Guide to the top of Monte Farinha

Monte Farinha is a mountain peak at an elevation of 940m (3,083ft) above sea level, located in the district of Vila Real, Portugal.

Monte Farinha

Why is Monte Farinha famous?

The summit hosts a sanctuary called Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Graça, rebuilt in 1755, a few natural viewpoints, and a parking lot. It is a significant pilgrimage site due to the sanctuary located at its summit. The sanctuary attracts pilgrims from across Portugal and beyond, particularly during religious festivals such as the Feast of Our Lady of Grace, celebrated on August 15th. Apart from its religious significance, Monte Farinha also offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, making it a popular destination for tourists and hikers.

Is the road to Monte Farinha paved?

Set high in the northern part of the country, the road to the summit, also known as Monte Farinho and Alto de Senhora da Graça, is entirely paved. It’s called Rua da Senhora da Graça.

How long is the road to Monte Farinha?

The road to the summit is very steep, with a maximum gradient of 13% through some of the ramps. Starting at the paved N312 road, the ascent is 8.5 km (5.28 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 614 meters. The average gradient is 7.22%. The climb has been featured in the Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta.