A short, linear walk (2 hrs) on the cliff top, from São Martinho do Porto to Serra da Pescaria.
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.
The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs, plus extra for coffee.
Car Meeting Point:
Meet at 10:15 am in Serra da Pescaria; by the open spaces on Rua da Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem, (next to the café) 50 yards north of the windmill with sail “spokes”, on the high road between São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. See the Notes section below for instructions to Serra da Pescaria.
We will car share to drive to the walk start point.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°32’56.24″N Longitude 9° 5’45.10″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.548955° Longitude -9.095860°
Walk Start Point:
The cliff top near Facho just to the north of the bay at São Martinho do Porto.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°31’6.03″N Longitude 9° 8’21.59″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.518342° Longitude -9.139331°
There is the opportunity for a coffee stop at the end of the walk in Serra Pescaria.
Directions to Serra da Pescaria
Head for Famalicão, on the main road between São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. In the centre of Famalicão, turn west / uphill towards the sea, signposted to Serra da Pescaria and Praia de Salgado – the turning is on a bend so drive slowly in order to see it. Once at the top of the ridge, turn left at the cross roads (extant café on the right). The windmill is 100 yards ahead of you. Parking spaces are on the right or left, after about 50 yards, next to a white house with green shutters.
Alternatively, from São Martinho do Porto, head up the road with the market on your left, 2nd turn right after the market, signposted towards Serra dos Mangues. Follow the road until you reach the windmill on Serra da Pescaria – about 6km.
See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.