Pitões das Júnias' village cemetery serves as a helpful landmark in locating the trailhead for the loop hike.
Cemitério de Pitões das Júnias
Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês
Nearby Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês attractions
1. Mosteiro de Santa Maria das Júnias
Built on the site of a 9th-century pre-Romanesque hermitage, this lovely 12th-century Benedictine monastery in a remote river valley fell under the sway…
2. Miradouro Cascata de Pitões das Júnias
A 217-step wooden staircase descends to this viewpoint looking across to the Cascata de Pitões das Júnias.
3. Cascata de Pitões das Júnias
This 30m waterfall crashes down through a rocky cleft about 2km south of Pitões das Júnias.
4. Capela de São João de Fraga
Standing alone on a rocky mountaintop, this whitewashed chapel surrounded by rugged peaks is an important pilgrimage site for the residents of Pitões das…
5. Barroso Eco Museu
Just downhill from Montalegre's castle, this museum hosts exhibits that showcase regional history, rural traditions and folklore. There are also exhibits…
6. Cascata do Arado
This gorgeous waterfall is accessed from a bridge over the Rio Arado, just north of the village of Ermida. To see the falls from above, climb to the…
7. Castelo de Lindoso
Built during the reign of Afonso III, this 13th-century castle 5km from the Spanish border long served as a key Portuguese military outpost. These days it…
8. Miradouro da Pedra Bela
For spectacular views over the Albufeira de Caniçada reservoir and the southern reaches of Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês, snake 6km uphill through the…