São Martinho do Porto

Serra Pescaria and Venda Nova (pes16S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 13/03 10:30

The Walk

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

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 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
We meet at a roadside parking place just north of a café (Padaria 33). it’s about 100 metres before the cross-roads in Serra Pescaria.39.548981, -9.095844
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

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

Notes

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

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Venda Nova – Serra dos Mangues – N242

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Date & Time

Wednesday January 31, 10:30

The Walk

The walk starts from Venda Nova (rua Bon Jesus) to Serra do Mangues and from there we descent through the forrest to the N242.

From there we climb up again through another route back to Serra do Mangues and via Estrada dos Chães we return back to our start position.

We walk on normal roads and sandy paths.

Timing

The walk is 5.0 km and will take about 2 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Tv. do Rio, São Martinho do Porto39.536322, -9.111919
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Besides Restaurant Typico in Serra dos Mangues or Paderia 33

Notes

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

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Estrada do Facho (smp04S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday December 6, 10:30

The Walk

Walk with fine views along the coast and inland

The walk is through high, open countryside along the cliff top – for most of the route the cliff slopes fairly gently to the sea. There will be fine views along the coast and inland – visibility permitting. The ground is firm, but uneven in places.

Timing

The walk is about 5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The cliff top near Facho just to the north of the bay at São Martinho do Porto .
Almost at the end of Estrada do Facho , take left the small road Caminho da Gralha, where you can park your car.
39.518342, -9.139331
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

After the walk

Notes

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

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Circuit of São Martinho do Porto (smp09L)

Circuit of São Martinho do Porto (smp09L)

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Date & Time

Friday October 27, 2023 10:00

The Walk

Nice walk thrue woodland and coastal tracks

The circular walk is a mixture of woodland & coastal tracks with about 2 km of quiet roads

Timing

The walk is about 10 km and is expected to take about 2,5 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The cemetery in the Rua das Aguas Belas in São Martinho do Porto
39.51134586916591, -9.132364818799944
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Map

NB.  Sorry no trackmap available. The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.

Coffee Stop

In Sao Martinho seafront at the end of the walk

Notes

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

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Sao Martinho do Porto (smp03S)

Sao Martinho do Porto (smp03S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 31 May 2023 10:00

The Walk

An easy walk (total 62 metre ascent ) from Salir do Porto across sand dunes & quiet roads ( 3 km ) to Sao Martinho do Porto & back on the recently rebuilt boardwalk.

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Timing

The walk is about 6 km / 1.5 hr.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Parking area near cafe & swimming pool in Salir.39.50155, -9.15099
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

After the walk in Salir

Notes

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

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Estrada do Facho, São Martinho do Porto (smp01S)

Estrada do Facho, São Martinho do Porto (smp01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 22 March 2023 10:00

The Walk

A walk through high, open countryside along the cliff top

For most of the route the cliff slopes fairly gently to the sea. There will be fine views along the coast and inland – visibility permitting. The ground is firm, but uneven in places.

Timing

The walk is about 5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The cliff top near Facho just to the north of the bay at São Martinho do Porto.
Almost at the end of Estrada do Facho, take left the small road Caminho da Gralha, where you can park your car.
39.518342, -9.139331

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

Notes

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

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Coastal walk north of São Martinho do Porto (smp-mw01S)

Walk location:  A short walk (2 hrs) on the cliff top, from São Martinho do Porto.

Originator:  Marianne de Jong

The Walk:  The walk initially follows the cliff top then heads inland to Serra Dos Mangues.  From there there is a short stretch of road, then back to the cliff and follow the cliff path back to São Martinho do Porto.

Timing:  The walk is about 5.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

 

Car Meeting Point:  Capela de Santo António. Rua de Santo António, São Martinho do Porto at 10:30 a.m.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°30’52.06″N   Longitude   9° 8’22.14″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.514462°        Longitude  -9.139483°

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

NB.  The flag on the map above show 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:  In São Martinho do Porto after the walk.

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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Woods near Val Paraíso (smp07S)

Walk location:  Woods between São Martinho do Porto and Val Paraíso.

Originator:  John

The Walk:  A flat walk through farmland and woodland.  There are short stretches of road walking.

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

 

Car Meeting Point:  At 10:30 am.  Take the second right turn, on the road  to Famalicão, after the roundabout near the São Martinho Intermarché.  Drive through a small housing estate to the road end.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°31’1.99″N   Longitude   9° 7’12.76″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.517220°      Longitude  -9.120212°

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:  After the walk in São Martinho do Porto. 

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

Last Walked:  New route on well known tracks.

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Countryside Near São Martinho do Porto (smp02S)

Walk location:  The countryside near to São Martinho do Porto.

Originator:  John

The Walk:  The walk is completely flat, sandy in parts, through open and wooded countryside and cultivated fields. 

 

Timing:  The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car Meeting Point:  Meet in the Rua General Carmona near the Intermarché supermarket in São Martinho do Porto at 10:15 am.  See the Notes section below for directions.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°30’51.94″N  Longitude  9° 7’38.14″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.514428°       Longitude  -9.127261°

We drive a short distance to the walk start point.

Walk Start Point:  A cul-de-sac at the end of a small housing estate.

Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude  39°31’3.27″N  Longitude   9° 7’12.75″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.517575°    Longitude  -9.120210°

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:  After the walk: there are many cafés in São Martinho.

Notes:  The supermarket is just off the N242 which by-passes São Martinho do Porto. This is the main road which runs from Alfeizerão to Famalicão via São Martinho do Porto.
If you turn left off the main road at the roundabout, passing the supermarket on your left side, you will find plenty of parking on the road going to the centre.

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

Last walked:  22/07/2012

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Country Walk from São Martinho do Porto (smp01L)

Walk location:  From São Martinho do Porto through local countryside.

Author:  John.

 

The Walk: This is a level walk with a mix of track, fields, woods and the local village of Val de Paraíso; with some quiet road walking. Expect to cross sandy or, in wet weather, muddy stretches, long grass and puddles, but much of the walk is firm track with a little bit of road. The walk has only gentle slopes.

Timing: The walk is about 10km and is expected to take about 2.5 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

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