Stone quarries – Nadadouro (foz01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 12/06 10:00

The Walk

Stone quarries – Nadadouro

Starting in Rua de Lareira we cross Avenida Atlantica for a 5 km walk, mostly sandy roads, past 2 quarries and through pine and eucaliptus forest.

Timing

The walk is about 5 km and is expected to take about 2 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Near Restaurant Lareira Park in Rua de Lareira, at the end of the street when coming from N360 or beginning when coming from Avenida Atlantica 1
Consider car pooling, space is limited
39.426, -9.1687
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Map

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.

Coffee Stop

None but we are near Restaurant Lareira where you can enjoye a nice lunch

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoenterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com
  • +32 477516370
  1. Coming via the N360 (Caldas da Rainha – Foz do Arelho , take left coming from Foz do Arelho or right coming from Caldas when you the signs for the restaurant Lareira. Coming via the Avenida Atlantic (direction from Caldas) take the second round about after Restaurant Lisboa, and turn the first left and follow signs for restaurant Lareira. If you come from Salir, then first round about and first street right, follow signs for restaurant Lareira. ↩︎

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Famalicão, Rebolo to Raposos (fam01L)

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Date & Time

Friday 07/06 10:00

The Walk

From Famalicão via Rebolo up the ridge to Raposos

The walk starts along sandy tracks, with loose sand in places on flat ground, through pine and eucalyptus woodland and open fields to Rebolo. There we cross the motorway and ascend the ridge by an overgrown track. The ascent is steep, but short and is followed by a muddy field. We join a road and enter Raposos. Next is an optional circuit of open orchards with fine views. We join the main road through the village and then make a steep descent on, earth tracks, back to the valley. The final stage is along a quiet, flat road.

Timing

The walk is 12 km and is expected to take about 3hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
At the big parking place next to the cemetery which lies just behind the farmácia. Coming from Sao Martinho or Alfeizerão the farmácia is on the right hand side before you reach the centre of the village of Famalicão. You should take a right turn off the main road about 30 metres before the farmácia. You may see the cemetery as you enter Famalicão about 100 metres back from the main road.39.534269, -9.083181
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Map

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.

Coffee Stop

In Bica

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com

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Salir do Porto Headlands / Chapel / Dune (spo22S)

Salir do Porto Headlands / Chapel / Dune (spo22S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 05/06 10:00

The Walk

A circular walk along the coastal path and inland on sandy tracks

The route starts/ends at the parking area across from the swimming pools in Salir do Porto. It begins with a short walk through the streets of Salir do Porto to the access road to the headland. It follows a gravel road on an uphill grade and passes a couple of windmills. Next the path veers off of the road onto a dirt track and begins a doward slope toward the coast. When it reaches the coast the track turns into a winding, more or less level trail and hugs the coastline winding through coastal scubs with magnificent views of the ocean and coastline.

The trail loops around to the gravel access road to the Chapel of Saint Ann (Capela de Santa Ana). After visiting the chapel, the path turns off of the gravel road into the scrub covered dunes and follows a sandy path to the top of the Salir do Porto Dune.

There are views of Salir do Porto and São Martinho do Porto from the top of the dune. From here you can choose to take a short cut to the completion of the walk by walking / running / tumbling / etc. down the dune, or you can follow the less adventurous path in this trail.

Timing

The walk is about 5.4 km and is expected to take about 1.5 hrs.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Parking area in front of the Salir do Porto swimming pools39.500750, -9.151379

Walking route

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

After the walk in Salir do Porto Pools Cafe

Notes

  • Originator: Flynn Wendling
  • flynn@silvercoastwalks.com

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Famalição – Mata da Torre (fam03S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 29/05 10:00

The Walk

Nice views around Mata da Torre

We start in Famalição and via Rua Vale Formoso we walk direction Celha Velha ( Rua da Mata Torre) and keep the Mata da Torre (95 meter height) at our left side for a few kilometers and then pass under the A8 and return via de Fonte Santa.

The beginning of the walk is on streets, followed by woodland. The first part of the walk is relatively flat, the second part we will have uphill and downhill slopes, providing nice views.
Protection against sun might be recommended !

Timing

The walk is about 5,75 km and is expected to take about 2 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
We meet on the parking (new one) besides the entry of the Familação cimiteria close to the local cafeteria, in front of the Monumento ao Almirante Tamandari39.5348, -9.0824
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Map

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point

Coffee Stop

At the end of the parking is the Social Center of Familção where they have a large coffee shop

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com
  • +32 477 516370

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Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes01S)

Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 22 May 2024 10:00

The Walk

Serra da Pescaria to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova in the valley and return via Casal Mota

The route is mostly off road but normally good walking conditions , going downhill at the beginning to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova and at the end climbing back up the ridge to Casal Mota.   The start point is 145 metre and Quinta Nova is 10 metres above sea level.

