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Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Casal da Lapa (P19 - Red)

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Difficult route that takes you through several points of interest. Reaches the altitude of 1023m giving you a spectacular view of Penedos de Fajão.
moderate
Distance 39.9 km
4:30 h
1,125 m
1,225 m

The initial section until Unhais-o-Velho coincides with all the other circuits, this route continues a bit more together with P20 and splits to follow up to Unhais river, towards Meãs village where enter an old valley trail. Leave this section by climbing steep and then countouring the side of the mountain to Malhada do Rei. Now climb to the route’s highest point (1023m) with spectacular views over the dam reservoir.

Contour the mountain crest to have a view over Fajão Schist Village and rocky crest (Natura 2000 conservation area) and downhill towards Vidual de Cima, where is possible to short cut to P18 or continue to Cabril and Vale Grande. From here there is an incredible view to the cliffs where the dam was built and where the route pass over to the end.

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
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
1,023 m
Lowest point
581 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 (680 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.091702, -7.850465
DMS
40°05'30.1"N 7°51'01.7"W
UTM
29T 597993 4438568
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Destination

40°5'30.12''N; 7°51'1.48''W

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.091702, -7.850465
DMS
40°05'30.1"N 7°51'01.7"W
UTM
29T 597993 4438568
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
39.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,125 m
Descent
1,225 m
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