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Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ on Foot: Stage 5

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  • Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ: Stage 5
    / 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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Leaving Tortosendo camping park, this section heads towards Peso for 11.4km. 
moderate
11.4 km
2:40 h
170 m
185 m
On leaving here, the route crosses the Pedrinha Bridge and follows the road to the entrance of the A23 access road. From here, the GRZ continues near the river, passing first near the Tortosendo Industrial Park and later under the railway line, before continuing via agricultural paths along the riverbank until Peso, and crossing the access road to Dominguizo. From departure to arrival, it is 11.4 km. 

Author’s recommendation

Learn about the influences that the wool industry has left behind and try some of the regional delicacies.  

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

 

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

Conservation of the path > 2- Severe degradation that increases the risk but it allows the use of the route

General conservation > 2- Common degradation of the surroundings but with no negative impacts on the experience.

Information boards and signs > 1- Nonexistent or without minimum quality

Complementary boards > 3- Reasonably maintained and with interest

Safety and suport structures > 3- Reasonably maintained

Local community integration > 4- Encourages integration / contacts with the community

Landscape integration > 4- Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest

General Safety > 4- Has occasional low-risk situations

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Updated: August 20, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
443 m
Lowest point
392 m
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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.

 

There is more than one intersection without signaling so we recommend using GPS or APP. 

 

Contact information

SOS Emergency: 112

SOS Forest: 117Covilhã Municipal Council: (+351) 275 330 600 | info@cm-covilha.pt 

Tips, hints and links

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. Being in the middle of Cova da Beira, nestling between the Estrela and Gardunha mountains, you will find a microclimate here that is excellent for the production of fruit, particularly peaches, which can be found all over the surrounding landscape. This fruit scenario mixes with ample meadows, once supporting the major wool industry that characterizes this region, as the many existing warehouses bear witness to. A freguesia do Tortosendo é um dos exemplos da antiga influência da indústria dos lanifícios na economia destas populações, que outrora enchiam de vida as aldeias que bordejam a serra.Peso, also known as Santa Maria Madalena do Peso, is a traditional mountain village, situated on the right bank of the River Zêzere. Peso is proud of its natural, cultural and architectural heritage, especiallu the 12th century parish church, the chapels of the Divino Espírito Santo and Senhor dos Paços, the fountain and the Shrine of Nossa Senhora de La Salette.

The local cuisine is rich and includes chickpeas with eggs, regional sausages, fried aubergines with eggs, stewd partridge, light bread and the famous brulhões.  

Start

Parque de Campismo do Tortosendo Lat.: 40° 14' 9.96" NLong.: 7° 29' 19.824" W (410 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.236158, -7.488853
DMS
40°14'10.2"N 7°29'19.9"W
UTM
29T 628548 4455064
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Destination

Peso Lat.: 40° 11' 39.48" NLong.: 7° 33' 42.264" W

Turn-by-turn directions

On leaving here, the route crosses the Pedrinha Bridge and follows the road to the entrance of the A23 access road. From here, the GRZ continues near the river, passing first near the Tortosendo Industrial Park and later under the railway line, before continuing via agricultural paths along the riverbank until Peso, and crossing the access road to Dominguizo. 

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Coordinates

DD
40.236158, -7.488853
DMS
40°14'10.2"N 7°29'19.9"W
UTM
29T 628548 4455064
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
2:40h
Ascent
170 m
Descent
185 m
Multi-stage route

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