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Aldeia do Xisto of Pedrógão Pequeno

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A white village, in granite, amid the sea of brown schist surrounding it. It stands beside the Zêzere, at the heart of the Schist Villages Network, with everything conveniently to hand. 

This old town on the left bank of the Zêzere, beside the IC8, is only a few kilometres from Pedrógão Grande and the Cabril dam. Its heritage includes the Mother church and the Bridge over the Zêzere from the time of Iberian Union under Spanish kings. In a terrain of schist there is a Pedrógão – a granite outcrop – which provided the stone for door and window mouldings, although schist is the predominant building material.

In Pedrógão Pequeno the schist is hidden beneath white rendering. When the philharmonic band comes to play there, the streets are full of people, evoking the 1950s when the construction workers for the Cabril Dam came to the village. To discover the view from the top of Monte da Senhora da Confiança and the old road that takes us to the Zêzere over an ancient bridge from the time of the Iberian Union (when Spanish kings ruled over Portugal). You have to try the fish soup.

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Update: February 03, 2022

Getting there

De Lisboa

Seguir na A1 até à saída 7 (A23 - Abrantes/Torres Novas). Seguir pela A23 e sair na direção de Tomar. Seguir pelo IC3 durante 25Km até Sta. Cita. Na N110 seguir durante 28km até Cabaços. Seguir no IC8 durante 25km até Aldeia Ana de Avis. Virar à direita, entrando na N2, e cerca de 400m depois está Pedrógão Pequeno.

 

Do Porto

Seguir o IP1, na direção Sul, até à saída 11 (Lousã). Perto de Cernache, virar à direita. Continuar pelo IC8 durante 33km até à Aldeia Ana de Avis. Virar à direita, entrando na N2, e cerca de 400m depois está Pedrógão Pequeno.

 

De Espanha (Vilar Formoso)

Seguir a A25, sair em direção à A23. Seguir a A23 até à saída 18 (Pombal) Seguir o IC8 até à saída indicada de Pedrógão Pequeno.

Coordinates

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39.904200, -8.131060
DMS
39°54'15.1"N 8°07'51.8"W
UTM
29S 574276 4417485
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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 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.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6 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 ...

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 2 km
Duration 0:43 h
Ascent 131 m
Descent 134 m

Percurso de ligação à Estação Intermodal de Vale de Góis.

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Long distance hiking trail · Portugal
Just You and the River - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6.1
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 1.3 km
Duration 0:27 h
Ascent 31 m
Descent 50 m

Detour to Moinho das Freiras Intermodal Station along the Schist Walking Trail of Pedrógão Pequeno II.

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 1.4 km
Duration 0:25 h
Ascent 25 m
Descent 115 m

With less than 2km, this section goes from Nossa Senhora da Confiança to Aldeia do Xisto of Pedrógão Pequeno and intersects with the mythical EN2. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 520 m
Descent 585 m

With about 13km, this stretch, which connects Madeirã to the Arrochela Rest Area, follows forest paths towards the river. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.1 km
Duration 2:55 h
Ascent 430 m
Descent 420 m

At 10.1km, this stretch starts at the Arrochela Rest Area and ends at Nossa Senhora da Confiança, in a magnificent viewpoint. 

from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5 Open
Distance 62 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,969 m
Descent 1,909 m

Under the Sign of Cabril is the 5th sector in the Multistage Route of Zêzere. Spanning 62 km, it connects Cambas, in the municipality of Oleiros, ...

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Road biking · Portugal
Estrada Nacional 2 (EN2)
recommended route Difficulty
Distance 717.7 km
Duration 44:50 h
Ascent 7,907 m
Descent 8,287 m

Take this trip and discover the Portuguese countryside by cycling along the National Road 2, which crosses the country from one end to the other.

from Rafael Romano,   Outdooractive Portugal

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