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If you have any questions on how to go from Porto to Spain ( east wards ) or all the way to France or any comments feel free to write to me at [email protected] ( updated on Aug 13 2014 ) ** For people trying to go from Porto and enter France as fast as possible. Go to the second Gas station, catch a hitch hike in the direction of Viseu and then get dropped at any Gas Station and then look out for cars and Portugese Trucks which are going to France or cars that are from Belgium or Netherlands. Be patient and ensure you do not get down anywhere else but only GAS STATIONS. Near border of Spain before the border if you are at a Gas station, wait until you find a car or truck that goes all the way to Saint Sebastian, * Spanish town on border of France or France or Netherlands. you will have to be patient and you will definitely find with a little time and patience . Hitchikers you know this already but always keep hopping from Gas Station to Gas Station. Don't go with drivers to their city center or you will be stuck. Try to get a direct ride to France ( so that you can SKIP SPAIN ) which is a disaster for hitch hiking especially long distance.
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Just get out of the metro station Santa Ovidio, turn left and then left again to look at the narrow road that leads straight to A1 Highway and turns right for going back to Porto on the right. Walk along until you reach a redlight for pedestrians to cross. Now out here don't stop and keep movins straight ahead until road splits, cars going to Lisbon get on the Left ( center road ) . You walk there as well. ( this is not a HIGHWAY but just a motorway so no problem of any kind ) . Walk straight to the direction of the sign that says Lisbon and points to A1 highway. As you walk on a little confused you will see this road goes under a road bridge which is actually the real highway. Don't try to hitch hike under the bridge since cars are at high speed and no body wants to stop over. Walk further on and after the bridge the road turns upwards and left. Keep walking the turn and then when you see fence on the right and you have done the turn, this is a good spot to STOP AND LOOK for a RIDE. Since it is a little steep at this point the cars naturally slow down and there is ample of space for them to STOP and pick you up. You can ask for being dropped to the second gas station or the last one before Aveiro ( both are same ) . This gas station is super awesome and you can easily find rides to Lisbon or Aveiro or even Viseu which is in the direction of Salamanca.
If nobody stops here just walk a little more like 700
mtrs only and then you enter highway and 200 meters on the right is the First Gas station again a great place to hitch hike.
=== North towards [[Braga]] and [[Spain]] ([[Vigo]], [[Santiago de Compostella]]) ===