TM 25K, our personality stays intact. A short and challenging course. Secular rails, rural villages, magic woods and all the charm that the mountain range of the Aboboreira has to give us.
If you are looking for a smaller trail with a fleeting and balanced character, you have found it!
& where to photograph
- The disconcerting magic of the Ovelhinha.
- The panoramic rails of the Fornelo valley.
- The rural singularity of the village of Castelo.
- The quiet comfort of the unique village of Travanca do Monte.
- The megalithic necropolis of Aboboreira.
- The lush cascades of Ribeiro da Goiva. And much more!
OVELHINHA – TRAVANCA DO MONTE
The challenge begins by leaving the alleys of the historical town of Ovelhinha. Despite the demanding climb up to the Castle, the panoramic view of the Fornelo valley makes up for all the effort expended. After a flatter part, there is a short and hard climb up until the nostalgia of Carvalho de Rei and Guarda. Soon after, you come to Travanca do Monte.
- 8 Km // 754 mD+ // 206 mD- Tempo
- Maximum time: 1H40
TRAVANCA do Monte – S.SIMÃO DE GOUVEIA
Travanca, the refuge of Teixeira de Pascoaes, is still today enamored by writers and other art workers. Its charm awakens our senses to the largest megalithic necropolis in the north of Portugal. The mysticism of the Serra da Aboboreira and the remains found there are the perfect harmony for the encounter with our ancestors thousands of years ago. This meeting ends as soon as you get to Aldeia Velha. The already bucolic scenery is quickly invaded by an exuberant succession of magnificent waterfalls that run through Ribeiro da Goiva. And you come to the picnic park of S. Simão de Gouveia.
- 6,1 Km // 221 mD+ // 484 mD-
- Maximum time: 1h50
S.SIMÃO DE GOUVEIA – AMARANTE
Surrounded by the successive waterfalls of the Goiva stream, you’ll descend to the Ovelha river. A small climb is taken by an abandoned levada. In Salvador do Monte, after crossing the village, follows a short descent to the Tâmega River. You will travel two kilometers along the river by a forest path and arrive at Amarante.
- 10,8 Km // 371 mD+ // 735 mD
- Maximum time: 2h30
It was the first time I made the km and I was a little afraid of the criticism of last year. But my expectations were exceeded, the route was very well marked, good supplies, the staff was friendly and helpful. It was a very very hard but excellent proof, next year I will certainly come back.
|Locality||Km||Partial Distance||Supply||Height||Partial slope||Ascent||Descent||Accumulated positive slope||Accumulated negative slope||First corridor||Last runner||Time barriers||Coordinate GPS|
|Travanca do Monte||8||8||solids + liquids||703||548||754||206||754||206||10:40||11:30||11:40||41.21636||-8.00419|
|S.Simão de Gouveia||13,91||6,17||solids + liquids||440||-263||221||484||975||690||11:18||13:00||13:30||41.221018||-8.047305|