A long walk from Arrimal in the Serra dos Candeeiros – between Rio Maior and Porto do Mós.
The walk is along fairly rough tracks and some tarred roads. The first part (6 km) includes one fairly gentle, but long ascent of about 150 metres in height. We return to the start point and continue the walk on the other side of the valley (7.5 km) with another long ascent to the top. The terrain is limestone with open views along fairly rough tracks and some tarred roads and may be overgrown in places.
The walk is about 13.5 km and is expected to take about 4 hrs, plus any extra for stops.
Car meeting and start point
|At the small lake (Pequena Lagoa) in the Centre of Arrimal nearby the social centre*||39.492747, -8.876500|
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
Take sufficient drink. The social club at the finish point is not always open
- Walk leader: Chris Coell
- * Arrimal is situated to the east of the IC2 main road, about half way between Rio Maior and Porto do Mós. It lies in a valley on the eastern side of the long ridge of the Serra dos Candeeiros hills.
- From Caldas da Rainha head for Rio Maior and take the IC2 north, direction Leiria. And after about 20 km turn right onto a minor road signposted Vale de Ventos.
- Vale de Ventos is at the top of the ridge and then you descend into a valley to Arrimal. You enter Arrimal at the southern end. The lake (Pequena Lagoa) is at the northern end of Arrimal.
- From São Martinho do Porto the easy route is the IC9 and south on the IC2 then left through Vale do Ventos.