ROAM THE ITINERARIES OF THE COLD LAND GREAT ROUTE AND DISCOVER THE MONTESINHO NATURAL PARK, ON FOOT OR BY BICYCLE.
In this region of Trás-os-Montes, there are many reasons to extend your stay, and the Terra Fria Great Cycle Route offers you just that. There are 450 km of itineraries, where the Natural Park of Montesinho is the focal point, divided into sections geared towards easy mobility, which you can cover at your own pace and in the way you like. Located in the northeast of Portugal, the region of Trás-os-Montes offers breathtaking landscapes, ancestral traditions and a rich cultural heritage. The Grande Rota da Terra Fria is a unique opportunity to explore all these treasures in an in-depth and immersive way. The Natural Park of Montesinho is one of the highlights of this route. With a protected area of about 75 thousand hectares, it is home to a vast diversity of fauna and flora. Here, you can walk along well signposted trails that will lead you to discover green slopes, leafy woods and clear rivers. The tranquillity and serenity of this place are truly captivating, providing moments of connection with nature that are difficult to find elsewhere. Along the Terra Fria Great Routes, you will also find small picturesque villages that maintain their traditions and customs. In these localities, you will be able to experience the genuineness of the rural way of life, taste the delicious Transmontana gastronomy and interact with the local inhabitants, who are known for their warm hospitality. Take the opportunity to taste the typical dishes, such as the smoked meat, the sausages, the lamb or the posta mirandesa, accompanied by wines produced in this wine-growing region. Mobility along the Terra Fria Great Cycle Route is made easier by the well-designed stretches, which allow visitors to choose their own way of travelling. Whether on foot or by bicycle, there are options for all tastes and preferences. You can choose to do the complete route, dividing it into several stages, or select the stretches that interest you most. Besides the Natural Park of Montesinho, you will find other places of interest along the route, such as the Serra de Bornes, the Planalto Mirandês and the unique landscapes of the Sabor River. Each of these places has its own particularities and offers different experiences, allowing you to explore the diversity of this region. The Great Terra Fria Route is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the essence of this Transmontana region, discovering its natural beauty, cultural heritage and authentic flavours. Along the 450 km of itineraries, you can enjoy a journey full of adventures and surprises, where each curve of the path reveals a new landscape to enjoy. Whether you are a nature lover, a culture enthusiast or an explorer eager for new experiences, this route has something for everyone. Let yourself be enveloped by the unique atmosphere of Terra Fria and indulge in the pleasures of discovery.
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