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PR12 CVL - Forest route

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This easy, circular route aims to take visitors deeper into the area’s natural heritage, a vehicle to explore the ancestral relationship between Covilhã and the Serra da Estrela.
moderate
Distance 8.3 km
2:40 h
278 m
278 m
Setting off from Alexandre Aibéu Park, walkers are taken on an adventure through valleys carved out by the Carpinteira and Goldra streams (also known as the Ribeira dos Pisões) that winds its way through the city’s neigh-bouring forest. The connection between flowing waters and the wool industry is particularly visible on this route. Explorers will come across old facto-ries, refurbished buildings, various place names, chimneys, and other important remains. The main points of interest are the Rosa Negra Forest and SineiroTextile Factory.
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Update: October 16, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,012 m
Lowest point
734 m
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Safety information

  • Take a map with route plan or GPS navigation file.
  • Stay on the sign posted route.
  • Respect private property.
  • Leave the gates as they were found.
  • If they are closed, confirm that they are well closed.
  • Avoid making noises that disturb the environment.
  • Do not collect or damage plants.
  • Do not disturb the animals.
  • Do not abandon any type of rubbish, taking it to a place where there is a collection service.
  • Do not build bonfires outside permitted times.
  • If it is permitted to do so, always use the equipment intended for this purpose (e.g. barbecues in picnic areas).
  • Do not destroy or modify the signs.
  • Do not damage existing heritage or other equipment.
  • Give preference to local products, contributing to the savings of the visited places.
  • If accompanying a pet make sure it does not disturb the local fauna or livestock.
  • Cooperate with the maintenance of this trail, report us any anomaly detected.
  • These trails are developed in the middle of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park.
  • We recommend that you are accompanied by field guides, namely birds and plants, as well as by cameras and binoculars for remote observation of fauna.

Tips and hints

In case of emergency, besides the National emergency number 112, you can reach the Mountain rescue (GNR - UEPS) +351 275 249 131 o +351 961 188 070.

Start

Coordinates:
DD
40.281733, -7.509019
DMS
40°16'54.2"N 7°30'32.5"W
UTM
29T 626747 4460094
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Coordinates

DD
40.281733, -7.509019
DMS
40°16'54.2"N 7°30'32.5"W
UTM
29T 626747 4460094
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
2:40 h
Ascent
278 m
Descent
278 m
Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights Dog-friendly

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