Santa Clara Routes – Circular paths

At the quiet Santa Clara-a-Velha village one feels the true spirit of the Alentejo, with the big Santa Clara lake nearby, nestled among rolling hills. The village of Sabóia, the railway station, the constant presence of the water and the open views over a mountainous Alentejo make this route a great walk for the whole family, consisting of two circular routes, which combined make up a total of 23 km.

route code type: Small Route
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Short Pedestrian(PR) running, temporarily,<br />
by tracing of a Great Route (GR)
Short Pedestrian(PR) running, temporarily,
by tracing of a Great Route (GR)
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number of people: N/D
difficulty: 3
distance • duration (cycling): 10 + 13km • 1 + 1h
distance • duration (walking): 10 + 13km • 3h50 + 4h
start - end: Santa Clara-a-Velha: By the Santa Clara-a-Velha church, going right on the “Rua de Goa”. Lake direction: continuing left, by the “Av. Engenheiro Amaro da Costa”, parallel to the river. Sabóia direction: continuing to the right to pass the river.Sabóia: At the town roundabout on the main road, entering the village. By the church turn right to reach the cemetery where you’ll find the trail signs.Santa Clara Sabóia railway station: Santa Clara direction: Crossing the railway and turning left on the road.Sabóia direction: Passing the cement bridge over the river, to turn right.Note: on the fact sheet the data given on the left refers to the route "From Santa Clara to the Lake" and on the right to the route "From Santa Clara to Sabóia". - Santa Clara-a-Velha: By the Santa Clara-a-Velha church, going right on the “Rua de Goa”. Lake direction: continuing left, by the “Av. Engenheiro Amaro da Costa”, parallel to the river. Sabóia direction: continuing to the right to pass the river.Sabóia: At the town roundabout on the main road, entering the village. By the church turn right to reach the cemetery where you’ll find the trail signs.Santa Clara Sabóia railway station: Santa Clara direction: Crossing the railway and turning left on the road.Sabóia direction: Passing the cement bridge over the river, to turn right.Note: on the fact sheet the data given on the left refers to the route "From Santa Clara to the Lake" and on the right to the route "From Santa Clara to Sabóia".
altimetry: 40 - 178m
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
Route marking (From Santa Clara to the Lake) Before Herdade do Azinhal, in the middle of the descent from the dam (along 1.3 km) the route only has markers at the beginning and the end of the stretch, in order to protect the interests of the owner. The path is linear and easy to follow.
Please be careful! (Between Santa Clara and Sabóia) Before the railway station, you’ll have to walk for 300 m on the road. Walk with the utmost caution, and opposite to the traffic.
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