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  • Pampilhosa da Serra MTB Centre
    / 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
  • / 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
  • / Pampilhosa da Serra MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Pampilhosa da Serra MTB Centre
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  • / Santa Luzia Dam
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This circuit contours the Santa Luzia dam reservoir with nice views and gentle terrain. It ends by crossing the dam concrete wall with great views, just after a fun single track.
easy
Distance 27.7 km
4:00 h
830 m
830 m
This circuit contours the Santa Luzia dam reservoir with nice views and gentle terrain. Starts by the dirt track next to the dam and then follows the old road. Cross Unhais river by a small bridge just before Unhais-o-Velho village and from here by road to Malhada do Rei. Return to the MTB center bordering the dam water reservoir, passing by Vidual de Cima, where you arrive by a new build technical section. It ends by crossing the dam concrete wall with great views, just after a fun single track.

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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Update: May 19, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
759 m
Lowest point
630 m
Best time of year
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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
40.091748, -7.850428
DMS
40°05'30.3"N 7°51'01.5"W
UTM
29T 597996 4438573
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Destination

40°5'30.12''N; 7°51'1.48''W

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Coordinates

DD
40.091748, -7.850428
DMS
40°05'30.3"N 7°51'01.5"W
UTM
29T 597996 4438573
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
27.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
830 m
Descent
830 m
Circular route Singletrail/Free ride

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