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Núcleo de São Luís

24

Srª das Neves

43 KM

This is a difficult, very demanding and varied route that generally passes through mainly remote rural areas, and where you will travel through a wild and natural landscape.Its main difficulty is the hard and legendary climb to Senhora das Neves (17km), and shortly after after, several single tracks of medium technical level.The rural scenery which passes by small farms, oak groves and pasture shows the authenticity of the interior of this region, almost without human presence. We therefore advise you to have the company of at least one more cyclist.The route passes near Aldeia do Cano and crosses the Seissal stream, Monte da Estrada, Zambujeira and Castelão

Datasheet

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Dificult

TYPE: Clockwise Circuit

LENGTH: 43 km

DURATION: 2h15 to 3h30

MARKED ROUTE: No

ACCUMULATED LEVEL: 640m

MAX ALTITUDE 267m
MIN. ALTITUDE : 34m

TECHNICAL LEVEL: 3 (5)

PHYSICAL LEVEL: 3 (5)

ADVISED SEASON: All year round avoiding temperatures above 30º

Tips

Highlights:
– Senhora das Neves (17,8 km) with its Mariana Chapel which is the iconic and highest point of this route. It is very popular as sight-seeing point and hosts an annual religious festival on 5 August.

– After Monte da Estrada (24 km), follow a path with spectacular aerial and panoramic views over a vast olive grove.

– At 31 km follow the Torgal stream for 1 km along a picturesque and refreshing almost single track

Support Points:
7 Km – Aldeia do Cano (1 km proximity)
14 Km– Ribeira do Seissal (1 km proximity)
Campo Redondo (2 km proximity)
22 Km – Monte da Estrada
36 Km – Castelão

Warnings

The route runs along and crosses some streets in the centre São Luís, it crosses the N120 twice, and follows small roads and lanes open to traffic. Caution is recommended.

A part of the trail coincides with the Historical Path (GR1) and some Circular Routes, all of the RotaVicentina, so it is very likely you will encounter walkers.

There may be a need to open livestock protection gates. Always close them after passing.

If you decide to combine this route with the “Red Troviscais”, see the previous route plan, number 23.

It has no ford crossing of significant waterlines, but passes through some paths that may become flooded or muddy after heavy rainfall.

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