Circular route with 6.3 km, starting and ending in the Municipal Garden of Monte Real. In a tribute to the region's thermal springs, this route will introduce you to Monte Real, passing through country areas and asphalt roads, including the banks of the River Lis.
Distance 6.3 km
Continuing in a northerly direction, the route takes you through the gardens of the Monte Real Palace Hotel, where you can see the hotel building and the spas that were restored in 2008. From the 1950s to 1980s, this was one of the most important spas destinations in Portugal. Proceeding in the direction of the farmland, you arrive at km 1.9 on the left bank of the Lis river, which you will follow for approximately 2.5 km and from which you can observe the Fishing Trail of the Lis Valley, as well as various types of birds common to rivers. When you reach the north-east side of Monte Real, you go around the roundabout (km 4.5) and begin the climb that takes you to the ruins of Paços da Rainha and the Rainha Santa chapel, which due to its elevation, gives you a view of the landscape around Lis and the path travelled so far. From here, our route descends to the more populated area of the town, passing near the chapel of São João Batista (km 5), the former City Hall of Monte Real and the Pillory. Finally, you pass through the narrow Rua dos Vales, until you reach the Main Church of Monte Real, and the end of the route.
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Responsible Trails Criteria:
(last audit carried out in 24/02/2022)
Waymarks - 5 (It’s perfectly signed and fulfilling the national requirements)
Conservations of the path - 5 (In a good overall status of conservation and with no increase of difficulty or risks)
General Conservation - 4 (There aren’t any specific degraded areas identified)
Information boards and signs - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)
Complementary boards - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)
Safety and suport structures - NA
Local Community integration - 5 (Strong connection to the community in which it operates and stimulate interaction)
Landscape intergration - 4 (Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest)
General Safety - 5 (The environment always as some risk)