Côa Valley Grand Route

The Côa Valley Grand Route is a linear track of almost 200 km. It follows the course of the Côa river, from the source (Mesas Mountain, Sabugal) to the mouth (Vila Nova de Foz Côa). It is marked in both directions, being possible to opt for the direction south-north or north-south. It is divided into 11 stages, ranging between 13km and 25km.

This GR crosses the border territory along Guarda district, rich in a patrimonial and landscape heritage, that is unveiled at every step. From the prehistoric vestiges to medieval castles and the walled Historical Villages, which recall a troubled past.

Also the natural and archaeological values ​​are well marked along the valley of the river, as evidenced by the following classifications where this falls:

Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve

Serra da Malcata Special Protected Area

Faia Brava Private Protected Area

Côa Valley Special Protected Area

Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

Biosphere Reserve of the Meseta Ibérica


We provide different ways of experiencing the Great Route of the Côa Valley, totally or partially, with or without a guide.

Support for GRCV users. Transfers, support vehicle, varied logistics.

Guide service throughout the GRCV. Permanent guidance along the route, for support and interpretation.


Total distance of the marked path – 196 km
Total duration – 10 to 15 days on foot; 3 to 6 days biking.
Difficulty level difficult to very difficult , there are stages with medium difficulty
Altitude máx/min – 1164/129 m
Recommended seasons Spring and Autumn



The price of the program includes guidance, logistics, insurance.

For other conditions, please contact us.

Must include 23% VAT.



Through the contacts available, indicating your name and mobile / email contact.

The reservation is only guaranteed upon payment of 50% of the registration fee.

Contact form

email: info@wildlifeportugal.pt

mobile: +351 918 068 872


Côa River through Faia Brava Reserve
The Greater Coa Valley


Promotional film of the Coa Valley hiking trail. More info at granderotadocoa.pt
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