Long distance hiking trail

Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ on Foot: Stage 3

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  • Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ: Stage 3
    / Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Zêzere
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Palaeolithic engravings
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Mining Territory - Barroca > Dornelas do Zêzere - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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Connecting the Aldeia do Xisto of Barroca, in the municipality of Fundão, to Dornelas do Zêzere, in the municipality of Pampilhosa da Serra, this stretch is 4.8km. 
moderate
4.7 km
1:15 h
105 m
145 m
Connecting the Aldeia do Xisto of Barroca, in the municipality of Fundão, to Dornelas do Zêzere, in the municipality of Pampilhosa da Serra, this stretch is 4.8km. 300 metres ahead, the GRZ leaves the company of the PR1 FUN and starts the descent towards the river. After passing by the Intermodal Station, it rejoins the small route and the routes cross the pedestrian bridge over the Zêzere together. The route continues on, passing by a Landscape reader and near a small dam. After crossing an area of meadows and gardens, the route takes the road towards Dornelas do Zêzere. 

Author’s recommendation

Stroll through the narrow streets of the central village core and visit the Interpretive Centre for Prehistoric Art at Poço do Caldeirão. 

 

Responsible Trails Criteria: 

(last audit by RT at June 2020)

 

Waymarks > 3 - It’s missing signs in at least one crossroad that can compromise the navigation without a map or GPS.

Conservation of the path > 4 - In a good overall status of conservation with some isolated situations.

General conservation > 3 - some place present some degradation but with no negative impacts on the experience.

Information boards and signs > 4 - Well maintained and with interest

Complementary boards > 3 - Reasonably maintained and with interest

Safety and suport structures > 3 - Reasonably maintained

Local community integration > 5 - Strong connection to the community in which it operates and stimulate interaction

Landscape integration > 4 - Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest

General Safety > 4 - Has occasional low-risk situations

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Aldeias do Xisto
Updated: August 12, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
395 m
Lowest point
340 m
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Rest Stop

Barroca
Lameirinhos Casa de Campo
Casa do Silvério

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.

 

There is more than one intersection without signaling so we recommend using GPS or APP. 

 

Contact information

SOS Emergency: 112

SOS Forest: 117

Fundão Municipal Council: (+351 )275 779 060 | municipio-fundao@cm-fundao.pt 

Tips, hints and links

Barroca still has a rural air to it, defined by its agricultural cycles, and it is here that you'll find the Schist Villages' Network headquarters and Shop. Barroca is very much still a rural environment, marked by its agricultural cycles. This is the head office for the Aldeias do Xisto network of shops. The schist dwellings, the river Zêzere, the pine forest and an unobstructed view of the mounds at Cabeço do Pião confer a characteristic charm to this Aldeia do Xisto. Take the opportunity to visit the Interpretation Centre for Prehistoric Art at Poço do Caldeirão and learn all about the rock engravings etched into the rocks of Zêzere thousands of years ago.

In Dornelas, relax on the shores of the riverside beach and visit the Ethnographic Museum. 

Start

Barroca Lat.: 40° 6' 25.56" NLong.: 7° 43' 2.208" W (378 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.107157, -7.717245
DMS
40°06'25.8"N 7°43'02.1"W
UTM
29T 609325 4440439
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Destination

"Dornelas do Zêzere Lat.: 40° 6' 6.84"" NLong.: 7° 44' 45.852"" W "

Turn-by-turn directions

Connecting the Aldeia do Xisto of Barroca, in the municipality of Fundão, to Dornelas do Zêzere, in the municipality of Pampilhosa da Serra, this stretch is 4.8km. 300 metres ahead, the GRZ leaves the company of the PR1 FUN and starts the descent towards the river. After passing by the Intermodal Station, it rejoins the small route and the routes cross the pedestrian bridge over the Zêzere together. The route continues on, passing by a Landscape reader and near a small dam. After crossing an area of meadows and gardens, the route takes the road towards Dornelas do Zêzere. 

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Coordinates

DD
40.107157, -7.717245
DMS
40°06'25.8"N 7°43'02.1"W
UTM
29T 609325 4440439
w3w 
///rungs.delegated.tubs
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
1:15h
Ascent
105 m
Descent
145 m
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