Walk location:   A short walk (2 hrs) on Wednesday in the countryside in the area of Macarca and Raposos; between Alfeizerâo and Famalicâo.

Author:   John.

Total distance: 4352 m
Max elevation: 164 m
Min elevation: 31 m
Total climbing: 149 m
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The walk:   The walk follows a fairly steep track up a valley, to Raposos; we walk to the edge of the village along a quiet road, with good views to the sea, then through cultivated fields and orchards before descending through the same valley, returning to Macarca. Parts of the ascent up the valley are steep and, in wet weather, there will be muddy stretches on the slope.

Timing:   The walk is about 5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car Meeting Point:   We meet at the Pão do Ló café, Alfeizerão (next to the petrol station) at 10:15 am. See the notes below for directions to the café.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude  39°29’52.97″N   Longitude   9° 5’44.25″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude  39.498047°        Longitude  -9.095625°

Walk Start Point:   We drive to Marcarca and park in a cul-de-sac near to the motorway bridge.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude 39°31’3.87″N     Longitude   9° 5’20.43″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude 39.517741°        Longitude  -9.089009°

NB.  The one or 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:  Coffee can be taken at the end of the walk.

Notes:   Directions to Pão do Lô café:

From Caldas da Rainha take the N8 or A8 northwards.

From the N8 turn left under the motorway flyover signed Alfeizerão. At the motorway roundabout go straight across.

From the A8 turn right at the motorway roundabout.

After about 100metres take second turning left; after the turn you will see a petrol station ahead on the right hand side. The café is next door. Ignore the café with the same name on your right hand side as you turn.

From São Martinho drive through Alfeizerão and turn right at the Pão do Ló café on the left hand side. You will see a horse riding centre on the left as you leave the centre of Alfeizerão. After the turn you will see a petrol station ahead on the right hand side. The café is next door.

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

Last walked: 25/07/18


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