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And Cabedelo so close…

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From March, going from Buarcos/São Julião to Praia do Cabedelo or Ilha da Morraceira, or to the whole beautiful south bank if you are a pedal enthusiast, in ten minutes and without traffic will be possible, with the advantage of being able to go quietly to enjoy the magnificent sea. view of the mouth of the river Mondego. What was born out of a need to provide the community with crossing alternatives while the Edgar Cardoso Bridge works last, will certainly become a major tourist attraction in the warmer months.

Two passenger boats, one of them solar-powered (for 36 passengers) and purchased by the Municipality, will ensure regular trips every day of the week, at a value that the Municipality is still analyzing but that can go from free to “symbolic”.

MeetFigueira went for a test drive and highly recommends it, of course, once some safety and accessibility issues are fixed. In any case, it is a relevant added value for soft mobility in the municipality, especially because there is space for bicycles (as well as wheelchairs) and cyclists, for necessity or leisure, finally have an alternative to the real nightmare of crossing the bridge, also allowing, in a way, to close the Figueirense route of Eurovelo 1, the Atlantic Coast RouteIt allows cyclists to cross the urban area of Figueira safely, as well as walkers and pilgrims.

Boarding berths are on the north bank at the Figueira da Foz Recreational Marina and at Cabedelo, to the south, next to the picturesque fishing port and 200 meters from the best surfing beach in the region. Timetables and fares will be announced soon.

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