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River Branches - Foz da Sertã Rest Area > Moinhos da Ribeira - GRZ on Foot: Stage 2

Long distance hiking trail · Portugal
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  • River Branches - Foz da Sertã Rest Area > Moinhos da Ribeira - GRZ: Stage 2
    / River Branches - Foz da Sertã Rest Area > Moinhos da Ribeira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Foz da Sertã Rest Area > Moinhos da Ribeira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Foz da Sertã Rest Area > Moinhos da Ribeira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Foz da Sertã Rest Area > Moinhos da Ribeira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Moinhos da Ribeira
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
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This 4.8km route goes from the Foz da Sertã Rest Area to Moinhos da Ribeira through forest paths and paved roads. 
easy
4.8 km
1:20 h
115 m
270 m
Staying on the ridge line, the route will return to meet EN238 road after a strecht of about 2.4 km, first on forest paths and then on paved roads. The route immediately leaves the mains road on the right, but continues on paved roads, beginning a gentle descent of the same distance and leading to Moinhos da Ribeira and the Ribeira da Sertã about to flow into the Zêzere. 

Author’s recommendation

Try the tigeladas [traditional egg pudding] and keep an eye out for this region's traditional basketry. 

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Updated: August 19, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
313 m
Lowest point
135 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

Sertã Municipal Council: (+351) 274 600 300, cmsgeral@cm-serta.pt 

Tips, hints and links

Foz da Ribeira da Sertã is the union of the parishes of Cernache Bonjardim, Nesperal and Palhais, in Sertã Municipality, where the Ribeira da Sertã flows into the River Zêzere. The Ribeira da Sertã springs up in Oleiros Municipality, passes near the village of the same name and continues its course in the municipality that gave it its name until it flows into the River Zêzere. This town once had a medicinal mineral water operation, renowned for curing diabetes, a water bottling industry, and a spa hotel. Foz da Sertã water is the only medicinal mineral water known to exist in the municipality. In the late nineteenth century, a mineral water operation was set up and the water was prized for its medicinal characteristics. Later, a spa hotel and a water bottling plant were built. The place has been abandoned for many years, but is still very nice for recreational purposes. You cannot leave this region without trying the tigeladas and learning about the handcrafted basketry that is produced there.

The route ends in Moinhos da Ribeira. This small village is so named because it has mills all along the course of the stream and the small streams that flow into it. The stream going through this village is called the Sertã stream and this is the last place it flows through before finding its way to its mouth in Foz da Sertã. 

Start

"Área de Descanso da Foz da Sertã Lat.: 39° 45' 51.48"" NLong.: 8° 13' 34.212"" W " (287 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.764471, -8.226184
DMS
39°45'52.1"N 8°13'34.3"W
UTM
29S 566279 4401902
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Destination

"Moinhos da Ribeira Lat.: 39° 46' 24.24"" NLong.: 8° 12' 50.4"" W "

Turn-by-turn directions

Staying on the ridge line, the route will return to meet EN238 road after a strecht of about 2.4 km, first on forest paths and then on paved roads. The route immediately leaves the mains road on the right, but continues on paved roads, beginning a gentle descent of the same distance and leading to Moinhos da Ribeira and the Ribeira da Sertã about to flow into the Zêzere. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.764471, -8.226184
DMS
39°45'52.1"N 8°13'34.3"W
UTM
29S 566279 4401902
w3w 
///saying.realtime.shale
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
1:20h
Ascent
115 m
Descent
270 m
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