Famalicão

São Martinho to Macarca (smp05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday February 7, 10:30

The Walk

From São Martinho do Porto, on sandy tracks towards Macarca and return

The walk is mainly along sandy tracks, with loose sand in places, but expect some muddy spots after rain. The walking is on flat ground, goes through pine and eucalyptus woodland and open fields to Marcarca. We then we walk a short distance along the road before heading towards Vale do Paraiso along more tracks. There is then a further stretch of walking on a quiet road before rejoining tracks to head back to the start point.

Timing

The walk is about 7.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hours.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Plenty of parking along a lane and quiet estate at the walk start point in São Martinho. Coming from São Martinho, drive straight over the roundabout by Intermarche supermarket heading towards Famalicão on the N242. After about 0.5km take the 1st right into the estate, turn left and then 1st right to the end of the estate to arrive at the start point for the walk.39,5170908, -9,1206891
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

There are no coffee stops along the walk.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Denise Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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Cela Velha to Casal Mota (fam04L)

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Date & Time

Friday January 5, 10:30

The Walk

Cela Velha, across the valley, up the ridge to Casal Mota

The starting point is Cela Velha in front of the railway station. The first part is on quiet roads across the valley through agricultural fields and then a climb up the coastal ridge to Casal Mota. After a short break the route descends by road to the valley near to the river Alcoa followed by a flat walk on quiet roads across the valley fields.

Timing

The walk is about 11 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The railway station in Cela Velha (see notes)39.55310766618746, -9.054858268521956
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

In Cela Velha at end of walk

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com
  • 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.

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Famalicão to Macarca (fam04S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday November 22, 10:30

The Walk

From Famalicão, on sandy tracks towards Macarca and return

The walk is along sandy tracks, with loose sand in places, but expect some muddy spots. The walking is on flat ground, goes through pine and eucalyptus woodland and open fields to Marcarca where we cross the road to return to Famalicão. There is some quiet road walking.

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 1,45 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Big parking place next to the cemetery which lies just behind the farmácia. Coming from São Martinho or Alfeizerão the farmácia is on the right hand side at the beginning of the village of Famalicão. You may see the cemetery as you enter Famalicão about 100 metres back from the main road.39.534269 -9.083181
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Coffee can be obtained at the end of the walk in Famalicão

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com

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Famalicão to Serra de Pescaria and back (fam05S)

Famalicão to Serra de Pescaria and back (fam05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 27 September, 10:00

The Walk

A short walk from Famalicão on the shrubby slopes of Serra de Pescaria

The walk is along beaten-earth tracks and a stretch of quiet road. The countryside is hilly with a long ascent at the start and one fairly steep, shorter section. The countryside is open with low shrubs and some pine and eucalyptus trees. In wet weather some of the tracks may be muddy and slippery. Bring your poles and wear waterproof shoes.

Timing

The walk is about 6,5 km and is expected to take about 1,5 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
At the big parking place next to the cemetery which lies just behind the farmácia of Famalicão*
39.533936, -9.083311
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Coffee can be obtained at the end of the walk in Famalicão

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com
  • * Coming from São Martinho or Alfeizerão the farmácia is on the right hand side at the beginning of the village of Famalicão; the turn into the parking area is about 50 metres before the farmácia. You may see the cemetery as you enter Famalicão about 100 metres back from the main road.

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Famalicão – Circle to Rebolo & Back (fam02S)

Famalicão – Circle to Rebolo & Back (fam02S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday September 6, 2023 10:00

Famalicão

The Walk

From Famalicão, rollercoaster to Rebolo & back

The walk starts along quiet roads, before crossing the motorway and transitioning to sandy tracks. The route is then a bit of a rollercoaster ride up and down hills which are steep in a few places. Poles are recommended for those who need them, and if it’s wet the lanes may become muddy so good walking footwear would be advised. We are surrounded by pine and eucalyptus woodland and later follow the motorway for a while on route to Rebolo. Then we cross back over the motorway and follow a quiet road and tracks back to the start point.

Timing

The walk is about 8 km and is expected to take about 2.25hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
At the big parking place next to the Famalicão  cemetery which lies just behind the farmácia. Coming from Sao Martinho or Alfeizerão the farmácia is on the right hand side before you reach the centre of the village of Famalicão. You should take a right turn off the main road about 30 metres before the farmácia. You may see the cemetery as you enter Famalicão about 100 metres back from the main road.39.534269, -9.083181
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Map

NB.  Distance on the map is not displayed 100% correct. The walk is around 8km. The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.

Coffee Stop

In Famalicão at the end of the walk

Notes

  • Walk leader: Mike Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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Serra Pescaria and Venda Nova (pes16S)

Title:  A ridge walk overlooking the sea north of São Martinho do Porto

Originator:  John

The Walk:  The first half of the walk is on the land side of the coastal ridge and follows tracks and quiet roads.  For the second half we join the sea side of the coastal ridge with fine views inland and along the coast.  This section has gentle, uphill ascents and follows tracks.  In wet weather there will be muddy spots and wet undergrowth.

