Camino Portugués: Stage 16
Vilarinho – Barcelos (27,3 km)
If you start in vilarinho you juts have to walk approximately 16.5 kilometres to get to Barcelos, so you could enjoy the journey.
You will start in Ponte de Ave street and then you will go to D. Zameiro bridge. After crossing this bridge you will continue through Largo de Nossa senhora da ajuda to get to the N306. Once you get here you will have to turn right after a crossing, you will have to continue through Camélias street to get to the Capela de São Mamede chapel. Then you will have to turn right again through São Mamede street and cross estalagem das Pulgas an old pilgrim’s accommodation. You are near the Mosteiro de São Simão da Junqueira monastery, built in the 11 century before the appearance of the Kingdom of Portugal. After crossing the this establishment you will have to continue towards Arcos bridge where you will have to turn left crossing a church to get to Agoladas through the left.
Here is where you will enter in the national road and continue through the left during some metres to get to a turn away where you should turn right towards Bargonha and Igreja de São Pedro de Rates church. This roman church is located next to the Ave river; it is one of the most important Benedictine monasteries in the country. Then you will have to turn right towards Real de Cima and Real de Baixo.
Then you will have to get again to the N306, walking through its left side and crodding Chouzelas, Rua Nove and Silgueiros. Then you will have to turn left crossing a church and then going through M555. You will go through Pontegãos, Monte de Cima, Fulões, Vila Chã, Porto Carreiro, Santa Cruz and Mercedes, and finally through Barcelinhos.
To get to this last village you will have to cross Barcelos medieval bridge. It is the end of today’s stage. Here you will enjoy all the wonderful monuments.
What to see
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What to eat
- Papas de Sarrabulho (typical Portuguese dish mainly made with pork’s blood, flour and pork meat)
- Sopa Verde soup (mainly made with vegetables potatoes and chorizo)
- Écleres (typical pastries)
- Typical wine
Bear in mind
You can stay more than one night in this village because there are lots of things that you could do and visit. This stage does not pose any additional difficulties for cyclists or people with mobility.What to see
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