You will walk next to the train rails and the dual carriageway through all the 24 kilometers that separate Alhandra and Azambuja, an important village due to its church devoted to Mary’s Assumption.
You will leave Alhandra through the Praça 8 de Maio de 1944 square to get to an underpass that crosses the train rail and the N10. Just before getting here you will cross the Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceição do Portal chapel that will amaze you due to its beauty. Then you have first to the right and then to the left and you will get to a roundabout that is the entrance to the dual carriageway. where you have to turn left to cross all the municipal gardens. Then you have first to the right and then to the left and you will get to a roundabout that is the entrance to the dual carriageway.
If you continue straight forward you will get to a supermarket where you will turn right to get to the Castanheira de Ribatejo station. Once you get there, in the next crossing you have to turn right to get to Vala do Carregado. Once you get there, in the next crossing you have to turn right to get to Vala do Carregado. You will cross the Alenquer river through a bridge and then you will continue through the right to get to the end of today’s stage: Azambuja where is located the Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Assunção that was built in the 13 century and that was nearly destroyed in the 16 century due to an earthquake.
What to see
It is important to prepare well the backpack because it could hurt you or maybe be very heavy that do not let you walk comfortably. No te olvides de visitar nuestro apartado sobre consejos prácticos!
What to eat
- Caldeirada á fragateiro (typical fish stew)
- Ensopado de enguias (typical eel´s stew)
- Fried eels
- Açorda de sável
- Lamprey with rice
- Pastéis de Belém (typical pastries mainly made with milk, sugar, flour, egg yolk and puff pastry)
- Red mullet
- Typical cheese from Maçussa
Bear in mind
There are just a few yellow arrows in the crossings what you should do is continue straight forward. This is an easy stage for everyone.What to see
|Towns||Public Hostel||Bike rental||Medical assistance||Coffe bar||Teller||Pharmacy||Hotel||Touristic Information||Guesthouse||Restaurant||Supermarket||Veterinarian|
|Vila Franca de Xira||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Castanheira de Ribatejo||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|