Serra da Estrela is situated in central Portugal and home to the highest mountain range, the ‘Star Mountain Range’. Torre plateau (meaning ‘Tower’ in English) is 1993 metres above sea level. Visitors can reach the summit via paved road.
Serra da Estrela Natural park is Portugal’s largest conservation area made up of 1,000 km² comprised of outstanding natural landscapes, striking mountain peaks, rivers, glacier lakes and abundant wildlife. The region is steeped in rich history with many of it’s villages dating back to medieval times. The population of Serra da Estrela continue to practice cultural traditions carried through generations such as farming, cheese making and craftmanship.
Serra da Estrela is included in the the GR22 trail (The Historical Villages of Portugal) and offers 565km connecting 12 historical villages, with many cultural and historical highlights along the trail.