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Stage 3:Barcelos-Ponte de Lima (33,3 km)
Barcelos-Vila Boa:0-2,9 km
Vila Boa-Portela de Tamel:2,9-9,4 (6,5 km)
Portela de Tamel-Vitorino dos Piaes:9,4-21,2 (11,8 km)
Vitorino dos Piaes-Ponte de Lima:21,2-33,3(12,2 km)
This is the most beautiful part of the portuguese camino, which terminates in the picturesque Ponte de Lima. This stage passes through a rural area, although you can see a lot of beautiful houses scattered about and a really well looked after road.
There is a steep slope going upwards between the km 7 and 9,4 which ends in Porta de Tamel where there is an excellent hostel and an amazing restaurant where you can eat. There is another rising slope at the same height as Virotino dos Piaes but it’s not as steep as the first part of this stage.
Where to eat
The best place to eat is the Restaurant 2000 which you can find in the km 9,4 straight after a steep slope upwards, and next to the hostel. After passing the km 9,4 there is just a bar and a shop but that is in the km 28. At the end of the stage in Ponte de Lima you can find all kind of services.
The first hostel you will find is at the km 9,4 after a steep upwards slope. The second hostel is called Casa Fernanda and this one is at km 19,9. This hostel is quite remote from everywhere but is a very welcoming place to rest. Towards the end of the camino in Ponte de Lima there are two good hostels available.
As an alternative option we have La Quinta do Sobreiro in the km 26,6 which offers a bit of luxury or various hotels in Ponte de Lima.