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The Fabulous Apartadura Dam

Code: MRV PR6
Geographical location: Marvão
Type: Circular walk
Main themes: Scenery, Cultural Heritage, Scenery
Distance: 8.5 km
Approximate duration: 2 to 3 hours
Type of surface: Country paths
Ascent/descent: 303 m
Minimum altitude: 552 m
Maximum altitude: 723 m
Level of difficulty: Medium
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Certifications: Approved by the FCMP (Portuguese Camping and Mountaineering Federation)
Start and finish: The right bank of the Apartadura Dam
Geographical coordinates: N39º21'00,10'' W07º22'54,41''
Geographical coordinates: 39.350046º -7.381780º
Where to park: Open space for parking at the site.

Useful Contacts:

Marvão Tourist Board
Telephone: +351 245 909 131

This mountainous territory in the heart of the Serra de São Mamede Nature Park is home to a vast lake framed by green and rocky uplands. The resulting scenery is not only unique but also hard to imagine. Atop its rock, Marvão is visible in the distance and the landscape is dotted by little villages and scattered hamlets that have grown up alongside streams, fertile valleys and forests of chestnut trees. They are a feast for the eyes and soul of anyone who wanders here at leisure.