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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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At 10.1km, this stretch starts at the Arrochela Rest Area and ends at Nossa Senhora da Confiança, in a magnificent viewpoint. 
easy
10.1 km
2:55 h
430 m
420 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

Enjoy the scenery from Hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Confiança. 

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Updated: August 20, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
458 m
Lowest point
300 m
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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

Sertã Municipal Council: (+351) 274 600 300, cmsgeral@cm-serta.pt 

Tips, hints and links

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. 

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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
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
2:55h
Ascent
430 m
Descent
420 m
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