Central Portugal: Foz de Alge to Pedrógão Pequeno

  Foz de Alge might be a sleepy backwater nowadays but back in the seventeenth century this little village was at the forefront of industrial innovation. Long before the reservoir existed, a forge was built at the water’s edge to … Continued

Central Portugal: Ferreira do Zêzere to Foz de Alge

It’s amazing how different everywhere looks when the sun is shining (and you’ve had a good night’s sleep). Our route out of Ferreira do Zêzere was far prettier than our walk in, and by the time we’d left the town … Continued

Central Portugal: Tomar to Ferreira do Zêzere

We arrived in Tomar around half past nine, having caught an earlier train than originally planned. The two-hour journey was slow and the scenery alongside the track not particularly enthralling, but it was hard to grumble at the cost: the state-owned … Continued

Hiking in Central Portugal: the wish list

  One of the advantages of living and hiking with an outdoor writer is being able to stray from the well-trampled routes outlined in walking guidebooks. Over the past few years, the availability of online mapping software has enabled Harri … Continued