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Meanders of Zêzere

Meanders of Zêzere
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The meanders of Zêzere are classified as geosite by Unesco. 
The river Zêzere reaches its full splendour in the famous "curves" - the meanders of Zêzere, classified as geosite by Unesco. On the skyline, there are some of the most beautiful landscapes of the entire Great Route of Zêzere - the quartzite gorge, the Schist Villages of Janeiro de Cima and Janeiro de Baixo, the Machialinho mountain range or the icnofossils.

Although the highlight goes to the river, the gaze wanders through a myriad of mountains: the Gardunha and Estrela mountains, the quartzite mountain alignments of the Muradal and Penedos de Góis mountains and the Açor, Lousã and Cabeço Rainha xistentas mountains. The Cabril reservoir and the Schist Village of Álvaro are also worth mentioning.

The surrounding region is also of ecological interest, with the forest of Álvaro, with spontaneous vegetation of climatic nature, variety of rural paths and a remarkable agricultural activity, such as olive growing.

Places to admire the Zêzere valley: Panoramic road between Madeirã and Casal Novo, Frazumeira, Sarnadela Viewpoint, next to Janeiro de Cima, near Abitureira, from Álvaro. This geomonument can be visited through the PR2 - Álvaro Schist Path, with an extension of 6,3km.

  • how to arrive

    Próximo da Aldeia do Xisto de Álvaro. Acesso pela EN238.

    Coordinates

    GD: 39.965556 -7.995556
    DMS: 39°57′56.0″N 7°59′44.0″W
    UTM: 29S 585782 4424417

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Callum
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Oleiros
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Vilar dos Condes
Vilar dos Condes
Vilar Cimeiro
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Casa de Santo Antão
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Portela do Fojo
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Hotel Santa Margarida
Hotel Santa Margarida
Oleiros
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Under the Sign of Cabril - Rest Area of Frazumeira > Sobral - GRZ on Foot: Stage 5
Under the Sign of Cabril - Rest Area of Frazumeira > Sobral - GRZ on Foot: Stage 5
tour
Under the Sign of Cabril - Sobral > Madeirã - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
Under the Sign of Cabril - Sobral > Madeirã - GRZ on Foot: Stage 6
Vilar dos Condes
tour
Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ on Foot: Stage 4
Under the Sign of Cabril - Álvaro > Rest Area of Frazumeira - GRZ on Foot: Stage 4
tour
PR2 OLR - Schist Trails of Álvaro - Very Noble Town
PR2 OLR - Schist Trails of Álvaro - Very Noble Town
tour
PR1 OLR - Schist Trails of Álvaro - The Meanders of the Zêzere
PR1 OLR - Schist Trails of Álvaro - The Meanders of the Zêzere
village
Álvaro
Álvaro
institutional
Junta de Freguesia de Álvaro
Junta de Freguesia de Álvaro
tour
Panoramic Road: Álvaro - Pedrógão Pequeno
Panoramic Road: Álvaro - Pedrógão Pequeno
tour
Under the Sign of Cabril II [GR33 - GRZ: Canoeing]
Under the Sign of Cabril II [GR33 - GRZ: Canoeing]
tour
Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ on Foot: Stage 7
Under the Sign of Cabril - Madeirã > Arrochela Rest Area - GRZ on Foot: Stage 7
tour
Clássica Aldeias do Xisto: Álvaro - Aldeia das Dez
Clássica Aldeias do Xisto: Álvaro - Aldeia das Dez
tour
Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ on Foot: Stage 3
Under the Sign of Cabril - Felgueiras Rest Area > Álvaro - GRZ on Foot: Stage 3
institutional
Câmara Municipal de Oleiros
Câmara Municipal de Oleiros
Oleiros
associations
Pinhal Total
Pinhal Total
Oleiros
tour
Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ on Foot: Stage 8
Under the Sign of Cabril - Arrochela Rest Area > Sra. da Confiança - GRZ on Foot: Stage 8
tour
GRZ on Foot  - Under the Sign of Cabril - Stage 2
GRZ on Foot - Under the Sign of Cabril - Stage 2
tour
PR7 PPS - Pampilhosa da Serra Schist Walking Trail - Villa Pampilhosa Route
PR7 PPS - Pampilhosa da Serra Schist Walking Trail - Villa Pampilhosa Route
institutional
Câmara Municipal de Pampilhosa da Serra
Câmara Municipal de Pampilhosa da Serra
Pampilhosa da Serra
tour
PR 5 PPS – Pessegueiro Walking Trail
PR 5 PPS – Pessegueiro Walking Trail
offer
Epic Weekend - Aventura pelo Xisto - Casas do Centro
Epic Weekend - Aventura pelo Xisto - Casas do Centro
institutional
Junta de Freguesia do Pessegueiro
Junta de Freguesia do Pessegueiro
Pessegueiro
associations
Liga de Melhoramentos da Freguesia de Pessegueiro
Liga de Melhoramentos da Freguesia de Pessegueiro
Pessegueiro, Pampilhosa da Serra

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