Alfeizerão

Alfeizerão, Casal Pardo, Cadarroeira (alf20S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 26 April 10:00

The Walk

Up to the ridge inland from Alfeizerão

A fairly gentle climb from Alfeizerão to Casal Pardo followed by fairly level walking, on roads and tracks, through several small villages.  There are views inland and to the sea.  We then descend along grassy tracks to the valley of the Alfeizerão river.  Initially the descent is quite steep so bring your poles if you use them.  

In wet weather there may be soft mud and puddles. We will be walking through longundergrowth in places.

Timing

The walk is about 6,5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The car park of the Pão do Ló café, close to the Alfeizerão A8 (IC1) autoestrada exit (see notes)39.498047, -9.095625
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Pão do Ló café at the end of the walk.  We use their parking space so it would be polite to buy a drink.

Notes

  • To Pão do Ló café: From Caldas da Rainha take the N8 or A8 to northwards. From the N8 turn left under the motorway flyover signed Alfeizerão. At the motorway roundabout, go straight across. From the A8 turn right at the motorway roundabout. After about 100metres take second turning left; after the turn you will see a petrol station ahead on the right hand side. The café is next door. Ignore the café with the same name on your right as you turn.
  • From São Martinho drive through Alfeizerão and turn right at the Pão do Ló café on the left. You will see a horse riding centre on the left as you leave the centre of Alfeizerão. After the turn you will see a petrol station ahead on the right hand side. The café is next door.
  • Walk leader: Mike Grey
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

Woodland walk at Macarca and Val Paraíso (fam14S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 22 February 2023 10:00

The Walk

This is a level walk through eucalyptus woodland and open fields

The ground is sandy with one stretch of long grass so waterproof footwear is recommended.  There is some walking on quiet roads through villages

Timing

The walk is about 5.5 km and is expected to take about 1.5  hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
In a cul-de-sac in Marcarca near to the motorway bridge39.518000, -9.089000

Walking route

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 location:  Casal Pardo village and countryside.

Originator:  John

The Walk:  A fairly level walk with gentle inclines through the local villages and countryside.  Fine views to São Martinho do Porto and the coast.  There is some road walking and the tracks may be muddy and slippery in places after rain.  Good shoes and walking poles recommended.

Timing:  The walk is about 5.5 km and is expected to take about 1.5 hrs

 

Car Meeting Point:  The sports hall in the centre of Casal Pardo at 10:30am.  Casal Pardo is just off the N8 to Alcobaça above Alfeizerão.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°30’2.43″N   Longitude  9° 4’40.46″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.500674°     Longitude  -9.077907°

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:  After the walk finishes.

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

Last Walked:  New walk on existing routes.

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Walk location:  Along the river Alfeizerao towards Mosqueiros

Originator: John

The Walk:  

Timing:  

Car Meeting Point:  

Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude N Longitude W
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Walk Start Point:  

Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude N Longitude W
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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:  

Notes:  

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

Last Walked: 24/112/2013

Walk location:  A short walk (1.5 hrs) in woodland near to the village of Macarca.

Originator:  John.

The Walk: The walk is flat and sandy through open and wooded countryside. There are 3 short stretches of road walking.
There will be the occasional large puddle.
If the weather is bad the walk can be shortened.

Timing: The walk is about 6.4 km and is expected to take about 1.5 hrs.  

 

NB.  The two flags on the map above show 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.  You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.

Car Meeting Point:  The car park next to the market at Alfeizerão at 10:15 am.
We will then drive in convoy to Macarca. If there are many cars we will car share.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°30’3.40″N   Longitude   9° 6’11.52″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.500944°      Longitude  -9.103200°

Walk Start Point:  

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°31’3.87″N   Longitude  9° 5’20.43″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.517742°      Longitude  -9.089008°

Coffee Stop:  In Alfeizerão or Famalicão-

Notes:  Directions to the market at Alfeizerão:
Coming from the motorway roundabout into Alfeizerão (A8/N8) turn right – direction Famalicão – at the centre of Alfeizerão (by the Farmácia). The entrance to the car park is about 50 metres on the right opposite the band-stand.
Coming from the São Martinho do Porto into Alfeizerão, turn left – direction Famalicão – at the centre of Alfeizerão (by the Farmácia). The entrance to the car park is about 50 metres on the right opposite the band-stand.
Coming from Famalicão you turn left into the car park opposite the band-stand.

