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.
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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
Rest StopLoja Aldeias do Xisto do H2otel
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.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
Guarda Municipal Council: (+351) 271 220 220 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Covilhã Municipal Council: (+351) 275 330 600 | email@example.com