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Long distance hiking trail

Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ on Foot: Stage 7

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  • Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 7
    / Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Boat on the Zêzere river
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
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With about 13km, this stretch, which connects Madeirã to the Arrochela Rest Area, follows forest paths towards the river. 
moderate
13 km
3:45 h
520 m
585 m
After leaving here, the route goes along forest paths again in direction of the river. This always remains at a distance as there is an intricate network of paths in eucalypt forest which will have to be covered towards the Ribeira do Calvo. The climb that follows leads to the Vilar Fundeiro, Vilar do Meio, and Vilar Cimeiro, a stretch that ends very close to the E.N. 350 road. Here, it again turns towards the river and goes on through forest paths on a slight descent towards Arrochela. 

Author’s recommendation

Visit the built heritage in Madeirã and try some traditional delicacies: cavacas [syrup cakes] and honey cake. 

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Updated: August 17, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
590 m
Lowest point
402 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

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

Tips, hints and links

The area is surrounded by trees, mostly pine trees, which is the reason for its name, related to "abundance of wood”, resulting from the surrounding forest-covered massif. Also in the shrubby layer, you can see the strawberry tree, a very interesting plant often found in the municipality, where it is perfectly adapted and which features a Berry that is at the origin of one of the strongest of the fruit spirits. The surroundings of this village with traditional architecture has some manor houses, highlighting its importance. We suggest a visit to the parish church and the sanctuary of Senhor Jesus do Vale Terreiro. At the Civic Centre in the village, be sure to enjoy the ethnographic exhibition in the square, outdoors. In the gastronomic field, in addition to the aforementioned berry brandy, we also highlight sweets, with the famous cavacas and honey cake. 

Start

Madeirã Lat.: 39° 56' 41.28" NLong.: 8° 2' 27.996" W (508 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.944777, -8.041067
DMS
39°56'41.2"N 8°02'27.8"W
UTM
29S 581920 4422068
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Destination

Área de Descanso da Arrochela Lat.: 39° 55' 50.52" NLong.: 8° 5' 40.992" W

Turn-by-turn directions

After leaving here, the route goes along forest paths again in direction of the river. This always remains at a distance as there is an intricate network of paths in eucalypt forest which will have to be covered towards the Ribeira do Calvo. The climb that follows leads to the Vilar Fundeiro, Vilar do Meio, and Vilar Cimeiro, a stretch that ends very close to the E.N. 350 road. Here, it again turns towards the river and goes on through forest paths on a slight descent towards Arrochela. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.944777, -8.041067
DMS
39°56'41.2"N 8°02'27.8"W
UTM
29S 581920 4422068
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
3:45h
Ascent
520 m
Descent
585 m
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