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Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Casal da Lapa (P20 - Black)

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Very difficult route that takes you through several points of interest. Reaches the altitude of 1023m giving you spectacular views.
easy
Distance 54.7 km
7:00 h
2,675 m
2,675 m

After a common start with all the other circuits, this route leaves P19 to pass Aradas village and climb to S. Jorge da Beira Portela (mountain pass). From here enter a new downhill single track section to arrive to Meãs village where starts a challenge climb facing Cebolasummit and the route’s highest point (1124m). From here the views are gorgeous and starts a crazy and tricky downhill to Ceiroco.

The route become smoother by a water channel track (“vala”) and arrive to Ponte de Fajão by an old and technical single track. Climb through old trail to Fajão Schist Village that worth a discovery visit. Now follows the long distance trail that connects the Schist Village Network (GR21.1) until a forest house where the route goes right downhill to Vale Derradeiro and Sanguessuga. It connects to P19 in Cabril and crosses the dam wall to the finish.

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
1,124 m
Lowest point
516 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 (682 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.091737, -7.850346
DMS
40°05'30.3"N 7°51'01.2"W
UTM
29T 598003 4438572
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Destination

40°5'30.12''N; 7°51'1.48''W

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
40.091737, -7.850346
DMS
40°05'30.3"N 7°51'01.2"W
UTM
29T 598003 4438572
w3w 
///reflections.concoct.citizenship
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
54.7 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
2,675 m
Descent
2,675 m

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