Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

The beach resorts are still authentic

The beach resorts are still authentic

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The weather is nice, all year round

The weather is nice, all year round

Telhados de Agua

Water feature When it rains the water is cascading over…

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Bowling

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Coimbra

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Grutas Mira d'Aire

The largest caves in Portugal They were discovered in 1947,…

Restaurante Solar dos Amigos

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Figueira da Foz

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Restaurante Pangeia

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Caldas da Rainha

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Sintra

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Jardim do Cerco

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Monastry Batalha

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Gokarting

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Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities This vast and…

Beaches

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Quinta da Vida Serena

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Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:50

Hiking in the Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros

For the holidaymaker who is attempting a sportive activity: Hiking the Mata do Cerejal

The start and the end of this hike in Central Portugal is located in São Mateus and the chapels of Our Lady of Alcanades, about 15 minutes drive from the center of Batalha.

The hike goes through 'forest Cherry Orchard', a wooded area with narrow paths and many different plant species. The route is quite varied and offers beautiful views and is mentioned along the old mouth of the coalmine, Os Polvarinhos. Here was once stored the gunpowder which is used for mining. The tour passes a quarry where several employees daily the big stone blocks cut into various sizes ranging from small to large stones. And no, it does not involve any machine, even just craftsmanship.

For this walk requires good shoes and a reasonable condition but accessible to everyone. Nice touch is that the route is well indicated. The construction of the new road the IC9 makes the route extended from 6.5 km to 9 km. The duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Published in Silver Coast Blog
Sunday, 25 October 2015 11:28

Hiking

Discover the Silver Coast by foot

OESTE, or the west, is an area in the centre of Portugal, and is part of the Costa de Prata or Silver Coast. This mainly green area knows bright light and a mild climate.

The nature invites you for a hike:
The landscape is very varied: ocean, woods, fields, lagoon, vineyards, rivers and bay, alternates with small white villages, ruines, windmills, white churches and typical hamlets. All of that in landscape with beautiful hills, from which you have stunning views.

There are lovely hiking possibilities in the nature park of Serras de Aire e de Candeeiros, or around the Lagoa de Óbidos. You can also get hiking routes at the tourist offices.

The area offers many marked footpaths, and there are possibilities for geocaching.

You can also check our page Hiking routes, we continuously add new routes on that page.

 

Published in Active holidays
Monday, 23 March 2015 13:33

Hiking routes

The Silver Coast is a fantastic area for hiking. On this web site already more than 100 routes are listed.

Please select a place in the menu on the left and click on the route for details.

Information submitted by John Miller and Lies Vermoesen.

Published in Walks and Maps