Timing:  The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs.

 

 

Car Meeting Point:  

We meet at a roadside parking place just north of a café (Padaria 33) at 10:00 am; it’s about 100 metres before the cross-roads in Serra Pescaria.

Deg, Min, Secs:   Latitude  39°32’56.33″N   Longitude 9° 5’45.04″W
Decimal Deg:      Latitude  39.548981°        Longitude -9.095844°

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.  You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.

Coffee Stop:   There is a café at the walk end – they would appreciate your purchase of a drink.

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

Last walked:  19/02/20.

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Woodland walk at Macarca and Val Paraíso (fam14S)

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

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Serra Pescaria, cliffs & Famalicâo (pes01L)

Long Walk: Serra Pescaria, cliffs & Famalicâo

(pes01L)

1st April 2016

Walk location: The walk is on the cliffs and in the countryside around Serra da Pescaria which lies near the coast between São Martinho and Nazaré.

Car Meeting Point: Meet at 09:30 am by the open spaces on Rua da Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem, 100 yards north of the windmill with sail “spokes” on Serra da Pescaria, on the road between São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. See the Notes section below for instructions to Serra da Pescaria.

Longitude: 39.548981°; 39.548981°

Latitude: -9.095844°; -9.095844°

Walk Start Point: The same as the car meeting point.

Car meeting point

The Walk: About 11 km on a circular route on beaten earth tracks. Some steep descents and ascents on the first part of the walk with views along the coast. On the land side of the ridge we descend towards Famalicão, but pass to the north of the Vila. The final part of the walk involves gentle ascents and descents back to Pescaria via Bom Jesus. There are some stretches of road walking on mostly quiet roads. If the weather is clear there will be fine views along the coast and inland.

The first part of the route follows a marked walk – PR2 (Pequena Rota 2) – managed by the Câmara of Nazaré.

At this time of the year we will come across some very muddy stretches with puddles. Also there is one steep descent. So appropriate footwear and walking poles are recommended.

Coffee Stop: In Pescaria at the end of the walk

Timing: The walk is about 11 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs, plus extra for the coffee stop.

Notes: Directions to Serra da Pescaria

Head for Famalicão, on the main road between São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré.  In the centre of Famalicão, turn west / uphill towards the sea, signposted to Serra da Pescaria and Praia de Salgado. Once at the top of the ridge, turn left at the cross roads. The windmill is 100 yards ahead of you. Parking spaces are on the right or left, after about 50 yards, next to a white house with green shutters.

Alternatively, from São Martinho do Porto, head up the road with the market on your left, 2nd turn right after the market, signposted towards Serra dos Mangues. Follow the road for about 7 km until you reach the windmill in Serra da Pescaria.

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

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Famalicão, Rebolo & Raposos (fam08S)

Walk location:  Famalicão to Rebolo then Raposos on the slopes of the Vale de Cela.

Originator:  John

The Walk:  The walk is along beaten-earth tracks and rough ground which may be wet or muddy and possibly overgrown in places. We make a fairly steep climb towards Raposos followed by a short steep descent back to the valley. There is a short section of quiet road walking. Bring your walking poles and sturdy footwear.

Timing:  The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Only the meeting point is shown on the map below:

 

 

Car Meeting Point:  At 10:30 am at the big parking place next to the cemetery which lies just behind the farmácia. Coming from São Martinho or Alfeizerão the farmácia is on the right hand side at the beginning of the village of Famalicão. You may see the cemetery as you enter Famalicão about 100 metres back from the main road.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°32’3.37″N  Longitude    09° 4’59.45″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.533936°     Longitude   -9.083311°

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:  Coffee can be obtained 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:  12/05/2010

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Famalicão, Rebolo to Raposos (fam01L)

Walk location:  From Famalicão via Rebolo up the ridge to Raposos.

Originator: John

The Walk:  The walk starts along sandy tracks, with loose sand in places on flat ground, through pine and eucalyptus woodland and open fields to Rebolo. There we cross the motorway and ascend the ridge by an overgrown track. The ascent is steep, but short and is followed by a muddy field. We join a road and enter Raposos. Next is an optional circuit of open orchards with fine views. We join the main road through the village and then make a steep descent on, earth tracks, back to the valley. The final stage is along a quiet, flat road.

Timing:  The walk is 12 km and is expected to take about 3hrs.

 

Car Meeting Point: At 09:30 am at the big parking place next to the cemetery which lies just behind the farmácia. Coming from Sao Martinho or Alfeizerão the farmácia is on the right hand side before you reach the centre of the village of Famalicão. You should take a right turn off the main road about 30 metres before the farmácia. You may see the cemetery as you enter Famalicão about 100 metres back from the main road.

Deg, Min, Secs:   Latitude  39°32’3.37″N   Longitude 09° 4’59.45″W
Decimal Deg:      Latitude  39.534269°     Longitude  -9.083181°

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:  Half way through the walk we can stop in Raposos.

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

Last Walked: 05/02/2016

 

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