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PR3 MDB - Fisgas de Ermelo

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12.4 km long circular walking path in the Alvão Natural Park. Among the various points of interest on the route are the waterfalls of Fisgas de Ermelo.
Open
difficult
Distance 12.7 km
4:33 h
634 m
632 m

The route, PR3 - Fisgas de Ermelo, begins in the Ermelo village, close to the Parish Church. It continues on the main road and then down towards Catrinas, where it crosses the Fervença stream. Here, a long climb to Varzigueto begins, but that climb is really worth it due to the magnificent landscapes of the Alvão Natural Park and the amazing Fisgas de Ermelo Waterfalls. Before reaching Varzigueto, there is an acess to Piocas de Cima - small ponds of clear water, great for a refreshing plunge. 

Leaving Varguizeto the route crosses the Olo river and continues on a path that leads to the Viewpoint of Fisgas. Here, the Fisgas de Ermelo Waterfalls are presented in a different, but also delightful, prespective. The route then goes towards Fojo, where the descent to the Olo river begins. In this section, tehe is an acess to Piocas de Baixo. 

The Olo river is crossed in the Abelheira Bridge before the route climbs to Ermelo again. In this route, one will go through villages with a rural armosphere, marked by grazing marshes and shist/state constructions, typical of this mountain area. 

It is possible to find Maronês cattle grazing often and, in higher areas, herds of wild goats are common presence. It is a route of great beauty but at the same time of great unevennes, wich makes this route a challenging one.

Author’s recommendation

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit realized at 20/05/2021) 

 

 

Direcional signing - 5 (It’s perfectly signed and fulfilling the national requirements)

Path conditions - 4 (In a good overall status of conservation with some isolated situations)

General conservation (enviroment) - 3 (some place present some degradation but with no negative impacts on the experience)

Head boards and aditional signs - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)

Other boards informations - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)

Safety structures - 5 (All recommended structures well maintained)

Interaction with local comunitiy - 4 (Encourages integration / contacts with the community)

Landscape integration - 5 (Perfectly integrated into the landscape, exploring relevant points of interest)

General Safety - 4 (Has occasional low-risk situations)

 

 

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Update: July 12, 2021
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Highest point
771 m
Lowest point
325 m
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Coordinates:
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41.360682, -7.889229
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41°21'38.5"N 7°53'21.2"W
UTM
29T 592907 4579392
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Coordinates

DD
41.360682, -7.889229
DMS
41°21'38.5"N 7°53'21.2"W
UTM
29T 592907 4579392
w3w 
///router.faulting.laudable
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from Ana Almeida · September 23, 2020 · Community
Porque razão o percurso fisgas do ermelo aparece como fechado
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Answered by João Ruano · September 23, 2020 · Responsible Trails
Boa tarde Ana. Obrigado pelo contacto. O percurso encontra-se fechado por indicação do promotor (CM de Mondim de Basto). Ocorreu um incêndio e está em fase de análise para se perceber os impactos do mesmo no percurso. Cumprimentos
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Rating

5.0
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Distance
12.7 km
Duration
4:33 h
Ascent
634 m
Descent
632 m
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