GRZ: Irrigating Cova da Beira

Irrigating Cova da Beira [GRZ - Sector 2]

Spanning 55.7 km, Irrigating Cova da Beira is the second sector of the GRZ. It connects the Valhelhas rest area, in the municipality of Guarda, to the Barco rest area, in the municipality of Covilhã, passing through Vale Formoso, Borralheira, Ponte Alvares, Tortosendo and Peso. 

This sector contains 7 walking stages and 1 for mountain bike.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 56.3 km
Duration 450:00 h
Ascent 434 m
Descent 552 m

Spanning 55.7 km, Irrigating Cova da Beira is the second sector of GRZ. It connects the Valhelhas rest area, in the municipality of Guarda, to the ...

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from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8 km
Duration 0:40 h
Ascent 146 m
Descent 197 m

With about 8km, this stretch of GRZ starts at the Fluvial Beach of Valhelhas, in the municipality of Guarda, and ends in Vale Formoso, in the ...

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.6 km
Duration 2:35 h
Ascent 130 m
Descent 165 m

With about 11.6 km, this section of GRZ departs from Vale Formoso and ends in Borralheira, in the municipality of Covilhã. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 10.4 km
Duration 2:25 h
Ascent 145 m
Descent 170 m

This 10.4 km long stretch links Borralheira to the Ponte Alvares Rest Area. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5.3 km
Duration 1:22 h
Ascent 70 m
Descent 70 m

This stretch takes you from the Ponte Alvares Resting Area to Tortosendo Campsite, just over 5 km away. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.4 km
Duration 2:40 h
Ascent 170 m
Descent 185 m

Leaving Tortosendo camping park, this section heads towards Peso for 11.4km. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.2 km
Duration 2:19 h
Ascent 190 m
Descent 190 m

This section connects the localities of Peso and Barco, in an extension of 11.4km. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 1.1 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 40 m
Descent 15 m

This stretch of just over 1km connects Barco to the Rest Area of ​​the same name.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto