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Núcleo de Colos

45

Srª das Neves

36.5 KM

A difficult but very varied route that crosses remote areas, passing through an almost untouched natural landscape.Apart from the countless small climbs and descents, its main challenges are the renowned and difficult ascent to Senhora das Neves (11km) and the climb within Relíquias (30km).At 6 km take a short detour to visit the Tamera Community, one of the largest ecovillages in Portugal.At Senhora das Neves (12km) enjoy a picnic next to the chapel and enjoy the panoramic landscape.There are several mid-level technical single tracks following after Senhora das Neves.There is a small forded stream crossing and some paths that can get flooded or muddy. We therefore advise you to pay special attention during times of heavy rainy.

Datasheet

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Difficult

TYPE: Anti-clockwise circuit

LENGTH: 36.5 km

DURATION: 1h45 to 2h45

MARKED ROUTE: No

ACCUMULATED LEVEL: 585m

MAX ALTITUDE 267m
MIN. ALTITUDE : 86m

TECHNICAL LEVEL: 3 (5)

PHYSICAL LEVEL: 3 (5)

ADVISED SEASON: All year round avoiding temperatures above 30º

Tips

Highlights:

– Senhora das Neves, with its Mariana Chapel, which is the highest point of this route. It is a very popular sight-seeing point and hosts an annual religious festival on 5 August.

– Relíquias(30 km)

Support Points:
17 km – Monte da Estrada
22 km – Vale de Ferro
30 km – Relíquias

Warnings

In Colos the route crosses the N389 on departure as well as on arrival, and it passes through some village streets. In the countryside, it follows mainly roads and roads open to traffic and where you can encounter car traffic.

There may be a need to open livestock protection gates which should be closed again after passing through.

Part of the route coincides with the Rota Vicentina Circular Routes, so it is very likely that you will encounter hikers.

After heavy rainfall some paths may be flooded or very muddy.

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