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Rest StopVilar dos Condes
Meanders of Zêzere
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.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
Oleiros Municipal Council: (+351) 272 680 130 |
Tips and hints
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.