Aldeias Históricas de Portugal

Villages

Trancoso | Red Route

Trancoso

80.003 km

Trancoso

7:00

Places of passage: S. Martinho, Cogula, Valbom, Azêvo, Juízo, Gateira, Barreira, Mêda, Marialva, Carvalhal, A do Cavalo, Moreira de Rei

The route departs Dom Diniz Square to the east and goes around the Historical Village in the direction of São Martinho, where it crosses the N102 and continues straight on to Vale do Seixo and Cogula, which is also well worth a visit. After Cogula it takes a right turn on the N102 and continues for a few kilometres before turning right towards Cótimos, Santa Eufémia and Valbom, on the M595. Shortly after Valbom it changes direction towards Azêvo and Juízo, before crossing the Massueime river and climbing to Gateira and Barreira to rejoin the N102. The route then turns left and then right onto the N324 towards Mêda, running around the edge of the mountains and turning left further up towards Marialva before continuing downwards to the Historical Village. It leaves the Historical Village of Marialva on a descent into the valley, turning right towards Carvalhal. A somewhat demanding climb begins before the village, with 2 difficult kilometres and 2 easier ones, as far as A-do-Cavalo. There it turns left towards Trancoso. Before arriving in Trancoso it passes through Moreira de Rei, a village with rich cultural heritage that is well worth visiting. It enters the Historical Village along streets in the north neighbourhood and arrives at Dom Diniz Square.