Long distance hiking trail recommended route

Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ on Foot: Stage 8

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  • Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    / Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ: Stage 8
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Cabril Dam
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m 500 450 400 350 300 250 10 8 6 4 2 km Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Confiança Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno
At 10.1km, this stretch starts at the Arrochela Rest Area and ends at Nossa Senhora da Confiança, in a magnificent viewpoint. 
moderate
Distance 10.1 km
2:55 h
430 m
420 m
458 m
300 m
This section is characterised by the alternating ups and downs, paved roads and forest paths. This variety leads to Roqueiro and close to Casal dos Bufos. Here, you will begin a descent that only ends at the shores of Cabril lagoon. The route follows the lagoon for around 1.5 km to the beginning of a turnoff for the Vale de Gois Intermodal Station. This is where the main route begins its ascent, which ends at a magnificent viewpoint. 

Author’s recommendation

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Aldeias do Xisto
Update: July 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
458 m
Lowest point
300 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Ermida da Sra. da Confiança
Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno
Vilar dos Condes
Loja Aldeias do Xisto do CIT Pedrogão Grande
Nossa Senhora da Confiança viewpoint
Albufeira do Cabril River Beach
Casa de Santo Antão

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

Sertã Municipal Council: (+351) 274 600 300,  

Tips and hints

Arrochela, also known as Rodochela, is located in Pedrogão Pequeno Parish. The name of this town is directly related to its orographic position, which resembles a small fort. In fact, the word comes from Rochella, which means fortifying. This place is crossed by the stream of the same name and has quite fertile agricultural fields.

The route ends at Nossa Senhora da Confiança, where is the chapel ordered to be built by the Conceição and Silva family, from Pedrogão Pequeno, in 1902, on the ruins of an older one. The current chapel has simple lines and has just one nave. The altars are of great value for their antique carvings, which belonged to the former Convent of Santo António da Sertã. Here, one of the oldest and most popular festivals in the region is held between 7 and 9 September. 

Start

Área de Descanso da Arrochela Lat.: 39° 55' 50.52" NLong.: 8° 5' 40.992" W (448 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.930622, -8.094749
DMS
39°55'50.2"N 8°05'41.1"W
UTM
29S 577350 4420449
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Destination

Sra. da Confiança Lat.: 39° 54' 41.4" NLong.: 8° 7' 50.376" W

Turn-by-turn directions

This section is characterised by the alternating ups and downs, paved roads and forest paths. This variety leads to Roqueiro and close to Casal dos Bufos. Here, you will begin a descent that only ends at the shores of Cabril lagoon. The route follows the lagoon for around 1.5 km to the beginning of a turnoff for the Vale de Gois Intermodal Station. This is where the main route begins its ascent, which ends at a magnificent viewpoint. 

Note


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Coordinates

DD
39.930622, -8.094749
DMS
39°55'50.2"N 8°05'41.1"W
UTM
29S 577350 4420449
w3w 
///pills.tibias.persistence
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
2:55 h
Ascent
430 m
Descent
420 m
Highest point
458 m
Lowest point
300 m
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