Serra do Espinhaço de Cão – Poldra

Serra do Espinhaço de Cão – Poldra

place Car park in front of the Cultural Center of Barão de São João
25.00 km
Min 3   Max 30
Minimum Age 16
Target Audience: Adults
Difficulty: Moderate

Guide: Cristina Chaveca, Nicola Nascimento

Walk through the Serra do Espinhaço de Cão, through paths and trails, starting on a section of the GR13 - Via Algarviana, heading north towards Corte de Pero Jaques and towards one of the highest points of the mountain, the Poldra geodesic landmark (248 m). Along the way, you can see the typical landscape of the mountains, characterized by a succession of hills and valleys, covered by rockrose, strawberry trees, cork oaks, pine trees, which contrast with the wind farms.

NOTE: Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, backpack with water (1 to 2 L) and food. The use of walking poles is recommended.

How to get there

By car: Arriving at Lagos city, at the roundabout of the Municipal Stadium, follow towards Bensafrim. At the exit of Portelas, take the EM 531 to the left, in the direction of Barão de São João, passing by the site of Monte Judeu. Continue straight ahead, towards Barão de S. João, and after entering the village of Barão de São João you must follow the signs that indicate the National Forest. The Cultural Center is located just before the forest entrance, on the left side and the car park on the right.

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