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Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ on Foot: Stage 2

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  • Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima > Janeiro de Cima Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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With about 700 meters, this short section connects the Janeiro de Cima Schist Village to the Rest Area of ​​the same locality. 
easy
Distance 0.7 km
0:10 h
25 m
15 m
On this short Strecht, about 700 meters, the route leaves the schist village via its river beach and uses the weir that allows the river Zêzere to be crossed here. Then begins a sharp rise that will lead to a Rest Area. If the river cannot be crossed at the weir, there is a bypass of the main route tat uses the road bridge towards Janeiro de Baixo. 

Author’s recommendation

Stroll through the narrow quelhos and quelhas in the Aldeia do Xisto of Janeiro de Cima, visit the churches and the Weavers’ House. Cool down at the Lavandeira River Park. 

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Update: July 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
343 m
Lowest point
323 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Aldeia do Xisto de Janeiro de Cima
Casa de Janeiro
Casa da Pedra Rolada
Fiado
Weaver's House
Chapel of São Sebastião
Casa das Tecedeiras Aldeias do Xisto Shop
Casa Cova do Barro
Janeiro de Cima River Beach
Aldeia do Xisto de Janeiro de Baixo
Xisto Camping

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

Fundão Municipal Council: (+351 )275 779 060 |

Pampilhosa da Serra Municipal Council: (+351) 235 590 320 |

Oleiros Municipal Council: (+351) 272 680 130 |  

Tips and hints

The schist houses, densely dotted with pebbles from the riverbed, make Janeiro de Cima a unique village. A unique urban grid dives into labyrinthine paths, ending at the old church, around which the town formed. The new church is located at the entrance of the village and, together with the parish centre and café, a welcome area par excellence and a vital element of the village - is the village’s reception area, wide, open and simultaneously organised.

Legend has it that a nobleman, when he died, decided to bequeath his property to the two sons, both called Januários. Thus was born Janeiro de Cima on the left bank, and Janeiro de Baixo on the right bank. The watercourse and dense pine vegetation are elements of the surrounding landscape. The two banks were once joined by a public barge carrying people and animals between Fundão and Pampilhosa da Serra municipalities. From high above, they would yell out, “Oh da Barca!”, calling for the boatman’s services. Today the boat still exists: the tradition was preserved and the vessel faithfully reconstructed. 

Start

Janeiro de Cima Lat.: 40° 4' 0.84" NLong.: 7° 48' 5.688" W (340 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.066872, -7.801596
DMS
40°04'00.7"N 7°48'05.7"W
UTM
29T 602196 4435867
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Destination

Área de Descanso do Açude de Janeiro de Cima

Turn-by-turn directions

On this short Strecht, about 700 meters, the route leaves the schist village via its river beach and uses the weir that allows the Zêzere river to be crossed here. Then begins a sharp rise that will lead to a Rest Area. If the river cannot be crossed at the weir, there is a bypass of the main route tat uses the road bridge towards Janeiro de Baixo. 

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Coordinates

DD
40.066872, -7.801596
DMS
40°04'00.7"N 7°48'05.7"W
UTM
29T 602196 4435867
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
0.7 km
Duration
0:10 h
Ascent
25 m
Descent
15 m
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