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Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Fróia River Beach (P31 - Green)

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    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
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    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Fróia MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Fróia MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Fróia MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Fróia MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
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  • / Fróia River Beach
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
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Circular route beginning and ending at the Cyclin'Portugal Centre. It is the easiest route available, accessible to all practitioners of this sport.
easy
Distance 6.4 km
2:00 h
164 m
164 m
463 m
355 m
Circular route beginning and ending at the Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Fróia River Beach. This route skirts the banks of Ribeira da Fróia stream, passing through the villages of Pedreira, Fróia and Oliveiras. It is the easiest route available, accessible to all practitioners of this sport.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the natural heritage surrounding this route. In summer, take the opportunity to cool down in the clear waters of the Froia River Beach. Book your accommodation, experience and meal in Book in Xisto.

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Author
Aldeias do Xisto
Update: May 19, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
463 m
Lowest point
355 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

- Trails are restricted from September to October due to the red deer mating season

- Recommended use of GPS device

- Rentals available from the Residents association

 

SOS Emergency: 112

SOS Forest: 117

Proença-a-Nova Council: (+351) 274 670 000

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

Tips and hints

The Froia River Beach is one of the show-pieces of the municipality of Proença-a-Nova. The clear, crystalline water of the sources of the Froia river, the freshness and natural beauty of the space are the main features of this beach that has won several awards. The village of Figueira is a well-preserved schist village. Made up of streets, alleys, narrow quelhos and quelhas arranged in labyrinthine fashion, the core houses the communal wood oven, where bread is regularly baked. The Figueira stream, which circles the village, offers wide margins in certain places, used for subsistence farming, olive trees and grazing animals. These margins are beautifully structured by long hatchet schist stonewalls, in order to defeat the flow of the stream without degradation. Its width also facilitated movements between the cultivated fields and food and goods transportation.

Gastronomy: Maranho (goat stomach filled with goat meat mixture); wood-oven kid; plangaio (rice and pork stew); traditional smoked sausages; cabbage with breadcrumbs; tigelada da Cortiçada (baked custard pudding - Cortiçada style); fritters; coscoréis (pastries); broas de mel (pastries); honey; olive oil.

Start

MTB Center of Fróia River Beach: 39.790387ºN 7.838432ºW" (363 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.790396, -7.838583
DMS
39°47'25.4"N 7°50'18.9"W
UTM
29S 599441 4405138
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Destination

MTB Center of Fróia River Beach: 39.790387ºN 7.838432ºW"

Note


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Coordinates

DD
39.790396, -7.838583
DMS
39°47'25.4"N 7°50'18.9"W
UTM
29S 599441 4405138
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
164 m
Descent
164 m
Highest point
463 m
Lowest point
355 m

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