GRZ: The Wild Start

The Wild Start [GRZ - Sector 1]

Spanning 30 km, the Wild Start is the first of nine sectors that make up the GRZ. It starts at Covão d'Ametade, in the Estrela mountain range, the source of river Zêzere, and passes through Manteigas, the Amoreira Valley, and ends at the Valhelhas rest area.

This sector contains 3 walking stages and 1 for mountain bike.

Public list
Profile picture of Aldeias do Xisto
List created by
Aldeias do Xisto
updated on: August 21, 2020
Responsible for this content
Aldeias do Xisto Verified partner  Explorers Choice 

Viewing format
MTB Transalp · Portugal
The Wild Start [GRZ - MTB Sector 1]
moderate open
29 km
2:15 h
315 m
1233 m
Spanning 30 km, the Wild Start is the first of nine stages that make up the GRZ. It connects Covão d'Ametade to the Valhelhas rest area. 
from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
moderate
10.2 km
2:40 h
15 m
735 m
The Multistage Route of Zêzere (GRZ) begins at the spectacular Zêzere Glacial Valley, a scenery of indescribable beauty.
from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
moderate
11.7 km
3:00 h
250 m
405 m
Departing from Manteigas, the section of GRZ continues on the right bank of the Zêzere on a balcony path between beeches and oaks, surrounded by ...
from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
easy closed
8.1 km
2:10 h
407 m
1294 m
The GRZ continues along an old track running parallel to the EN 232, beside the river on the side where the fields are. It takes you to Ribeira de ...
from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
moderate
4.5 km
1:25 h
119 m
148 m
Not far from where the municipality of Guarda starts, this alternative crosses the road and goes up the hillside to come down afterwards among the ...
from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto