Labruge - Póvoa do Varzim

The stage of the Portuguese Coastal Way from Labruge to Póvoa de Varzim is one of the most picturesque, stretching approximately 14 km. This section is especially attractive for those who enjoy the coast, offering a tranquil and direct route with numerous natural and cultural attractions.

From Labruge to Vila Chã: Starting in Labruge, a small village known for its tranquility and connection to nature, the path leads pilgrims directly to the coast. Here, one can enjoy wooden walkways that wind through dunes and offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. The stretch to Vila Chã is particularly notable for its beaches and dune landscape, providing a relaxing and revitalizing experience.

Vila Chã to Vila do Conde: After Vila Chã, the path continues towards Vila do Conde, a destination rich in history and culture. This section includes passages through residential neighborhoods and rest areas where you can find local cafés and shops. Vila do Conde itself is a highlight, with its impressive architecture including the Santa Clara Convent and numerous old churches. Pilgrims can take the opportunity to explore the rich heritage of the place and enjoy its local cuisine.

Vila do Conde to Póvoa de Varzim: The route ends in Póvoa de Varzim, known for its vibrant maritime life and extensive beaches. This segment of the path is ideal for those looking to combine their pilgrimage with some beach relaxation and water activities. Póvoa de Varzim also offers good infrastructure for pilgrims, with various accommodations and services available.

This section of the path is relatively easy, with low difficulty and scenery that changes from dunes and beaches to urban areas and historical centers. It is advisable to bring sun protection, enough water, and some food, especially during the hotter months. Accommodations and service points are well-distributed, but it is always better to plan ahead during the high season.