Rest stopsAldeia do Xisto de Aldeia das Dez
Hotel Rural Quinta da Geia
Aqua Village Health Resort & SPA
Pomares River Beach
São Gião River Beach
Alvoco das Várzeas River Beach
Avô River Beach
Quinta da Moenda
Casa da Eira de Cima
Safety informationThe tared pavement is in very good conditions, only getting worse in the final 2 km stretch. However, it is perfectly compatible with road bikes both up and down (although it is advisable to descend this section with caution). When crossing Aldeia das Dez and the Sanctuary of Vale de Maceira, the sett pavement runs for approximately 300 m.
Tips and hints
Along this route, you will come face-to-face with breathtaking landscapes and Aldeias do Xisto full of stories and traditions to be experienced:
- Três Entradas Bridge, located in the village of the same name, in the municipality of Oliveira do Hospital, is unique in the country. On the one hand, and as the denomination lets one guess, it presents derivations for three distinct directions; on the other hand, it where the rivers Alva and Alvôco meet;
- In Aldeia das Dez, admire the Mother Church’s interior, and enjoy the work of the old wood carvers, the views offered by the viewpoints around the village and the impressive architecture of the unfinished Casa da Obra. Enjoy the refined menu at the João Brandão restaurant. Do not leave without tasting the cavacas and the coscoréis traditional sweets;
- The Mount Colcurinho is located in Açor mountain range at 1242 meters and is part of the Parish of Aldeia das Dez. It is a place of rare beauty that comes from the vast horizon that extends to from Estrela to Caramulo and from Montemuro and Açor mountains. It's probably one of the best places to watch the sun rise and the sun set. At the top of the hill is the chapel of Nª Sr.ª das Necessidades, which is part of the sanctuary of Nª Sr.ª das Preces.
Gastronomy: goat stew, river fishes, greaves, roasted goat, arbutus berries grapa, sponge cake, rice pudding.
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