Day 5: Ballugaes to Ponte de Lima
On day 5 Ballugaes to Ponte de Lima starting with a walk up to Vitorino de Piaes, with its Igreja Matriz. Then heading down to the valley of the Lima river passing the beautiful Capela (Chapel) da Nossa Senhora das Neves.
Finally arriving in the oldest town in Portugal Ponte de Lima. You enter into this monumental town crossing the Lima river over an updated roman bridge. The foundations date back to 1368. The charming town centre with its’ cobbled streets and many interesting historic sites.
The local specialities are based on pork, bacalhau and “lamprea” (lamprey), a sort of slippery eel that has teeth without a jaw.