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

Last walked:  17/02/16

Walk location:  A circular walk from Alfeizerão along the river and return through Cadarroeira on the eastern ridge.

Author:  John.

The Walk:  The walk follows the river valley for 3 kms (in wet weather, possibly muddy and standing water) with one steep climb and descent to warm up. Then a long uphill to Mosqueiros, followed by about 1 km of fairly quiet road, then uphill to the village of Cadarroeira. From there we descend along a farmers’ track back to a quiet road with a number of blind corners. The final descent should offer fine views of the São Martinho do Porto bay and surrounding countryside.
The tracks will be overgrown in places.

Timing:  The walk is 11 km, about 3 hour

Walk location:   A circular walk from Alfeizerão through up the ridge and descending to the valley by the Rio Alfeizerão.

Author:  John.

The Walk: The walk follows a fairly steep track up the ridge to join the road through Casal Pardo with good views of São Martinho on the way. Here we can take coffee if not too early in the walk. We follow quiet roads and tracks to descend to Casal Velho with good views inland en route. Then we follow the Rio Alfeizerão downstream – there may be some muddy stretches – and leave the valley, making another fairly steep ascent towards Cadarroeira then descending along an overgrown track back to a quiet road which we follow to the start point. There are sharp bends and a steep drop on the road so watch out for traffic.

Timing: The walk is 11 km, about 3 hours.

 

Car Meeting Point:  The car park of the Pão do Ló café, close to the Alfeizerão A8 autoestrada exit, at 09:30 am. See the Notes section below for directions.

Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude  39°29’52.97″N    Longitude   9° 5’44.25″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude     39.498047°         Longitude  -9.095625°

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:  Pão do Ló café or Casal Pardo.

Notes:  Directions to Pão do Ló café:

From Caldas da Rainha take the N8 or A8 to northwards.

From the N8 turn left under the motorway flyover signed Alfeizerão. At the motorway roundabout, go straight across.

From the A8 turn right at the motorway roundabout.

After about 100metres take second turning left; after the turn you will see a petrol station ahead on the right hand side. The café is next door.

From São Martinho drive through Alfeizerão past the classic car showroom and turn right at the café on the left. After the turn you will see a petrol station ahead on the right hand side. The café is next door.

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

Last Walked:  10/07/14

 

Walk location: A circular walk from Alfeizerão along the river and return through Cadarroeira on the eastern ridge.

Originator:  john

The Walk:  The walk follows the river valley for 3 kilometres (muddy and standing water) with one steep climb to warm up. Then a long uphill along a quiet road to the village of Cadarroeira. From there we descend along a farmers’ track back to a quiet road with a number of blind corners. The final descent should offer fine views of the São Martinho bay and surrounding countryside.
The tracks will be muddy and slippery so bring walking poles if needed and wear waterproof footwear.

Timing:  The walk is 8 km, about 3 hours.

  

Car Meeting Point:  The car park of the Pão do Ló café, close to the Alfeizerão A8 autoestrada exit, at 09:30 am. See the Notes section below for directions.

Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude  39°29’52.97″N  Longitude   9° 5’44.25″W
Decimal Deg:    Latitude  39.498047°       Longitude  -9.095625°

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.

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

Last walked:  05/02/2015

 

Walk location:  A short walk (1.75 hrs) in woodland in the area of Macarca and Vale de Paraíso.

Author:  John.

 

The Walk:  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 Point:  The car park next to the market at Alfeizerão at 10:30 am.
See the Notes section below for directions.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude  39°30’3.40″N    Longitude   9° 6’11.52″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude  39.500944°       Longitude  -9.103200°

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:  There is a choice of coffee stops near the car parking.

Notes:  Directions to the market at Alfeizerão:
Coming from the motorway roundabout into Alfeizerão (A8/N8) turn right – direction Famalicão – at the centre of Alfeizerão (by the Farmácia). The entrance to the car park is about 50 metres on the right opposite the band-stand.
Coming from the São Martinho do Porto into Alfeizerão, turn left – direction Famalicão – at the centre of Alfeizerão (by the Farmácia). The entrance to the car park is about 50 metres on the right opposite the band-stand.
Coming from Famalicão you turn left into the car park opposite the band-stand.

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

Last walked:  10th July 2019

 

Walk location:  A circular walk from Alfeizerão through Cadarroeira on the eastern ridge.

Author:  John

 

 

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