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Arrábida Walking Trails | Sinalética


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.

Sinalética para "caminho certo"


Sinalética para "caminho errado"


Sinalética para "virar à direita"


Sinalética para "virar à esquerda"


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:

Arrábida Walking Trails | Sinalética

middle adversity

If it presents too many or few risks

Arrábida Walking Trails | Sinalética

type of floor/difficulty in progression

If it's flat or has areas where you have to use hand support or climbing

Arrábida Walking Trails | Sinalética


If it is well delineated or crosses off-track areas

Arrábida Walking Trails | Sinalética

physical effort

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.

Serviço Municipal de Proteção Civil de Setúbal
Aplicação para dispositivos móveis Setúbal SOS


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.

Exemplo de trilho na Serra da Arrábida

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
    some irregularity

  • 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

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