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GR22 - Historical Villages of Portugal - Long Distance Route

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The oldest long distance route of Portugal and freshly certified as "Best of Europe" !
open
difficult
Distance 554.2 km
156:08 h
10,927 m
10,707 m
The "Grande Rota" of the Historic Villages of Portugal (GR22) favors old rural passages away from the chaos, furnishing serenity, silence, and security. Approved nationally by the Portuguese Camping and Mountaineering Federation (FCMP) and internationally by the European Ramblers Association (ERA) with the Leading Quality Trails Best of Europe seal, it is the perfect trail for those who like challenges and to travel independently in total, intimate contact with the region. Venture out on the breathtaking landscapes of the GR22!

Author’s recommendation

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit by LQT at 24/10/2019)

 

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) - 3- some place present some degradation but with no negative impacts on the experience.

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

Other boards informations - 4- Well maintained and with interest

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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Update: July 23, 2021
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Highest point
1,591 m
Lowest point
262 m
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Safety information

This is a long distance signed trail that crosses a variety of landscapes and enviroments. Prepare your adventure carefully, follow the oficial recomendations.

 

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Tips and hints

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Coordinates:
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40.359904, -7.348201
DMS
40°21'35.7"N 7°20'53.5"W
UTM
29T 640257 4469013
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Coordinates

DD
40.359904, -7.348201
DMS
40°21'35.7"N 7°20'53.5"W
UTM
29T 640257 4469013
w3w 
///criticisms.proms.surpass
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Questions and answers

Question from Pedro Soeiro · January 01, 2021 · Community
Bom dia. Esta GR22 também pode ser utilizada para btt? Ou existe outro gpx específico para btt? Obrigado.
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Answered by António Silva · January 01, 2021 · Community
Boa noite. Este gpx da GR22 é o oficial usado para os pedestrianistas e para os utilizadores de BTT. Pessoalmente já fiz por duas vezes a rota completa em BTT e aconselho vivamente.
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Rating

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Rita Machado
June 14, 2021 · Community
Uma oportunidade unica para descobrir estes pequenos tesouros de Portugal!
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J MRR
September 17, 2020 · Community
The best of historical and cultural heritage that exists in Portugal, one of the true touristic attractions of this country.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
554.2 km
Duration
156:08 h
Ascent
10,927 m
Descent
10,707 m
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