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Long distance hiking trail

GRZ on Foot - The Wild Start [Sector 1]

Long distance hiking trail · Portugal · open
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  • River Zêzere
    / River Zêzere
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Transhumant shepherd
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Fraga da Cruz
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Covão d'Ametade
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Philippine bridge
    Photo: Aldeias do Xisto, Aldeias do Xisto
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Spanning 30 km, the Wild Start is the first of nine stages that make up the GRZ. It connects Covão d'Ametade to the Valhelhas rest area.
open
moderate
28.2 km
7:40 h
506 m
1443 m
Spanning 30 km, the Wild Start is the first of nine stages that make up the GRZ. It starts at Covão d'Ametade, in the Estrela mountain range, the source of river Zêzere, and passes through Manteigas, the Amoreira Valley, and ends at the Valhelhas rest area.

This sector contains 3 walking stages and 1 for mountain bike. Check the details and current conditions HERE.

Author’s recommendation

Admire the ancestral landscape around you and along the route, and take your time observing the flora and fauna.

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Responsible Trails Criteria: 

(last audit by RT at May 2020)

Waymarks > 3 - It’s missing signs in at least one crossroad that can compromise the navigation without a map or GPS.

Conservation of the path > 4 - In a good overall status of conservation with some isolated situations.

General conservation > 4 - There aren’t any specific degraded areas identified.

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

Complementary boards > n.a.

Safety and suport structures > 4 - Well-maintained essential structures

Local community integration > 3 - Interaction / occasional contacts with the community

Landscape integration > 4 - Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest

General Safety > 4 - Has occasional low-risk situations

outdooractive.com User
Author
Aldeias do Xisto
Updated: June 25, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
1454 m
Lowest point
500 m

Safety information

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.

Due to some signs be missing we recommend the use of gps or similar technologie.

 

Warning:  The stage 3 of this sector is closed. use the alternative stage 3.1

 

Contact information

SOS Emergency: 112

SOS Forest: 117

Manteigas Municipal Council: (+351) 275 980 000 | turismo@cm-manteigas.pt

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

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

Start

Covão d'Ametade Lat.: 40° 19' 41.52" NLong.: 7° 35' 15.108" W (1428 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.328084, -7.586889
DMS
40°19'41.1"N 7°35'12.8"W
UTM
29T 620045 4465130
w3w 
///satisfaction.squeaking.memories

Destination

Área de Descanso de Valhelhas Lat.: 40° 24' 24.48" NLong.: 7° 24' 7.272" W

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.328084, -7.586889
DMS
40°19'41.1"N 7°35'12.8"W
UTM
29T 620045 4465130
w3w 
///satisfaction.squeaking.memories
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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
28.2 km
Duration
7:40h
Ascent
506 m
Descent
1443 m

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