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  • Almaceda stream - Martim Branco
    / Almaceda stream - Martim Branco
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  • / Sarzedas MTB Centre
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  • / Sarzedas MTB Centre
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  • / Sarzedas MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Sarzedas MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Sarzedas MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Sarzedas MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Centro de BTT de Sarzedas
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Sarzedas MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
  • / Sarzedas MTB Centre
    Photo: Agnelo Quelhas, Aldeias do Xisto
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Circular route starting and finishing in Almaceda. The riders need to be very fit to tackle this route.
moderate
Distance 35.4 km
4:30 h
1,123 m
1,123 m
854 m
225 m
Circular route starting and finishing in Almaceda. It coincides with the blue route as far as Valbom, where it climbs into the Serra da Pedragueira before returning to Almaceda. It follows the Ribeira de Almaceda for much of the route. It's a very difficult track. The riders need to be very fit to tackle this route.

Author’s recommendation

Observe the flora and fauna surrounding the Almaceda Stream. Explore the Aldeia do Xisto of Martim Branco along the way. Book your accommodation, experience and meal in Book in Xisto

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Author
Aldeias do Xisto
Update: May 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
854 m
Lowest point
225 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

Castelo Branco Council: (+351) 272 330 330

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

Tips and hints

The schist and mud dwellings in the Aldeia do Xisto of Martim Branco are located in the Almaceda River Valley, between rocky outcrops and waterfalls, where natural heritage takes on particular relevance. Along the riverbank, common forest essences abound in almost the entire Beira Baixa: the pine, the cork oak, holm oak and olive tree, this last covering the most fertile valleys that surround Martim Branco.

The uncultivated land is covered in the woods that are characteristic of the region: broom, rosemary, gorse and furze. The fauna is varied: if you look and listen carefully, you may be blessed with visions of rare beauty of a fox, rabbit or hare, partridge, thrush, chaffinch, goldfinch, quail, cuckoo or lark. There's always a corner that will enchant you in this area that is in the hands of nature. Along the stream are still old mills where rye and corn were milled.

Gastronomy: maranho (goat stomach filled with goat meat mixture), tigelada (baked custard pudding - eggs, sugar, wheat flour, milk and cinnamon), regional smoked sausages, roast kid, fritters, borrachões, olive oil biscuits.

Start

7º41'28.33 (344 m)
Coordinates:
DD
40.007426, -7.660892
DMS
40°00'26.7"N 7°39'39.2"W
UTM
29T 614295 4429440
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Destination

7º41'28.33

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Coordinates

DD
40.007426, -7.660892
DMS
40°00'26.7"N 7°39'39.2"W
UTM
29T 614295 4429440
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
35.4 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,123 m
Descent
1,123 m
Highest point
854 m
Lowest point
225 m

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