~ O Caminho do Dão autumn 2019 ~ Walking with friends and colleagues ~

Ponte Dum near Campina
Ponte Dum near Campina
Ponte Dum near Campina

Come join the second exploration of the Caminho do Dão.

Walk for a day, a few days or a whole week! Between October 5 and 13.

For the purpose of further developing the Caminho do Dão I am planning a week this autumn to walk the trail again, possibly make some changes in the route and contemplate on the project while walking. I am inviting people from my network or friends of friends who are interested in the Dão valley to join this further exploration of the valley and this walking route. It's a beautiful time to walk; the Indian Summer time in Portugal. When the temperatures are a bit more forgiving and the grape leaves are turning color. Join and walk the beautiful Dão valley while it is changing into its fall colors.

Hiking distance per day varies between 20 - 25 kilometer and is over old rural paths with a low to medium degree of difficulty, mainly relating to the walking up and out and down into of the valley of the Dão river.

Overnight stay will be in small B&B's, lunch is always a picnic on the Caminho and dinner will wait for us in the town at the end of the day's walk.

Pls explore this website for an impression of the Caminho do Dão.
Questions? Call me at 933956630 or send me an email info@moinhosdodao.org


Practical information

~ The Caminho ~

Saturday 05-10 the group gathers before dinner in Carapito (Aguiar da Beira)
Dinner and overnight stay at Terreiros da Santa Cruz

Sunday 06-10 day 1, walking from Barranha to Forninhos 23 km
Breakfast at Terreiros da Santa Cruz. Dinner and overnight stay at Casa Fonte de Lameira

Monday 07-10 day 2, walking from Forninhos do Penalva do Castelo 23 km
Breakfast at Casa Fonte de Lameira. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Portas do Dão

Tuesday 08-10 day 3, walking from Penalva do Castelo to Moinhos do Dão (Mangualde) 22 km Dinner and overnight stay at Moinhos do Dão

Wednesday 09-10 day 4, rest day at Moinhos do Dão
Dinner, overnight stay, breakfast and lunch provided by Moinhos do Dão

Thursday 10-10 day 5, walking  from Moinhos do Dão to Sangemil 25 km
Breakfast at Moinhos do Dão

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Beira Dão

Friday 11-10 day 6, walking from Sangemil to Ferreiros do Dão 13 km
Breakfast at Hotel Beira Dão. Dinner and overnight stay at Associação Cultural F.d.Dão

Saturday 12-10 day 7, walking from Ferreiros do Dão to Santa Comba Dão 20 km
Breakfast at Associação Cultural F.d.Dão. Santa Comba Dão is the end of the Caminho and from here we take public transport back home.


~ Costs Averages ~

Overnight stays € 25 in shared room € 40 in single room.

Food per day € 20 (Breakfast and Dinner in local places) pick nick on the caminho.

Sign in Sezures
Water plants in the Dão by Dornelas