FROM AN ALPINE LANDSCAPE TO THE HISTORICAL VILLAGES
Along the 32 km descent we will pass through juniper forests, small waterfalls and photogenic granite blocks.
This is the queen ride when it comes to downhill! We are in the heart of Beira Alta, land of the famous warrior Viriato, who used this remote region as an advantage to confront the Romans.
Later, when Portugal became a nation, many of these villages near the Spanish border built their castles, most surviving to this day. There are, however, Castles previous to the Crusades, one of them being the Castle of Trancoso.
After lunch in the historic village of Trancoso, choose to van transfer or to ride, both will take us to the award-winning Spa Hotel Casas do Côro, an excellent example of how to revitalize a sleepy historical village that’s off the beaten track.
Dinner at Casas do Côro, local hearty food.
- Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
- Destination: Marialva
- Accomplished: 67 km, elevation gain: 750 meters
- Longer option: 88 km, elevation gain: 1100 meters
- Accomodations: Hotel Spa das Casas do Côro