Located in the Serra da Estrela Mountains in central Portugal, N232 is a tortuously winding mountain road which requires a careful approach.
The road is asphalted but pretty narrow and steep. The drive is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory and fully charged batteries! It has some remarkable views.
The road is 37km long. It links the city of Gouveia and the town of Manteigas, in the Guarda District. The first part of the road (19km) is very challenging and steep. It climbs up to at an elevation of 1.428m above the sea level. The ascent is 814m and the average gradient is 4,28%, with sections up to 8%. The final part of the road (12,6 km) is extremely challenging, with 26 hairpin turns and more than 60 turns.
Road suggested by: Rui Silva