Section 28 begins in São Jacinto, Aveiro, providing the opportunity to appreciate the Natural Reserve of the Dunes of São Jacinto. Situated at the peninsula’s tip that extends between São Jacinto village and Ovar, this reserve is embraced by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and cradled by one of the arms of the Ria de Aveiro on the other.
As you follow the route along the Ria de Aveiro towards Ovar, you’ll come across Muranzel Beach (about 8 kilometers), which became known aftet a cargo ship named Merle grounded there in 2013.
A noteworthy stop is Torreira, a municipality within Murtosa renowned for boasting the highest bicycle usage in Portugal. Here, enjou the beauty of Torreira Beach, which stretches for about 25 kilometers from São Jacinto to the south to Furadouro in the north. This beach upholds the tradition of artisanal fishing, where colorful boats rhythmically come and go.
To cross to ther other side of the Ria de Aveiro, use Varela Bridge. Along the way you’ll encounter several emblematic streams integral to the Great Route of the Ria de Aveiro. Journeying through Cais do Mancão, proceed to Ribeira do Martinho, journeying past Ribeira das Bulhas, Ribeira da Tabuada, Ribeira do Nacinho, and Ribeira do Mourão.
Continuing on, your path takes you to Sargassal. Only 5 kilometres separate you from Ovar, where this section ends.
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