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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
Figueiró dos Vinhos Municipal Council: 236 559 550,
Tips and hintsWith the construction of the Castelo de Bode Dam and the rising waters of the lagoon, much of the landscape was transformed and much of the heritage of this village disappeared. If, on the one hand, it was an asset in national hydroelectric production and reserves of water supply, on the other, it completely transformed the landscape, flora and fauna and the livelihoods of the people living on these banks. Before long, it went from a relatively narrow river with some wide valleys used for farming, with certain techniques and knowledge, to a huge body of water where the steep slopes of the hills end and where people had to relearn how to farm the land. The land formerly called wetlands or marshes, practically flat farmland made fertile by the mud from the winter floods, disappeared and farming had to be done in terraces, due to the steep slope of the new banks. Even the fishing has changed due to the change in the ecosystem of the river. Where once there were eels, trout, boga and barbel, shad and lamprey, there are now carp, perch and bass. The traditional boats of the Zêzere River still endure, the three-board boats, still used in fishing and transportation between the banks.
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.