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Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6

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  • / Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
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  • / Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
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  • / Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
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  • / Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
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  • / Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
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  • / Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
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  • / Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
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  • / Meanders - Admoço > Cambas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
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Under the influence of the Serra do Muradal, in this 4.6 km stretch, the Zêzere bottleneck stands out, one in the Naturtejo Geopark geomonuments and classified by UNESCO. 
easy
4.6 km
1:00 h
30 m
40 m
This stretch of the GRZ runs parallel to the river and is on less busy roads. After about 3.5 km, the route passes near the Cambas bridge (left), which for many years was the only link between the nearby district of Castelo Branco and Coimbra. After a few hundred metres, you will leave the national road and go down to the Cambas River Beach, where there is an Intermodal Station. After covering another 500 metres, you will come to the town with the same name. 

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the Cambas River Beach and enjoy the scenery classified by UNESCO. 

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Updated: August 12, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
325 m
Lowest point
300 m
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Safety information

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

Oleiros Municipal Council: (+351) 272 680 130 | geral@cm-oleiros.pt 

Tips, hints and links

Under the influence of Serra do Muradal lies the magnificent Zêzere bottleneck, one of the geo-monuments in the Naturtagus Geopark and classified by UNESCO. It is a geological cut, at a location also known as Malhada Velha, fundamental as a testimony to the geological history of the land over the last 600 million years. The part the includes the left bank is Cabeço Mosqueiro, with a viewpoint at the top (360 m). A former nesting place for eagles (Buteo buteo), it has been transformed into a pleasant picnic park. In addition to the trace fossils to be found there, you can contemplate the Zêzere as it runs through this deep, winding valley. With luck, you will still be able to find the dwarf germander (Teucrium chamaedrys).

Although the highlight goes to the river, your gaze will wander over a myriad of mountains: the mountain ranges of Serra da Estrela and Gardunha, with a privileged perspective of the magnificent glacial Valley of Alforfa with its rugged granite, the quartz mountains of Serra do Muradal quartzite and Penedos de Góis and the schist mountains in Açor, Lousã and Cabeço Rainha. 

Start

Admoço Lat.: 40° 1' 46.2" NLong.: 7° 49' 31.728" W (317 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.029554, -7.825502
DMS
40°01'46.4"N 7°49'31.8"W
UTM
29T 600212 4431698
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Destination

Cambas Lat.: 40° 0' 31.32" NLong.: 7° 50' 39.948" W

Turn-by-turn directions

This stretch of the GRZ runs parallel to the river and is on less busy roads. After about 3.5 km, the route passes near the Cambas bridge (left), which for many years was the only link between the nearby district of Castelo Branco and Coimbra. After a few hundred metres, you will leave the national road and go down to the Cambas River Beach, where there is an Intermodal Station. After covering another 500 metres, you will come to the town with the same name. 

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Coordinates

DD
40.029554, -7.825502
DMS
40°01'46.4"N 7°49'31.8"W
UTM
29T 600212 4431698
w3w 
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Difficulty
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Distance
4.6 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
40 m
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