Castle Route

Altitude Routes / Hiking

This spectacular 11 km course, starting and ending in the village of Bobadela (near TVAPIC), connects the Brejo Lagoon, resulting from an old open-air mining operation, to the Castle of Contenda, through an ancient medieval road, a testimony of the first efforts to organize the territory at the time of the Portucalense County.

Along the path that winds through the Serra do Leiranco, crossing some of the water lines that will feed the Brejo stream and the water mills of Bobadela, you will find Hill-fort of Brejo (Castro), which, given its proximity, is believed to correspond to a ‘castrejo settlement’. Above, at more than 900 meters of altitude, the Hill-fort of Nogueira (Castro), located in a spur of the mountain and that impresses by the location, invites to a stop to enjoy the views.



Type of route Circular
Modality Pedestrian
Point of departure and arrival Village of Bobadela
Distance 11 km / In stone, dirt and gravel
Approximate duration 3,5h
Difficulty Moderate
Recommended age Older than 12
Elevation gain 426 m


The suggested route is not signalized so it is recommended to use a GPS navigation system or guide.

The data for GPS navigation will be available at the Visit Boticas Shop in the near future.