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River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ on Foot: Stage 5

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  • River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Fernandaires > Zaboeira - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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This section spans 8.4 km, and will take you from the extensive and splendid water basin of Fernandaires to the small paradise of Zaboeira, without leaving the municipality of Vila de Rei. 
easy
8.4 km
2:00 h
140 m
140 m
The trail initially follows a forest path, passing through a narrow trail that follows the edge of the reservoir, then alternates between forest paths and asphalt until reaching Zaboeira.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the beauty of the landscapes surrounding the Castelo de Bode Dam and try some typical largemouth bass dishes.

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Updated: August 19, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
228 m
Lowest point
130 m
Best time of year
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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

Preserving the pure nature that surrounds it and due to the water depth, this location boasts a floating pool (for adults and children), as well as a bar, changing rooms and a parking area. The cool shade of the tall trees offers tranquillity and the opportunity to rest or simply camp peacefully. The size of the lagoon makes it suitable for water sports and fishing. Fernandaires is one of the inland bathing areas in Vila de Rei Municipality and the quality of the water was classified as "Excellent" by Quercus - National Association for Nature Conservation. The famous bass can be fished in these waters. It reigns supreme at the Bass Gastronomic Festival, with is held annually in the municipality's restaurants.

The Zaboeira bathing area of is a pleasant place where you can enjoy moments of pure fun in the floating pool. From the top of the mountain where this village stands, you can admire one of the largest natural water reserves in Portugal.

Start

Fernandaires Lat.: 39° 44' 5.64" NLong.: 8° 12' 26.316" W (145 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.734895, -8.207382
DMS
39°44'05.6"N 8°12'26.6"W
UTM
29S 567918 4398634
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Destination

Zaboeira Lat.: 39° 42' 7.56"" NLong.: 8° 13' 22.332"" W

Turn-by-turn directions

This section spans 8.4 km, and will take you from the extensive and splendid water basin of Fernandaires to the small paradise of Zaboeira, without leaving the municipality of Vila de Rei. The trail initially follows a forest path, passing through a narrow trail that follows the edge of the reservoir, then alternates between forest paths and asphalt until reaching Zaboeira. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
39.734895, -8.207382
DMS
39°44'05.6"N 8°12'26.6"W
UTM
29S 567918 4398634
w3w 
///webpage.grits.ledger
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
140 m
Descent
140 m
Multi-stage route

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