For the diversity of its landscape, Sabugal is an invitation to sport or simply to occupy free time. Here, you can ride your vehicle, pedal a bicycle, ride a horse or simply walk through the mountains.
The landscapes, the marks of human presence and activity and even the life of its inhabitants, with their own characteristics, can make a visit to the municipality an unforgettable source of enriching experiences and knowledge. In an area that for centuries marked the war border between two neighbouring kingdoms, and not always of very friendly relations, we find the military constructions, which intended to clearly mark the boundaries of the territory but, at the same time, we can observe the cultural continuities of the peoples on both sides, sharing traditions, ways of life and even influencing their speech..
The political frontier has not been a cultural barrier, nor is it an obstacle to contacts and collaborations which, nowadays, can take the form of cross-border projects, such as the one which currently brings together the Gata and Malcata areas around the image of the Iberian lynx.
The recent restoration works of the Sabugal castle have given rise to another space for shows or other initiatives within it.
Do not think that there is only natural or architectural heritage in the county. The possibilities for leisure and sports are very wide. In the county seat, the swimming pools, the municipal pavilion or stadium are structures with characteristics that allow the realization of official competitions. But for those who prefer a more uncompromising activity, there are the river beaches of Sabugal, Foios, Quadrazais and Vale das Éguas, or the water plans of the Sabugal and Alfaiates dams. Here, there are good conditions for several aquatic activities.
Mountaineering fans can also find good places in the area for their favourite sport. For fishing lovers, there are some places with excellent conditions for their practice.
It was inaugurated on 14/12/2014.
40°20'53.36"N 7° 5'30.72"W
From Lisbon: Take the A1 north and then enter the A23 (Exit 7: Abrantes, Castelo Branco, Torres Novas). After passing Covilhã, exit the highway (Exit 32: N18-3 Caria, EN 233 Sabugal). After passing the old bridge of Caria turn left, entering a small variant to this village. Then turn left again, on the EN 18-3 and then on the EN233 until Sabugal.
From Porto: Follow the A1 towards south and then enter the A25 (exit 16: Viseu). Just after Guarda city, exit the A25 (Exit 30: Guarda-sul, Covilhã, Portalegre) and a few kilometres later exit the A23 and enter the E.N. 233 towards Sabugal (Exit 35: Guarda-sul, Sabugal)
Summer: 9h00 - 19h00
Winter: 9h00 - 17h00
|p1 green >|
Circular route with beginning and end at the MTB Center. It is the easiest route in the center. Accessible to all practitioners of the sport. It is developed near the Sabugal dam.
Distance: 10,45 km
Time: 0h45 to 2h00
Climbing: 190 m
Circular route with beginning and end at the MTB Center. Moderate route, around the Sabugal dam, passing Malcata, Quadrazais and Torre.
Distance: 34,7 km
Time: 3h00 a 4h00
Climbing: 650 m
|p3 red >|
Circular route with beginning and end at the MTB Center. Difficult trail, around the Sabugal dam, with ascent to the Serra da Malcata, where you get a spectacular view of the region. The route also goes through Quadrazais, Souto, Pouca Farinha and Cardeal. The trail goes along the Côa River until its end, in the MTB Centre.
Distance: 49,6 km
Time: 4h00 a 6h00
Climbing: 970 m
|p4 red >|
Circular route with beginning and end at the MTB Centre. It is a difficult route, which develops to northwest of Sabugal. It passes through Sortelha, Quarta-Feira, Sobreira, Pousafoles do Bispo and Baraçal. This trail is largely common with the black trail, serving as an escape for those who want to leave the more difficult route.
Distance: 59,6 km
Time: 5h00 a 7h00
Climbing: 1230 m
|p5 black >|
Circular route with beginning and end at the MTB Center . It is a very difficult route and a good physical preparation is recommended. It passes in Sortelha, Quarta-Feira, Pena Lobo, Pousafoles do Bispo, Vila do Touro, Rapoula do Côa, with a climb to Senhora das Preces, always continuing along the Côa River until its end in the MTB Center.
Distance: 88,55 km
Time: 7h00 to 9h00
Climbing: 1900 m
Distance: 6,65 km
Time: 0h45 to 2h00
Climbing: 122 m
|p7 blue >|
Distance: 28,7 km
Time: 3h00 to 4h00
Climbing: 611 m
|p8 red >|
Circular route with beginning and end at the MTB Center. Difficult trail, around the Sabugal dam, with ascent to Serra da Malcata, where you get a spectacular view of the region. The route also goes through Quadrazais, Souto, Pouca Farinha and Cardeal. The trail goes along the Côa River until its end, in the MTB Center.
Distance: 35,9 km
Time: 4h00 to 6h00
Climbing: 772 m
Casas do Campanário/Casa da Villa, Sortelha
Tel.: 271 388 198/638/964 864 317
Casa Villar Mayor, Vilar Maior
Tel.: 271 648 027/965 471 679
Carya Tallaya, Vale das Éguas
Tel.: 926 035 183
Restaurante O Robalo e Tasca do Mono, Sabugal
Tel.: 271 753 566 / 966 122 191