Walk location: From Cela Velha (between Alfeizerão and Nazaré) up the ridge to Cela Nova and return.
The Walk: The starting point is Cela Velha in front of the railway station. We walk along a small road to Casais do Espero. In this hamlet, half hidden under the motorway, we go to the other side of the A8 and walk to the Fonte Santa hidden in a small valley. We start climbing the ridge by a dirt road, pass through an apple orchard at the top and follow a path towards Cela Nova. For the last part of this village we follow the road. From Cela we head for Bárrio where we cross the road to Cela Velha, taking a small path through the woods with lovely views. We pass Quinta da Cela Velha before we cross the motorway and return to the start point.
Timing: The walk is 11 km and is expected to take about 3hrs, plus extra for coffee.
Car Meeting Point: The railway station in Cela Velha at 09:30 am. See the Notes section below.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°33’10.89″N Longitude 9° 3’17.53″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.553025° Longitude -9.054869°
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.
Walk Start Point: The same as the car meeting point.
Coffee Stop: Half way through the walk we can stop in Cela Nova.
Notes: From São Martinho do Porto and Alfeizerão take the road to Nazaré. Pass through Famalicão and after about 3 to 4 km turn right to Cela Velha. You will cross the railway line after about 1km. Continue on the main road which turns to the left; after about 0.5 km you come to an open area with a modernist sculpture; turn left and you will see the station 50 metres in front.
From Cela Nova go downhill (in a westerly direction) to Cela Velha which is at the bottom of the ridge. In the centre of the village you will see an open area with a modernist sculpture and you will see the station 50 metres in front. The main road turns left at this point.
Contact: See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.
Last walked: 21/09/18