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Waymarks > 4- Is has all the needed marks and signs to navigate without support
Conservation of the path > 4- In a good overall status of conservation with some isolated situations
General conservation > 4- There aren’t any specific degraded areas identified
Information boards and signs > 4- Well maintained and with interest
Complementary boards > 1- Nonexistent or without minimum quality
Safety and suport structures > 2- Degraded but without danger for the user
Local community integration > 2- Does not encourage interaction / contact with the community
Landscape integration > 2- Presents little interaction with the landscape, not giving it much relevance
General Safety > 5- The environment allways as some risk
Safety informationTake 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.
Even with all the markings, it is recommended to use the GPS or APP
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
Covilhã Municipal Council: (+351) 275 330 600 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips and hintsPonte Alvares is located between Ferro Parish and Peraboa Parish, liking these two places to Covilhã City. This part of the river was onde used as a river beach by neighbouring populations. Families would gather there to fishing, have picnics, go swimming or even to wash clothes. The Cherry Interpretive Centre, in the village of Ferro, is a space created in the historic village centre, inside a fully refurbished stone house, and highlights one of the most representative products of Cova da Beira. The Centre is open to the public and offers guided tours of the cherry trees, cherry harvesting and a visit to processing companies. It also has a store where all types of cherry derivatives are marketed: liqueurs and jams, among others. In the village of Peraboa, the Cheese Museum allows you to learn about the manufacturing process of one of the best cheeses in the world: Serra da Estrela cheese, an internationally appreciated and recognised specialty. The well known Pedrinha Bridge, from Roman times, located on the old EN 18 over the basin of the River Zêzere, connects Tortosendo, Boidobra and Ferro/Peraboa. A small camping park was built here and there is also a restaurant where you can rest and enjoy the local cuisine.
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.