Villages where you can start this stage: Mangilde, Vale de Madeira
Once again in the Route, further way from the village there is another optional course to visit an old pitfall called Curral de Lobos. From this point, the Route makes use of rougher footpaths, going down towards the Farm of Maçaínhas. Here there is a track that leads to Vale de Madeira (without signs) and further ahead, after one crosses the Brook of Gaiteiros, another track going to the river beach.
The path crosses once again the Brook of Gaiteiros, where this one flows into the Côa. Then it goes up the hill until the place of Pesqueiro, where it is possible to take a path in the direction of the city of Pinhel (without signs).
Finally, following the 'Brook of the Jew' Rib.ª do Judeu, and skirting the crag, the path leads to the village of Quinta Nova (1,8km without signs).
Starting point: Valverde
Arrival: Quinta Nova
Distance: 25,5 km
Highest point: 694 m
Lowest point: 452 m
Cumulative decrease: 509 m
Cumulative increase: 388 m
Duration (5km/hour): 4 h
Level of dificulty (from 0-5): 4
WHERE TO SLEEP
End of the stage, Quinta Nova
Encostas do Côa, B&B and camping, +351 271 411 132
Parish of Quinta Nova, Contact Mr. Carlos Videira +351 917 530 009
During the stage,
Pinhel, Quinta das Pias +351 919 792 315
FOOD&WATER Check the Interactive Map for details.
Pinhel: supermarket, coffees and fountains
Quinta Nova: coffe and grosseries shop
TAXIS & TRANSFERS
Encostas do Côa, +351 271 411 132
Taxis square of Pinhel, +351 271 221 863
Curral de Lobos, river beach of Vale de Madeira