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Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes

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  • Walk past deserted coves and sandy beaches
    / Walk past deserted coves and sandy beaches
    Photo: Laura Paterson, Macs Adventure
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A long day covering the sand dunes area, with lots of walking on sandy terrain. 
moderate
Distance 18.8 km
7:00 h
60 m
45 m
45 m
-1 m
Your first day’s walking is all about beaches, sand dunes and deserted coves. From the rough pebbly beaches at Aivados to the golden sand dunes of Farol, you will be amazed at the diversity of coastal landscapes and plant life on this section.Some tougher walking along the dunes is rewarded by fantastic coastal views and the chance to feel the sand between your toes if you feel like casting off your walking boots!
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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: September 03, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
45 m
Lowest point
-1 m

Start

Porto Covo (16 m)
Coordinates:
DD
37.850200, -8.792621
DMS
37°51'00.7"N 8°47'33.4"W
UTM
29S 518244 4189214
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Destination

Vila Nova de Milfontes

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
37.850200, -8.792621
DMS
37°51'00.7"N 8°47'33.4"W
UTM
29S 518244 4189214
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.8 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
60 m
Descent
45 m
Highest point
45 m

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