Upper Zêzere Valley

From Gouveia, the route crosses the massif following the upper Zêzere Valley. Up on the high rocky plateaus, note the granite boulders formed by erosion like theCabeça do Velho ("Old Man's Head"). The Mondego rises at an altitude of 1 360m. From the road there is a fine view over the mountain village ofManteigas and theZêzere Glacial Valley opposite, after which begins the steep winding descent down the upper Zêzere Valley; a viewpoint offers a fineview along the length of the valley.

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