Long distance hiking trail recommended route

Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ on Foot: Stage 2

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  • Só tu e o Rio: Ponte Filipina > Área de Descanso de Cabeço Mourisco [GR33 - GRZ: Etapa 2]
    / Só tu e o Rio: Ponte Filipina > Área de Descanso de Cabeço Mourisco [GR33 - GRZ: Etapa 2]
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  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Just You and the River - Philippine Bridge > Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
m 300 250 200 150 5 4 3 2 1 km Ponte Filipina Moinho das Freiras
This section connects the Philippine Bridge to the Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area. Throughout 5.2km, you have the opportunity to contact with a priceless natural and cultural heritage.
moderate
Distance 5.2 km
1:30 h
185 m
250 m
293 m
183 m
After about 250 metres and passing near Penedo Granada, the route begins to descend sharply, on very rough ground, which will take you near the mouth of the Ribeira de Pera. After crossing on a foot bridge and passing by the watermills, the GRZ begins a climb that at its highest point give access to a Landscape Reader. The next 3.7 kilometres are travelled by river, which will gradually bring you to a Rest Area.

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Author
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Update: July 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
293 m
Lowest point
183 m

Rest Stop

Moinho das Freiras
Miradouro
Aldeia do Xisto do Mosteiro
Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno
Philippine bridge
Nossa Senhora da Confiança viewpoint
Mosteiro River Beach

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

Until 1954, when the Cabril Dam was opened, 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. Examples are the Penedo Granada, a place of meditation for Frei Luis de Granada and inspiration for the poet Luís Vaz de Camões for his poem "O Pomar Venturoso"; the Ribeira de Pera, which rises in Serra da Lousã and which, apart from the lush greenery of the riverside, will transport you to the past and the legend of Princess Peralta, daughter of King Arunce, who walked here with her handmaidens; the watermills, which have been some of the most important economic and social activities since the early days of nationality.

The Rest Area of Cabeço Mourisco is within the limits of the Bouçã Lagoon so you will not lose sight of the waters of the River Zêzere along the route. Enjoy the green landscape, the sounds and the aromas that nature has to offer. 

Start

Ponte Filipina Lat.: 39° 54' 12.6"" NLong.: 8° 8' 29.652"" W (257 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.903497, -8.141608
DMS
39°54'12.6"N 8°08'29.8"W
UTM
29S 573375 4417399
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Destination

Área de Descanso de Cabeço de Mourisco Lat.: 39° 52' 54.48" NLong.: 8° 10' 0.66" W

Turn-by-turn directions

After about 250 metres and passing near Penedo Granada, the route begins to descend sharply, on very rough ground, which will take you near the mouth of the Ribeira de Pera. After crossing on a foot bridge and passing by the watermills, the GRZ begins a climb that at its highest point give access to a Landscape Reader. The next 3.7 kilometres are travelled by river, which will gradually bring you to a Rest Area. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
39.903497, -8.141608
DMS
39°54'12.6"N 8°08'29.8"W
UTM
29S 573375 4417399
w3w 
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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
moderate
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
185 m
Descent
250 m
Highest point
293 m
Lowest point
183 m
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