GRZ: The Tagus Route

The Tagus Route [GRZ - Sector 9]

The Tagus Route is the 9th and final sector in the Multistage Route of Zêzere. Spanning 54.7 km, this sector goes from Penedo Furado, in Vila de Rei, to Constância, passing through Matagosa, Fontes, the Souto rest area, the Cabeça Gorda rest area, Aldeia do Mato, Martinchel and the Live Science Centre in Constância.

This sector contains 8 walking stages, 1 for mountain bike and 1 for canoeing.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 50.2 km
Duration 4:50 h
Ascent 933 m
Descent 1,078 m

The Tagus Route is the 9th and final sector in the Multistage Route of Zêzere. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 4 km
Duration 1:10 h
Ascent 190 m
Descent 145 m

With about 4km, this route connects Penedo Furado, in the municipality of Vila de Rei, to Matagosa, in the municipality of Abrantes. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.4 km
Duration 2:10 h
Ascent 270 m
Descent 140 m

From Matagosa to Fontes, spanning 8.5 km. The route is marked by exuberant landscapes.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.4 km
Duration 2:20 h
Ascent 330 m
Descent 340 m

The following 8.4km connect Fontes to the Souto Rest Area.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.7 km
Duration 2:05 h
Ascent 220 m
Descent 290 m

This 7.8km stretch joins the Souto and Cabeça Gorda Rest Areas, both in Abrantes. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5 km
Duration 1:15 h
Ascent 110 m
Descent 170 m

Spanning about 5 km, this section connects the Cabeça Gorda rest area to the Aldeia do Mato, the civil parish seat. It crosses forest and ...

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5.2 km
Duration 1:20 h
Ascent 165 m
Descent 160 m

This section departs from Aldeia do Mato towards Martinchel, covering a distance of 5.2km.

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.7 km
Duration 2:50 h
Ascent 330 m
Descent 340 m

This section connects Martinchel to the Live Science Centre of Constância. Over the course of 10.7 km, this section jumps from village to village, ...

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.1 km
Duration 1:15 h
Ascent 80 m
Descent 200 m

The Live Science Centre is located about 5 km from Constância. This is the last section of the GRZ, where the river Zêzere meets the river Tagus. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
Difficulty
Distance 24.4 km
Duration 4:54 h
Ascent 3 m
Descent 10 m

Spanning 24.5 km, this route follows the Zêzere on its final stretch toward the Tagus. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto