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GRZ on Foot - Irrigating Cova da Beira [Sector 2]

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    / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Barco > Área de Descanso do Barco - GRZ: Stage 7
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Peso > Barco - GRZ: Stage 6
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Tortosendo Camping Park > Peso - GRZ: Stage 5
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Borralheira > Ponte Alvares Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Borralheira > Ponte Alvares Rest Area - GRZ: Stage 3
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Vale Formoso > Borralheira - GRZ: Stage 2
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ on Foot: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Irrigating Cova da Beira - Valhelhas > Vale Formoso - GRZ on Foot: Stage 1
    Photo: Diogo Martins, Aldeias do Xisto
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Spanning 55.7 km, Irrigating Cova da Beira is the second of nine sectors that make up GRZ. It connects the Valhelhas rest area, in the municipality of Guarda, to the Barco rest area, in the municipality of Covilhã. 
Open
moderate
Distance 56.2 km
14:45 h
10,631 m
12,134 m
1,456 m
15 m

Spanning 55.7 km, Irrigating Cova da Beira is the second of nine sectors that make up GRZ. It connects the Valhelhas rest area, in the municipality of Guarda, to the Barco rest area, in the municipality of Covilhã, passing through Vale Formoso, Borralheira, Ponte Alvares, Tortosendo and Peso. 

This sector contains 7 walking stages and 1 for mountain bike.

Check the details and current conditions HERE.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the natural, cultural and architectural heritage, as well as the cuisine.

Book your acommodation, experience or meal in Book in Xisto.

 

Responsible Trails Criteria: 

(last audit by RT at May 2020)

 

Waymarks > 2 - There’s a lot of marks missing. (GPS or mobile app needed)

Conservation of the path > 3 - Some degradation that can increase the difficulty of the trail

General conservation > 3 - some place present some degradation but with no negative impacts on the experience.

Information boards and signs > 3 - Reasonably maintained and with interest

Complementary boards > 1 - Nonexistent or without minimum quality

Safety and suport structures > 3 - Reasonably maintained

Local community integration > 2 - Does not encourage interaction / contact with the community

Landscape integration > 3 - Well integrated into the landscape but without relevant points of interest

General Safety > 3 - Presents several low risk situations

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Aldeias do Xisto
Update: August 21, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,456 m
Lowest point
15 m
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Rest Stop

Loja Aldeias do Xisto do H2otel

Safety information

This section was affected by summer fires mainly in the section running along the southern bank of the Zêzere, and although some areas were severely affected, visitors are not advised against travelling this way since it represents only a small percentage of the total section.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

Guarda Municipal Council: (+351) 271 220 220 | geral@mun-guarda.pt

Covilhã Municipal Council: (+351) 275 330 600 | info@cm-covilha.pt

Start

Área de Descanso de Valhelhas Lat.: 40° 24' 24.48" NLong.: 7° 24' 7.272" W (511 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.406535, -7.402143
DMS
40°24'23.5"N 7°24'07.7"W
UTM
29T 635583 4474105
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Destination

Área de Descanso do Barco Lat.: 40° 10' 22.44" NLong.: 7° 37' 30.972" W

Turn-by-turn directions

Este sector é composto por 7 etapas pedestres e 1 etapa de btt.

Consulte os detalhes das etapas e condições atuais AQUI.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.406535, -7.402143
DMS
40°24'23.5"N 7°24'07.7"W
UTM
29T 635583 4474105
w3w 
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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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Questions and answers

Question from Roberto Neves · July 01, 2020 · Community
Pequena secção dos pomares com trilho junto ao rio entre Valhelhas e Vale Formoso com muito mato, o entanto caminhasse bem entre os pomares. De resto, está excelente. 06/2020
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Answered by Manuel Franco  · July 03, 2020 · YTravel, lda
Obrigado pelo seu feedack.

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Status
Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
56.2 km
Duration
14:45 h
Ascent
10,631 m
Descent
12,134 m
Highest point
1,456 m
Lowest point
15 m
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