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

Shopping

For shop-aholics If you love to shop, the Costa de…

Portugal dos Pequenitos

In Coimbra you can visit Portugal dos Pequenitos, or Portugal…

Fado

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Golf

The best country to play golf Although it all started…

Tomar area

Aqueduct with 180 arches About 4 kilometers northwest of Tomar…

Bowling

For that one rainy day In Caldas da Rainha there…

Municipal museum of Batalha

Interactive museum offers you a historical journey The municipal museum…

Interpretation centre Aljubarrota

Hypermodern museum on bloody battle In São Jorge (between Aljubarrota…

Palace of Mafra

Palace is baroque heart of Mafra In Mafra you can…

Ginja de Óbidos

Ginja, liqueur with ancient history Óbidos is a major attraction…

Peniche's (surf) beaches

in Beaches

Surfers paradise There are many beaches to the north and…

Nazaré

Probably the most well known coastal village of the Costa…

Around Nazaré

Endless pine forests, quiet beaches and Roman excavations North of…

Marinha Grande

Glass town with English twist Marinha Grande is located between…

Markets in the area

Weekly markets •    Sunday mornings Santana market near Benedita; and…

Conímbriga

In Conímbriga one of the largest Roman settlements of Portugal…

Active holidays

For an active holiday or a just a sportive day The Costa de Prata is sunny, has beautiful historic places…

Beaches

Clean, sunny and spacious The Silver Coast has several types of beaches. There are beaches with everything you need, other…

Welcoming Stays

The Costa de Prata offers a wide selection of accommodations Child friendly places, or a quiet retreat for couples, modern…

Worth-seeing

Too much to mention! Maybe the main reason why the Costa de Prata is so renowned, is the huge number…

Silver Coast Blog

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Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Casa Boavista

Klein paradijs nabij strand Ons domein met 4 charmante vakantiewoningen,…

Villa Limão holiday apartments

Spacious, luxurious and sunny holiday villa The beautiful Villa Limão…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

Quinta da Vida Serena

Authentic Portuguese farmhouse Welcome to our restored, rustic, authentic Portuguese…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

"A wonderfull stay with an amazing view!" Brand new, sleek…

Quinta Antes o Vento

Child-friendly guesthouse in a peaceful environment A stay in one…
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
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