PR13 CVL – Granite Route
This medium difficulty route will guide you in discovering unique landscapes and shapes that have been the company of shepherds since time immemorial.
In the heart of Serra da Estrela, at an altitude of about 1500m, Penhas da Saúde is surrounded by breathtaking flora and fauna. Its charm does not end with the white blanket that invades the horizon in the winter months… with the thaw of the snows in mid-April, new colors appear in the landscape, unique shades that are unmissable for those who want to feel nature.
It is here, in the tourist village of Penhas da Saúde, that we find these granite blocks trails. Taking advantage of the geological richness of the place, this circular route, of medium difficulty, surprises by the shapes that surround the visitor as he walks the grazing trails and explores its wide views, in particular Covão do Teixo, in place of Curral do Vento, and over Cova da Beira, from Alto das Capinhas.
This circular route tells the story of these plateaus, where it is possible to contemplate the mountain, through the silence that only nature allows. Pedra do Urso and Lapa do Esgalhado are two other landmarks that you can find along the way.
TYPE OF ROUTE: circular | APPROXIMATE EXTENSION: 8,8 Km | DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL POINT: Penhas da Saúde