The cold begins to arrive and the tones of Autumn settle in between the schist walls of Talasnal and Castelo Novo. Seen from the villages in the background, the Arouce castle appears isolated in front of the city of Lousã, which invites you to visit its monuments, museums and gardens.

route typology
landscaped / historic
ethnographic / gastronomic

circular / ~14km / natur+urb / medium

route duration: 1 day
available all year


(next date:) on request

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Starting in the city we go out to the schist villages. After passing the Lousã castle, we went up, through the hermitage's central route to Talasnal, heading towards Casal Novo and going down the mountain, we passed the river pool of the Arouce river. We visit the castle and learn about the legend of Princess Peralta before returning to Lousã to visit the museums and monuments that preserve the history of this place.