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Aldeia do Xisto de Aldeia das Dez

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Viewpoint Village

From the granite there are distant views of the schist.

A charming little village overlooking the river Alvôco. The entire village seems like a lingering viewpoint with spectacular views over the surrounding mountains. Breathe in its pure air, learn about its rich history and make sure you explore every nook and cranny. The views from the village viewpoint will take the breath away from any visitor who appreciates the stunning scenery of the Serra da Estrela. Here, every house, every street and every square is a viewpoint. Built predominantly of granite, Aldeia das Dez has an impressive architectural heritage, particularly the Mother Church, whose interior is decorated with sumptuous gilded carvings.Many carvers and gilders once lived in the village, who graced the village with their work. The gilded carving in the Mother Church is a good example of this, along with the sculptures and paintings that adorn the interior of the building. But the village’s charms are more than that: there are also the people and the landscape.Those who cannot resist good confectionery will find the village’s traditional cakes, coscoréis and cavacas made in the Aldeia das Dez style. Enjoy them and also try a compote or medronho liqueur made from the fruit of the arbutus tree, which is abundant in the area.
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Update: July 23, 2021

Getting there

De Norte e de Sul

Vindo de Noroeste (Guarda, Seia), Nascente (Coimbra) e Poente (Covilhã, Fundão), através da EN 230, a partir do nó de Venda de Galizes localizado na denominada Estrada da Beira – EN 17 (articulada com o IC 6 e o IP 3, permitindo a ligação a Coimbra, à zona Centro, a Lisboa e ao Norte Litoral) e o nó da Ponte das Três Entradas. Para Nordeste a ligação é assegurada a partir da ligação da EN 17 com o IP 5 (em Celorico da Beira), até Guarda e Espanha. As ligações a Sudeste (Vila Cova do Alva, Arganil) fazem-se através da EN 342 e a Sudoeste (Pomares) através da EN 513.

 

De Espanha

Entrando por Vilar Formoso, tomar a A25/E80 na direcção Aveiro, até à saída 26 (Seia/Gouveia/Celorico). Em Celorico da Beira, na rotunda, saia na quarta saída, em direcção a Gouveia (N17). Siga pela E802. Seguindo pela N17 em direcção a Gouveia, passará por Cortiçô da Serra e São Paio de Gramaços. Perto de Penalva de Alva, siga à direita pela EM 514. Depois é só seguir à direita na N230 e depois pela EM506.

Coordinates

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40.294500, -7.864920
DMS
40°17'40.2"N 7°51'53.7"W
UTM
29T 596473 4461062
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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.9 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 768 m
Descent 768 m

Through the Várzeas do Alvôco [Alvôco Meadows], the circular route starts in Aldeia das Dez. For about 20 km, it passes through several points of ...

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.7 km
Duration 3:35 h
Ascent 541 m
Descent 541 m

The Imperial Route departs from Aldeia das Dez towards Avô. It follows the ancient Roman pavement and cultivated fields that take us back in time.

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 9.7 km
Duration 2:50 h
Ascent 331 m
Descent 331 m

The Schist Walking Trail of Aldeia das Dez - Nos Passos do Ermitão [In the Hermit’s Footsteps], passes through Aldeia das Dez, São Sebastião da ...

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Difficulty
Distance 44.5 km
Duration 4:40 h
Ascent 901 m
Descent 691 m

With a 45 kilometres long route, the Spring Walk takes place between Três Entradas Bridge and Aldeia das Dez, in the municipality of Oliveira do ...

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recommended route Difficulty
Distance 18.1 km
Duration 6:21 h
Ascent 990 m
Descent 1 m

The Colcurinho Epic Climb begins on Ponte das Três Entradas and ends at the top of Colcurinho. The variety of scenarios it crosses is one of the ...

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 8 km
Duration 2:10 h
Ascent 164 m
Descent 164 m

The Schist Walking Trail of Aldeia das Dez - Nos Passos do Ermitão [In the Hermit’s Footsteps] passes through Aldeia das Dez, São Sebastião da ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 8.5 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 424 m
Descent 424 m

This Route is temporarly closed. See current conditions.   The route starts in the Aldeia do Xisto of Vila Cova de Alva, following the riverbank ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.6 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 272 m
Descent 272 m

The Marcha dos Veteranos (Veterans’ Walk) takes visitors from Oliveira do Hospital to Bobadela and presents them with remnants that date back to ...

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