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Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Casal da Lapa (P17 - Green)

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    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Pampilhosa da Serra MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Pampilhosa da Serra MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Pampilhosa da Serra MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Santa Luzia Dam
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  • / Pampilhosa da Serra MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
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This is a nice and easy circuit route through the pine forest area of Casal da Lapa next to Santa Luzia dam.
easy
Distance 3.3 km
1:00 h
97 m
97 m
This is a nice and easy circuit route through the pine forest area of Casal da Lapa next to Santa Luzia dam. The signed trail starts by following the bike lane, continuing in a dirt track to the north direction. Arriving to the old road, returns to the MTB Center, ending by the bike lane again.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the quiet and landscapes surrounding the Santa Luzia Dam and get to know the Schist Villages of Fajão and Janeiro de Baixo. Book your accommodation, experience and meal in Book in Xisto

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Author
Aldeias do Xisto
Update: May 19, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
703 m
Lowest point
653 m

Safety information

- Ride on open trails only

- Leave no traces of your passage

- Control your bicycle

- Yield to others

- Never scare the animals

- Plan ahead

- Pay attention to motorvehicles on public roads

- It is forbidden to use motor-vehicles on downhill trails

- Respect the environmental or maintenance signage

- Recommended use of GPS device

 

Contactos Úteis:

SOS Emergency: 112

SOS Forest: 117

Pampilhosa da Serra Council: (+351) 235 590 320

Aldeias do Xisto: (+351) 275 037 393 | (+351) 960 101 873

Tips and hints

Vidual - The jewel of the municipality is the Santa Luzia Dam, located in Vidual. Immerse yourself in the clear waters of the reservoir. For an unforgettable tour take a canoe ride and admire the quartzite ridge that makes this landscape a unique and sublime place, where the green color stands out no matter where you look. Enjoy the magnificent infrastructures, from the cycling path, outdoor exercise gym circuit, supporting bar, river pool, mini-golf course, mountain bike center and Skate Park.

Santa Luzia boasts a diverse flora associated with a rocky habitat. The rocky cliffs and areas of low bushes surrounding Santa Luzia also provide shelter, nesting and feeding to birds such as Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Blue Rock Thrush, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Ortolan Bunting, Whitethroat, Long-eared Owl.

Visit Aldeias do Xisto of Fajão e Janeiro de Baixo.

Gastronomy: maranho (goat stomach filled with goat meat mixture), kid, chanfana (goat stewed in red wine), bacalhau da couvada (cod with cabbage), tigelada (baked custard pudding - eggs, sugar, wheat flour, milk and cinnamon), olive oil cake, honey cake, arroz doce (sweet rice pudding with goat milk).

Start

40°5'30.12''N; 7°51'1.48''W (681 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.091691, -7.850377
DMS
40°05'30.1"N 7°51'01.4"W
UTM
29T 598001 4438567
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Destination

40°5'30.12''N; 7°51'1.48''W

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.091691, -7.850377
DMS
40°05'30.1"N 7°51'01.4"W
UTM
29T 598001 4438567
w3w 
///agitation.rustlers.transcriber
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
97 m
Descent
97 m

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