The Côa Valley Grand Route
The Côa Valley Grand Route is a 200km marked trail, linear, that goes crosses the Côa Valley from its river spring (at Fóios, Sabugal) to the river mouth (Vila Nova de Foz Côa) where it connects with Douro river.
It is marked in both directions, so one can opt to do north-south or south-north. The organizations suggests the south-north, from the spring towards the mouth.
The GR can be done by walking, cycling or riding a horse and there are alternative trails exclusive for cyclists and horsemen.
In two places, at Almeida and Algodres (Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo municipality) one can opt amongst a eastern or western route.
>> The GR crosses a valley of heritages with a lot to see, taste and discover. Find the best places to visit and the must-do on this region.
>> Check the downloads page for .kml and .gpx - complete and by stages.
Total lenght marked– 196 km
Total lenght (based on Walking stages, includes alternative trails towards the villages) - 224 km
Duration – 10 a 15 dias a pé; 3 a 6 dias de bicicleta.
Difficulty level – from hard to very hard; some stages are medium
Height (max/min) – 1164/129 m
Reccomended seasons – late spring and early fall
|Follow the suggested stages and
cross the Côa Valley in 11 days.
|A real challenge!||Surrender to the Côa's landscapes.|