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The entrance of Trade Winds Villas in Rua da Pescaria, Serra da Pescaria.  You can park on the side of the road.39.555455, -9.086567

Map

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

After the walk at Padaria 33 in Serra Pescaria

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com

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Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes01S)

Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 22 May 2024 10:00

The Walk

Serra da Pescaria to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova in the valley and return via Casal Mota

The route is mostly off road but normally good walking conditions , going downhill at the beginning to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova and at the end climbing back up the ridge to Casal Mota.   The start point is 145 metre and Quinta Nova is 10 metres above sea level.

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The entrance of Trade Winds Villas in Rua da Pescaria, Serra da Pescaria.  You can park on the side of the road.39.555455, -9.086567

Map

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

After the walk at Padaria 33 in Serra Pescaria

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com

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Nazaré, Pederneira and Sitio – town and country (naz05L)

Nazaré, Pederneira and Sitio – town and country (naz05L)

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Date & Time

Friday 24/05 2024 10:00

The Walk

Trough town and country of Nazaré and Sitio

The first part is through a housing estate heading towards Pederneira.  After crossing the main road to Alcobaça the route follows the edge of the Pederneira ridge with views over Nazaré and along the coast.  The road becomes a track and descends towards the river Alcoa.  After crossing the main road the route follows a flat track towards Nazaré passing through the Marina before entering the  town.  A steep climb up to Sitio follows followed by a descent towards Praia de Norte then uphill again through woods and shrubs joining a road at the Lidl and Continente supermarkets,

Timing

The walk is about 13 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The municipality swimming pool parking area at Nazaré39.609112, -9.061011

Map

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

Either at the end of the walk or in Nazaré or Sitio en route

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com

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Circular walk near Pedra de Ouro (NAZ12S)

Circular walk near Pedra de Ouro (NAZ12S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday May 15, 2024 10:00

Circular walk near Pedra de Ouro (NAZ12S)

The Walk

Through countryside near Pedra do Ouro, and back along the coastline

The walk starts through the streets of Pedra do Ouro, crosses the main road and into woodland following well marked sandy tracks. We follow more tracks into some open countryside following sandy tracks, with some up and down slopes before re-crossing the main road and follow a short path back to the coastline. There are good views of the countryside and coastline at times, which of course is always enhanced by good weather. Finally, we descend on a short but steep hill back to the streets of Pedra do Ouro and make our way back to the meeting point. Some of the paths maybe slippery after wet weather and poles are recommended for those who need them. In warm weather be sure to protect yourself from the sun as a fair proportion of the walk is unshaded.

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Roadside parking near Bar Perturbar39.72755915415617, -9.042462720450581

Map

NB.  The dot on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point. 

Coffee Stop

At Bar Perturbar at the end of the walk.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Mike Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com
  • Should tides be low enough, we will walk back along the beach and not the along the cliff top coastline path!

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Foz do Arelho and Serra do Bouro (foz07S)

Foz do Arelho and Serra do Bouro (foz07S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 8 May 2024 10:00

The Walk

A walk through woodland and hills from Foz do Arelho

The walk follows tracks through the countryside between Foz do Arelho and Serra do Bouro. We cross the main Foz do Arelho road two times, but there is no other road walking. The walk follows earthen tracks which may be muddy. There is a fairly long climb into the the hills of Serra do Bouro with good views of the countryside. The final part of the walk is through woodland.

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Cemetery at Foz do Arelho*39.435872, -9.207676
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Map

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.

Coffee Stop

No coffee stops on the walk, but plenty of cafés in the town

Notes

  • * Directions: From Caldas da Rainha, take the minor road which takes you to the centre of Foz do Arelho. As you enter the town you will cross a speed bump. Continue for two hundred metres and you will come to a cross roads where you turn right. On the right hand corner you will see a sign to the Cemitério; opposite, on the left hand side you will see some recycling boxes. After the turn the cemetery wall can be seen straight ahead. Coming from the centre of Foz do Arelho you will see a sign on the left hand side as you leave the centre. Turn left as indicated by the sign.
  • Walk leader: Denise Gray 911581248
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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Walk on Headland (spo21L)

Walk on Headland (spo21L)

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Date and Time

Friday 03/05 10:00

The Walk

A walk on close to cliffs with fine views along the coast

A walk on close to cliffs with fine views along the coast and the bay of São Martinho do Porto. We pass by a chapel – rebuilt in 2020 , and a former customs house. The walk follows narrow paths (can be overgrown), wide tracks and stretches of loose sand. Some of the descents are steep so good shoes and walking poles are recommended.This walk combines elements of other walks.

Timing

The walk is about 9 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The meeting point is along a side road on the south side of Salir do Porto.  From Salir do Porto drive uphill towards Foz do Arelho and at the top of the hill turn right onto a side road.  There is a row of modern holiday houses on the left.  Drive for 150 metres to an open area where there is parking.39.491517, -9.162022

Map

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

 In Salir do Porto, during the walk

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com

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