Cumulative elevation gain and loss:
+130m / -130m
175m / 80m
The starting point of this route has been altered. The meeting point was previously next to the Abrigo do Lagar Velho Interpretation Centre but is now at the picnic park. Except for the leaflet, all information about this trail has been updated with this change.
This route takes you down historic trails through in the Lapedo Valley, to Abrigo do Lagar Velho, and to see the “Lapedo child” – the skeleton of a child buried here about 29 thousand years ago.
Explore the ups and downs of limestone slopes, watercourses and Mediterranean forests on a very dynamic trail along a mixture of dirt tracks and paved roads.
Discover the Lapedo Valley, where cultural heritage meets natural beauty.
> Abrigo do Lagar Velho Interpretation Centre
> Lapedo Valley
> Mediterranean forest
> Lapedo child prehistoric skeleton
> Picnic Area
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This route is signposted, but we recommend using a Sat-Nav or smartphone to be sure of the route.
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