Alcobaça

Aljubarrota & Cadoiço (alc12S)

Aljubarrota & Cadoiço (alc12S)

,

Date & Time

Wednesday 9th August 2023 at 10:00

The Walk

A circular walk around Aljubarrota & Cadoiço

From the village of Aljubarrota and then the outskirts of the village of Cadoico.

This walks begins with the significance of Aljubarotta to the birth of Portugal as a nation. Aljubarotta is famous for the battle of 14 August 1385 when Portugal first established independence from the Castilian Kingdom. Hence the significance of the timing of this walk. It’s a combination of country and village roads and bush tracks.

Timing

The walk is about 8.6 km / approx. 2 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The meeting/start point is just off the first roundabout on the N8 coming from Alcobaca. You’ll see a garden centre on the right just past the roundabout heading north through Aljubarotta.
There is plenty of car parking on the lower or south side of the Garden Centre (Teciplante – Viveiros de Plantas).

39.564208, -8.9335675
Click on coordinates to open Google Maps

Map

Coffee Stop

For those who wish to take refreshments after the walk, we will covene at The Coffee ” TORCATO ” in Aljubarrota

Notes

  • The walk is rated easy, but there are parts where the terrain is rough – so walking poles are recommended
  • The weather is expected to be fine – so please bring a hat, sun cream & water
  • Dogs ( on a leash ) are welcome
  • Walk leader:

Aljubarrota & Cadoiço (alc12S) Read More »

Alcobaça, Aljubarrota, Carvalhal (alc11L)

Alcobaça, Aljubarrota, Carvalhal (alc11L)

,

Date & Time

Friday July 7 2023 09:00 (!)

The Walk

From Alcobaça through the village of Aljubarrota and then the village of Carvalhal.

This walks starts and ends at Parque Verde in Alcobaca. It’s a combination of country and village roads and bush tracks. We will walk up to Aljubarotta which is famous for its link to the battle of August 1385 when Portugal first established independence from the Castilian Kingdom. We come down from there through the village of Carvalhal and along the Ribeiro do Mogo Valley to the birth of the river Alcoa in Chiqueda and back to Alcobaca.

Timing

The walk is about 12-13 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates

Parque Verde Car Park, Rua Costa Veiga, Alcobaca 2460-028

The meeting point is at the car park on the opposite sie of the road to Pingo Doce, BP Burger King and Aldi.

39.5465, -8.9710
Click on coordinates to open Google Maps

Map

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

Coffee Stop

For those who wish to take refreshments after the walk, we will covene at Parkafetaria in Parque Verde next to the car park.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com

Alcobaça, Aljubarrota, Carvalhal (alc11L) Read More »

Sunset Disco Bar to Vestiaria (alc08S)

Originator – Georges

Wednesday 21st June 2023 . Meet at 10.00 am Rua da Fiaco.

5 km / 2 hours .

GPS Coordinates : + 39.567 , – 8.99

The Walk:

The walk starts at the Sunset Disco Bar (closed for ever) in the Rua da Fiação – Fervenca and from there we walk towards the Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça , following we cross the Vestiaria woods and return back to the Sunset Disco Bar.

Most part of the walk is on easy ground, some part uphill but not too steep.

http://R.da Fiahttps://goo.gl/maps/fmoRCT3Rdhn67rWk9

The Walk:

The walk starts at the Sunset Disco Bar (closed for ever) in the Rua da Fiação – Fervenca and from there we walk towards the Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça , following we cross the Vestiaria woods and return back to the Sunset Disco Bar.

Most part of the walk is on easy ground, some part uphill but not too steep.

Timing:

We come together on time so we can leave all at 10.00 AM

The walk is about 5.0 km and will take about 2 hours.

Car Meeting Point:

Car park in front of the Sunset Disco Bar – Rua de Fiação e Tecidos ( Fervença)

How to reach:

Coming from Valado dos Frades , you follow after the round about leading to the motorway , the N8-5 towards Alcobaça. About 600 metres after the SPAL factory on your left side , you will see  the bord Fervença.

Right after , there is a sign for Your Hotel & Spa , enter that small road to the end where you see the hotel at your right side , turn left and follow the road for 800 meter and on your right you will find the Disco.

Coffee Stop:

On the N8 – 5

Contacts:

Georges –

Sunset Disco Bar to Vestiaria (alc08S) Read More »

Caminhos da Maiorga (alc20L)

Caminhos da Maiorga (alc20L)

,

Date & Time

Friday 14 April 2023 10:00

The Walk

A long walk in the area of Maiorga just north of Alcobaca.

The walk is a variation of the PR11 ACB Caminhos da Maiorga.

The route begins at Largo do Pelourinho next to the Parish Council building but we will start from the carpark. We will head towards the fruit fields of Maiorga, continue through the meadows to the edge of the parish, and climb to the highest point in Maiorga: Eira das Chãs, The walk goes through an area of ​​pine and eucalyptus trees until Rua da Ribeira. Parts of the trail are loose gravel and rocks so walking poles are recommended. The walk passes through a vast area of ​​chestnut trees, called Soito, located on the hill of Quinta das Cidreiras. We will then return to the starting point towards the Miradouro da Quinta do Outeiro, overlooking the fields of Maiorga.

