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Núcleo de São Teotónio

16

Sabóia

72 KM

This is a route for those who like excitement!
Prepare yourself for a rise and fall: at just 1,2 km you will find a very technical single track climb of around 200 m. This is the only single track worthy of the name. The route also has numerous shallow stream crossings that, after heavy rains, can make this route impassable or more seriously, dangerous. Special caution is recommended in such cases.
It is also recommended that you have the company of at least one more cyclist as the route includes long remote sections without human habitation. However, and perhaps because of this, you may get the opportunity to see foxes, wild boars or other shy wild animals that abound here.
This route showcases the more rural side of this region, passing through an almost completely ‘natural’ and wild nature, passing through abandoned villages, but which in the past teemed with life thanks to agriculture.
About halfway, the route goes through Savoy village and a few kilometeres from the train station, which is worth visiting.

Datasheet

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Very difficult

TYPE: Anti-clockwise Circuit

LENGTH: 72 km

DURATION: 4h00 to 6h00

MARKED ROUTE: No

ACCUMULATED LEVEL: 1210m

MAX ALTITUDE: 238m
MIN. ALTITUDE: 17m

TECHNICAL LEVEL: 4 (5)

PHYSICAL LEVEL: 4 (5)

ADVISED SEASON: All year round avoiding temperatures above 30º and times after intense rain.

Tips

The halfway points passes near the Santa Clara – Savoy train station. If you want to visit the station, follow the markings of the route “33 Red Sabóia and Barragem”.

Note that there are only 3 support points along the entire route, with 2 very hard sections and over 20 km without any support. Take supplies with you.

Support Points:

14 Km – Casa Nova da Cruz
35 Km – Sabóia
59 Km – Amieira Agroturismo

Warnings

The route crosses, and at times follows along several small municipal roads that may sometimes have some traffic. Caution is recommended
Several parts of the route coincide with the Historical Path (GR11) and the Rota Vicentina Circular Routes, so it is very likely that you will encounter walkers.
There may be a need to open livestock protection gates. Always close them after passing

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