As the roosters were crowing their hearts out across the valley to each other, we left predawn, climbing to the top of the hill en route to Albergaria A Nova.
We walked for a couple of kilometers through the commercial/ industrial area, which led us straight into the town of Mourisca. The main residential street was home to the most beautiful if sadly decaying and abandoned classical homes 🏡. What an eye full of grand homes from yesteryear, each stopping us to take photos or admire their once grand facades
A true privilege
Over the highway and into the forests where we went for another 10 plus kms of spectacular forestry beauty. Simply WOW, words are inadequate. Take a look at the pictures and see for yourself.
We then exited these peaceful havens into the hustle of Albergaria A Velha, a well kept town with charm to boot.
A further 7 km walk took us through residential areas and into our “home” in Albergaria A Nova for tonight, Hostel Albergaria.