Each week up to two walks are organised in the Silver coast region of Portugal.
Every Wednesday we hold a short walk (max 7 km) and on alternate Fridays we hold a long walk (10 to 20 km).
Everyone is welcome to join a walk, you can do a voluntary donation to cover costs of organisation.
People walk at their own risk. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under control. In summer time we normally start at 10:00, in winter time normally at 10:30. Of course you can do the walks on your own as well. Just download the gpx file.
A short walk along part of the south side of the Óbidos lagoon
We follow a track along the edge of the lagoon through mud flats and turn inland to pass an airfield. After a short stretch of road a footpath takes us back to the lagoon edge and we retrace our steps back to the start point.
The tracks are completely firm and flat apart from a short ascent to a picnic spot near the end of the walk.
Ensure you have protection from mosquitoes if needed. Bring your binoculars if you want to observe any birds.
The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 2.25 hrs, plus extra for coffee.
Car meeting and start point
100m along a track which joins the road on the lagoon side of Arelho.
NB. The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point. If you need directions, click on the flag to display the flag text and click on the itinéraire link to open Google Maps
The walk is initially on the flat, and then starts a medium ascent on the edge of the ridge.
The walk is initially on the flat, and then starts a medium ascent on the edge of the ridge. Once on top of the ridge we walk to the edge of the amphitheatre, see photo above, with excellent views down the steep slope. We make a further, steep climb and then descend via a track into a valley and return to the start point.
The walk is about 10 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hrs.
Car meeting and start point
A lay-by on the right side (N243) opposite a left turn to Alcaria
The area covered by the walks ranges from Paredes in the north to Monte Junto in the South and from the Serra dos Candeeiros in the east to the coast in the west.
Our regular walkers are from a variety of countries: Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, United States of America, Italy but the common language is English.
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The walk leader accepts no responsibility for any events, illnesses or accidents that occur during the walk. It is the responsibility of each walker to ensure he/she is fit to complete the walk. Walkers walk at their own risk.
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