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Núcleo de São Luís

22

Castelão

21 KM

This route takes place between the village of São Luís and the Torgal stream, which it crosses twice. It has only two slightly demanding climbs and no single tracks. It is therefore ideal for those who have a bit of experience.The first climb is short and is at 8 km, just after the first crossing of the Torgal stream, which is a ford crossing, but where there are also stepping-stones if needed. The second, at 11 km, is the most difficult, 4 km long, starting right after the second crossing of the stream. The route goes through a diversity of landscapes ranging from pasture and grazing areas to small forests, as well as passing through the centre of São Luís.Halfway along the route, just after a wooden bridge over a small waterline, you follow the Torgal stream for about 1 km in a wonderful riverside setting.The route crosses Bairro Azul, on the outskirts of the village, passes by Cova da Zorra and on the way back, by Zambujeira, Castelão and Garatuja.

Datasheet

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate

TYPE: Clockwise Circuit

LENGTH: 21 km

DURATION: 1h15 to 2h00

MARKED ROUTE: Yes.

ACCUMULATED LEVEL: 320m

MAX. ALTITUDE: 167m
MIN.ALTITUDE: 34m

TECHNICAL LEVEL: 2 (5)

PHYSICAL LEVEL: 2 (5)

ADVISED SEASON: All year round

Tips

If at the end of the trail, you still feel like doing a few more kilometres you can continue on Route 21 Green Hortinhas, therefore adding 4 km to your route.

Support Points:
3 Km – Cova da Zorra (water point)

15 Km – Castelão

Warnings

The route runs along and crosses some streets in the centre of São Luís. It crosses the N120 4 times and most of the time follows small roads, roads and rural paths open to traffic, therefore you come across some traffic.

Part of the route coincides with the Historical Path (GR11) and a Circular Route, both of the Rota Vicentina, so it is very likely that you will encounter walkers.

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