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Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ on Foot: Stage 4

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  • Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ: Stage 4
    / Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ: Stage 4
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ: Stage 4
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Aldeia do Xisto of Álvaro
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ: Stage 4
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ: Stage 4
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ: Stage 4
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ: Stage 4
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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With 6.6km, this section leaves the Schist Village of Alvaro towards the Rest Area of ​​Frazumeira, intersecting with several points of interest. 
easy
6.6 km
1:50 h
285 m
220 m
The GRZ abandons Álvaro accompanied by the PR2-OLR and passes by the chapel of São Sebastião and the Roman bridge over the river Alvélos. After a climb on the left, you will come to the Chapel of São Pedro. Once the PR2-OLR abandons the GRZ, the route heads towards one of the most beautiful landscapes in the area, the Meanders of Zêzere. This section ends at the Frazumeira Rest Area. 

Author’s recommendation

In Álvaro, visit the Aldeias do Xisto shop and discover the many chapels and churches. Take some time to marvel at the Meanders of the Zêzere. 

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Updated: August 17, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
501 m
Lowest point
322 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

WARNING: This section burned down almost completely and severely. Use is strongly discouraged.

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

Oleiros Municipal Council: (+351) 272 680 130 | geral@cm-oleiros.pt 

Tips, hints and links

The whiteness of the houses attests to the historical importance of what was once a noble “villa”, former municipal seat, the sign of a statute inherited in bygone times. Today it is one of the white villages of the Schist Villages Network. An essential element for any Álvaro landscape, the river has also given rise to the river beach that receives numerous visitors in summer. The beach is suitable for doing several sports and engaging in recreational activities such as fishing, canoeing, boating and renting pedal boats. Discover the chapels that hold impressive treasures, on the Chapels Route. The old olive trees, the Roman bridge or ruined water mills in Ribeira de Alvélos valley also deserve a visit.The Meanderings off the River Zêzere constitute one of the most emblematic geomonuments in Geopark Naturtagus da Meseta Meridional.

These form magnificent, accentuated curves stretching for kilometres, in what is one of the most famous landscapes classified by UNESCO. It is worth enjoying the scenery.

Start

Álvaro Lat.: 39° 58' 32.88" NLong.: 7° 57' 57.096" W (368 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.975749, -7.966264
DMS
39°58'32.7"N 7°57'58.6"W
UTM
29S 588271 4425577
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Destination

Área de Descanso de Frazumeira Lat.: 39° 58' 23.52" NLong.: 7° 59' 59.856" W

Turn-by-turn directions

The GRZ abandons Álvaro accompanied by the PR2-OLR and passes by the chapel of São Sebastião and the Roman bridge over the river Alvélos. After a climb on the left, you will come to the Chapel of São Pedro. Once the PR2-OLR abandons the GRZ, the route heads towards one of the most beautiful landscapes in the area, the Meanders of Zêzere. This section ends at the Frazumeira Rest Area. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.975749, -7.966264
DMS
39°58'32.7"N 7°57'58.6"W
UTM
29S 588271 4425577
w3w 
///vacancy.wards.dolly
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
1:50h
Ascent
285 m
Descent
220 m
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