Long distance hiking trail recommended route

Just You and the River - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6.1

Long distance hiking trail · Portugal
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m 300 250 200 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Ponte Filipina Túnel do Moinho das Freiras Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno Moinho das Freiras
Detour to Moinho das Freiras Intermodal Station along the Schist Walking Trail of Pedrógão Pequeno II.
easy
Distance 1.3 km
0:27 h
31 m
50 m
238 m
188 m
The Schist Walking Trail of Pedrógão Pequeno II starts at the market and descends from the centre of the village to the river Zêzere along an old Roman road. Along this stretch you will be able to admire the magnificent granite escarpments of the Zêzere Valley and perhaps even be surprised by the round-winged eagle that usually flies over these parts. It connects with the Intermodal Station of Moinho das Freiras, or Friars’ Mill. 

Author’s recommendation

Stroll across the Philippine Bridge and try the fish soup. 
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Update: July 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
238 m
Lowest point
188 m
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Rest stops

Ermida da Sra. da Confiança
Aldeia do Xisto of Pedrógão Pequeno
Nossa Senhora da Confiança viewpoint
Loja Aldeias do Xisto do CIT Pedrogão Grande
Philippine bridge
Moinho das Freiras Tunnel
Moinho das Freiras

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

The Mother Church and the Philippine Bridge, classified as a National Monument, are the main points of interest of Pedrógão Pequeno Schist Village. The Cabril Philippine Bridge, classified as a National Monument, was the only link with the nearby village of Pedrógão Pequeno and consequently with Castelo Branco district. On this stretch, you will have the opportunity to see natural and cultural heritage of incalculable value. It is mandatory to taste the fish soup. 

Start

"Mercado Municipal de Pedrógão Pequeno | Lat.: 39° 54' 15.12"" NLong.: 8° 7' 51.816"" W " (215 m)
Coordinates:
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39.905508, -8.138564
DMS
39°54'19.8"N 8°08'18.8"W
UTM
29S 573633 4417624
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Destination

"Mercado Municipal de Pedrógão Pequeno | Lat.: 39° 54' 15.12"" NLong.: 8° 7' 51.816"" W "

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The Schist Walking Trail of Pedrógão Pequeno II starts at the market and descends from the centre of the village to the river Zêzere along an old Roman road. Along this stretch you will be able to admire the magnificent granite escarpments of the Zêzere Valley and perhaps even be surprised by the round-winged eagle that usually flies over these parts. It connects with the Intermodal Station of Moinho das Freiras, or Friars’ Mill. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.905508, -8.138564
DMS
39°54'19.8"N 8°08'18.8"W
UTM
29S 573633 4417624
w3w 
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.3 km
Duration
0:27 h
Ascent
31 m
Descent
50 m
Highest point
238 m
Lowest point
188 m

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