Arrifana <> Carrapateira – Historical path

Pedra da Agulha seen from Canal beach, Vale Figueira’s vast sand stretch revealed during low tide and a succession of hills and valleys, confirm the most aggressive and inaccessible side of this coastal area. Upon arrival, a privileged view over Bordeira beach’s sand dunes and the creek that meets the ocean here, in a setting that repeats itself over and over again and characterizes Vicentina Coast’s beaches.

route code type: Great Route
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Small Route goes in Great Route
Small Route goes in Great Route
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number of people: N/D
difficulty: 4
distance • duration (cycling): 24km • 2h
distance • duration (walking): 24km • 7h
start - end: Arrifana: At the parking area on the top of the beach of Arrifana, heading along the road in the direction of Vale da Telha and Aljezur, until you enter on the dirt track on your right - Carrapateira: In the village centre, heading along the road in the direction of Aljezur, till Monte da Cunca, where you should join the path to the right.
altimetry: 13 - 162m
equipment (cycling): Off road bike, Helmet, Gloves, Shorts, Antifriction cream, Multi-tools with chain breaker and dismantling, Two air chambers, Air pump and oil
equipment (walking): Boots or tennis with soles that adhere to any floor , Comfortable socks, Backpack with cushioned shoulder straps , Warm jacket and waterproof , Hat or cap , Comfortable pants or shorts, Clothes breathable , Canteen for water , Bat or stick for hiking , Sunglasses
alerts
Difficult descent: You will need to take extra care on the descent to the beach of Canal. Take a walking stick.
Bring water and supplies: This is a long section and one on which you will only be able to buy something almost at the very end, at km 18.8, in the village of Bordeira. You should stock up in Arrifana and take water (1.5 L minimum) and sufficient provisions with you.
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