A narrow unpaved road to Covas do Monte in Portugal

Covas do Monte is a small town, located in the municipality of São Pedro do Sul, District of Viseu, in the Central Inland of Portugal, at 536m (1,758ft) above the sea level.

Covas do Monte

Located in the mountain range of Serra da Gralheira, the road to the town is unpaved and steep, with some narrow parts. Drive at moderate speed. You’re not on a race. Starting from the M559-1 road, the ascent is 3.8km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 241 meters. The average gradient is 6.34% with sections up to 10%. The road tops out at 554m above the sea level.