocean shore, you’ll walk around Santa Tegra a hill fort with ruins of an ancient Castro-Celtic settlement. Looking to the horizon is Galicia and behind you the Portuguese coastline. Here you can see how far you have come with spectacular views.
In A Guarda a visit to Praza do Relo and Santa Maria churches are especially nice.