Walk location: A, circular walk (10 km 3.5 hrs) in the hills near Porto do Mós – the northern Gateway to the Serra dos Candeeiros.
The Walk: 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.
There is another walk, which follows a steep path on loose rock, and ascends the valley side. I will arrange a walk along this route in the future if any one feels up for it.
Timing: The walk is abut 10 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hrs.
Car Meeting Point: The Intermarché supermarket on the edge of Porto do Mós at 09:15 am. See the Notes section for some directions. There is a 15 minute drive to the walk start point
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°35’56.21″N Longitude 8°49’27.22″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.598876° Longitude -8.824234°
Walk Start Point: A lay-by on the right side opposite a left turn to Alcaria.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°34’7.67″N Longitude 8°47’39.29″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.568797° Longitude -8.794247°
From Porto do Mós take the road signposted Mira d’Aire and after 5.25 km you will see a parking space on the right with a sign board indicating the start point for walk PR6.
NB. The two flags on the map above show the car meeting and walk start points respectively. If you need directions, click on the flag to display the flag text and click on the itinéraire link to open Google Maps. You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.
Coffee Stop: No coffee stops on the walk so bring water and a snack if you wish
Notes: Directions to Porto do Mós – Intermarché supermarket
From the IC2/N1 follow signs to Porto do Mós (you will see the castle). As you enter the town from the south side you will see an Intermarché supermarket on the RHS, next to a roundabout.
Last Walked: 18/05/2018