The Atlantic Route in Northern Portugal | Portugal Green Walks
portfolio_page-template-default,single,single-portfolio_page,postid-25082,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-3.6,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

The Atlantic Route in Northern Portugal

  • The Atlantic Route
  • The Atlantic Route
  • the atlantic route
  • The Atlantic Route
  • the atlantic route
  • The Atlantic Route
  • The Atlantic Route
  • The Atlantic Route

The Atlantic Route in Northern Portugal

From Porto to Caminha, the Atlantic route in northern Portual follows boardwalks and back roads alongside the wide sandy beaches and flowered sand dunes of the northern Portuguese coastline.


Pass through the seaside towns of Povoa da Varzim, Esposende and Vila Praia da Âncora, all of which offer great seafood, especially octopus. Delve into the architecture and culture of Viana do Castelo and visit the hilltop Santa Luzia basilica.  The last town in Portugal is Caminha, strategically located at the mouth of the River Minho, the border with Spain.



Day 1

Arrival to Porto Airport

Private transfer Porto Airport – Porto

Free time

Accommodation: 3* Hotel


Day 2: Walking Porto (Matosinhos) – Vila do Conde (21 km | 5 hours |Elevation gain: 80 m)

Transfer: Porto – Matosinhos *
Start your Way in Matosinhos and follow the coastline on wooden boardwalks and pavements where you’ll encounter a series of wide sandy beaches, nature reserves and local fishermen at work before reaching the historical seaside town of Vila do Conde.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel


Day 3: Walking Vila do Conde – Esposende (28 km | 6 hours |Elevation gain: 50 m)

Cut through the urban areas between Vila do Conde and the coastal resort town of Povoa de Varzim. You will continue to head north along the coast crossing the Coastal Natural Park and the Cavado river in the direction of Esposende, an old fishing village with a great setting on the estuary of the River Cavado. Admire the views as you cross the River Cávado to enter Esposende.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel


Day 4: Stage 3: Esposende – Viana do Castelo (24 km | 5,5 hours |Elevation gain: 115 m)

Today offers a series of villages interspersed with delightful patches between fisherman villages. You will visit the villages of Marinhas, Belinho, Neiva and Darque before reaching the historic town of Viana do Castelo by way of Eifell’s old iron bridge over the River Lima.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel


Day 5: Stage 4: Viana do Castelo – V. P. Ancora (20 km | 5 hours |Elevation gain: 210 m)

One more day between fantastic beaches and countryside, visiting the lighthouse of Montedor and the fortress of Carreço and Afife before arrive to the seaside town of Vila Praia de Âncora.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel


Day 6: Stage 5: V.P. Ancora – Caminha (10 km | 2 hours |Elevation gain: 160 m)

Follow the coastal path between Âncora and Moledo and then continue to the pretty town of Caminha through the pine forest of Camarido that borders the beach.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel


Day 7

Private transfer Caminha – Porto

Free day in Porto

Accommodation: 3* Hotel


Day 8

Private transfer Porto – Porto Airport

End of our services




  • 7 nights handpicked accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag
  • GPS device with pre-programmed trails
  • Road book with detailed route descriptions and elevation profiles
  • Private transfer Porto Airport – Porto (Day 1)
  • Private transfer Porto – Matosinhos (day 2)
  • Private transfer Caminha – Porto (day 7)
  • Private transfer Porto – Porto Airport (Day 8)
  • 24/7 emergency contact number


Not Included:

  • Dinners; lunches
  • Personal equipment
  • Other personal expenses
  • All item not mentioned in “included”


Make an Enquiry

* Required field


8 Days - 7 Nights

Tour Type



All year



Total hiking distance

103 km

Price per person

High Season (July and August)
Price per person in Double bedroom: 755 euros
Supplement for single accommodation: 390 euros

Low Season (Rest of the year)
Price per person in Double bedroom: 690 Euros
Supplement for single accommodation: 345 euros

Customise your holiday

Make an Enquiry

Atlantic Route, Minho, Porto, Walking Holidays in Portugal