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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
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.
There is more than one intersection without signaling so we recommend using GPS or APP.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117Covilhã Municipal Council: (+351) 275 330 600 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips and hints
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.
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.