Aldeias Históricas de Portugal


Almeida | Percurso Vermelho


65.006 km

Picadeiro Real


Places of passage: Vale da Mula, Aldea Del Obispo, La Bouza, Escarigo, Almofala, Nave Redonda, Castelo Rodrigo, Vilar Torpim, Reigada

The route leaves the Historical Village by the Royal Arena, running along some cobblestone streets and crossing the wall through the west gate. After mostly following the boundaries of the district it leads to the Mula Valley and onwards to the neighbouring country, which it enters about 1 km further on. Passing Aldea del Obispo it continues northwards, parallel to the border as far as La Bouza, where the terrain starts to get a little more challenging, and it starts to head back towards Portugal. About 3 km after leaving the Spanish village it re-enters Portuguese territory and approaches Escarigo, followed by Almofala, Nave Redonda and, further on, the lofty Historical Village of Castelo Rodrigo at the top of a demanding gradient, right after the convent of Santa Maria de Aguiar. The Historical Village merits a close look. After a stroll around, the route continues on the N332, where care should be taken with traffic, in the direction of Vilar Torpim, Reigada and back to the Historical Village of Almeida, which it enters by crossing the wall through the north gate and following it once again to the Royal Arena.