Small Route

In this path, you will pass through the highest point of the entire territory of the Arouca Geopark – the Geodesic Landmark of Pedra Posta. The landscapes are breathtaking from the beginning to the end of the trail. The Montemuro Mountain seems to be just right there, and the (still alive) villages you go through, as well as the view over Alvarenga, from the Senhora do Monte sanctuary (departure and arrival point), are just some (good) reasons for you to put your foot on the path.

Departure and arrival: Sr.ª do Monte (Alvarenga)

Type of route: Short distance route by traditional and mountain paths

Distance to go: 19 000 m (circular)

Duration: About 6h

Difficulty level: Medium/High

Altitudes: Sr.ª do Monte (829 m)> Pedra Posta (1222 m)> Carvalhalva (700 m)> Sr.ª do Monte (829 m)

Advised season: All the year, bearing in mind that in winter, the Montemuro Mountain is subject to low temperatures, snowfall and ice formation, sometimes in an unexpected way.

Geosites: G39 – Geodesic Landmark

Other points of interest: Sr.ª do Monte and S. Pedro do Campo sanctuaries, villages of Bustelo and Noninha.

  • Starting point:Sr.ª do Monte (Alvarenga)
  • End point:Senhora do Monte - Alvarenga
  • Distance:19.00 km
  • Degree difficulty:Médio/Alto
  • Duration:6.00 h
  • Maximum altitude:1222 m
  • Minimum altitude:829 m