São Miguel de Arcos

Camino Portugues

To end of camino

São Mamede


São Miguel de Arcos


São Pedro de Rates


At the beginning of town the camino is unclear and confused by the presence of new arrows taking you along the road. The way to Rates is better along the old path described below. 

Likewise, keep an eye out for arrows which take you to Esposende on the Coastal Way, they are near the railway-line-turned-pedestrian-path which you cross over near the entrance to São Pedro de Rates.

The Road

At the start of town, you will find a small intersection with a tree set in a triangular retaining wall. Turn left here and follow the curvature of the road to the first fork and turn right. The path takes you through farmland and forest and directly into Rates. An alternate route, which is newer, follows the road. 

City Map


Camino de Sant…

Really lovely cafe, situations towards the future edge of the town on the Camino.

Would strongly recommend the ham, cheese and beef sandwich!