Long distance hiking trail recommended route

Under the Sign of Cabril - Sra. da Confiança > Pedrógão Pequeno - GRZ on Foot: Stage 9

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m 450 400 350 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno
With less than 2km, this section goes from Nossa Senhora da Confiança to Aldeia do Xisto of Pedrógão Pequeno and intersects with the mythical EN2. 
easy
Distance 1.4 km
0:25 h
25 m
115 m
458 m
345 m
This short section of the GRZ will take you to Aldeia do Xisto of Pedrogão Pequeno, an obligatory place to stop and visit. Its main feature is that, after the initial few metres on dirt tracks, there is a paved road, as well as a small route which diverges on arrival at the location and just before crossing the National Road 2, the main road connecting Chaves to Faro, through the interior of country. 

Author’s recommendation

Cross the Philippine Bridge, a classified national monument, and then go and enjoy some fish soup. 

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Update: July 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
458 m
Lowest point
345 m
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Rest Stop

Ermida da Sra. da Confiança
Nossa Senhora da Confiança viewpoint
Casal dos Bufos
Aldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno
Philippine bridge
Loja Aldeias do Xisto do CIT Pedrogão Grande

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,  

Tips and hints

It was ordered to be built by the Conceição and Silva family, from Pedrogão Pequeno, in 1902 (project by the architect Ruynant), on the ruins of an older one. Legend has it that it was ordered to be built in the 13th century by a noble knight, who was then under arrest and on his way to Coimbra. He spent the night in a cell in Pedrogão Pequeno jail, located in the vicinity the Chapel of Santo António. This nobleman claimed to be the victim of court intrigue. During the night, he decided to pray, pleading to the Virgin Mary to give him protection and trust in his innocence. And the image of Our Lady appeared to him. At that moment, he promised to build a chapel on that spot. After his acquittal, he kept his promise to Nossa Senhora da Confiança. 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. In the surrounding area, there are vestiges of a late Bronze and Iron Age fortified settlement.

The Mother Church and the Philippine Bridge, classified as a National Monument, are the main points of interest of Pedrógão Pequeno Schist Village. It is mandatory to taste the fish soup. 

Start

Sra. da Confiança Lat.: 39° 54' 41.4" NLong.: 8° 7' 50.376" W (452 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.911479, -8.130624
DMS
39°54'41.3"N 8°07'50.2"W
UTM
29S 574305 4418294
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Destination

Pedrógão Pequeno Lat.: 39° 54' 13.32"" N Long.: 8° 7' 56.748"" W

Turn-by-turn directions

This short section of the GRZ will take you to Aldeia do Xisto of Pedrogão Pequeno, an obligatory place to stop and visit. Its main feature is that, after the initial few metres on dirt tracks, there is a paved road, as well as a small route which diverges on arrival at the location and just before crossing the National Road 2, the main road connecting Chaves to Faro, through the interior of country. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
39.911479, -8.130624
DMS
39°54'41.3"N 8°07'50.2"W
UTM
29S 574305 4418294
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.4 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
25 m
Descent
115 m
Highest point
458 m
Lowest point
345 m
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