Cabo Sardão (ST)
Highlights of this Circuit:
- – Cabo Sardão with its mythical lighthouse and the stunning stork nests on the cliffs. The lighthouse can be visited on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 5 pm.
- – A stop at Zambujeira do Mar near the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Mar is a must.
- – After leaving Zambujeira do Mar, at the end of the climb stop and look back. This is one of the most beautiful views of this town!
- – Barca’s entrance and its fishing port.
10 Km . Malavado
13 Km – Fataca
22 Km – Cavaleiro
33 Km – the entrance of Barca
36 Km – Zambujeira do Mar.
40 Km – Carvalhal Beach (beach support).
44 Km – Brejão (in the vicinity).
The route has several crossings with the national roads N120 and N393-1 and with numerous municipal roads that can have heavy traffic, particularly in the Summer high season (July-August).
The path along the coast after Cabe Sardão has a lot of sand in some places and coincides with the very popular and busy Rota Vicentina Fisherman’s Trail.
We therefore recommend that you pay extra attention because of the risk of unexpected areas of and the probable presence of walkers.
The first single track takes place in a flat area on the edge of irrigation channel and the second, near the end of the course, is downhill and crosses a small park where you can come across people walking. It is advisable to moderate your speed there and give priority to pedestrians.