Rio Maior Salinas Walk (RM01S)


Date & Time

Wednesday 24 April 10:00

The Walk

A short walk in the countryside surrounding the Rio Maior salt pans.

We leave the car park and follow a street around the south edge of the salt pans before joining a wooded track heading south. After about 2.5 kms we continue on tracks heading west and then back towards the salt pans. We then make a steep ascent to gain good views of the surrounding countryside. From there we descend steeply into the village of Fonte da Bica and head towards Casal Calado. Finally, we turn onto another track across the countryside to make our way back to the salt pans. After wet weather walking boots and walking poles are recommended for those who need them.


The walk is about 6.25 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car meeting and start point

In the public car park just outside the Salinas de Rio Maior.39.3636853, -8.9491035


NB.  The red dot on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point. You are encouraged to car share if you know other people going on the walk.

Coffee Stop

At the Rio Maior Salinas at the end of the walk


  • Walk leader: Mike Gray
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