The Arrábida Walking Trails network uses the signage system defined by the Federation of Camping and Mountaineering of Portugal (FCMP®), through yellow and red marks that signal the small routes.
This signage can appear on various supports such as trees and electricity or lighting poles, fences or walls, in an intuitive and natural way, in order to allow a full enjoyment of the path, without worries.
In order to convey the difficulty of each route, the MIDE® code – Excursion Information Method was adopted, a tool so that hikers can choose the route that best suits their preparation and motivation.
This method bases the degree of difficulty divided into four aspects related to the route:
If it presents too many or few risks
type of floor/difficulty in progression
If it's flat or has areas where you have to use hand support or climbing
If it is well delineated or crosses off-track areas
Requirement in terms of effective walking time
For each route, the respective MIDE rating is presented, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - very easy; 2 - easy; 3 - somewhat difficult; 4 - difficult and 5 - very difficult), as well as the altimetry and recommendations particulars relating to times of the year, need for specific material, existence of supply points or others.
Find out about these issues and take into account your physical fitness before opting for a route.
SETÚBAL SOS APP
We recommend that you download the SETÚBAL SOS app, a free application for mobile devices that allows you, in an expedited manner, to make distress calls with the identification of the user's instantaneous geographic position.
Calls are redirected to the Municipal Relief Operations Center, which can be extremely useful in situations where it is difficult to provide spatial references that facilitate the determination of the location where it is located and the rapid arrival of help resources.
code of conduct
The network of pedestrian paths develops along a protected area inserted in private property.
To preserve this network and its future continuity, scrupulous compliance with some simple rules is essential.
We remind you that, when you travel this network of routes, you are doing it under your responsibility.'
Stay on signposted routes. Do not opt for variations that may cause impacts arising from trampling or disturbance of habitats
Despite being a protected area, the routes are entirely on private property. Respect the inhabitants and the local heritage
Motor vehicles are not allowed to circulate
It is forbidden to camp and make fire
Keep your distance from animals. Don't feed them. Observe them with binoculars
Each visitor is responsible for the garbage and debris they produce. Carry them with you for later deposit in the appropriate places. In the case of natural areas, the availability of waste containers is very limited.
Do not collect plants or take geological samples
If you choose to take your dog, keep him on a leash and
collect your debris
Contact local authorities whenever you detect
Evaluate your walk well and avoid risks. always take
I can feed and hydrate in quantity
enough. Choose routes suitable for your condition
The courses must be used by small
groups. Too many visitors can cause them to erode and destroy vegetation