Welcome to Torre
Even if you give Torre (and the slight detour there) a miss, it’s worth making the trip in this direction just to survey the dramatic surroundings. The drive from Manteigas or Covilhã is especially breathtaking, passing through the Nave de Santo António – a high-country sheep-grazing meadow – before climbing through a surreal moonscape of crags and gorges. Visible near the turn-off for Torre is Cántaro Magro, a notable rock formation. Rising 500m straight from the valley below, it’s a spectacular spot popular with rock-climbers.