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Secrets of the Guadiana valley (PR9 MTL)

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Trail along the river Guadiana, between the ancient watermill of Escalda and the gorges of Pulo do Lobo.

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5.5 km
3:00 h
115 m
114 m

Your walking journey will start at the megalithic site of Anta das Pias and take you through the Guadiana valley, descending from there in the direction of the river. You will cross different habitats and small water streams (ribeira de Terges e Cobres) before finally arriving at the Guadiana. From here you can explore the ruins of the ancient watermill of Escalda where you can see a historical hydraulic system.

The path will continue over the riverbank and during the walk, you might spot several endangered bird species such as the Black Stork. You will walk over the wildest margins of the Guadiana and be able to observe several geological features resulting from the erosion brought by the strength of the water flow. When you arrive Pulo do Lobo (meaning “Jump of the Wolf”) you will see the amazing gorges resulting from the narrowing of the river. After exploring the site it’s time to move up in the direction to Monte das Pias and to end the walk.

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Updated: January 21, 2020

Difficulty
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Highest point
151 m
Lowest point
37 m
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Pulo do Lobo is a very special place and you should take your time exploring around.

Start

Pulo do Lobo (42 m)
Coordinates:
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37.804340, -7.634302
DMS
37°48'15.6"N 7°38'03.5"W
UTM
29S 620225 4184984
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Destination

Pulo do Lobo

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Getting there

Go to Amendoeira da Serra, located 21 km from Mértola. From Amendoeira follow the signs and you will get to a dirt road in the directions of Anta da Pia or Pulo do Lobo.

Coordinates

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37.804340, -7.634302
DMS
37°48'15.6"N 7°38'03.5"W
UTM
29S 620225 4184984
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
115 m
Descent
114 m
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