Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

The ad hoc walking group

Moderators: e-richard, Geoff

Post Reply
Geoff
CVO Legend
CVO Legend
Posts: 2190
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:50 pm
Location: Bristol & Sesmarias

Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

Post by Geoff » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:54 am

We did this in March, but I've now added a bit more to it in order to have a 2+ hour walk. It is the other side of the Funcho, a lovely river walk, great countryside and a bit of a scramble up a bank. There is some tarmac early on, the amount depending on how high the river/reservoir water is and thus how much of the track is submerged. It does contain one longish hill, not too steep.

There isn't a coffee shop/restaurant nearby, but we'll be having a coffee at the O Guerreiro at 0930 and ordering lunches, so come and join us there if you need some caffeine....or would rather follow us to the start of the walk! We have never eaten there before, but it looks very promising & I have had some good reports about it.

It is ESSENTIAL that you indicate below if you can come as numbers will be limited to about 20. Thank you. Also, whether you want lunch.

Degree of difficulty : Grade 3 Energetic

Duration about 2 hours .

Start : 1000

GPS : 37.2738947,-8.3141676,605

Directions : Drive from CVO to Silves, go over the bridge and turn right and follow the N124 for about 14 kms , passing signs for Nora and Benaciate (on the right) and Torres/Corte (on your left). Watch out for the O Guerreiro , where we will be having coffee. It is easily missed. It's on the right, on a slight left hand bend, GPS 37.247962,-8.3170429,605.

After passing the cafe, after 500m, look out for the sign " Vale de Fuzeiros and Amorosa" and turn left.

Drive through Amarosa and follow signs to " Passadeuos, Pedreiras, Vale de Fuzeiros".

Go through the hamlet of Pedreiras , ignore the turning on the left to Vale Fuzeiros.

You then should shortly come to a bridge ; park by the picnic benches before you cross the bridge.

Lunch: this is optional, but will be 10€, and at Casa de Pasto O Guerreiro a short drive away......but please note new lunch price policy at viewtopic.php?f=39&t=27800

Walking boots/stout trainers recommended and walking poles.

Usual caveats - all walks are at your own risk, and we do not walk if it is pouring with rain...no charge, of course...I will endeavour to put any cancellation note on this site by 0830 on the day of the walk.

Any questions , please ask or ring 282 380015 preferably between 1800-1900 or 8am to 9am but not before 15 May.

Lowthian
CVO Senior
CVO Senior
Posts: 121
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 12:48 pm
Location: Doncaster & QDP Carvoeiro

Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

Post by Lowthian » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:38 pm

Count us in for walk & lunch, please Geoff. We'll probably meet at the bridge.
Thanks, Colin & Sharon.

h&l
CVO Regular
CVO Regular
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:01 pm

Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

Post by h&l » Tue May 01, 2018 2:26 pm

Please count me in Geoff - Lynne

Geoff
CVO Legend
CVO Legend
Posts: 2190
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:50 pm
Location: Bristol & Sesmarias

Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

Post by Geoff » Tue May 01, 2018 2:31 pm

Please count me in Geoff - Lynne
Just you Lynne, or with Hans?

and do you think you'll be staying for lunch?

williew
CVO Senior
CVO Senior
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:52 pm
Location: Warwickshire and Carvoeiro

Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

Post by williew » Wed May 02, 2018 2:18 pm

    There will definitely be 2 of us, possibly 3 joining you - will let you know exactly nearer the time
    Probably all for lunch
    Carol
    Last edited by williew on Mon May 14, 2018 10:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

    RoseLane
    CVO Regular
    CVO Regular
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:59 am

    Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

    Post by RoseLane » Sat May 05, 2018 9:02 am

    Hi Geoff
    Pse include me for walk and lunch
    Looking forward to it
    Rose

    Grahamandruth
    CVO Regular
    CVO Regular
    Posts: 31
    Joined: Wed May 02, 2018 9:29 am

    Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

    Post by Grahamandruth » Mon May 14, 2018 6:59 pm

    Hi Geoff -please count Ruth and I in for Thursday-walk and lunch.
    Cheers

    Dafmie
    CVO Regular
    CVO Regular
    Posts: 89
    Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:51 am

    Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

    Post by Dafmie » Tue May 15, 2018 5:57 pm

    Yes please count us in for walk and lunch,
    Thanks,
    David and Mieke

    Dafmie
    CVO Regular
    CVO Regular
    Posts: 89
    Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:51 am

    Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

    Post by Dafmie » Wed May 16, 2018 3:32 pm

    Update: We will be there for the walk but cannot stay for lunch.

    David and Mieke

    Geoff
    CVO Legend
    CVO Legend
    Posts: 2190
    Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:50 pm
    Location: Bristol & Sesmarias

    Re: Walk Thursday 17 May 2018 : beyond Funcho

    Post by Geoff » Thu May 17, 2018 8:01 pm

    A beautiful day, 11 walkers, 9 lunchers , Colin bravely came, despite dropping a door on his foot. Unfortunately, the water levels were high which meant a bit of extra tarmac, but some lovely views and some walking by the water:
    Image00001.jpg
    Image00001.jpg (188.32 KiB) Viewed 1192 times
    Then the hill....with Colin resting his foot at the top and wondering if this was another DIY job...
    Image00003.jpg
    Image00003.jpg (234.7 KiB) Viewed 1192 times
    Lovely wild flowers:
    Image00004.jpg
    Image00004.jpg (347.63 KiB) Viewed 1192 times
    and a null-points cistus :
    Image00006.jpg
    Image00006.jpg (139.19 KiB) Viewed 1192 times
    About 2 h 15 mins, then a short drive to the restaurant, where we had a good meal with lovely views , though I forgot to take a picture!

    Getting back to the car though, we did spot this, which is a bit unusual in the Algarve and nothing to do with the wine for lunch...
    Image00007.jpg
    Image00007.jpg (270.29 KiB) Viewed 1192 times
    Thanks to all for coming.

    Post Reply