Walk location: A linear walk from Caldas da Rainha to Óbidos.
Car Meeting Point: The car park adjacent to the aqueduct car park at the southern end of Óbidos at 09:15 am. See the Notes section below for directions. We will car share back to Caldas to park at the start point.
Latitude: 39°21’23.74″N; 39.356626°
Longitude: 9° 9’29.05″W; -9.158016°
Walk Start Point: The A8 access roundabout (for south-bound traffic) on the minor road to Foz do Arelho. We will park in front of the soap factory.
Latitude: 39°24’23.74″N; 39.406596°
Longitude: 9° 9’21.14″W; -9.155872°
The Walk: We walk along a minor road past Flor Óbidos and then through woodland to the village of Trás do Outeiro. We walk through the village (about 1km) along a tarmac road then follow a beaten earth track to a 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. There are some good views of the surrounding countryside from the track, and later the Óbidos castle. To continue the walk, we descend a long flight of steps and after a short stretch of road ascend a steep road to the town walls. We walk along a track outside the wall to the parked cars.
Coffee Stop: No coffee stops en route.
Timing: The walk is about 8km and is expected to take about 2 hrs.
Notes: Directions to car meeting point:
You probably all know the location of the aqueduct car park in Óbidos. We normally meet in this car park, but the Bombeiros may be charging for parking. There is a free car park opposite (on the south side) which you can approach by driving straight over the roundabout instead of turning left. The entrance to this car park is immediately on the left side as you leave the roundabout.
Contacts: See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.