GRZ: Just You and the River

Just You and the River [GRZ - Sector 6]

Just You and the River is the 6th sector in the Multistage Route of Zêzere. Spanning 22.9 km, it runs between Pedrógão Pequeno in the municipality of Sertã, and Bouçã in the municipality of Figueiró dos Vinhos. It passes through the Philippine Bridge, the Cabeço Mourisco rest area, North Atalaia, South Atalaia, the Bouçã Viewpoint rest area and Bouçã itself.

This sector contains 6 walking stages, 1 for mountain bike and 1 for canoeing. 

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Viewing format
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 22.9 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 452 m
Descent 671 m

Just You and the River is the 6th sector in the Multistage Route of Zêzere. Spanning 22.9 km, it runs between Pedrógão Pequeno in the municipality ...

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 1.7 km
Duration 0:40 h
Ascent 70 m
Descent 175 m

Spanning 1.8 km, this section starts in the Aldeia do Xisto of Pedrógão Pequeno and brings you to the stunning scenery of the Philippine Bridge.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.2 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 185 m
Descent 250 m

This section connects the Philippine Bridge to the Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area. Throughout 5.2km, you have the opportunity to contact with a ...

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.7 km
Duration 1:10 h
Ascent 120 m
Descent 120 m

On this 4.7 km stretch, the GRZ rarely deviates from the river Zêzere, which is at this point turned into a reservoir by the Bouçã Dam.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
Distance 5.1 km
Duration 0:45 h
Ascent 140 m
Descent 120 m

Connecting Atalaia Norte to Atalaia Sul, this route has 5.1km. The highlight goes to Ribeira do Nodel, a very ecologically important space. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 2.8 km
Duration 0:45 h
Ascent 115 m
Descent 70 m

From Atalaia Sul to the Bouçã Viewpoint Rest Area are 2.8km. It is still possible to observe some of the embankments built from regional stone.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 3.3 km
Duration 0:55 h
Ascent 75 m
Descent 180 m

It is about 3.3km separating the Bouçã Rest Area Viewpoint from Bouçã. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
Difficulty
Distance 8.5 km
Duration 1:44 h
Ascent 12 m
Descent 15 m

Spanning 8.4 km, this route takes visitors through a section deeply immersed in nature, far from any human contact.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto