Long distance hiking trail recommended route

Meanders - Janeiro de Cima Rest Area > Janeiro de Baixo - GRZ on Foot: Stage 3

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  • Meanders - Janeiro de Cima Rest Area > Janeiro de Baixo - GRZ: Stage 3
    / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima Rest Area > Janeiro de Baixo - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima Rest Area > Janeiro de Baixo - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima Rest Area > Janeiro de Baixo - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Janeiro de Baixo river beach
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima Rest Area > Janeiro de Baixo - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima Rest Area > Janeiro de Baixo - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Meanders - Janeiro de Cima Rest Area > Janeiro de Baixo - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
m 400 350 300 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Fiado Restaurante Praia Fluvial de Janeiro de Baixo Casa da Pedra Rolada Xisto Camping Casa das Tecedeiras Aldeia do Xisto de Janeiro de Baixo
In this 3.5km course, which connects Janeiro de Cima e Janeiro de Baixo, the River Zêzere reaches all its splendour through the famous "curves" – the meanders of the Zêzere.
easy
Distance 3.5 km
0:50 h
70 m
100 m
 Janeiro de Baixo has two river beaches, called Praia do Fundo da Eira and Praia dos Areais da Barca. The first is more protected and calm, while the second is larger and pleasant. 

Author’s recommendation

Visit the religious and architectural heritage in Janeiro de Baixo, including the “Trunk”. 

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Updated: November 23, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
344 m
Lowest point
315 m
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Rest Stop

River Beach of Janeiro de Baixo
Aldeia do Xisto de Janeiro de Baixo
Aldeia do Xisto de Janeiro de Cima
Weaver's House
Casa de Janeiro
Casa Cova do Barro
Chapel of São Sebastião
Xisto Camping
Janeiro de Cima River Beach
Casa da Pedra Rolada
Fiado
Rio Zêzere
Casa das Tecedeiras Aldeias do Xisto Shop
Fraga da Água d’Alta waterfall
Orvalho Walkways

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

Pampilhosa da Serra Municipal Council: (+351) 235 590 320 | municipio@cm-pampilhosadaserra.pt 

Tips and hints

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

The accessible river beach, the rural campsite, the picnic park, the sports complex, the blacksmith trunk, the parish house, the quartzite crests in the Naturtejo Geo-Park (UNESCO), and the twists and turns of the Zêzere are prominent natural and tourist attractions that you simply must visit in the Aldeia do Xisto of Janeiro de Baixo. 

Start

Área de Descanso do Açude de Janeiro de Cima (350 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.064757, -7.805849
DMS
40°03'53.1"N 7°48'21.1"W
UTM
29T 601837 4435627
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Destination

Janeiro de Baixo Lat.: 40° 2' 45.24" NLong.: 7° 48' 8.568" W

Turn-by-turn directions

After reaching the top of the hill, the route takes a wider path and moves on almost parallel to the river. After 1 km, the GRZ goes on to paved road and is almost immediately met by GRAX-GR21.1, which will accompany it to Janeiro de Baixo. In the immediate vicinity of the road bridge, take the dirt road further ahead on a small section also common to PR4 PPS. Back on the road that will take you to Janeiro de Cima, along with two other routes, go around the campsite towards the river beach. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.064757, -7.805849
DMS
40°03'53.1"N 7°48'21.1"W
UTM
29T 601837 4435627
w3w 
///moisture.propelling.acidic
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
100 m
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