Author name: Geert Franken

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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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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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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Cela Velha to Casal Mota (fam04L)

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Date & Time

Friday January 5, 10:30

The Walk

Cela Velha, across the valley, up the ridge to Casal Mota

The starting point is Cela Velha in front of the railway station. The first part is on quiet roads across the valley through agricultural fields and then a climb up the coastal ridge to Casal Mota. After a short break the route descends by road to the valley near to the river Alcoa followed by a flat walk on quiet roads across the valley fields.

Timing

The walk is about 11 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The railway station in Cela Velha (see notes)39.55310766618746, -9.054858268521956
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

In Cela Velha at end of walk

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com
  • From São Martinho do Porto and Alfeizerão take the road to Nazaré. Pass through Famalicão and after about 3 to 4 km turn right to Cela Velha. You will cross the railway line after about 1km. Continue on the main road which turns to the left; after about 0.5 km you come to an open area with a modernist sculpture; turn left and you will see the station 50 metres in front.
  • From Cela Nova go downhill (in a westerly direction) to Cela Velha which is at the bottom of the ridge. In the centre of the village you will see an open area with a modernist sculpture and you will see the station 50 metres in front. The main road turns left at this point.

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Vale do Coto (mat05AS)

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Date & Time

Wednesday December 13, 10:30

The Walk

Track through open countryside and eucalyptus woods

At the start of the walk there is 1km of fairly busy road walking.  We then follow a track through open countryside and eucalyptus woods.  The track is heavily overgrown for 100 metres then it opens out into a lane followed by a short stretch of road. We return to Salir do Matos along a firm track next to cultivated fields. There is a short, steep ascent as we enter the vila. The last kilometre is along quiet roads to the start point.

Timing

The walk is about 6km and is expected to take about 2 to 2.5 hrs, plus extra for coffee

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Salir do Matos to the street opposite the Junta in Salir do Matos which is on the main road between Caldas da Rainha and Santa Caterina39.427836 -9.097417
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

There is the opportunity for a coffee stop at the end of the walk in Salir de Matos

Notes

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

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Estrada do Facho (smp04S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday December 6, 10:30

The Walk

Walk with fine views along the coast and inland

The walk is through high, open countryside along the cliff top – for most of the route the cliff slopes fairly gently to the sea. There will be fine views along the coast and inland – visibility permitting. The ground is firm, but uneven in places.

Timing

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

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The cliff top near Facho just to the north of the bay at São Martinho do Porto .
Almost at the end of Estrada do Facho , take left the small road Caminho da Gralha, where you can park your car.
39.518342, -9.139331
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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

Notes

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

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Foz do Arelho to Nadadouro (foz05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday November 29, 10:30

The Walk

Nice walk through the countryside

The walk follows tracks and quiet roads through the countryside between Foz do Arelho and Nadadouro. The tracks underfoot should be firm and there are a few gentle slopes

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 1,5 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Parking at the cemetry in 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

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com
  • * Starting point: 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.

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