Route across Beira Baixa.
Our first stop will be in Penha Garcia. In this beautiful Portuguese town we´ll admire a spectacular granite landscape and discover its prehistoric past through its "Ruta dos Fósseis" (Fossils Route). In this same route we´ll verify the operation of a restored watermill and climb to the castle of the population. Curiously see that there is a war tank from the Portuguese Carnations Revolution “parked” on a small square.
The next destination is known as the most Portuguese village of Portugal: Monsanto. This is a town built, on and over, the granite. Stroll through its beautiful streets and climb the last Templar castle through a landscape of granite boulders that give a mysterious look. From the top we´ll get stunning views. We´ll descry our next destination on this route: Idanha a Velha, where we´ll go after lunch delicious products from Extremadura. Idanha a Velha is a small and beautiful town protected by a thick wall with many Roman vestiges of that time. We´ll do the return  through the Segura border, crossing the bridge and the "big brother" of this, the impressive Roman Bridge of Alcantara, to continue the way to Garrovillas and then Plasencia.
Type of Tour
Location
Distance by car from Plasencia
Distance Walking
Walking Hardness
Best season
History and Towns
Beira Baixa
290 Km
4 Km
Low
Autumn, Winter and Spring
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Header Photography: Roman Walls of Idanha a Velha
Watermills in Penha Garcia Geopark, (The Fossils Route)
Monsanto: built on and over granite
Roman Walls in Idanha a Velha Historical Town of Beira Baixa Portugal
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Watermills in Ponsul River Penha Garcia into the Geopark, Historical Town of Beira Baixa, Portugal
Monsanto Streets the most portuguese town historical town in Beira Baixa Portugal
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Distance:      4 Km
Hardness:    Low
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Best season: All the year.
Penha Garcia Geopark. Route of Fossils.
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BEIRA BAIXA AND TAJO-SALOR RIVERS
Penha Garcia Castle. Water mills, Tank from Carnation Revolution, Monsanto Fortress, Idanha a Velha Roman Walls, Roman Bridges and Arab Defensive Tower of Alcántara.
Route of Fossils, Carved Tombs, Roman Walls and Bridges
Penha Garcia, Monsanto, Idanha a Velha, Alcántara
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Monsanto, a Stone Town