The course runs along paths close to the Vascãozinho and Vascão rivers, traversing mountain landscapes and letting you experience the way of life in the Caldeirão mountain range.
Revezes is a small mountain village overlooking the Vascãozinho, practically on the border with the Alentejo. In the town centre, next to the fountain, is an artistic installation about Southwest Script.
Cork and holm oaks line the landscape, with characteristic cistus and lavender bushes, or cereals such as rye, growing underneath their branches.
Vascãozinho is a river with a pluvial regime. You can see here the typical riverside vegetation of these water courses, such as the pond water-crowfoot, the Flueggea tinctoria or the oleander.
On the banks of the Vascão (the longest river in the Algarve, about 100 km long, which marks the frontier with Alentejo), there are signs of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), a mammal indicative of the good environmental quality and abundance of its prey such as fish, crayfish and amphibians.
In the Barranco da Lontra, whose name indicates the regular presence of the Eurasian otter, the riparian gallery is exuberant - a closed forest of willows, ash trees, poplars and hawthorns, accompanied by cork oak and strawberry trees, wrapped in brambles and lianas.
The small vegetable gardens along the Vascãozinho’s wetlands are interesting for observing passerines, particularly several white stork nests. Cork oaks dominate the hillsides, as do thickets of rosemary and green lavender.
Type: walking and cycling
Circular trail: yes
Distance: 13 km
Average duration: 4h to 5h
Cumulative elevation gain: 468 metres D+
Type of path: dirt paths and asphalt road
Start of the trail: 37º 23' 33.96'' N 7º 56' 44.76'' W