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.
The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 2.5 hrs
Car meeting and start point
|Carpark behind Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Cós||39.60265391153209, -8.956065502173345|
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
Possibly in the village at the end of the walk. If the church at the Convento is open it is worth a visit.
- Walk leader: Warren Yee