Historic Villages of Portugal

"Following old Roman roads, crossing rivers and creeks, climbing the most challenging slopes, exploring this region through passages of the Grande Rota of the Historic Villages of Portugal (GR22) make for a memorable odyssey. For a more contemplative experience, follow the courses of the Historic Passages (Pequenas Rotas – PR) and explore the maze of walking trails through the villages on foot. Whether you venture out on the GR22 or along one of the PRs, do not forget to stop by a village café to hear the stories, myths, and legends of these places told by the mouths of the locals. Savor the aromas and flavors of the traditional products and taste the award-winning wines of the region."


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recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
Distance 525 km
Duration 62:00 h
Ascent 10,296 m
Descent 10,124 m

Wild nature. Medieval castles. Places replete with legends, flavores, and traditions. Whether on foot or by bicycle, follow the Grande Rota of the ...

from Responsible Trails Editor,   Responsible Trails
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
Distance 554.2 km
Duration 156:08 h
Ascent 10,927 m
Descent 10,707 m

The oldest long distance route of Portugal and freshly certified as "Best of Europe" !

from Rafael Romano,   Responsible Trails