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PR 5 SEI - Loriga valley route

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The Loriga Gorge route passes through places still used today by shepherds and their flocks of sheep’s and goats. The path is demanding, but the landscape rewards the effort with moments of complete absorption with nature.
Open
moderate
Distance 8.5 km
2:45 h
0 m
1,071 m

This is one of the  most wonderful linear routes of Portugal. Following the path of the ancient shepards you will dive into one of the most impressive glaciar valleys.

 

Find more about this route in the oficial website.

Author’s recommendation

Responsible Trails ® ensures that an annual technical audit is carried out in which the main points of the code of ethics are evaluated. Here you find the result of the last audit.

Before starting your adventure, be sure to check the “Current Information” tab.

 

Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit by RT at 10/06/2020)

 

Direcional signing - 4- it has all the needed marks and signs to navigate without support

Path conditions - 4- In a good overall status of conservation with some isolated situations.

General conservation (enviroment) - 5- Surrounding environment perfectly preserved.

Head boards and aditional signs - 5- Very well maintained and with superior quality

Other boards informations - n.a.

Safety structures - 4- Well-maintained essential structures

Interaction with local comunitiy - 5- Strong connection to the community in which it operates and stimulate interaction

Landscape integration - 4- Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest

General Safety - 4- Has occasional low-risk situations

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Responsible Trails Portugal
Update: October 15, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,839 m
Lowest point
768 m
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Safety information

This is a linear tecnhical trail on high mountain. Take the necessary precautions.

Tips and hints

Saiba mais no site oficial desta rota

Start

Torre, Serra da Estrela (1,838 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.339831, -7.618965
DMS
40°20'23.4"N 7°37'08.3"W
UTM
29T 617300 4466391
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Destination

Loriga, Seia

Turn-by-turn directions

Consulte o Folheto do Percurso.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.339831, -7.618965
DMS
40°20'23.4"N 7°37'08.3"W
UTM
29T 617300 4466391
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
(3)
J MRR
November 12, 2020 · Community
Excellent route! Superb views. To visit at any time of the year.
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Status
Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
2:45 h
Descent
1,071 m
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