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Crossing the 3 Cântaros

Crossing the 3 Cântaros

General Information About Crossing the 3 Cântaros


Discover Cântaro Raso, Cântaro Magro, Cântaro Gordo and the fantastic landscape of Serra da Estrela from this summits. Explore the fantastic trails during the activity. Marvel with the amazing landscapes, the gastronomy of Serra da Estrela: Rice of Juniper, Wild pig, Cod with cornbread and the excellent wine.

Tour Detail

PICK UP MODE: By Car from Hotel or another acommodation of holidays, in LISBON.

Detailed Tour Description

Day 1:

Departure from Lisbon at 15h – Upon arrival at the campsite Pião (Covilhã) – Dinner in the restaurant Varanda da Estrela – Overnight stay on the campsite Pião

Day 2:

After the breakfast we will go to the trail with the name of Major Trail. Our first objectiv is the base of Cântaro Raso, where you can see the fantastic Santo António Valley from there summit. During this phase until the summit of Cântaro Raso, we gonna have in our left side, the company of the great Valley Covão de Ferro. Other stories will reveal, just waiting for your visit. At the summit of the Cântaro Raso, our nex summit is the Cântaro Magro, with 1928 meters of altitude. To get to the summit, we will have to do a little climbing. We are going to put the harness, helmet, so that the arrival to the top is made in safety. Once at the summit, we will have a fantastic vision of 360 degrees, on the unparalleled landscapes of Serra da Estrela. Next summit is Cântaro Gordo. To get there we go walk on the superior plateau of Serra da Estrela until we reach the edge that gives access to Cântaro Gordo. On the summit we can observe the lone Valley of Candeeira, Covão Cimeiro , the Glacial Valley of Zêzere and our next objective, Covão D’ Metade. This amazing valley is the source of River Zêzere, and this beautiful place wil be save in your memorie for sure. After the Covão D’ Metade we wil go cross the amazing Valley of Santo António, and know the legend of the shepherd that saved his sheep by low the rock Poio of the Jewish. After this beautiful valley, the next place is the mountain village Penhas da Saúde for another fantastic dinner. After dinner, return to Lisbon.

Price Includes

  • What is included in the season from April to November?
  • Transport of Lisbon to the location of the activity and return to Lisbon at the end of the activity.
  • Technical Monitoring of mountain guide duly certified by National School of Mountaineering and Institute of Sport in Portugal with 18 years of experience.
  • Individual Tent.
  • 2 Dinners in a local restaurant in the Serra da Estrela.
  • 1 Night on the campsite, with a shower of hot water and breakfast included (1 sandwiches and juice or milk).
  • Liability Insurance and Personal Accident.
  • Rope.
  • Helmet.
  • Baudrier.
  • Tea.


In addition to these previous items discriminated, when the activity is performed from December to March in addition the following material included:

  • Piolet.
  • Crampons.


List of individual equipment required:

Sun hat.
1 Dinner.
1 Breakfast.
1 Lunch.
1 Pair of mountaineering gloves.
1 Cap
2 Thermal t-shirt’s.
2 Polar jacket.
1 Waterproof jacket of mountaineering.
1 Pair of mountaineering pants.
1 Pair of mountaineering boots .
2 pairs of socks for mountaineering.
Backpack with capacity to carry the helmet and harness of Trilhos e Cumes.
1 Bottled Water 1.5 Lt or 1 water canteen 1.5 Lt.
1 Sleeping bag.
1 Thermarest Camprest Self-Inflatable or similiar.
Change of underwear for two days.
Hygiene: Brush and toothpaste, slippers for the bath, bath towel, shampoo and shower gel, deodorant