A new offer for cycling
Up until now, the Historical Way was a one of the only options for mountain bikers in the region. But in 2019, Rota Vicentina will offer a new network of routes dedicated to cycling, as a response to the growing market of mountain bikers who seek an adrenaline-filled adventure in the unique natural world found in the hills and valleys of the Alentejo coast! Athletes, beginners, families, and everybody in between will find several alternatives among over 1,000 km of trails, many of them marked so that nothing is missing!
For travelers on a hybrid bike, we offer a GPS route through mixed trails, linking the airports of Lisbon and Faro, as well as all the tourist offers in the territory of Rota Vicentina and the cyclists support structures.
A network of over 1,000 km of mountain bike routes (MTB) distributed throughout Odemira County, for all levels of bikers, with main start and end points in the villages of Odemira, S. Teotónio, S. Luis, Santa Clara-a-Velha and Colos.
There are 38 circular routes, including one Grand Route, organized in 4 levels making its difficulty accessible to all. From the beginners to the most experienced, these routes are created be done independently and safely, preferably from September to June.
For those who wish to travel by bike on the SW of Portugal, we offer a GPS track that connects the airports of Lisbon and Faro, complementing the network of MTB routes for cycling.
It is a 510km course, organized in 5 stages of approximately 100 km each, or 10 half-stages of around 50 km each, indicated inside the territory of Rota Vicentina with bike friendly services, bicycle support structures and the whole network of local services and activities.
It should be noted that the route avoids frequented roads, whenever possible, allowing for less crowded sections along the coast, while also making long inroads into regions of the interior outside the traditional tourist circuits.