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Conhal Gold Mine Trail

Geographical location: Arneiro, Nisa
Type: Circular walk
Main themes: Nature, Geology, History
Distance: 8.5 km
Approximate duration: 3 to 4 hours
Type of surface: Country paths, walking trails
Ascent/descent: 264 m
Minimum altitude: 75 m
Maximum altitude: 211 m
Level of difficulty: Low
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Certifications: Approved by the FCMP (Portuguese Camping and Mountaineering Federation)
Start and finish: Conhal, Arneiro and Nisa Interpretation Centre
Geographical coordinates: N39º36'57,63'' W07º42'18,93''
Geographical coordinates: 39.616034º -7.705150º
Where to park: Parking available in the immediate vicinity, within the built-up area.

Useful Contacts:

Nisa Tourist Board
Telephone: +351 245 410 000

This is an indescribably beautiful area distinguished by the waters of the important River Tagus that marks its banks in geomorphological and historical terms like nowhere else. The imposing quartz crest of Portas de Ródão, carved out by the force of the waters, is a favourite setting for film-shooting. The landscape is marked by thousands of years of human occupation and cone-shaped piles of boulders along the banks bear witness to the gold panning that took place in the river.