Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ on Foot: Stage 2
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Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
Waymarks > 3- It’s missing signs in at least one crossroad that can compromise the navigation without a map or GPS.
Conservation of the path > 5- In a good overall status of conservation and with no increase of difficulty or risks.
General conservation > 4- There aren’t any specific degraded areas identified.
Information boards and signs > 3- Reasonably maintained and with interest
Complementary boards > 2- Degraded or not relevant
Safety and suport structures > 5- Very well maintained and with superior quality
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 > 5- The environment allways as some risk
Track typesShow elevation profile
Rest stopsBelmonte Sinai Hotel
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: 117
Covilhã Municipal Council: (+351) 275 330 600 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips and hints
Situated about 22km from Covilhã, Vale Formoso is an old village where remains of the Roman era are still visible. The main activities of the resident population are fruit-growing, construction and carpentry, handicrafts and small shops. Since this is a nation of religious and popular traditions, the annual village festival is held in mid-august, the date being set each year, in honour of its patron saint, Nossa Senhora da Sáude, in a chapel on top of the hill. As for cultural heritage, we highlight the parish church, the community oven, Manueline windows and the old fountain. It also has a place of interest for tourists – the viewpoint, from where you can enjoy all the natural landscape and the neighbouring localities.
Borralheira is located in Teixoso Parish, whose settlement dates back to Roman times, as evidenced by some archaeological remains found in the Terlamonte area. Industry, agriculture, livestock, tapestry and embroidery, retail and services are some of the activities the active population engages in. The village has quite extensive architectural heritage. Worth noting are the parish church and the chapel of Santo Cristo, the latter classified as property of national interest.
The cuisine is very rich and diverse. Oven broth, pan in the oven, roast mountain goat, parsnips, maize porridge and rice pudding are the delight of visitors and tourists.
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