Last peak planned for today, so we drove to the lower summit of Besteiros at 1080m to check out the views and a large black and white conical trig pillar. We then drove to the highest point where we found a huge concrete trig pillar (unfortunately impossible to climb) with two smaller ones on either side. Interestingly, one side is square and the other conical. Nice views all around, lookout tower not too far away.
It is afternoon and we are more than a hundred kilometres from Lisbon airport, time to go. Driving down, then to the motorway, car hire, then shuttle to the terminal, then flight to London Heathrow, then hotel, then flight to Warsaw, then Vilnius. A long sequence, and nothing to leave out. So I take each step and contemplating that in about a month I will be travelling to West Africa, to the Cameroons.
1084 m altitude
448 m prominence
Iberian Peninsula - Portugal-Galicia
Leiria - Castelo Branco
0.05 km up
0.05 km down
1 m gain
1 m loss
1083 m altitude
I start recording the GPS after we have descended from the lower peak of Besteiros. It is a wide gravel road all the way to the top and down the other side of the mountain.