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September plans to walk the coastal route from Lisbon

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gerardcarey

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Camino(s) past & future
CFx2, CPx1
Leaving Lisbon 9/22 for Estoril, Sintra, Fatima, Porto, SdC.
Here is first 10 days/200km to Fatima:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1X1RwlXnlfPhTScpVdT6b4poRVrQ&ll=39.45352475734819,-8.659402949218702&z=10
That looks an interesting route.
Just a suggestion. Out to the coast from Fatima is 'Nazare where Mountains Move'.
The great undersea pulses surge up a deep narrow canyon to rise suddenly to enormous heights before collapsing on the shore.
Here is where the bravest of the brave ride. You'll find them on Utube.
A beautiful beach/holiday spot.
Having need of an injury recovery period I got a 2bdrm unit for 25 euro per night.
Regards
Gerard
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Autumn 2017:CP, Lisbon-Vila Do Conde
Spring 2018: Villa Do Conde to Santiago
ok folks. I've absorbed your thoughts and rerun our route, linked in my blog here:https://canadianinvasion.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/caminho-do-mar/

The route is a slightly customized version, eliminating the first night camping west of Cascais in favor of a day trek thru the park to Sintra for the night, and other changes like that. Due to Google maps limits on waypoints, I made two maps; Cascais to the town before Nazare and Nazare to Porto. Another limit is that Google doesn't show every walkable path so these maps a off in some parks, etc. Most days under 20km, on the water or next to, cool towns, and adding a rest day per week in Nazare and Porto. Total is 333km Cascais to Porto, guessing 14-16 days.
Thoughts?
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
ok folks. I've absorbed your thoughts and rerun our route, linked in my blog here:https://canadianinvasion.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/caminho-do-mar/

The route is a slightly customized version, eliminating the first night camping west of Cascais in favor of a day trek thru the park to Sintra for the night, and other changes like that. Due to Google maps limits on waypoints, I made two maps; Cascais to the town before Nazare and Nazare to Porto. Another limit is that Google doesn't show every walkable path so these maps a off in some parks, etc. Most days under 20km, on the water or next to, cool towns, and adding a rest day per week in Nazare and Porto. Total is 333km Cascais to Porto, guessing 14-16 days.
Thoughts?
I have moved these posts to create a separate thread, so that David's questions won't get merged in the other more standard Lisbon questions. My thoughts are that this looks like a great idea, and I hope you will remind me to watch your blog come late September! Bomcaminho, Laurie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugués (September, 2017)
ok folks. I've absorbed your thoughts and rerun our route, linked in my blog here:https://canadianinvasion.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/caminho-do-mar/

The route is a slightly customized version, eliminating the first night camping west of Cascais in favor of a day trek thru the park to Sintra for the night, and other changes like that. Due to Google maps limits on waypoints, I made two maps; Cascais to the town before Nazare and Nazare to Porto. Another limit is that Google doesn't show every walkable path so these maps a off in some parks, etc. Most days under 20km, on the water or next to, cool towns, and adding a rest day per week in Nazare and Porto. Total is 333km Cascais to Porto, guessing 14-16 days.
Thoughts?
Hi David, I will start the Camino Sept 19th. You never know, we may cross paths
 
Camino(s) past & future
Autumn 2017:CP, Lisbon-Vila Do Conde
Spring 2018: Villa Do Conde to Santiago
Similar route? We arrive in Lisbon 9/20.
 

marjm007

Active Member
That looks an interesting route.
Just a suggestion. Out to the coast from Fatima is 'Nazare where Mountains Move'.
The great undersea pulses surge up a deep narrow canyon to rise suddenly to enormous heights before collapsing on the shore.
Here is where the bravest of the brave ride. You'll find them on Utube.
A beautiful beach/holiday spot.
Having need of an injury recovery period I got a 2bdrm unit for 25 euro per night.
Regards
Gerard
I will bee arriving in Lisbon with a friend 9/19. I am going to be considering your route! Thanks
 
Camino(s) past & future
Autumn 2017:CP, Lisbon-Vila Do Conde
Spring 2018: Villa Do Conde to Santiago
I hope it's helpful. Due to the limits of Google Maps, I wasn't able to put in every single way point on each of the two interactive maps. I think I left one way point off on each map. I have them marked in a notebook. But it's basically anywhere you see a 40-kilometer day, it would be split into half.
 

marjm007

Active Member
I hope it's helpful. Due to the limits of Google Maps, I wasn't able to put in every single way point on each of the two interactive maps. I think I left one way point off on each map. I have them marked in a notebook. But it's basically anywhere you see a 40-kilometer day, it would be split into half.
 

