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Under the Sign of Cabril - Sobral > Madeirã - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6

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  • Under the Sign of Cabril - Sobral > Madeirã - GRZ: Stage 6
    / Under the Sign of Cabril - Sobral > Madeirã - GRZ: Stage 6
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Sobral > Madeirã - GRZ: Stage 6
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Sobral > Madeirã - GRZ: Stage 6
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Under the Sign of Cabril - Sobral > Madeirã - GRZ: Stage 6
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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This is a section where the river surprises us every moment. With about 5km, connects Sobral to Madeirã, in the municipality of Oleiros. 
easy
5 km
1:35 h
275 m
360 m
This portion of the GRZ consists of two distinct parts. The first is entirely along the road and after the initial descent crosses two watercourses. In the second part, after crossing the bridge over the river Madeirã, the route begins a long climb. Part of this route is on a forest path and leads to the village of Madeirã. 

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Updated: August 17, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
510 m
Lowest point
310 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 name Sobral means "forest of cork oaks", because in this region as well as throughout the area surrounding the Cabril dam, there are species such as the Cork oak, the chestnut tree, or oak. On a trip in which the river surprises you at every moment, feel the green pine aroma accompanied by the scents of Heather, gorse, yellow Sargasso, heath, furze, fern and the rockrose. The landscape inspires well-being and tranquillity. Revel in the bucolic environment and relax with the calm of the village, observing nature in its splendour. In the mountains, picturesque villages which highlight the uniqueness of the schist houses, showing an ancestral occupation by man that is part of the memories of the past. The human presence is still evidenced by the existence of schist walls along the banks, attesting to an agricultural activity which marked the livelihood of the people. It is also worthwhile roaming around the myriad of rural paths.

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. 

Start

"Sobral Lat.: 39° 57' 13.68"" NLong.: 8° 0' 58.5"" W " (470 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.953773, -8.016219
DMS
39°57'13.6"N 8°00'58.4"W
UTM
29S 584032 4423089
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Destination

Madeirã Lat.: 39° 56' 41.28" NLong.: 8° 2' 27.996" W

Turn-by-turn directions

This portion of the GRZ consists of two distinct parts. The first is entirely along the road and after the initial descent crosses two watercourses. In the second part, after crossing the bridge over the river Madeirã, the route begins a long climb. Part of this route is on a forest path and leads to the village of Madeirã. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.953773, -8.016219
DMS
39°57'13.6"N 8°00'58.4"W
UTM
29S 584032 4423089
w3w 
///dilute.friday.kicker
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
1:35h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
360 m
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