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
Lameirinhos Casa de Campo
Casa do Silvério
Safety informationTake 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.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
Fundão Municipal Council: (+351 )275 779 060 |
Tips and hints
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.