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Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ on Foot: Stage 3

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  • Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    / Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Waterfall - Sendinho River
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
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This 5.5km stretch connects the Felgueiras Rest Area to Aldeia do Xisto of Álvaro and takes you through some of the most picturesque places in the region. 
easy
5.5 km
1:35 h
265 m
215 m
After the ascent comes a stretch of about 2 km on a wide dirt path that will lead to the entrance of Gaspalha, where the GRZ meets the PR1-OLR, which it will accompany until Álvaro. The route goes down a dirt road until crossing the road near the Álvaro bridge. Ahead, take the road parallel to the river, toward the river beach. Passing by the Intermodal Station, a dirt road climbs up to the village of Alvaro.  

Author’s recommendation

Spend some time observing the picturesque scenery. In Álvaro, visit the Aldeias do Xistos shop and discover the many chapels and churches. 

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Updated: August 17, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
465 m
Lowest point
296 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

In Felgueiras Rest Area, take the time to contemplate and enjoy the landscape unhurriedly. The freshness of the place, together with the strong sound of the water flowing over the weir, illustrated with notes of rural history, make this one of the most picturesque places in the region. Let your gaze wander around the surrounding area and take it all in.

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 Aldeias do Xisto. 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. It is mandatory to go through the religious circuit of the village. 

Start

Área de Descanso de Felgueiras Lat.: 39° 59' 12.48" NLong.: 7° 56' 17.916" W (321 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.986833, -7.938336
DMS
39°59'12.6"N 7°56'18.0"W
UTM
29S 590641 4426835
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Destination

Álvaro Lat.: 39° 58' 32.88" NLong.: 7° 57' 57.096" W

Turn-by-turn directions

After the ascent comes a stretch of about 2 km on a wide dirt path that will lead to the entrance of Gaspalha, where the GRZ meets the PR1-OLR, which it will accompany until Álvaro. The route goes down a dirt road until crossing the road near the Álvaro bridge. Ahead, take the road parallel to the river, toward the river beach. Passing by the Intermodal Station, a dirt road climbs up to the village of Alvaro. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
39.986833, -7.938336
DMS
39°59'12.6"N 7°56'18.0"W
UTM
29S 590641 4426835
w3w 
///backpackers.unbolt.bathwater
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
1:35h
Ascent
265 m
Descent
215 m
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