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.
The walk is about 6,5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs
Car meeting and start point
|The car park of the Pão do Ló café, close to the Alfeizerão A8 (IC1) autoestrada exit (see notes)||39.498047, -9.095625|
NB. The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.
Pão do Ló café at the end of the walk. We use their parking space so it would be polite to buy a drink.
- 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