Carrapateira <> Vila do Bispo – Historical path

After magnificent views over Bordeira beach, the beauty of pristine valleys, where one can barely feel the human presence, the picturesque villages of Vilarinha and Pedralva, you will be ready to face the strong winds that are expected with the arrival in Vila do Bispo. A section where is possible to experience the essence of the Vicentina Coast.

route code type: Great Route
Right Way
Right Way
Go Left
Go Left
Go Right
Go Right
Wrong Way
Wrong Way
Small Route goes in Great Route
Small Route goes in Great Route
features
number of people: N/D
difficulty: 2
distance • duration (cycling): 22km • 2h
distance • duration (walking): 22km • 6h
start - end: Carrapateira: At the main square, going up towards the Land and Sea Museum. - Carrapateira: At the main square, going up towards the Land and Sea Museum.
altimetry: 10 - 144m
equipment (cycling): Off road bike, Helmet, Gloves, Shorts, Antifriction cream, Multi-tools with chain breaker and dismantling, Two air chambers, Air pump and oil
equipment (walking): Boots or tennis with soles that adhere to any floor , Comfortable socks, Backpack with cushioned shoulder straps , Warm jacket and waterproof , Hat or cap , Comfortable pants or shorts, Clothes breathable , Canteen for water , Bat or stick for hiking , Sunglasses
alerts
During the winter and periods of heavy rain: The path between the villages of Vilarinha and Pedralva, can get pretty waterlogged due to the increased flow of the Carrapateira and Sinceira rivers, that you’ll have to cross for six times.
On these occasions, pay attention to the signs and choose the alternate path, avoiding the section in question.
- Coming from Carrapateira, when reaching the detour information board, at the entrance to Vilarinha village, take the path to the right. Cross the village till you reach the footpath behind the last house and pass the wooden gate. 200 m ahead turn left and go up hill, turning right. At the top, walk for a bit to the right and go down again on the single track to your left, till you find the main trail.
- From Pedralva, when reaching the warning sign on the side of the road, go up the hill along the footpath on your left. At the top, walk for a bit to the right and go down again on a single track to your left, till you reach Vilarinha. Follow the red arrows.
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