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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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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
4.7 km
1:10 h
120 m
120 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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Updated: August 18, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
215 m
Lowest point
180 m
Best time of year
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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, geral@cm-pedrogaogrande.pt 

Tips, hints and links

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.

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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
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
1:10h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
120 m
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