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Long distance hiking trail

River Branches - Zaboeira > Cabeça Gorda Rest Area - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6

Long distance hiking trail · Portugal
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  • / River Branches - Zaboeira > Cabeça Gorda Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 6
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  • / River Branches - Zaboeira > Cabeça Gorda Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 6
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  • / River Branches - Zaboeira > Cabeça Gorda Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 6
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  • / River Branches - Zaboeira > Cabeça Gorda Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 6
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  • / River Branches - Zaboeira > Cabeça Gorda Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 6
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This 3.6 km route connects Zaboeira to the Cabeça Gorda rest area.
easy
3.5 km
1:10 h
215 m
165 m
This stretch is marked by the chirping of birds and the beauty of the scenery.The route leaves this place by a path that meets the ER 348 road about 400 metres above. The same distance is travelled along this road, which is left behind for a new forest path on the right, leading to the Ribeira do Braçal. The next climb on a narrower trail leads again to a wide forest road which after some hundreds of metres will lead to a Rest Area. 

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the floating pool and the surrounding landscape. Try the largemouth bass dishes. 

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Updated: August 19, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
235 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

Located at the Castelo de Bode Lagoon, the Zaboeira bathing area of is a pleasant place where you can enjoy moments of pure fun in the floating pool. Dense, pleasant shrubbery prevails in the area around the beach.  Zaboeira is one of the riverside villages in Vila de Rei Municipality that attracts most visitors, largely due to the delicious regional cuisine. The focus is on bass, which gives its name to the festival that takes place annually in the municipality's restaurants. This is also one of the inland bathing areas rated "Excellent" in terms of water quality.

In the Cabeça Gorda Rest Area you will come across one of the most beautiful images of the Zêzere River. 

Start

"Zaboeira Lat.: 39° 42' 7.56"" NLong.: 8° 13' 22.332"" W " (142 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.702127, -8.222921
DMS
39°42'07.7"N 8°13'22.5"W
UTM
29S 566618 4394985
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Destination

Área de Descanso da Cabeça Gorda Lat.: 39° 41' 17.16" NLong.: 8° 13' 38.532" W

Turn-by-turn directions

The route leaves this place by a path that meets the ER 348 road about 400 metres above. The same distance is travelled along this road, which is left behind for a new forest path on the right, leading to the Ribeira do Braçal. The next climb on a narrower trail leads again to a wide forest road which after some hundreds of metres will lead to a Rest Area. 

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
39.702127, -8.222921
DMS
39°42'07.7"N 8°13'22.5"W
UTM
29S 566618 4394985
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
1:10h
Ascent
215 m
Descent
165 m
Multi-stage route

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