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GRZ on Foot - Irrigating Cova da Beira [Sector 2]

Long distance hiking trail · Myxisto · open
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    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Borralheira > Ponte Alvares Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Borralheira > Ponte Alvares Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
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  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ on Foot: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ on Foot: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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Spanning 55.7 km, Irrigating Cova da Beira is the second of nine sectors that make up GRZ. It connects the Valhelhas rest area, in the municipality of Guarda, to the Barco rest area, in the municipality of Covilhã. 
open
moderate
56.2 km
14:45 h
10631 m
12134 m

Spanning 55.7 km, Irrigating Cova da Beira is the second of nine sectors that make up GRZ. It connects the Valhelhas rest area, in the municipality of Guarda, to the Barco rest area, in the municipality of Covilhã, passing through Vale Formoso, Borralheira, Ponte Alvares, Tortosendo and Peso. 

This sector contains 7 walking stages and 1 for mountain bike.

Check the details and current conditions HERE.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the natural, cultural and architectural heritage, as well as the cuisine.

Book your acommodation, experience or meal in Book in Xisto.

 

Responsible Trails Criteria: 

(last audit by RT at May 2020)

 

Waymarks > 2 - There’s a lot of marks missing. (GPS or mobile app needed)

Conservation of the path > 3 - Some degradation that can increase the difficulty of the trail

General conservation > 3 - some place present some degradation but with no negative impacts on the experience.

Information boards and signs > 3 - Reasonably maintained and with interest

Complementary boards > 1 - Nonexistent or without minimum quality

Safety and suport structures > 3 - Reasonably maintained

Local community integration > 2 - Does not encourage interaction / contact with the community

Landscape integration > 3 - Well integrated into the landscape but without relevant points of interest

General Safety > 3 - Presents several low risk situations

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Aldeias do Xisto
Updated: August 21, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1456 m
Lowest point
15 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Loja Aldeias do Xisto do H2otel

Safety information

This section was affected by summer fires mainly in the section running along the southern bank of the Zêzere, and although some areas were severely affected, visitors are not advised against travelling this way since it represents only a small percentage of the total section.Take the necessary precautions for high temperatures in summer and slippery terrain in the winter. The levels of difficulty and times given are only indicative. They were calculated on a physical effort basis and do not include stops. Make your estimate by analising the technical data of path to be taken.

 

Contact information

SOS Emergency: 112

SOS Forest: 117

Guarda Municipal Council: (+351) 271 220 220 | geral@mun-guarda.pt

Covilhã Municipal Council: (+351) 275 330 600 | info@cm-covilha.pt

Start

Área de Descanso de Valhelhas Lat.: 40° 24' 24.48" NLong.: 7° 24' 7.272" W (511 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.406535, -7.402143
DMS
40°24'23.5"N 7°24'07.7"W
UTM
29T 635583 4474105
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Destination

Área de Descanso do Barco Lat.: 40° 10' 22.44" NLong.: 7° 37' 30.972" W

Turn-by-turn directions

Este sector é composto por 7 etapas pedestres e 1 etapa de btt.

Consulte os detalhes das etapas e condições atuais AQUI.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.406535, -7.402143
DMS
40°24'23.5"N 7°24'07.7"W
UTM
29T 635583 4474105
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Questions & Answers

Question about Roberto Neves · July 01, 2020 · Community
Pequena secção dos pomares com trilho junto ao rio entre Valhelhas e Vale Formoso com muito mato, o entanto caminhasse bem entre os pomares. De resto, está excelente. 06/2020
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Answer by Manuel Franco · July 03, 2020 · Responsible Trails
Obrigado pelo seu feedack.

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
56.2 km
Duration
14:45h
Ascent
10631 m
Descent
12134 m
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