Stage 10 West Algodres - Castelho Melhor

Village where you can start this stage: Almendra

This stage starts in the village of Algodres, proceeding towards west on the way to the Côa River and crossing olive-tree and almond-tree plantations and vineyards.

Then one skirts around the hilltop of Resenha and continues to the north, getting closer to the Côa where the Spring of Espinho is located. Here, the view towards the valley is specially noticeable. The Route carries on through agricultural tracks until the village of Almendra.

The village is cut across from south to north, and the church is revealed on the way. The next stop is the village of Castelo Melhor, to where one has to arrive from olive-tree and vineyard fields. Once in the village, one goes around the castle by its right side. The stage ends near the Reception Center of Castelo Melhor of the Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley, and you can ask, previously for a visit.


Technical Info

Starting point: Algodres
Castelo Melhor
15,8 km
Highest point:
526 m
Lowest point:
348 m
Cumulative decrease:
484 m
Cumulative increase:
353 m
(5km/hour): 3 h
Level of difficulty
(from 0-5): 3


End of the stage, Castelo Melhor
Parish of Castelo Melhor, Contact Mr. José Paula, +351 919 969 129

Other options
Quinta de Pêro Martins (com transfer), +351 963 136 043
Check other options at Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo

FOOD & WATER check the Interactive Map for details
Almendra: coffee, restaurant and fountains
Castelo Melhor: coffee and fountains

Taxista D. Delmina (Algodres), +351 271 397 181
Taxista Sr. António (Fig. Cast. Rodrigo), +351 926 012 314
Taxi suqare of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, +351 964 026 899

Visit the archaeological site of Penascosa, book beforehand - Côa Museum | +351 279 768 260/1 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; - Central of reservations +351 965 778 799


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