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The river banks of Guadiana (PR3 MTL)

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m 400 300 200 100 8 6 4 2 km Guadiana Canais river mills Birdspot - Canais do Guadiana

A walk along the riverbank of Guardiana with many spots for birdwatching.

easy
10 km
3:00 h
82 m
82 m

Corte Gafo de Baixo is the gateway for this path along with the natural landscapes of Lower Alentejo where you will see cork and holm oaks (Quercus suber and Quercus ilex) with shrubs providing refuge and feeding areas for many animal species. In fact, you will be walking through the Natural Park of river Guadiana with its high levels of biodiversity and protected habitats.

As you walk towards the river you will gradually descend into the valley, which will bring you close to the water. From here the path will end at Moinho de Canais, an ancient water mill with a dike in front. You may explore the surroundings and take time to watch for many bird species, including endangered species such as the Black Stork.

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Updated: January 19, 2020

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
144 m
Lowest point
62 m
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Getting there

From Mértola head towards Corte Gafo de Baixo where you will find signposts along the road.

Coordinates

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37.720157, -7.685194
DMS
37°43'12.6"N 7°41'06.7"W
UTM
29S 615876 4175580
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
82 m
Descent
82 m
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