Alpajares Causeway

We are in the valley of the Mosteiro stream, a tributary of the Douro River, at the Douro International Natural Park. Although the route proposed is medium lenght, it is extraordinarily rich in natural, scenic and historic heritage.

The geology aspects are enhanced by the quartzite outcrops that break through the schist slopes and rise above the ground, assuming strange and interesting shapes, such as folds and natural walls like the “Abalona”. These rocky formations allow the presence of an interesting diversity of cliff-breeding birds, such as the Golden Eagle, the Griffon Vulture, the Egyptian Vulture, the Black Stork, the Blue Rock Thrush, the Bee-eater and the Crag Martin.

In this ancient landscape of rugged ground, with a deep valley furrowed by the Mosteiro stream, there are traces of a more primordial human presence. The “Castro” of São Paulo, from the Iron Age, summits the hill of the same name, where vestiges of the Roman presence have already been found. At this highest point of the route there are still an old dovecote and some medieval graves excavated in the rock. Here also begins the Causeway of Alpajares, an old paved and sinuous path, with about 1km in lenght.

Mosteiro Stream
Medieval graves
Alpajares causeway

DATASHEET

Duration: 3h30

Extension: 7,6km

Type: circular

Altitude diferences: 233m (151m to 384m)

Accumulated ascent: 286m

Accumulated descent: 286m

Price per person: 25,00 € (with a minimum of 4 inscriptions).

The price of the activity includes specialized guide, insurance.

For other situations and groups from 6 to 15 participants we can offer different conditions. Please contact us

Must add 23% VAT.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRACTICAL ADVICE

For this activity you need comfortable footwear (preferably mountain or sport boots), pants, windbreak and other clothing adapted to the season and weather forecasts. Hat and sunscreen. Take water (at least 1,5L) and individual snack consisting, among others, of sandwiches, fruit or energy bars, nuts.

The planned program may undergo some changes if the weather conditions are too adverse.


HOW TO REGISTER

Through the contacts available, indicating your name and cell phone contact/email.

The reservation is only guaranteed upon payment of 50% of the registration fee.


Suggestions for accommodation in the region:

Casa da Cisterna

Hospedaria do Convento

Quinta de Pero Martins

Star Camp