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PR 5 PPS – Pessegueiro Walking Trail

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The Schist Walking Trail of Pessegueiro follows the banks of the Loisa Stream. Though the path is short, it is surrounded by superb natural beauty and cultural richness. 
easy
Distance 3.8 km
1:15 h
131 m
131 m
PR 5 PPS – Pessegueiro Walking Trail is loop trail with 3,6 km (2,2 mi) that develops along both shores of Loisa streams.Starting at Pessegueiro fluvial beach the trail follows the right shore of the stream, near old water channels, climbing afterwards in a pine forest area from where Pisão village ruins can be seen.From Pisão an old trail along the stream takes us back to Pessegueiro. Pessegueiro Walking Trail is a short circuit, but with a great natural and cultural beauty. 

Author’s recommendation

A short route, but surrounded by superb natural beauty and cultural richness. Pay attention to the details.

 

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Difficulty
easy
Technique
Highest point
477 m
Lowest point
386 m
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Safety information

The terrain along this route changes with the weather conditions, so pay special attention to the slippery ground in the winter and on rainy days. In summer, temperatures can rise considerably, so always wear a hat and bring water.

 

Useful Contacts

SOS Emergência: 112

SOS Floresta: 117

GNR (police) Pampilhosa da Serra: (+351) 235 590 100

ADXTUR - Aldeias do Xisto Network - 275 647 700 | 960 101 873 

Tips and hints

Pessegueiro is a village full of history and rural traditions, it has a beautiful river beach where its visitors can enjoy some good quality time. There are several places to visit:Pessegueiro Olive Press – The Pessegueiro Olive Press was rebuilt in 2003 by its Parish Council. It was property of many people from the council and from near by villages.The last person to run the Pessegueiro Olive Press was António Francisco from Pessegueiro de Baixo (down), that worked there for 24 years.Parish Church - There is no sure about the precise year that the church was built, but due to the engravings found on holy water sink with 1724 on it, Virgílio Ferreira was able to retrace it for the end of 17th Century or begining of the 18th Century. The image of the patron S. Simão is made of stone and it's from the 17th century.Chapel of the lady of Lurdes - This Chapel is located on the hill between the Pessegueiro de Baixo (down) and Pessegueiro de Cima (up) and it was inaugurated on September 10th of 1966. The image of the lady of Lurdes was transfer for this new Church.Water mill – The locals still use this water mill to grain their cereals using the water from the stream to rotate the traditional millstones.Parish Museum – Located on the Village of Carvoeiro, this museum shows the way the local people used to live.

 

Gastronomy

- Maranho (Goat stomach filled with goat meat mixture)

- Chanfana (Goat stewed in red wine)

-Kid

- Tigelada (Baked custard pudding - eggs, sugar, wheat flour, milk and cinnamon)

- Arroz Doce (Sweet rice pudding)

 

Start

Fluvial Beach of Pessegueiro (421 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.051582, -8.024364
DMS
40°03'05.7"N 8°01'27.7"W
UTM
29T 583218 4433938
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Destination

Fluvial Beach of Pessegueiro

Turn-by-turn directions

PR 5 PPS – Pessegueiro Walking Trail is loop trail with 3,6 km (2,2 mi) that develops along both shores of Loisa streams.Before starting the walk do not forget to look up at the wonderful Lagar de Azeite (Olive oil mill), now fully renovated, at the stream’s shore. This Lagar functions nowadays as a bar.The trail beginnings at Pessegueiro fluvial beach. After crossing the bridge, the trail will continues through the right shore of the stream, following old water way.A bit further we will leave the stream and start climbing an old path in a pine forest area. This path continues until an unpaved forest road that we will descend until a place where we can view the abandoned village of Pisão down near the stream. We continue our walk through a path that take us back to the stream and continue along it following the old water ways until the bridge. On the other side of the bridge we find the Pisão village ruins. From Pisão we follow an old trail along the stream that will takes us back to Pessegueiro. At the village we will walk through narrow alleys near the schist houses until we will find again the fluvial beach. On the hot Summer days, we can enjoy the excellent conditions that the beach and stream have to offer us. Pessegueiro Walking Trail is a short circuit, but with a great natural and cultural beauty, that take us to old paths, once used by the local villagers. 

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Coordinates

DD
40.051582, -8.024364
DMS
40°03'05.7"N 8°01'27.7"W
UTM
29T 583218 4433938
w3w 
///stirrup.scooped.unwashed
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
131 m
Descent
131 m

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