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The Tagus Route - Penedo Furado > Matagosa - GRZ on Foot: Stage 1

Long distance hiking trail · Portugal
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  • / The Tagus Route - Penedo Furado > Matagosa - GRZ: Stage 1
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    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Penedo Furado > Matagosa - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Penedo Furado > Matagosa - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Penedo Furado > Matagosa - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / The Tagus Route - Penedo Furado > Matagosa - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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With about 4km, this route connects Penedo Furado, in the municipality of Vila de Rei, to Matagosa, in the municipality of Abrantes. 
easy
4 km
1:10 h
190 m
145 m
After leaving here, the GRZ goes along a stretch of the old national road 2, which will take you across a bridge over the Ribeira de Codes. A few hundred metres after this, the route turns right on to a forest path. The unique characteristics of the rocky massif make this woody place a veritable paradise. There is also a group of small waterfalls.  

Author’s recommendation

Explore the Penedo Furado River Beach and visit the Aldeia do Xisto of Água Formosa. 

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Updated: August 19, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
178 m
Lowest point
137 m

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

O Penedo Furado é a estância balnear mais procurada do concelho de Vila de Rei. Na zona mais elevada, existe um rochedo gigantesco com uma enorme abertura de feitio afunilado, que dá nome à praia, e onde foi criado o Miradouro do Penedo Furado. Dali é possível admirar a magnífica paisagem de serras e montes revestidos de pinhais, a ribeira do Codes, a albufeira da Barragem do Castelo do Bode e algumas povoações limítrofes. A Bicha Pintada, localizada abaixo do miradouro do Penedo Furado, é um fóssil que, segundo alguns estudiosos, tem mais de 480 milhões de anos. Próximo deste local encontra-se o Miradouro das Fragas do Rabadão, onde se inicia um trilho confluente com o trilho do miradouro anterior, com ligação à Bicha Pintada. Aqui há também ligação com o Trilho das Bufareiras e com o percurso pedestre linear Rota das Conheiras, que faz a ligação à Aldeia do Xisto de Água Formosa. Nas proximidades, existem diversas conheiras, amontoados de seixos rolados resultantes de escavações a céu aberto de exploração mineira de ouro aluvionar pelos Romanos.

Na Matagosa, prepare-se para desfrutar de paisagens exuberantes e do património natural existente. Este é o único local dentro da freguesia com acesso à albufeira de Castelo do Bode, através do ancoradouro flutuante instalado para apoio aos veraneantes.

Start

"Penedo Furado Lat.: 39° 37' 33.6"" NLong.: 8° 9' 43.344"" W " (138 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.625907, -8.162056
DMS
39°37'33.3"N 8°09'43.4"W
UTM
29S 571915 4386573
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Destination

"Matagosa Lat.: 39° 37' 26.76"" NLong.: 8° 10' 39.612"" W "

Turn-by-turn directions

After leaving here, the GRZ goes along a stretch of the old national road 2, which will take you across a bridge over the Ribeira de Codes. A few hundred metres after this, the route turns right on to a forest path. A steep climb will take you to a local viewpoint and a Reader Landscape that we suggest you visit. The last 2 km of this stretch is alternately on forest paths and paved roads, until you come to Matagosa village.  

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Coordinates

DD
39.625907, -8.162056
DMS
39°37'33.3"N 8°09'43.4"W
UTM
29S 571915 4386573
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:10h
Ascent
190 m
Descent
145 m
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