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Hiking – Mountain trails
Guide will go with the clients in their car.
Circular trails
(Same price either for 1 or more people (up to 8); the price will depend on the time spent by the guide.)

trecking_iconTrail nº. 1 – Salgadeiras
Length – 4 Km
Altitude – 1850 m
Ascent  – 17830 – 1870
Approximate hiking time – 4 hrs

trecking_iconTrail nº. 2 – Lagoas Serranas
– from the foot of the chairlifts to the Fonte dos Perus.
Length – 4,5 Km
Altitude – 1850 mts
Ascent– 200 mts

trecking_iconTrail nº. 3 – Percurso Lagoa Comprida e Lagoa Escura
Length – 8 Km ( 7,5 Km +/- )
Altitude – 1620 mts
Approximate hiking time – 5 hrs

trecking_iconTrail nº. 4 – Percurso Vale do Rossim (1500 mts ),
Curral do Martins, Azimbes, Barragem da Erva da Fome, Vale do Rossim.

Length – 11 Kms
Altitude – 1500 mts
Ascentl – 240 mts
Approximate hiking time – 7 hrs

trecking_iconTrail nº. 5 – Percurso da Torre – Torre – Covão do Alva – Penha dos Abutres – Torre.
Length – 6 Km
Altitude – 1993 m ( > 1700 mts )
Ascent – 250 mts
Approximate hiking time – 4,5 hrs

trecking_iconTrail nº. 6 – Percurso das Lagoas
Lagoa Comprida – Lagoa do Covão do Forno – Lagoa Seca – Lagoa Redonda – Lagoacho – Lagoa Comprida.
Length – 8 Km
Altitude – 1600 mts
Ascent – +/- 200 mts ( 1640 – 1585 )
Approximate hiking time – 6 hrs

ICONThe Centre for Ecology, Wildlife Watch and Rehabilitation (CERVAS) is a department of the Institute for Nature and Forest Conservation (ICNF) / Serra da Estrela Natural Park (PNSE), since 2009 under the management of the Association ALDEIA (, with the support of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal and other partners.
CERVAS was created in 2004 to function as a hospital linked to a scientific research centre with the objective of developing working guidelines on ecology, watch and rehabilitation of wildlife. The Centre activity started in 2006 and has focused on the reception, treatment, rehabilitation and release back to nature of injured and / or debilitated wild animals, developing at the same time research lines related to wildlife conservation. These tasks are complemented with environmental education events and the promotion of the natural heritage, addressed to diverse audiences at regional level.

One of the working guidelines is the rehabilitation of injured and / or debilitated wild animals that are handed over by institutions like the Service for Nature and Environment Protection (SEPNA) of Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR), but also, occasionally, by the very people who find the animals.

Visits and other activities

In the field of Environmental Education, CERVAS organizes guided visits to its premises, during which visitors receive information on the species the Centre usually works with, as well as on the main reasons for the animals’ admission. In these visits teaching materials are used allowing a significant interaction with diverse audiences of all ages.  Another objective of the visits is to give information about the native wildlife of Portugal, particularly the one that inhabits Serra da Estrela. Complementing the visits, the Centre may organize field trips for bird watching, guided by CERVAS technicians.


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