Walk location: The pine woods between Nazaré and Valado dos Frades.

Originator: John

 

The Walk: 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 7.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs.

Car Meeting Point: A lay-by at the Valado dos Frades/Alcobaça exit from the A8 auto-estrada at 10:15 am. See the Notes section below for directions.

Latitude:  39°35’0.02″N        Longitude:  9° 0’43.70″W
Latitude:  39.583339°          Longitude: -9.012139°

Walk Start Point: We will drive 5km towards Nazaré to the start point. There is reasonable parking space by the side of the road.

Latitude:  39°35’58.90″N     Longitude: 9° 2’4.02″W
Latitude:  39.599694°          Longitude: -9.034449°

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: There is an open air coffee stop in Valado dos Frades or to Famalicão.

Notes: On exit from the A8 motorway (signed Alcobaça/ Nazaré/ Valado dos Frades), turn right at the roundabout on the Alcobaça to Valado dos Frades main road (direction Valado dos Frades). There is a lay-by immediately on the RHS opposite a petrol station. If you come from Alcobaça go straight over the roundabout.

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

Last Walk:  01/08/18

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