Hiking around the Obidos Lagoon

Discover the Óbidos Lagoon with local guides* in a spectacular combination of a walking tour with a boat trip.

*Certified Geoguide by the aspiring Geopark Oeste (UNESCO)

We invite you to join us on a walk around the Óbidos Lagoon, returning by boat, and optionally also to stay in Foz do Arelho, in one of the hotel units that we have selected for you, and enjoying a fantastic dinner in a selection of the best restaurants in the village.

Take a real “Lagoa de Óbidos Expedition” which includes the walking tour and the return by boat across the Lagoa de Óbidos, reaching where you cannot reach on foot. All our activities are carried out in respect for nature, legal provisions and safety standards, always accompanied by one or two certified local guides.

Discover the history of the formation of Lagoa de Óbidos, discover ancient legends and stories of the people and traditions of this millenary lagoon.

In addition to the rich fauna and flora of this lagoon, marvel at the stories, culture and traditions of these people for centuries linked to this plane of calm waters rich in life and history.

* All activities in nature and all interactions involving organisms in the wild in their natural habitat are dependent on their habits, weather conditions and tides, so it is not possible to guarantee that all items foreseen are likely to materialize, or that the indicated chronology is likely to be fulfilled during the activity.

Among old fishermen’s paths, wet sand, bicycle paths and green trails, it will be a long walk where we will be able to enjoy unique landscapes and observe the richness of the fauna and flora that inhabit and nest along the banks of the Lagoa de Óbidos.

During the walk, we will learn to identify some of the inhabitants of the lagoon’s shores, as well as listen to old stories about events, people and traditions lost in the memory of times.

Due to its characteristics, the route is linear, with return transport by boat guaranteed by the organization and included in the registration fee.

Two stops of 20/30min are planned, for rest and a snack, and a stop of 1:45h for lunch.


The option of lunch will be at the Covão dos Musaranhos restaurant (upon prior indication), or you can opt for a picnic, in which case you should plan and provide your own food.

Recommended: Take a backpack with: snacks, water (1.5L per person), hat, sunscreen, camera, clothing suitable for weather conditions (waterproof, windproof, etc.), comfortable shoes suitable for dirt and sand paths and vegetation. – In rainy seasons, some sections with mud will also be expected.

The activity will take place on two routes of different distances of your choice.

Depending on your will and/or fitness and to allow coordination with the boat, there are two distances to choose from. Route 1 (from A to B) and Route 2 (from A to C)

Route 1:  14km.
Route 2:  17km.
Maximum altitude: 97m, Accumulated: 155, Max. slope: 10%, Min. slope: -17%

Due to its length we classify the route as medium/high difficulty, where it is advisable to have adequate physical preparation and equipment. (shoes, backpack, etc.)

Price Includes: Certified Guide, Personal Accident Insurance, Boat Crossing.

Price: 40€ / Pax
Minimum number of participants: 6. Maximum number of participants: 14
Briefing: 8:30am, Departure: 9am, Expected arrival: 5:30pm
Departure: Foz do Arelho, Avenida do Mar roundabout (39.433413, -9.227849)
Arrival: Foz do Arelho pier (200m from the departure point)

Price does not include: Meals or drinks during the activities, consumption at the establishments that may be visited during the activities.

Hiking, Accommodation and Dinner Pack:

For participants of this event who travel further afield, an advantageous pack was created with a limited number of places that includes: Hiking + Accommodation + Dinner, with special prices, which you can tailor to your needs and which we will provide more information about shortly.

Please fill in the form below to register for the walk, or pre-book the pack, indicating the choice of extras you want so that we can send you more information and prices.

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