Route B: Through the mines and unknown meanders of Paiva

Rota dos Geossítios

This route is the longest of the suggested for the Route of Geosites of the Arouca Geopark, allowing you to access places of these mountains and valleys where once there was mining exploration. This trail develops in the southeast region and in one of the least population density areas of the Arouca Geopark territory, where there still are evidences of the tungsten exploration during the World War II, or of the gold exploration by the Romans in this region.

Geosites of interest:

G.16 - Rio de Frades mines

G.17 - Mourinha ichnofossils

G.18 - Paiva library

G.19 - 'Conheiros' of Janarde

G.20 - Meanders do Paiva

G.22 - Regoufe mines

G.23 - Hell Portal and Claw

G.24 - Sra. da Mó panoramic

  • Starting point:Rio de Frades or Regoufe miners complexes
  • End point:G24: Panorâmica da Senhora da Mó (Senhora da Mó Panoramic)
  • Distance:62.00 km
  • Maximum altitude:680 m