Long distance hiking trail recommended route

Just You and the River - Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area > Atalaia Norte - GRZ on Foot: Stage 3

Long distance hiking trail · Portugal
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  • River Zêzere
    / River Zêzere
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  • / River Zêzere
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  • / Bouçã Dam
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  • / River Zêzere
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m 300 250 200 4 3 2 1 km Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno
On this 4.7 km stretch, the GRZ rarely deviates from the river Zêzere, which is at this point turned into a reservoir by the Bouçã Dam.
easy
Distance 4.7 km
1:10 h
120 m
120 m
215 m
180 m
This 4.7km stretch is within the limits of the Bouçã Lagoon so you will not lose sight of the waters of the River Zêzere along the route. SFollow the signs until the Ribeira dos Nunes, where the GRZ meets the PR 8 PGR, "Bouçã Lagoon Shore". Rest at the Bouçã Intermodal Station and head towards the Bouçã viewpoint where you will make your first contact with Cernache do Bonjardim and Figueiró dos Vinhos. 

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Enjoy the green landscape, the sounds and the aromas that nature has to offer.

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Update: July 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
215 m
Lowest point
180 m
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Rest Stop

Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno

Safety information

WARNING: Half of this section burned down. Caution is recommended due to the moderate risk of mudslides and the probability of ground deterioration.

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

Pedrógão Grande Municipal Council: 236 480 150,  

Tips and hints

While you are at the Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area, take the opportunity to rest because you are only halfway through this route. Enjoy the green landscape, the sounds and the aromas that nature has to offer. It is within the limits of the Bouçã Lagoon so you will not lose sight of the waters of the River Zêzere along the route. Despite being in the land of cork oak (Quercus suber), species such as eucalyptus and maritime pine also dot the landscape and grow along the river. Near the water, indigenous forest species grow, such as laurels, alders and willows. You will also find traces left by wild boar, foxes and probably deer.

Atalaia Norte is a very ecologically important space because, for example, the Iberian nase come here during spawning season when the moon is full. Otters too found their habitat here, and you can easily find traces of their presence. 

Start

Área de Descanso de Cabeço de Mourisco Lat.: 39° 52' 54.48" NLong.: 8° 10' 0.66" W (186 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.881720, -8.166845
DMS
39°52'54.2"N 8°10'00.6"W
UTM
29S 571240 4414961
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Destination

"Atalaia Norte Lat.: 39° 52' 58.8"" NLong.: 8° 11' 43.08"" W "

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the signs until the Ribeira dos Nunes, where the GRZ meets the PR 8 PGR, "Bouçã Lagoon Shore". Rest at the Bouçã Intermodal Station and head towards the Bouçã viewpoint where you will make your first contact with Cernache do Bonjardim and Figueiró dos Vinhos.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
39.881720, -8.166845
DMS
39°52'54.2"N 8°10'00.6"W
UTM
29S 571240 4414961
w3w 
///deny.firefighters.braver
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • 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
  • Sleepwear
  • 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.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
120 m
Highest point
215 m
Lowest point
180 m
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