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Rest StopAldeia do Xisto de Janeiro de Baixo
Cambas River Beach
Aldeia do Xisto de Janeiro de Cima
Casa de Janeiro
Casa Cova do Barro
Janeiro de Cima River Beach
Casa da Pedra Rolada
Casa das Tecedeiras Aldeias do Xisto Shop
Adega dos Apalaches
Casa da Ladeira
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.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
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Tips and hints
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.