Azereiro Route

PR 3 "Azereiro Route"

Quintã Schist Path


The PR3 "Azereiro Route" is a circular route that starts and ends at the former Primary School of Quintã.

This route will take you along small farms, followed by a forest area made up of pines, eucalyptus and strawberry trees.

You can also enjoy the Albufeira de Castelo de Bode, against the background of the River Zêzere.

The village of Moinhos da Ribeira with its submerged windmills is another must-see.

The Azereiro, an indigenous species also known as Loureiro de Portugal and Gingeira Brava, is a rare species in Portugal, which is included in the vast list of endangered species, being one of the species to be observed.


Route Technical Sheet

Route Type
Pedestrian PR (circular)
Departure Point / Arrival Point
Former Primary School of the 1st Cycle of Quintã - 39°47'34.34"N 08° 12`0.24"W
10.1 km
4 am
Accumulated unevenness
481 m
Maximum Altitude
339 m
Minimum Altitude
Difficulty level
Level 3 - Medium


The route can be taken at any time of the year, with its users having to be especially careful with the heat in the summer season. However, it is recommended especially in the spring and autumn seasons.

Letters 1:25,000 Military Letter from the Army Cartographic Service, sheet nº288


Leaflet of the Route PR3 "Azereiro Route"