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River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ on Foot: Stage 7

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  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
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  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
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  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
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  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
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  • / River Branches - Cabeça Gorda Rest Area > Trutas - GRZ: Stage 7
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Spanning 5.8 km, this section connects the Cabeça Gorda rest area to Trutas. It is marked by the beauty of the scenery and the richness of flora and fauna. 
easy
5.8 km
1:50 h
320 m
245 m
The area covered on this beautiful stretch of the GRZ has vast areas of scenic interest, displayed exuberantly here, or in the next place, or the one after that, with the River Zêzere ever present. Coming from Zaboeira, the last support area, about 3 km from here, you will be asked to travel a difficult route, with steep slopes, but you will reap a just reward when you see one of the most beautiful views of the River Zêzere. From here until the next support area, about 6 km away (see map), the route is initially flat, with some ups and downs, but not very steep, as far as the bridge over Ribeira das Trutas. This site deserves a short stop, not only for your enjoyment, but also to rest, because from there a long climb of about 250 metres over rough terrain awaits. This will take you to Trutas Village. 

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy some of the most scenic landscapes provided by the river Zêzere. 

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Updated: August 19, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
267 m
Lowest point
134 m
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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

Vila de Rei Municipal Council: (+351) 274 890 010, geral@cm-viladerei.pt 

Tips, hints and links

The area covered on this beautiful stretch of the GRZ has vast areas of scenic interest, displayed exuberantly here, or in the next place, or the one after that, with the River Zêzere ever present. Coming from Zaboeira, the last support area, about 3 km from here, you will be asked to travel a difficult route, with steep slopes, but you will reap a just reward when you see one of the most beautiful views of the River Zêzere.

At the end of the stretch is the magnificent village of Trout, a privileged location in a corner between Castelo do Bode Lagoon and Ribeira das Trutas, just five minutes from the municipal seat. 

Start

Área de Descanso da Cabeça Gorda Lat.: 39° 41' 17.16" NLong.: 8° 13' 38.532" W (177 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.688090, -8.227334
DMS
39°41'17.1"N 8°13'38.4"W
UTM
29S 566254 4393424
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Destination

Trutas Lat.: 39° 40' 46.92"" NLong.: 8° 12' 15.228"" W

Turn-by-turn directions

From here until the next support area, about 6 km away (see map), the route is initially flat, with some ups and downs, but not very steep, as far as the bridge over Ribeira das Trutas. This site deserves a short stop, not only for your enjoyment, but also to rest, because from there a long climb of about 250 metres over rough terrain awaits. This will take you to Trutas Village, the last support area before embarking on the long 14-km stretch, almost always near the river, until the next rest area, situated near Macieira Town, and right on the banks of Ribeira de Codes (a tributary of the River Zêzere). 

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Coordinates

DD
39.688090, -8.227334
DMS
39°41'17.1"N 8°13'38.4"W
UTM
29S 566254 4393424
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
1:50h
Ascent
320 m
Descent
245 m
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