Timing

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

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The carpark on Rua de Sao Lourenco which is just near Largo do Pelourinho in Maiorga.39.578511, -8.981187

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

For those who wish to take refreshments after the walk, we can covene at the Pastelaria Fontinha (close to the carpark).

Notes

  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com

Caminhos da Maiorga (alc20L) Read More »

Walk around Cóz and Montes (alc19S)

Walk around Cóz and Montes (alc19S)

, ,

Date & Time

Wednesday 8 March 2023 10:00

The Walk

A 7 km circular walk around Cóz and Montes

“Coz is one of the oldest settlements in the former Coutos de Alcobaça. It was founded by the Phoenicians in the middle of the century. VII BC, who named it Coz in memory of the island they were then lords of – “Kos”, belonging to the Sporades archipelago, near the coasts of Asia Minor. Due to its strategic location next to the existing Lagoa da Pederneira and the richness of its lands, Coz was an object of covetousness. 

There are several places of interest that hikers can visit, including the Monastery of Santa Maria de Coz. The monastery was considered by many historians to be one of the richest female Cistercian monasteries. In this place, the first religious community dates back to the 16th century. XIII.

Timing

The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 2.5 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Carpark behind Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Cós39.60265391153209, -8.956065502173345

Map

NB.  This map shows the original lineair walk. We will do a circular version which is about 7km.

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

Possibly in the village at the end of the walk. If the church at the Convento is open it is worth a visit.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com

Walk around Cóz and Montes (alc19S) Read More »

Bárrio – Roman Tracks (alc20S)

Bárrio – Roman Tracks (alc20S)

, ,

Date & Time

Wednesday 15 February 2023 10:00

The Walk

Points of Interest:

Bárrio Monographic Museum; Autochthonous forest; Villa Romana de Parreitas – archaeological site; landscape over the fields, Monte de S. Brás and Sea; Campos da Cela hydro-agricultural development system

Timing

The walk is about 9 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The car park near the Bárrio Monographic Museum, at the Parish Council.39.5591542   -9.0212462

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

Local cafe to be determined at the end of the walk

Notes

  • Last Walked: New Walk
  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com

Bárrio – Roman Tracks (alc20S) Read More »

Cós to Ribeira do Pereiro and Montes (alc05AL)

Walk location:  From Cós to Ribeira do Pereiro and Montes.

Originator:  Morag based on a route by John

The Walk:  Along tracks and roads with a long ascent and some steep descents, so wear good shoes and bring your walking poles and, in hot weather, water. We walk along a quiet road from Cós, through Ribeira do Pereiro then uphill through open countryside to the village of Montes and continue through cultivated fields before making a steep descent into the valley with a flat section back to Cós . There should be some good views.

Timing:  The walk is about 12 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hrs.

 

NB. The route display may not represent the exact route followed.

Car Meeting Point:  Meet at the Car park by the Convento in Cós at 10:00 am.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°36’7.43″N  Longitude  8°57’22.19″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.602063°     Longitude -8.956163°

Walk Start Point:  The same as the car meeting point.

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start points.  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 there is a good café in the nearby village of Póvoa.

Contact:   See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.

Last Walked:  27/10/2017

Cós to Ribeira do Pereiro and Montes (alc05AL) Read More »

Ribeira do Pereiro via Montes and Chapel (alc05L)

Walk location:  A linear walk from Ribeira do Pereiro to Cós via Montes.

Originator:  John

The Walk:  Along tracks and roads with a long ascent and some steep descents, so wear good shoes and bring your walking poles and, in hot weather, water. We walk along a quiet road then uphill through open countryside to the village of Montes and continue to the chapel of Santa Rita which is on the ridge overlooking Cós. We then follow a slightly precarious walk along the ridge before making a steep descent into the valley. There should be some good views.

Timing:  The walk is about 13 km and is expected to take about 2.5 hrs.

 

Car Meeting Point:  Meet at the Car park by the Convento in Cós at 10:00 am.
We will car share for the 2 km drive to the start point.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°36’7.43″N  Longitude  8°57’22.19″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.602063°     Longitude -8.956163°

Walk Start Point:  The same as the car meeting point.

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 there is a good café in the nearby village of Póvoa.

Contact:   See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.

Last Walked:  27/10/2017

Ribeira do Pereiro via Montes and Chapel (alc05L) Read More »

From the valley to Vestiaria (alc12L)

Walk location:  The ridge leading to Vestiaria

Originator:  Morag

The Walk:  The route goes uphill through woodland to the village of Vestiaria, with some road walking through the village before a long gentle descent and a quiet walk back through the orchards at the foot of the hill.  Points of interest on the route are the two chapels in Vestiaria and YourHotel&Spa.

Timing:  The walk is about 8.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs.

 

Car Meeting Point:  At 10:00 am by the Sunset Disco Bar that’s on the back road between Your Hotel&Spa and the Fervenca roundabout.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°34’2.00″N   Longitude   8°59’27.00″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.567222°      Longitude  -8.990833°

Walk Start Point:  The same as the car meeting point-

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.

Contact:   See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.

Last Walked: 08/11/19

From the valley to Vestiaria (alc12L) Read More »

Scroll to Top