Backpacking in Serra da Estrela (2 days)

Rate this Adventure 18 miles 4.5 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Diogo Tavares

Serra da Estrela Natural Park is situated in the largest mountain range in Portugal - the Serra da Estrela, and is the source of the rivers Mondego, Zêzere (tributary of the Tagus), and Alva. The park is the largest natural conservation area in Portugal and occupies about 1,000 km². More than half of its area is located above an altitude of 700 m. At 1,993 m it contains the highest peak in Continental Portugal

Highest Point

Cântaro Gordo (1869m)


Middle Mountain, Lakes, Cliffs, Rivers and Valleys

Special Features and Points of Interest

Zezere Glacial Valley, Covão da Ametade, Cântaro Gordo, Nave da Mestra

Animals you may encounter

Scarlet tiger (quadripunctaria Euphydryas) 
Boga (Chondrostoma polylepis)
Rock bunting (Emberiza cia)
Ringed snake (Natrix natrix)
Black jackdaw (Corvus corone)
Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Iberian rock lizard (Lacerta monticola)
Ortolan bunting (Emberiza hortulana)
Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus)
Fario trout (Salmo trutta fario)
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking

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