Walk location: A 7 km walk at Ribeira do Pereiro and the edge of Montes.
The walk: Along tracks and roads with one quite steep, long ascent on an uneven track and one long descent, so wear good shoes and bring your walking poles and water. We walk along a quiet road and tracks through the village of Ribeira do Pereiro then uphill through open countryside to the edge of the village of Montes then downhill to the start point.
Timing: A 7 km walk: about 2 hrs.
Car meeting point: Meet at the lay-by on the Valado dos Frades side of the A8 auto-estrada roundabout (junction 22) at 10:15 am. See the Notes section below for directions.
We then drive 10 km to the walk start point.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°35’0.02″N Longitude 9° 0’43.70″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.583365° Longitude -9.012055°
Walk start point: The start point is in a parque merendas (picnic spot) on the edge of Alpedriz.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°37’41.81″N Longitude 8°57’30.35″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.628332° Longitude -8.958480°
NB. The two flags on the map above show the car meeting and walk start points. If you need directions, click on the flag to display the flag text and click on the itinéraire link to open Google Maps. You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.
Coffee stop: Local coffee places are Casal de Areia and Povoa.
Notes: To get to the lay-by at Valado dos Frades, leave the A8 at junction 22 – signed Nazaré & Alcobaça. Turn right at the first roundabout and immediately on your right is the lay-by opposite to a petrol station.
Ôr coming from Alcobaça, go straight across the above roundabout.
Or coming through Valado dos Frades the lay-by is on your left just before the auto-estrada roundabout
Contacts: See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.
Last Walked: 17/05/2017