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PR15 CVL - Thermal Springs Route

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The Rota das Termas (thermal Springs Route) is a small, circular walking route that is perfect for those seeking to explore the Serra daEstrela, providing an immersive experience in the wild nature of the hills.
moderate
Distance 7.7 km
2:30 h
340 m
337 m
This route, which is of moderate difficulty, takes walkers down several old paths and drove roads that snake through Estrela Valley, presenting adventurers with a chance to explore the village of Unhais. The landscape is dotted with elements of vernacular architecture related to traditional pastoral pursuits. With some of thehighest peaks in the mountain range serving as a backdrop, the routewinds its way through several places of interest, including Fonte da Saúde (the Fountain of Health), the Ribeira da Estrela, Sítio dos Poisos, the Unhais drove roads and Ribeira da Alforfa.
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Update: October 16, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
995 m
Lowest point
656 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. / Leavethe gates as they were found. / If they are closed, confirm that they are well closed. / Avoid making noises that disturbthe environment. / Do not collect or damage plants. / Do not collect or damage plants. / Do not collect or damageplants. / Do not disturb the animals. / Do not abandon any type of rubbish, taking it to a place where there is a collectionservice. / Do not build bonfires outside permitted times. / If it is permitted to do so, always use the equipmentintended for this purpose (e.g. barbecues in picnic areas). / Do not destroy or modify the signs. / Do not damage existingheritage or other equipment. / Give preference to local products, contributing to the savings of the visited places. / Ifaccompanying a pet make sure it does not disturb the local fauna or livestock. / Cooperate with the maintenance ofthis 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 andbinoculars 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

playground in the center of the village of Unhais (656 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.259480, -7.623238
DMS
40°15'34.1"N 7°37'23.7"W
UTM
29T 617075 4457466
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Destination

playground in the center of the village of Unhais

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.259480, -7.623238
DMS
40°15'34.1"N 7°37'23.7"W
UTM
29T 617075 4457466
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
340 m
Descent
337 m
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