GRZ: River Branches

River Branches [GRZ - Sector 8]

The eighth and penultimate sector of the Multistage Route of Zêzere spans a total of 71.4 km, and connects the Serrão Valley rest area, in the municipality of Ferreira do Zêzere, to Penedo Furado in the municipality of Vila de Rei. It passes through the Foz da Sertã rest area, Moinhos da Ribeira, in the municipality of Sertã, Fernandaires, Zaboeira, the Cabeça Gorda rest area, Trutas and the Macieira rest area in the municipality of Vila de Rei.

This sector contains 9 walking stages, 1 for mountain bike and 2 for canoeing.

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River Branches [GRZ - MTB sector 8]
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
Distance 75.8 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 2,075 m
Descent 2,059 m

The eighth and penultimate sector of the Multistage Route of Zêzere spans a total of 71.4 km, and connects the Serrão Valley rest area, in the ...

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from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 490 m
Descent 340 m

This section connects the Vale Serrão Rest Area to the Foz da Sertã Rest Area along 11.8km. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 4.8 km
Duration 1:20 h
Ascent 115 m
Descent 270 m

This 4.8km route goes from the Foz da Sertã Rest Area to Moinhos da Ribeira through forest paths and paved roads. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.2 km
Duration 1:40 h
Ascent 320 m
Descent 200 m

With 5.2km, this route connects Moinhos da Ribeira to Palhais, in the municipality of Sertã. It follows forest paths, small trails and dirt paths. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.4 km
Duration 2:10 h
Ascent 270 m
Descent 375 m

This 7.4 km section connects Palhais, in the municipality of Sertã, to Fernandaires, in the municipality of Vila de Rei. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.4 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 140 m
Descent 140 m

This section spans 8.4 km, and will take you from the extensive and splendid water basin of Fernandaires to the small paradise of Zaboeira, without ...

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 3.5 km
Duration 1:10 h
Ascent 215 m
Descent 165 m

This 3.6 km route connects Zaboeira to the Cabeça Gorda rest area.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.8 km
Duration 1:50 h
Ascent 320 m
Descent 245 m

Spanning 5.8 km, this section connects the Cabeça Gorda rest area to Trutas. It is marked by the beauty of the scenery and the richness of flora ...

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.6 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 270 m
Descent 415 m

Trutas and the Macieira Rest Area are located 11.6 km apart in the municipality of Vila de Rei. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.8 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 465 m
Descent 465 m

Connecting the Macieira Rest Area to Penedo Furado, this 12.8km route is one of the most interesting in Vila de Rei. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 0.1 km
Duration 0:03 h
Ascent 9 m
Descent 2 m

Percurso de ligação à Estação Intermodal da Zaboeira.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
Difficulty
Distance 10.2 km
Duration 2:04 h
Ascent 10 m
Descent 12 m

Spanning 10.2 km, this route brings visitors to an area where the river branched out into several inland arms, following the construction of the ...

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
Difficulty
Distance 4.6 km
Duration 0:56 h
Ascent 14 m
Descent 7 m

Spanning 4.6 km, this route passes through three excellent nautical and swimming areas: Trízio, Fernandaires and Zaboeira.  

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto