This app contains all the necessary information to support the Côa Valley Grand Route user (on foot, biking or horseback riding), including an interactive map, detailing the trail, the accesses to villages, interest points and available services. For maximum comfort of the user, the app triggers alerts close to accesses, interest points and particularly difficult parts of the trail. The app works both online, allowing for information update, and offline, in locations without access to mobile network signal. The Côa Valley Grand Route is a 200km marked linear trail, which crosses the Côa Valley from its spring (at Fóios, Sabugal) to its river mouth (Vila Nova de Foz Côa) where it connects with the Douro River. It is marked in both directions, so one can opt to go from north-south or from south-north. This trail can be done by walking, biking or horseback riding and there are alternative trails exclusive for bikers and horsemen. At two places, Almeida and Algodres (Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo municipality) there are further options between an eastern or western route.
The Côa Valley Grand Route crosses a valley of heritages with a lot to see, taste and discover. Find the best places to visit in this region.
TRAIL PROFILE Name: Côa Valley Grand Route Manager: Associação Transumância e Natureza Trail location: Portugal, Guarda district, Sabugal, Almeida, Pinhel, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo e Vila Nova de Foz Côa counties Trail Type: Grand Route (Grand Randonné) Trail subjects: Landscape, Ecology and Culture Starting point: Côa river spring (Fóios, Concelho do Sabugal) Ending point: Côa Museum (Vila Nova de Foz Côa) The trail is marked and can be travelled both ways. Total distance: 196 km (side trails average: 10-20 km) Accumulated elevation gain and loss: gain 3677 m / loss -4498 m Maximum/minimum elevation: 1164/138 m Duration on foot: 10-15 days (25 km/day) Duration on bike: 3-5 day (70 km/day) Duration on horse: 8-12 days (30 km/day) Difficulty rate: Difficult / Very difficult Recommended season: Spring, autumn