marjm007

Active Member
I am so looking forward to this.
I am looking for a profile map. Is the route hilly?
="David St Augustine, post: 542022, member: 72385"]I hope it's helpful. Due to the limits of Google Maps, I wasn't able to put in every single way point on each of the two interactive maps. I think I left one way point off on each map. I have them marked in a notebook. But it's basically anywhere you see a 40-kilometer day, it would be split into half.[/QUOTE]
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Here is our plan for Lisbon to Porto. The hotels are just examples for distance.
https://canadianinvasion.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/our-way/
Looking forward to following you on this walk. I don't remember other forum member who reported back live on this route, but maybe my memory is fading. In any event, I look forward to hearing how you find it. It sounds like you have pulled together your route from various sources, quite a challenge. And hoping that you are able to avoid pavement and road shoulder walking! Bom caminho to you and your wife.

ps. I think you made a wise decision not to walk from Lisbon out to Cascais, the road is very heavily traveled. Even though there are walking lanes alongside for part of it, it is all asphalt, I believe.
 

peregrina2000

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Staff member
Hi, David,
I am really enjoying your blog posts. I hope you will have your GPS tracks for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps, because I am assuming this route is not well marked.

I spent an afternoon/evening in Ericeira once years ago and went into the main square to find some highly touted local pastries, whose name I can't remember, but I do remember there were two bakeries there. But one of the strangest sights I ever saw was some street musicians in the square wearing Native American regalia (of the Sioux "war bonnet" variety), playing pan pipes and singing "guantanamera." My memory is losing a lot of its potency, but for some reason this image stays with me, maybe because someone told me several years ago that they were still there!

Thanks for posting your experiences, bom caminho, Laurie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Autumn 2017:CP, Lisbon-Vila Do Conde
Spring 2018: Villa Do Conde to Santiago
Thank you so much Laurie. You should really follow my wife's as well, hers has way more pictures and better descriptions. Here is the address: www.USbyus2016.com We don't really know how to record our GPS tracks, but all we're doing is following the Google Maps walking path. It's pretty straightforward and so far, so good. The only drag is that you need to bring a backup charger/Mophie because it does drain the battery over the course of five or six hours of hiking.

Wendy has an iPhone and tomorrow we will try her MapMyWalk feature to see if that records it. Otherwise, it's basically the Google Maps that are on my original post.

The bakery is Casa Fernanda and the pastries are ouriços.

Thanks again,

David and Wendy
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Looks like you guys are on a pastry pilgrimage. :) That's a very respectable thing to do in Portugal, so don't think I'm being critical. I noted on your wife's blog that you found the travesseiros in Piriquita in Sintra, so either you have a good source of tips or a great nose for sweets!

I have made this thread a sticky one because we have so few (if any) good descriptions of the coastal camino from Lisbon. Both of the blogs are a lot of fun to read!

And please don't worry about recording the tracks, I wasn't paying attention to the fact that there are tracks already posted in your thread! No point in wearing down that precious phone battery to perform an unnecessary function. Wishing you the very best, ultreia, Laurie
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Hi, Dave,
I think you are making the right call, audible or not. When I was a kid, my mom always told me "wisdom is the better part of valor," and I have to admit I had no idea what she meant till I was in my 20s in some situations like this. If you are looking for what to do with all those extra days that have suddenly opened up, you can be sure that there are some of us who will have lots of suggestions if you want to keep walking. There are all sorts of beautiful caminos out there, just waiting for peregrinos like you! Enjoy Obidos, are you now going to skip Nazare? Bom caminho! Laurie
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Ouch, so sorry to hear this. Hope you still manage to enjoy yourselves for the rest of your stay. A week traveling around Portugal is not a bad Plan B! And it sounds trite, but we always say it and it's true (as many trite things are)-- the Caminho isn't going anywhere and will be ready when you are! Laurie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Autumn 2017:CP, Lisbon-Vila Do Conde
Spring 2018: Villa Do Conde to Santiago
We return to Vila Do Conde this Saturday to resume our Caminho!
 

AnnBela

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Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Portuguese ( Plan Sept 2019 )
I have moved these posts to create a separate thread, so that David's questions won't get merged in the other more standard Lisbon questions. My thoughts are that this looks like a great idea, and I hope you will remind me to watch your blog come late September! Bomcaminho, Laurie
This looks like an amazing route. Will there be places to obtain the necessary stamps along this route?
 

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