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European IMC No.1 P - P - Castelo de Bode Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

MAntunes: It is true. This cache has disappeared.

End of the line for this one (and for its companion in Portugal)

Thank you all who visited this cache and participated in the first edition of the Internationl Multi Cache.

I will supply the necessary international hints for whom needs it.


Hidden : 06/01/2003
2.5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache can be searched and found like any other traditional cache...

...but... can be the starting point for an international cooperation as well. This cache is just one cache of a set of 30 caches named European IMC No.1 (IMC stands for International Multi Cache).

These caches are hidden in following (15) European countries:

Austria (A), Belgium (B), Denmark (DK), Finland (FIN), France (F), Germany (D), Great Britain (GB), Hungary (H), Ireland (IRL), Italy (I), Luxembourg (L), Netherlands (NL), Portugal (P), Spain (E) and Sweden (S).

In each country there is a primary cache like this one and a secondary cache that can only be found with hints distributed to all primary caches. The (15) primary caches are named: European IMC No.1 P-X-Yyy and the (15) secondary caches are named: European IMC No.1 S-X-Zzz where x is the country code given above and Yyy and Zzz can be any additional name.

The hints for the secondary caches are printed on lists of hints that are inside the primary caches. As the primary caches are scattered all over Europe it will either require a lot of travelling or - and that is the intention of the European IMC No.1 – international cooperation.

If you want to find the secondary cache as well, you should contact finders of other primary European IMC No.1 caches and exchange the hints. And please don't be a poor sport! Never publish the hints anywhere! Not in a log report or on any website. The hints shall only be exchanged / traded between geocachers that found the primary caches and want to search the secondary caches. The European IMC No.1 team wish you good luck!

 Table of links to all primary caches of the IMC-EC No1

Country Cache Author
  Austria   European IMC No. 1 P-A  At5ric
  Belgium  European IMC No. 1 P-B  Pick
  Denmark  European IMC No. 1 P-DK  ElwoodB
  Finland  European IMC No. 1 P-FIN  Divine
  France  European IMC No. 1 P-F  Les Gaulois
  Germany  European IMC No. 1 P-D  Qwertz
  Great Britain  European IMC No. 1 P-GB  LunchBox
  Hungary  European IMC No. 1 P-H  Kumin
  Ireland  European IMC No. 1 P-IRL  ChrisOByrne
  Italy  European IMC No. 1 P-I  NL345
  Luxembourg  European IMC No. 1 P-L  Captain Cook
  Netherlands  European IMC No. 1 P-NL  WaterBoys
  Portugal  European IMC No. 1 P-P  MAntunes
  Spain  European IMC No. 1 P-E  Vicam
  Sweden  European IMC No. 1 P-S  Gustaf

   Secondary cache in this Country



The "Albufeira do Castelo de Bode" is the biggest hidrographic basin in Portugal. Its natural envolvency of rare beauty is a compound of calm and pure amusement consonant the aptitudes and desires of each one. The green and the blue one create a complicity of such magnificent form, that we will be before a true situated paradise exactly in the center of the country. Either pure and simply to relax, either for country strolls or the practical one of the Diving, the Windsurf or the Hydroski, the "Albufeira do Castelo de Bode" has many options for offering to it.  In the localities of "Aldeia do Mato" and "Fontes" two sightseeing places had been developed that allow to take off the maximum broken of the magnificent landscape that the Albufeira has to offer. Still in "Aldeia do Mato" they had been constructed a set of tourist and recreativas infrastructures with parking, zone of not motorized nautical sports, marina, pavilion for collect and floating maintenance of boats, swimming pools, bar and sanitary installations: the Nautical Park of Recreation and Leisure.  The Ecomuseu, whose headquarters it is in the locality of Martinchel and being already one it has asked for basic in the tourist promotion of the Albufeira, making use of a support center, studies and spreading of the area.

The Hunt

To this  hunt, I prepared two approaches; One for calm geocachers who wish to know the area without rush - Follow the track in a TrackMaker file I supply and admire the mixing of water and land - and another to Geocachers who prefer to hunt quickly - Just go to the Cache.

I'm supplying a GPStm file.

Cache Content:

A clear tupperware with a white cover inside a black bag with; Logbook, pen, stash note, documentation about the area, a hiking book ("Portugal Pé-ante-Pé - - Guia de Percursos Naturais", a music CD (Portuguese hits in Gregorian chants performed by "Mysticos"), a password to get a "Geocaching in Portugal" hat and several sheets of hint for the secondary caches in all participating countries. Also, I left the TB "Hendrik" and its Passport.

Don't forget: "Cache in, trash out" and Leave No Trace

This cache is of interest of all European Geocachers. Please, log in English too.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg'f haqre n ebpx naq pbirerq jvgu zbff.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)