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Castelo de Vide

Fantastic Landscapes of Póvoa e Meadas

Code: CVD PR6
Geographical location: Póvoa e Meadas, Castelo de Vide
Type: Circular walk
Main themes: Nature, rurality
Distance: 13.2 km
Approximate duration: 3 to 4 hours
Type of surface: Country paths
Ascent/descent: 209 m
Minimum altitude: 256 m
Maximum altitude: 369 m
Level of difficulty: Medium
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Certifications: Approved by the FPCM (Portuguese Camping and Mountaineering Federation)
Start and finish: Fantastic Landscapes of Póvoa e Meadas
Geographical coordinates: N39º30'42'' W07º31'09''
Geographical coordinates: 39.511667º -7.519369º
Where to park: Parking available in the immediate vicinity, within the built-up area.

Useful Contacts:

Castelo de Vide Tourist Office
Telephone: +351 245 908 227

The fields of Póvoa e Meadas portray an image of utter serenity and bucolic peacefulness. The paths between walls mark the traces of passage of many centuries of travellers who, having found refuge and shelter here, have settled and turned lands of harsh but attractive granite outcrops into fertile fields. Oak forests, old-growth holm oaks and farm animals provide the ideal company for walkers along the incomparably beautiful route.

This is a route for those who enjoy landscapes that challenge the senses. Leading you along leafy lanes between walls and along woodland trails and shortcuts, the route provides an opportunity to admire nature in all of its splendour and appreciate how skilfully it can be tamed by people.