Mondego’s fabulous catwalks: a tour to not be missed this summer time – Portugal

The trail of the Mondego footbridges is between Videmonte and the Caldeirão dam, with a connection nearly to the Mizarela bridge, the place we discover the Mondego river.

Of the 12 km lengthy, nearly 7 km are on picket walkways that wind alongside the slopes of the mountain.

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That is the case of the view of Videmonte, the place the gaze is misplaced between distant slopes, with the picket construction that attracts a line parallel to the river. At the least go to the pond.

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On the entrance to the Videmonte walkway now we have a large view of the mountain and the picket construction. One other picture that amazes us is that of Videmonte. On the highway.

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Mondego footbridges in Vidmonte

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The scale of the walkway is fascinating, the way in which it turns up the slope to the barrier. When you have time, take the entry highway and head in the direction of the barrier.

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Throughout the river, now we have a more in-depth view of the large ingenuity and energy that went into placing this boardwalk collectively. My go to came about earlier than the catwalks opened, however the route was already very busy.

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On the opposite entry, close to the Caldeirão dam, one of many methods to enter the walkways was to go beneath a wire mesh that somebody had torn. Dozens of individuals have finished this train. As Pedro Pinto instructed me, “lots of people come to see the catwalks. What is going on right here in Guarda are the catwalks ”.

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Wells in Modego close to the Mizarela bridge

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Wells in Modego close to the Mizarela bridge

Pedro Pinto works in a bar proper subsequent to the Mizarela bridge and now we have one other entry to the walkways close by. It is a paradise. We cross in entrance of an outdated manufacturing facility which is by the river, we discover a number of wells used in the summertime to chill off and in considered one of them there’s a swing.

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The walkway here’s a lengthy picket snake that can take us to the attractive and spectacular Caldeirão waterfall. “The trail was alongside a stream. It was an outdated path. Not everybody may go there. Now you’ll be able to go along with the catwalks ”.

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Mondego footbridges on the Caldeirão dam

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Mondego footbridges on the Caldeirão dam

One other entry is correct subsequent to the dam. We’ve got a view of the water mirror of the reservoir and of the massive cliffs the place the stream is hidden.

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Caldeirão waterfall

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The walkways take you proper in entrance of the waterfall. There’s a small viewpoint, however many individuals go straight by way of pink, water-smoothed rocks. The return is tougher. It’s a lengthy staircase with dozens of steps. The paths off the walkways are on historical paths utilized by shepherds.

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Alongside the river there are additionally historical water mills. Certainly one of them, in Videmonte, is being restored.

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Pastoralism and artisan bread making shouldn’t have the dynamics of the previous. Nonetheless, there are a number of heritages that evoke these practices within the international locations which are a part of the catwalks. That is the case within the villages of Trinta and Meios.

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It’s not simple to seek out shade on the walkways and it’s advisable to keep away from the most popular hours. Different alternate options are preferable, such because the Videmonte river seaside, Quinta da Taberna, the dam river seaside or the Mondego wells close to the Mizarela bridge.

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Mondego’s fabulous catwalks are a part of the Antena1 program I’m going there and I come, has the help of Turismo Centro de Portugal and the published of this episode may be heard right here.

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