Lagoon circular near Arelho (lag14S)

Lagoon circular near Arelho (lag14S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 21 February 10:30

The Walk

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.

Timing

The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 2.25 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
100m along a track which joins the road on the lagoon side of Arelho.39.392359, -9.193294

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

At the end of the walk

Notes

  • Walk leader: Denise Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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Parque de Merandes de Lagoa do Saloio (naz05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday February 14, 10:30

The Walk

Blue water walk

The walk starts at the Parque de Merandes de Lagoa do Soloio and from there we walk through the woods of the Lagoa Fanhai area. At the end we maka a tour around the Lagoa do Soloio with its nice blue colour water. Most of the time we walk on sandy tracks which is most convienent after some rainy days.

Timing

The walk is about 5,2 km and is expected to take about 1,5 to 2 hours

Car meeting 10:15

PlaceCoordinates
The parking in front of Jorge Vieira shop in Valado dos Frades from where we drive to the walk start point.

Jorge Vieira shop location is as follows: coming from Nazaré take the direction Valado do Frades – Alcobaça via N8-5 , also called Estrada de Nazaré , once you reach a round about followed very quick by a larger one , take the fouth exit and soon you will see the building of Jorge Vieira (garden center).
39.58880, -9.01579
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Starting point 10:30

PlaceCoordinates
Parque de Merandes de Lagoa do Saloio39.61313, -9.01644
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

In Valado do Frades or at the Estada de Nazaré you find a few.

Notes

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

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Circuit of Fórnea, Serra dos Candeeiros (sec17L)

Circuit of Fórnea, Serra dos Candeeiros (sec17L)

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Date & Time

Friday February 16 10:00

The Walk

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.

Timing

 The walk is about 10 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hrs.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
A lay-by on the right side (N243) opposite a left turn to Alcaria 39.56888150707948, -8.794270865303801
Optional Car sharing from Alcobaça
At the Parque Verde next to Pingo Doce at 09:1539.546318607024844, -8.970233336428308

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 in Porto do Mós

Notes

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

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São Martinho to Macarca (smp05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday February 7, 10:30

The Walk

From São Martinho do Porto, on sandy tracks towards Macarca and return

The walk is mainly along sandy tracks, with loose sand in places, but expect some muddy spots after rain. The walking is on flat ground, goes through pine and eucalyptus woodland and open fields to Marcarca. We then we walk a short distance along the road before heading towards Vale do Paraiso along more tracks. There is then a further stretch of walking on a quiet road before rejoining tracks to head back to the start point.

Timing

The walk is about 7.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hours.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Plenty of parking along a lane and quiet estate at the walk start point in São Martinho. Coming from São Martinho, drive straight over the roundabout by Intermarche supermarket heading towards Famalicão on the N242. After about 0.5km take the 1st right into the estate, turn left and then 1st right to the end of the estate to arrive at the start point for the walk.39,5170908, -9,1206891
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

There are no coffee stops along the walk.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Denise Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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Venda Nova – Serra dos Mangues – N242

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Date & Time

Wednesday January 31, 10:30

The Walk

The walk starts from Venda Nova (rua Bon Jesus) to Serra do Mangues and from there we descent through the forrest to the N242.

From there we climb up again through another route back to Serra do Mangues and via Estrada dos Chães we return back to our start position.

We walk on normal roads and sandy paths.

Timing

The walk is 5.0 km and will take about 2 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Tv. do Rio, São Martinho do Porto39.536322, -9.111919
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Besides Restaurant Typico in Serra dos Mangues or Paderia 33

Notes

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

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Cela – Casal da Maceda (cel01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday January 24, 10:30

The Walk

Quite roads and forest walk

The walk departs from Cela’s via via a quite road towards Casal da Maceda, then we descend through wooded areas to the A8, which we follow for +/- 1 km. Then we return through the forest to the start point.

Some parts of the walk are on forest land and the use of walk sticks is recommended.

Especially during the first part of the walk, it is strongly recommended to keep the dog(s) on a leash (we pass through inhabited areas with many four-legged friends of your dog).

Timing

The walk is about 7,2 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The parking left from the Centro Escolar da Cela – Rua Gen. Humberto Delgado in Cela.
Please park your car besides the school, there is a new parking lot and don’t occupy the parking in front of the school.
39.535297335328494, -9.043813122930425
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

None

Notes

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

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Bezerra Ecopista – Candeiros (sec18L)

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Date & Time

Friday February 2, 10:30

The Walk

Challenging walk to the Porta do Vento

This circular walk is based on the Ecopista track & starts near Bezzera at the location of the old railway station & football field.

The walk start on the easy track. We then ascend to explore the hills with good views across the valley. Returning to the main track – we walk to the end with views to Porto de Mos. A 2nd short ascent takes us to the feature Doorway, before completing the circuit back to the start point.

Optional-coffee/Lunch in Porto de Mos-after the walk (see info below)

Links-Information on https://www.municipio-portodemos.pt/pages/1218?poi_id=201

Timing

The walk is about 13 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Campo de Futebol, Bezzera39.5533415342963, -8.843611343906826
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Coffee/lunch-after the walk-back in Porto de Mos at Esplanada Jardim

Suggest park at Avenida Dr. Licinio Moreira da Silva then walk across The park & bridge to the riverside café,

Car sharing

CAR SHARE as the walk in the Serra Candelros is the other side of Porto de Mas I suggest optional car share from Alcobaca. Try 08:45? And meet at The car park on the opposite sie of the road to Pingo Doce, BP Burger King and Aldi. (39.5465, -8.9710)

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@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 January 19, 2024 10:30

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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Trás do Outeiro to Chapel (obi05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday Janaury 17, 10:30

The Walk

Walk with nice views over the Óbidos castle

We walk through the village (about 1km) along a tarmac road then follow a beaten earth track to the chapel. En route to the chapel there is a gentle ascent followed by two steeper but short descents and ascents. Bring your walking poles to secure against sliding where the track is steep. There are some good views of the surrounding countryside from the track, and later the Óbidos castle. We continue the walk, descending a long flight of steps and after a short stretch of road we walk along a dyke path followed by 1 km of road then along tracks to return to the start point.

Timing

The walk is about 6.5km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The social centre at Trás do Outeiro 6km north of Óbidos39.385348171191225, -9.170221832194576
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Map

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point. (Ignore the flag in Óbidos)

Coffee Stop

No coffee stops en route, but there is a small café in the village.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Flynn Wendling
  • flynn@silvercoastwalks.com

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Alfeizerão, Macarca, Vale do Paraíso (alf13S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday January 10, 10:30

The Walk

Short walk in woodland in the area of Macarca and Vale de Paraíso.

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 and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The car park next to the market at Alfeizerão39.500742345783415, -9.102987892577666
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

After the walk in Alfeizerão

Notes

  • Walk leader: Flynn Wendling
  • flynn@silvercoastwalks.com

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