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River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ on Foot: Stage 8

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  • River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / River Branches - Trutas > Macieira Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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Trutas and the Macieira Rest Area are located 11.6 km apart in the municipality of Vila de Rei. 
moderate
11.6 km
3:00 h
270 m
415 m
After 800 metres on the municipal road towards Vilar at a crossroads, the GRZ moves on to a forest path. After an identical distance, you will cross another road and continue on a dirt road towards Valadas. After Valadas, the path goes downwards and crosses a watercourse then rising to meet a wide forest path. After about 2.5 km, the route turns left on a smaller path which leads to the vicinity of the waters of the lagoon. After about 4 km and before a sharp left turn, the route is left behind and 200 metres ahead, you will come to a Rest Area and Landscape Reader. This route is 11.6km. 

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Little Museum of Adventure and Travel, and pick up some tips for your next visit to the region. 

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Updated: August 19, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
329 m
Lowest point
108 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

In a privileged location in a corner between Castelo do Bode Lagoon and Ribeira das Trutas, just five minutes from the municipal seat, stands the magnificent village of Trutas. There is a chapel here whose origin dates back to roughly the end of the seventeenth century, with hiking and biking paths, local accommodation and the "Small Museum of Adventure and Travel," which houses numerous documents such as maps, itineraries, photographs and objects coming from various parts of the world. Boating and canoeing and the opportunity for angling complete the offer.  

Start

Trutas Lat.: 39° 40' 46.92"" NLong.: 8° 12' 15.228"" W (270 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.679663, -8.204214
DMS
39°40'46.8"N 8°12'15.2"W
UTM
29S 568244 4392506
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Destination

Área de Descanso da Macieira Lat.: 39° 38' 3.84"" NLong.: 8° 11' 46.536"" W

Turn-by-turn directions

After 800 metres on the municipal road towards Vilar at a crossroads, the GRZ moves on to a forest path. After an identical distance, you will cross another road and continue on a dirt road towards Valadas. After Valadas, the path goes downwards and crosses a watercourse then rising to meet a wide forest path. After about 2.5 km, the route turns left on a smaller path which leads to the vicinity of the waters of the lagoon. After about 4 km and before a sharp left turn, the route is left behind and 200 metres ahead, you will come to a Rest Area and Landscape Reader. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.679663, -8.204214
DMS
39°40'46.8"N 8°12'15.2"W
UTM
29S 568244 4392506
w3w 
///eating.retool.decadence
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
270 m
Descent
415 m
Multi-stage route

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