Walk location: A short walk (1.75 hrs) in woodland in the area of Macarca and Vale de Paraíso.
The Walk: The walk is through open and wooded countryside. It is mostly flat and mostly on firm tracks, but there will be a short, steep section (slippery and muddy in wet weather) and a small stream to cross so good shoes and walking poles recommended. There is some road walking on quiet roads.
We start in Alfeizerão and walk to Vale Paraíso followed by Sapateira then Macarca. Mostly by cultivated fields and woods.
Timing: The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs, plus extra for coffee.
Car Meeting Point: The car park next to the market at Alfeizerão at 10:30 am.
See the Notes section below for directions.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°30’3.40″N Longitude 9° 6’11.52″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.500944° Longitude -9.103200°
Walk Start Point: The same as the car meeting point.
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.
Coffee Stop: There is a choice of coffee stops near the car parking.
Notes: Directions to the market at Alfeizerão:
Coming from the motorway roundabout into Alfeizerão (A8/N8) turn right – direction Famalicão – at the centre of Alfeizerão (by the Farmácia). The entrance to the car park is about 50 metres on the right opposite the band-stand.
Coming from the São Martinho do Porto into Alfeizerão, turn left – direction Famalicão – at the centre of Alfeizerão (by the Farmácia). The entrance to the car park is about 50 metres on the right opposite the band-stand.
Coming from Famalicão you turn left into the car park opposite the band-stand.
Contact: See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.
Last walked: 10th July 2019