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Monte Couruche
4.6 km

Distance 4.6 km
Time Half day route
Degree of difficulty Average


S. João do Monte dates back to distant periods of human history, long before the arrival of the Romans to Portugal. The archaeological remains are there to prove it effectively, which fell large blocks. One of these blocks seems to be a milky quartz vein near a deposit of large granite blocks. It consists of a harness small granite blocks one with ten meters in diameter. Very close from there, the Dolmen of Lapa da Moura, what appears to be a menhir Neo-Chalcolithic. At the top the milestone National Geodetic with 625 m completes the rise. The South the weather turns dry landscape with pine forest. Caselho Mount will be the last passage with its green and climate itself wetland.