Long distance hiking trail

GRZ on Foot - Mining Territory - Stage 1

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    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barco Rest Area > Cabeço do Pião - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barco Rest Area > Cabeço do Pião - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barco Rest Area > Cabeço do Pião - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barco Rest Area > Cabeço do Pião - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barco Rest Area > Cabeço do Pião - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barco Rest Area > Cabeço do Pião - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barco Rest Area > Cabeço do Pião - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barco Rest Area > Cabeço do Pião - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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Departing from Barco Rest Area, the almost 14km route, approaching the Zêzere river, takes you to the Cabeço do Pião bridge, in the neighboring municipality of Fundão. 
moderate
13.8 km
3:25 h
78 m
125 m
On leaving here, the route approaches the River Zêzere and follows its banks through the agricultural fields that flank it. It begins on roads with some accessibility and then goes on to old pathways, but always close to the river. After leaving these paths, it passes by Ourondo and continue along the river, sometimes on dirt tracks, sometimes on the EM 512, which leads to the Cabeço do Pião bridge. 

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The agricultural land and mining landscape are the elements that mark this section.
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Updated: August 11, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
451 m
Lowest point
373 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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

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

Fundão Municipal Council: (+351 )275 779 060 | municipio-fundao@cm-fundao.pt 

Tips, hints and links

Agriculture is one of the main activities for the people of Barco. The lands of the parish are fertile and produce mainly maize, beans, olive oil and rye. Almost all the crop land is situated on the banks of the Zêzere, bounded by walls perpendicular to the river and that characterise the landscape. They have a very specific and well structured function: these walls serve to hold and secure the fertile soils brought by river floods. Given the cohesion and the participation of Barco people in local sociocultural activities, there are several associations.

 

Cabeço do Pião is marked by a mining landscape created by the Panasqueira Mines, and confers unique features to this region.

Start

Área de Descanso do Barco Lat.: 40° 10' 22.44" NLong.: 7° 37' 30.972" W (420 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.173216, -7.625122
DMS
40°10'23.6"N 7°37'30.4"W
UTM
29T 617064 4447889
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Destination

Cabeço do Pião Lat.: 40° 7' 58.8" NLong.: 7° 42' 35.604" W

Turn-by-turn directions

On leaving here, the route approaches the River Zêzere and follows its banks through the agricultural fields that flank it. It begins on roads with some accessibility and then goes on to old pathways, but always close to the river. After leaving these paths, it passes by Ourondo and continue along the river, sometimes on dirt tracks, sometimes on the EM 512, which leads to the Cabeço do Pião bridge. 

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Coordinates

DD
40.173216, -7.625122
DMS
40°10'23.6"N 7°37'30.4"W
UTM
29T 617064 4447889
w3w 
///settlers.lovable.nation
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.8 km
Duration
3:25h
Ascent
78 m
Descent
125 m
Multi-stage route

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