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Walk around Cóz and Montes (alc19S)

Walk around Cóz and Montes (alc19S)

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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

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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

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Trilho: Rota das Monjas de Cister

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Walk location:  In the countryside from Cós

Originator:  Jose Palma – from ViewRanger web site

The Walk: 

Timing:  

Car Meeting Point:  

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Walk Start Point:  

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Coffee Stop:  

Notes:  

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

Last walked:  New walk.

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From Chapel via Montes to Cós (alc02S)

Walk location: A 6 km linear walk from Cóz (also spelt Cós) via Montes.

Author: John.

 

The walk: Starting at the chapel of Santa Rita we walk along fairly level tracks in open countryside to the village of Montes before making a steep descent into the valley. The descent has loose stones so wear good shoes and bring your walking poles or a stick.  As well as the very steep descent there are two shorter quite steep ascents – see the elevation profile above.

There should be some good views from the chapel.

Timing: The walk is about 6 km and with the drive to the start point will take about about 2.5 hrs.

Car meeting point: Meet at the Car park by the Convento in Cóz at 10:30 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°

If you are not sure how to get to Cóz go to the lay-by on the Valado dos Frades side of the A8 auto- estrada roundabout (junction 22) at 10:10 am. See the Notes section below for directions. NB we will not wait at the lay-by so don’t be late.  Coordinates for Valado are below.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude  39°35’0.02″N     Longitude   9° 0’43.70″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude   39.583339°       Longitude  -9.012139°

Walk start point: The start point is from the car park by the small chapel of Santa Rita on the ridge above Cóz.

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:  Directions to the lay-by near to Valado dos Frades.
Leave the A8 at junction 22 – signed Nazaré & Alcobaça. Turn right at the first roundabout and immediately on your right is the lay-by opposite to a petrol station.

Coming from Alcobaça, go straight across the above roundabout.

Coming through Valado dos Frades the lay-by is on your left just before the auto-estrada roundabout

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

Last Walked:  15/05/2016

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Ribeira do Pereiro (alc06S)

Walk location: A 7 km walk at Ribeira do Pereiro and the edge of Montes.

Originator:  John

 

The walk: Along tracks and roads with one quite steep, long ascent on an uneven track and one long descent, so wear good shoes and bring your walking poles and water. We walk along a quiet road and tracks through the village of Ribeira do Pereiro then uphill through open countryside to the edge of the village of Montes then downhill to the start point.

Timing: A 7 km walk: about 2 hrs.

Car meeting point: Meet at the lay-by on the Valado dos Frades side of the A8 auto-estrada roundabout (junction 22) at 10:15 am. See the Notes section below for directions.
We then drive 10 km to the walk start point.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude   39°35’0.02″N   Longitude    9° 0’43.70″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude   39.583365°      Longitude  -9.012055°

Walk start point: The start point is in a parque merendas (picnic spot) on the edge of Alpedriz.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude    39°37’41.81″N  Longitude   8°57’30.35″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude    39.628332°        Longitude  -8.958480°

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.

Coffee stop: Local coffee places are Casal de Areia and Povoa.

Notes: To get to the lay-by at Valado dos Frades, leave the A8 at junction 22 – signed Nazaré & Alcobaça. Turn right at the first roundabout and immediately on your right is the lay-by opposite to a petrol station.
Ôr coming from Alcobaça, go straight across the above roundabout.
Or coming through Valado dos Frades the lay-by is on your left just before the auto-estrada roundabout

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

Last Walked:  17/05/2017

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Long Walk from Cós via Montes and Chapel (alc01L)

Walk location:  A 9 km circular walk from 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. One stretch could be waterlogged so wear waterproof shoes. We walk 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 and, in spring, wild flowers.

Timing: The walk is about 9 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs.

Car Meeting Point:  The car park by the Cós Monastery.at 09:30 am.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°36’8.98″N  Longitude  8°57’22.09″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.601862°     Longitude -8.955931°

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:  15/10/2014

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