Nazaré

Parque de Merandes de Lagoa do Saloio (naz05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday February 14, 10:30

The Walk

Blue water walk

The walk starts at the Parque de Merandes de Lagoa do Soloio and from there we walk through the woods of the Lagoa Fanhai area. At the end we maka a tour around the Lagoa do Soloio with its nice blue colour water. Most of the time we walk on sandy tracks which is most convienent after some rainy days.

Timing

The walk is about 5,2 km and is expected to take about 1,5 to 2 hours

Car meeting 10:15

PlaceCoordinates
The parking in front of Jorge Vieira shop in Valado dos Frades from where we drive to the walk start point.

Jorge Vieira shop location is as follows: coming from Nazaré take the direction Valado do Frades – Alcobaça via N8-5 , also called Estrada de Nazaré , once you reach a round about followed very quick by a larger one , take the fouth exit and soon you will see the building of Jorge Vieira (garden center).
39.58880, -9.01579
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Starting point 10:30

PlaceCoordinates
Parque de Merandes de Lagoa do Saloio39.61313, -9.01644
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

In Valado do Frades or at the Estada de Nazaré you find a few.

Notes

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

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Nazaré, Pederneira and Sitio – town and country (naz05L)

Nazaré, Pederneira and Sitio – town and country (naz05L)

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Date & Time

Friday January 19, 2024 10:30

The Walk

Trough town and country of Nazaré and Sitio

The first part is through a housing estate heading towards Pederneira.  After crossing the main road to Alcobaça the route follows the edge of the Pederneira ridge with views over Nazaré and along the coast.  The road becomes a track and descends towards the river Alcoa.  After crossing the main road the route follows a flat track towards Nazaré passing through the Marina before entering the  town.  A steep climb up to Sitio follows followed by a descent towards Praia de Norte then uphill again through woods and shrubs joining a road at the Lidl and Continente supermarkets,

Timing

The walk is about 13 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The municipality swimming pool parking area at Nazaré39.609112, -9.061011

Map

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

Either at the end of the walk or in Nazaré or Sitio en route

Notes

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

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Praia do Norte via Estrada Atlantico (naz03S)

Praia do Norte via Estrada Atlantico (naz03S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday October 18, 10:00

The Walk

Nice walk with great views over Praia do Norte

The walk starts via the Estrada Atlantico and returns to the starting point through the woods between the Estrada Atlantco and the Atlantic Ocean.

The first 2 km follows the Estrada Atlantico. Then it will be mostly sandy trails.

Timing

The walk is about 6,5 km and is expected to take about 2 hours with a stop to enjoye the ocean view

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Nazaré – Sitio and then follow the signs “Estrada Atlantico “ , you will drive through some smaller streets but keep following the sign board till you reach a small round about which is the start of the Estrada Atlantico, their turn left to enter the Rua Praia do Norte. At the beginning of that road , we meet.39.61328,-9.07128
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

In Nazare Sitio area

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com
  • +32477516370

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Calhau (north Nazaré) to Sitio (naz08S)

Calhau (north Nazaré) to Sitio (naz08S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday July 26, 2023 10:00

The Walk

The pine woods at Calhau and close to Praia do Norte

The first part is downhill through pine woods, followed by a section of quiet road and then uphill across open land with fine views along the coast. The next stage of the walk is uphill into the square at Sitio, we go along the road which leads to the fort on the headland. The final stage is partly on pavements through Sitio. Underfoot the ground is sandy and then a firm path.

Timing

The walk is about 6.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates

The lay-by on the road next to the Lidl supermarket
The meeting point is on the northern side of Nazaré. Coming from the south side take the road from Nazaré to Marinha Grande (N242). The road by-passes Nazaré centre and ascends a long hill. At the top of the hill you come to a roundabout where there is a signpost to the Modelo supermarket (turn left at the roundabout). You join a dual-carriageway and after 100m you will see Lidl on the right and Modelo on the left. There is lay-by parking on both sides of the dual-carriageway.

39.611942, -9.063856
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

At the end of the walk.  There are several cafés in Sitio.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com

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Circuit of São Brás (naz04S)

Circuit of São Brás (naz04S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 17 May 2023 10:00

The Walk

The pine woods between Nazaré and Valado do Frades

The walk follows sandy tracks through open pine woodland and by cultivated fields. Half way round we pass some stagnant water covered in pond weed – maybe your dog would enjoy a swim, but you may not enjoy the result. There are some quite steep, but fairly short sandy ascents. Bring your walking poles for extra stability.  Some of the paths may be overgrown and wet if it rains.

Timing

The walk is about 5 km and is expected to take about 1.5 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Parking area at the base of São Brás. Sâo Brás is that large conical hill just off the road from Nazaré to Valado dos Frades39.595153,  -9.052075
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

None on walk.  Nearest places are Valado dos Frades and Nazaré

Notes

  • Walk leader: Flynn Wendling
  • flynn@silvercoastwalks.com

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Lagoa Clementina to Lagoa de Meio (naz02S)

Lagoa Clementina to Lagoa de Meio (naz02S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 19 April 2023 10:00

The Walk

The pine woods between Nazaré and Valado dos Frades

The walk is along sandy tracks through open pine woodland and by cultivated fields. The walk encircles a small lake in the woods, with a beach, then we return more or less by the same path to the start point. There is one short, steep incline and the path has loose sand in places.

Timing

The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and Start point

PlaceCoordinates
Side of the road39.599694, -9.034449
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

There is an open air coffee stop in Valado dos Frades

Notes

  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com

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Nazaré Pederneira – Sitio do São Bartolomeu (naz01S)

Nazaré Pederneira – Sitio do São Bartolomeu (naz01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 1 March 2023 10:00

The Walk

A circular walk near Nazaré and Pederneira

The walk start at the Cimitério da Nazaré – Pederneira and brings us after having nice views over the city of Nazaré into the Sitio do São do Bartolomeu forest area and then returns to the Pederneira area.

Timing

The walk distance is 5,5 km and will take 1,5 hours. Normal roads and sandy paths.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
At the Pavilho AR Pederneirense , Rua Caminho Real (follow the sign boards for hotel Miramar Sul , same street)39.59410, -9.06431

Map

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

Some in the area

Notes

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Rio Alcoa and Monte São Brás (ccl01L)

Walk location:  Circular walk from Valado dos Frades

Originator:  Chris Coell

The Walk:  The first section is on flat, farm tracks close to the river Alcoa and a good chance to warm up in winter.  After crossing two waterways and a road bridge we take a steady ascent up to the ridge towards the vila of Pederneira.  At the edge of the vila we cross a main road via a pedestrian crossing and walk through a pine forest towards Valado dos Frades.  The last part may involve some road walking.  Steep ascent for 20 x minutes.  The total ascent is 180+ metres.

All welcome – but expect some challenges

Sorry, no dogs please as there is some walking on busy roads.

Timing:  The walk is about 11 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hrs

NB. The map shows only the approximate route for the walk.

Car Meeting Point:  At 10:00 am opposite the Quinta do Campo in Valado dos Frades.  There is some off road parking just round a corner from the Quinta.  If that parking area is full the road is wide enough to park by the wall of the Quinta.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°34’59.47″N  Longitude   9° 1’25.12″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude   39.583186°      Longitude   -9.023644°

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

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start poin.  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 end of walk coffee / lunch in Valado dos Frades at end of walk.

Notes:  No dogs please as there is some walking on busy roads.

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

Last Walked:  10/01/20

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