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Núcleo de Odemira

GT

GT From Amoreiras-Gare to Santa Clara-a-Velha

144,5 KM

The main objective of this Long Distance MTB Trail is to connect all the Odemira MTB trailheads, departing from a train station and ending at or near another station. It is a relatively long course but of a low technical level and so is also accessible to Gravel bikes. Although it often runs alongside sections of other MTB routes, it is designed to avoid the most technical sections, therefore it has a higher percentage of asphalt, but always with little traffic. You can start at Amoreiras-Gare Station (where there is 1 train a day), or at Funcheira (with 3 daily trains) or go to Santa Clara, passing 8 km before at Savoie Station (where 3 trains stop daily). The train stations and the 5 headtrails of the network follow in order: km     0 – Estação de Amoreiras-Garekm   12 – Estação da Funcheirakm   26 – Colos km   54 – São Luískm   82 – Odemirakm 104 – São Teotóniokm 136 – Estação de Santa Clara / Sabóiakm 144,5 – Santa Clara-a-VelhaDespite passing through small villages, the route takes place mainly in remote areas of the municipality of Odemira, where you can breathe the peace of the tranquil Alentejo! The route mainly unfolds on tracks, lanes and roads with little traffic and has no single-tracks or water crossings.

Datasheet

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Hard

TYPE: Between 2 points

LENGTH: 144,5 km

DURATION: 6h00  to  10h00

MARKED ROUTE: Yes.

ACCUMULATED LEVEL: + 2.050 / - 2.160 mm

MAX ALTITUDE 3 m / 230 mm
MIN. ALTITUDE : m

TECHNICAL LEVEL: 2 (5) (5)

PHYSICAL LEVEL: 4,5 (5) (5)

ADVISED SEASON: All year avoiding temperatures above 30º

Tips

You can reduce the route to 123 km by starting at Funcheira Station and finishing at Santa Clara/Sabóia.
Another possibility is to divide the route into stages.

In this case we suggest these 3 options:

Option 1 – 5 stages / days

27 km – From Amoreiras-Gare to Colos

25 km – From Colos to São Luís

28 km – From São Luís to Odemira

22 km – From Odemira to São Teotónio

41 km – From São Teotónio to Santa Clara-a-Velha

Option 2 3 stages / days

52 km – From Amoreiras-Gare to São Luís

50 km – From São Luís to São Teotónio

41 km – From São Teotónio to Santa Clara-a-Velha

Option 32 stages / days

80 km – From Amoreiras-Gare to Odemira

63 km – From Odemira to Santa Clara-a-Velha

Warnings

The route often crosses quiet national and municipal roads and follows the interior of the villages and towns through which it passes.
In the countryside, it follows mainly roads and roads open to traffic, where you can sometimes encounter car traffic. We therefore recommend special attention to the Rules and Recommendations.
It might be necessary to open livestock protection gates which should always be closed again after passing through.
After heavy rains, some paths may be flooded or very muddy, and special attention should be paid to these circumstances.

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