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Câmara de Lobos

Hike to Discover Eira do Serrado Viewpoint (Câmara de Lobos – Madeira)

We arrived early at Eira do Serrado, right in the mountainous heart of the central massif, in the municipality of Câmara de Lobos, 25 minutes north of Funchal, next to the hotel Eira do Serrado, we found one of the most beautiful landscapes of the island, a fantastic enchanted scenario…
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Figueira da Foz

Walking Trails of Morraceira Island – Four Seasons Hiking – Spring (Figueira da Foz)

Bathed to the north by the waters of the Mondego River and to the south by the Pranto River, Morraceira Island is a pearl of Figueira da Foz municipality. With about 600 ha of salt pans, fish farms, rice fields, marshes and cane fields, it has an impressive orniotological richness…
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Hiking in Castelo Mendo Historical Village (Almeida)

Castelo Mendo is a small village of Beira Interior, located in the municipality of Almeida, Guarda district, belonging to Historic Villages of Portugal. If this wasn't enough to arouse our curiosity, the village was classified as Property of Public Interest in 1984. Its medieval characteristics are visible immediately upon our…
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2nd Walk for Health – Verride (Montemor-o-Velho)

Philharmonic Association of Verride organized the "Walk for Health" with its first edition in 2016. Being present in this first edition, I couldn`t miss the second one, a longer hiking route, starting at the Philharmonic's headquarters in Verride and arriving at Outeiro da Moura (photograph above), where after about 15…
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PR2 – From the Seashore to Pedras Negras – São Pedro de Moel (Marinha Grande)

We started the "PR2 - From the Seashore to Pedras Negras" in the Afonso Lopes Vieira Square, near the beach of São Pedro de Moel, parish of Marinha Grande. Its official starting point is located in Vale do Ribeiro Park, at the back of this square where we can found…
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PR1 COR – Cara do Índio (Vila do Corvo – Corvo)

The van stopped halfway up the road between the village and "Caldeirão" (Caldron). This was the last afternoon spent in Corvo Island because in the next morning, after four fantastic days, we had the flight to the continent booked at the lunch hour. We couldn't return without visiting "Cara do Índio" (Indian Face), the…
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Hiking Discovering Corvo Village and its History (Vila do Corvo – Corvo)

Corvo Island is not only one of the most isolated places in Portugal. For those who visit it, quickly realize that it's much more than that. It's a place of affections, shares, stories of pirates and smugglers, cruel stories, sorrows and escapes, stunning reports of a harder life. But none…
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Santa Cruz das Flores

Hiking in Santa Cruz das Flores (Santa Cruz das Flores – Flores)

Goodbyes are easier when we believe that is only a "see you soon". This was the feeling that accompanied me for the last hours in Flores Island. We left Aldeia da Cuada early in the morning towards Santa Cruz das Flores. From the western end to the eastern end of the island, it was…
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Hiking from Fajã Grande to Aldeia da Cuada (Lajes das Flores – Flores)

Fajã Grande is the Europe's westernmost place and that alone was a very good reason for a visit. It was also the village where we finished the hiking trail "PR1 FLO – Fajã Grande – Ponta Delgada", a little tired of the effort it takes to walk in a muddy and slippery terrain,…
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PR1 FLO – Fajã Grande – Ponta Delgada (Lajes das Flores and Santa Cruz das Flores – Flores)

The day dawned cool and cloudy in Aldeia da Cuada. I don't know how it would be in the whole Flores island but in midsummer in a Azorean island is not surprising waking up in the morning wrapped in fog, something that residents have become accustomed but saddens anyone who is visiting, for…
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Lajes das Flores

Hiking Trail from “Aldeia da Cuada” to “Poço da Ribeira do Ferreiro” (“Poço da Alagoinha”) (Lajes das Flores – Flores)

This is our second visit to the Azorean Archipelago. Two years ago we've been on S. Miguel island and now we would visit the Western Group islands, Flores and Corvo. Anxiety grew with the approach of the flight and now with the baby, the precautions and the preparation of the…
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Hiking Trail from Riverside to Riverside (Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto)

There are many reasons to spend a day full of fun on the riversides of Porto and Gaia. By water, land or air, there are several activities to fill the soul with memories and the suitcase with eagerness to return soon. On a Douro's Cruise we discover the riverine areas of the two banks,…
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Miranda do Corvo

Walking Trail of Biological Park of Serra da Lousã – Quinta da Paiva (Miranda do Corvo)

On Father's Day, the women from home joined to conspire among themselves, preparing this surprise without my suspicion. The plan consist of enjoying the day outdoors, despite a unfavorable weather forecast, and also taking the opportunity to hike and to picnic. Yes, simple things in life make us happiest, right?…
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Night Walk on São Bento da Porta Aberta Feasts (Terras de Bouro)

The celebration of "São Bento da Porta Aberta" occur every year during the month of August, more specifically between 10 and 15th when, by tradition, is made the great pilgrimage that animates the region. This town of Terras de Bouro municipality, in the Peneda-Gerês National Park (PNPG), receive a huge influx…
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Santarém (Concelho)

Walking Discovering the Historic Centre of the City of Santarém (Santarém)

I have repeatedly go by next to Santarém, in trips to the south of Portugal, but actually never had the opportunity to stop and calmly know the capital of the Ribatejo. Today was the day. This hike begins near the beautiful market of Santarém, opened in 1930. My eyes immediately jump out…
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Hiking from “Rendufe” to “Santa Maria de Émeres” (Valpaços)

This hike connects the villages of 'Rendufe' and 'Santa Maria de Emeres' in Valpaços county. I start walking on the sidewalk of Rua Formosa, in Rendufe, and down it to find the asphalt outside the village. The surrounding landscape consists mainly of vast expanses of olive groves, chestnut groves, vineyards…
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Hiking Trail from Argeriz to “Pias dos Mouros” (Valpaços)

Who drives the National Road 206 (EN 206) west to the east, about 12 kilometers before the town of Valpaços is Argeriz, seated at the foot of "Serra da Padrela" and full of prehistoric remains. Due to its privileged location, this village of "Trás-os-Montes" benefits from an amazing view over the region. On…
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