Walk location: This is a long walk (3 hrs, 10km) along the valley, inland from Alfeizerão.
Max elevation: 113 m
Min elevation: 13 m
Total climbing: 414 m
The Walk: The walk follows the valley of the river Alfeizerão, then a detour uphill to the village of Mosqueiros. The path descends to the river valley and we continue upstream, crossing the river near to Casal Velho and following the river back to Alfeizerão.
There are two sections of quiet road walking.
NB the last time we did this walk the bridge was down a Casal Velho so we had to make a diversion. Following the walk in the reverse sense and making a new route to Mosqueiros should be investigated.
Timing: The walk is about 11 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs.
Car Meeting Point: The car park of the Pão do Ló café, close to the Alfeizerão A8 autoestrada exit, at 09:30 am. See the Notes section below for directions.
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: The same as the car meeting point.
Coffee Stop: We can stop for a drink in Mosqueiros.
Notes: Directions to Pão do Ló 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 as you turn.
From São Martinho drive through Alfeizerão and turn right at the Pão do Ló café on the left. 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.
Contacts: See the walks’ email for telephone contact or send an email from the web site.
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