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Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Ponte Filipina - GRZ on Foot: Stage 1

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  • Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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  • / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Pedrógão Pequeno > Philippine Brigde - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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Spanning 1.8 km, this section starts in the Aldeia do Xisto of Pedrógão Pequeno and brings you to the stunning scenery of the Philippine Bridge.
easy
1.7 km
0:40 h
70 m
175 m
Leaving Pedrógão Grande on the small route, in this strecht of GRZ you will find a Roman road a few hundred metres ahead, the only existing land route connecting the banks of the Zêzere River until 1954. Zigzagging down this route, 200 metres above the Philippine bridge, the routes diverge with the PR culminating at the Moinho da Freiras Intermodal Station. The main route after the bridge begins the ascendant that leads to the next information panel. 

Author’s recommendation

Stroll across the Philippine Bridge and try the fish soup.

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Updated: August 18, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
362 m
Lowest point
168 m
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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

Sertã Municipal Council: (+351) 274 600 300, cmsgeral@cm-serta.pt

Tips, hints and links

The Mother Church and the Philippine Bridge, classified as a National Monument, are the main points of interest of Pedrógão Pequeno Schist Village. The Philippine Bridge in Pedrógão Pequeno was built during the 17th century, when Portugal was ruled by the Spanish monarchs. The probable date of construction covers the period between 1607 and 1610 and its function was to replace an old wooden bridge, of Roman origin (of which there are still traces), which connected the two banks of the Zêzere River. Built in stone, the bridge consists of three arches and is 62.4 metres high. The access road to this bridge was only built in 1860. Before that, it was accessible only on foot or horseback. With the construction of the Cabril Dam, the bridge was no longer used, falling into disrepair. Already during the new century, improvement work has transformed the bridge and access road into real tourist attractions. It is mandatory to taste the fish soup.

Start

Pedrógão Pequeno Lat.: 39° 54' 13.32"" N Long.: 8° 7' 56.748"" W (365 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.903971, -8.132304
DMS
39°54'14.3"N 8°07'56.3"W
UTM
29S 574170 4417459
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Destination

Ponte Filipina Lat.: 39° 54' 12.6"" N Long.: 8° 8' 29.652"" W

Turn-by-turn directions

Leaving Pedrógão Grande on the small route, in this strecht of GRZ you will find a Roman road a few hundred metres ahead, the only existing land route connecting the banks of the Zêzere River until 1954. Zigzagging down this route, 200 metres above the Philippine bridge, the routes diverge with the PR culminating at the Moinho da Freiras Intermodal Station. The main route after the bridge begins the ascendant that leads to the next information panel. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.903971, -8.132304
DMS
39°54'14.3"N 8°07'56.3"W
UTM
29S 574170 4417459
w3w 
///lovably.disregard.swatting
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Difficulty
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Distance
1.7 km
Duration
0:40h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
175 m
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