Walk location: The pine and eucalyptus woods in the Caldas da Rainha valley near Serra do Bouro.
The Walk: The walk is through woodland. There are two options for the walk; one has no hills and is 5 km, the other has a steady climb and descent at the beginning before joining the flat part and is 7 km. Underfoot the ground is sometimes firm and other times loose sand. The initial and final parts of the walk are along quiet roads.
Timing: The walk is 5 or 7 km km and is expected to take about 1.5 or 2 hours.
The 5km flat walk map:
The 7km, walk map:
Car Meeting Point: Church Square in Serra do Bouro at 10:30 am. For directions see the Notes below.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°27’20.49″N Longitude 9°10’51.13″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.455692° Longitude -9.180871°
Walk Start Point: The same as the car meeting point.
NB. The flag on the map above shows 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
Coffee Stop: There are no coffee stops on the walk so we can agree on a coffee stop at the end of the walk.
Notes: Directions to meeting point:
From Caldas da Rainha take the fast road to Foz do Arelho (through the industrial estate). At the rocky roundabout turn right, signposted Serra do Bouro. You pass a quarry entrance on your left and about 1km further on you come to a cross roads. Go straight across – sign posted São Martinho do Porto, Igreja & Cemitério – and after 200 metres turn into a parking area on the left just before the church. There is a bandstand in the parking area. This is the meeting point.
From São Martinho do Porto go to Salir do Porto and leave the main road by turning left after the roundabout to go through Casais do Salir. You descend into the valley and drive through woodland. As you exit the woodland you will see a church on your right. Turn right into a parking area just after the church. There is a bandstand in the parking area. This is the meeting point. If you come to a cross roads turn round.
Contacts: See the walks email for telephone contact, otherwise you can use the silvercoastwalks email from the web site.
Last walked: 06/06/18