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312 EXPERIENCES

Trekking

T

he territory of the 12 municipalities that are integrated into the Route of the Romanesque has a great potential for the practice of trekking. There are already thirty signalled pedestrian paths and there are plans to create more in the near future. Circular or linear, longer or shorter, the above mentioned paths have numerous interesting features including, in some of them, monuments of the Route of the Romanesque. But there are a lot more reasons that will turn your walks along this territory into even more exciting and irresistible experiences: the friendliness

and wisdom of the local people; the city centres filled with history and architecture; the unmistakable mountain villages and the “Aldeias de Portugal” [Villages of Portugal]; the green valleys (of the rivers Bestança, Cabrum, Douro, Ovelha, Ovil, Paiva, Sousa, Tâmega, Vizela, among others); the exceptional mountain landscapes of Aboboreira, Lameira, Marão, Montedeiras and Montemuro; the dazzling eco-track located along the old Tâmega railway line. And why not combining conventional trekking with the new emotions provided by geocaching?...

FELGUEIRAS Caminhos Medievais - PR1

C

6.2

41° 23’ 34.84” N

8° 13’ 45.92” W

Caminhos Verdes - PR2

C

3.7

41° 23’ 34.84” N

8° 13’ 45.92” W

Percurso do Rio Sousa - PR1

C

5.1

41° 16’ 0.61” N

8° 14’ 46.61” W

Percurso de Santa Águeda a Requeixos - PR2

L

8.2

41° 18’ 39.24” N

8° 18’ 45.30” W

Ecopista - Circuito Pedonal de Lousada

C

4.1

41° 16’ 53.08” N

8° 16’ 46.39” W

Trilho de Alvre - PR1

C

3.5

41° 7’ 42.49” N

8° 26’ 0.74” W

Trilho da Peregrinação - PR2

L

2.1

41° 7’ 42.49” N

8° 26’ 0.74” W

Caminhos de Sobrosa

L

6.0

41° 14’ 54.58” N

8° 21’ 4.73” W

Itinerário Arqueológico do Vale do Tâmega

L

3.5

41° 9’ 5.91” N

8° 14’ 45.33” W

Rota das Igrejas da Cidade de Penafiel

C

3.0

41° 12’ 23.95” N

8° 17’ 0.98” W

LOUSADA

PAREDES

PENAFIEL

CASTELO DE PAIVA Ilha dos Amores - PR1

C

7.2

41° 3’ 53.84” N

8° 15’ 45.44” W

Triho das Vinhas

C

12.7

41° 2’ 24.55” N

8° 16’ 21.36” W

C

6.0

41° 2’ 33.08” N

8° 03’ 40.26” W

CINFÃES Vale do Bestança - PR2 PR: Short distance path. Type: C - Circular; L - Linear.

Guide Route of the Romanesque of the Sousa Valley  

An experience embedded in history. A Route founded in the memories of the Romanesque, inviting you on an inspiring journey through places wi...

Guide Route of the Romanesque of the Sousa Valley  

An experience embedded in history. A Route founded in the memories of the Romanesque, inviting you on an inspiring journey through places wi...