The Loriga Gorge

Estrela Mountain holds the title of the highest elevation in Continental Portugal. For thousands of years, influenced by an ice age períod, the action of  the ice and glaciers have shaped its landscape and morphology. Of these, the more significant aspects that stand out are the glacial valleys, through which glided immense masses of ice that gave form to these characteristic valleys.

One of the most spectacular trails of this mountain, runs along the entire glacier of Loriga valley. Through a mountain path, with some irregular passages by rocky outcrops, we will ascend from the village of Loriga to the highest point, the Tower. The landscape is carved by the glacier valley, with very steep slopes, also framed by glacial lagoons and altitude meadows that are still being grazed by some herds of goats and sheep in search for the best pastures.

 


DATASHEET

Duration: 7 to 8h

Extension: 10km

Altitudinal difference: 1169m (minimum level – 824m, maximum altitude – 1993m)

Realization períod: from May to October

Price per person: 20,00 € (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

Use of comfortable clothing and footwear, adapted to the expected climatic conditions, namely: light clothing, thermal (polar) and breathable, a waterproof/windbreaker and mountain boots with gore-tex, hat or cap and gloves for the cold and pants that allow freedom of movement, sunscreen. Take a bottle for liquids of at least one liter capacity, per person. In case of walks lasting more than 3 hours it is advisable to carry a food reinforcement. Backpack (between 15 and 20 liters capacity). For this hike we also recommend the use of a pair of walking sticks.

Even during the summer, the weather can deteriorate very sunddenly and become somewhat harsh: strong winds, low temperatures, fogs. Depending on the weather conditions for the day of the activity, there may be, or not, a change or cancellation of the program.

Due to the fact this is a linear route, it is always necessary to carry out initial logistics because of the vehicles. At the end of the journey the return to Loriga will be done in a company car that will transport only the drivers or, with the support of private vehicles, transporting the whole group.

 


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.