Odemira Headtrail

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The main headtrail of the network of cycling routes!

Odemira serves as the central headtrail of the MTB network, containing the main centers of support for cyclists, like the MTB Center of Odemira.

These routes mainly run through rural and forested paths and have several smaller single-tracks. The routes travel through a wild landscape of preserved nature, with minimal human presence.

Apart from the village of Odemira there are also other picturesque locations that are worth a visit, like Pego das Pias, Senhora das Neves, the Mira River and Ribeira do Torgal.

Along the coastline you will find routes that offer stunning panoramas as you pass through Almograve, Cabo Sardão, Porto das Barcas, Vila Nova de Milfontes and Zambujeira do Mar.

Datasheet

9 TRAILS TOTALING 360KM

5 TRAILS MARKED ON THE TERRAIN, TOTALING 145 KM

DIRECTION RECOMMENDED FOR EACH TRAIL

BIKE FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION AND OTHER SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE ROUTE.

Trails of Odemira Trailhead

Support for Cyclists

The Odemira Headtrail has an available MTB Center, located on the left bank of the Mira River in the Ribeirinho Park next to the pedestrian bridge. The Center provides an opportunity for bicycle cleaning and maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments, tire filling, and toilets as well.
At the Information Panel next to the MTB Center, you can find more information about the network at the KM0 board that display the beginning of the routes. All tracks are also available for download so you can follow them with your GPS or Rota Vicentina APP.

Long Distance Route

The Route Network also makes it possible to complete a Long Distance Route that begins at Amoreiras-Gare station, passes Funcheira Station, travels through all 5 Headtrails and Saboia Station, before reaching Santa Clara-a-Velha, the last headquarters of headtrails. This Long Distance Route totals about 140 km, and has markings throughout the course on the ground to guide you.

Rules and Recommendations

Mandatory use of helmet

Suggested use of gloves and goggles

Respect the signs and circulate only on marked tracks

Respect the GPS track on unmarked tracks

Opt for routes that suit your physical and technical condition and the quality of your bike.

Ride at moderate speed, adapted to each circumstance

All descents are considered dangerous. When approaching them, always do so by slowing down to avoid unnecessary risks to yourself or to other bikers

Carry out your own garbage, leaving no trace of your presence in nature

There may be the need to open gates home to livestock or farm animals as you pass through. Where this is the case, the gate should always be closed again after crossing and extra care should be taken not to frighten the animals

Always give priority to the hikers and be aware of crossing each other’s paths

Always give priority to the hikers and be aware of crossing each other’s paths

Pay attention to crossing with bicycles or other types of vehicles

Always respect the road code, even on rural roads

Descents considered to be particularly dangerous are indicated by markings on the ground and on GPS tracks

Save the support telephone number of the BTT Center for any help you might need (+351 283 327 669) and in the case of an emergency call 112.

Please note that most routes travel through large areas with minimal human presence and often without mobile network coverage. On long journeys be accompanied by at least one or more cyclists and on GPS trails make sure to have= a second GPS device with you just in case the first fails

Inform family and / or friends of the course or courses you are going to bike

Other Headtrails of the MTB Network

Get to know the other Headtrails of MTB Network and find new ways to explore the region.

São Teotónio
São Teotónio
São Luís
São Luís
Colos
Colos
Santa Clara-a-Velha
Santa Clara-a-Velha

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