Walk location: A linear walk from Cadarroeira on the ridge down to Alfeizerão.
The Walk: The walk follows quiet roads and tracks through the villages of Cadarroeira and Casal Pardo then descends via a wooded track to Alfeizerão. The wooded track will be overgrown in places and muddy so good shoes are recommended. There are fine views of the coast and inland towards the Serra dos Candeeiros. There are gentle, undulating tracks/roads at the start followed by a long gentle descent to Alfeizerão.
In wet weather there may be soft mud and puddles in places and some long undergrowth.
Timing: The walk is 5.5 km, about 2 hours
Max elevation: 160 m
Min elevation: 12 m
Total climbing: 107 m
Car Meeting Point: The car park of the Pão do Ló café, close to the Alfeizerão A8 (IC1) autoestrada exit, at 10:15 am. See the Notes section below for directions.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°29’52.97″N Longitude 09° 5’44.25″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.498047° Longitude -9.095625°
Walk Start Point: The café Vale do Moinho in Cadarroeira.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°29’36.04″N Longitude 9° 4’56.22″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.493343° Longitude -9.082282°
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: Pão do Ló café.
Notes: Directions to Pão do Ló café:
From Caldas da Rainha take the N8 or A8 to 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 contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.
Last walked: 03/12/2017