Monte da Figueira
Travel Blogs from Zambujeira do Mar
A full house at the inn as we head to breakfast. Sharing a table with Canadians from Calgary, we discover that we are all going to see the Iberian megaliths with Mario. A bright and passionate young man originally from Mozambique, he guides a group of 8 to three local sites that date from Neolithic times. The henge circle faces east ...
... is new and the people who run it are very friendly and helpful. They recommended a good restaurant last night and again for tonight.
When we returned from a nice Italian meal, Miguel and Maria, the owners of the hostel opened up a bottle of champagne which was a lovely gesture. We drank a toast to them with Gita and Walter, two German pilgrims we met a couple of days ago. The end of a good day.
... on the waterways as the sun came up. We passed fields of tomatoes, cabbages, sugarcane and peppers in addition to many vineyards. Then as the day became hotter, it was a question of putting one foot on front of the other. As a final twist, the final two miles into Santarem was a steep uphill climb. It's an old Roman town where Julius Caesar had his administrative centre for this ...
We went back to Intermarche after breakfast to top up tanks again because the golden rule is if all tanks are sorted we can go where the breeze takes us!
We went North along the coast from Sagres which a National park and is one of the remotest places I've been for a long time. I can hardly imagine that we are scarcely 100 km from the Algarve and local houses are few and far between let alone tourists. Undulating tree covered hills ...
... and bigger waves are the domain of surfers and nature
The 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Vila Nova is the most
popular stretch of Portugal’s long distance coastal trail, the Rota Vicentina,
and I saw many people trekking it along the coast south of Vila Nova de
Milfontes. I considered the possibility of doing the trek over 4 to 5 days on
this trip to Portugal but decided against it because of logistics. I have a
rather large ...
Other places to stay in Zambujeira do Mar
Alpenduradas, Zambujeira do Mar | Hotelfrom $96