STUNNING VIEWS & CHALLENGING TERRAIN
For the big beasts, the heavy adventuring machines with +200kg of dry weight. Tracks in this category have fewer technical sections and alternate routes for the super heavy.
Expect rally like conditions, whether it be loose sand, steep hills, rocks, deep mud, water crossings, etc. combined with stretches of open terrain, with minimal asphalt percentage and high adrenaline.
For hardcore cyclists, you can choose between on and off road tracks. Pick your poison and be assured that you’ll be pedaling away from the crowds and into the uncharted Portugal.
Each track has been scouted, curated and ridden several times. Additional information, such as gas stations, camping sites and water sources are also incorporated into the .gpx files as waypoints.
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Trail conditions vary during the year, sand becomes dust and gravel turns to mud. I ride these tracks all year round to give you an idea of what they look like in different seasons.
In rural areas gas stations aren’t always open, specially on Sundays or holydays. Each track includes the phone number and the usual business hours of several stations along the way, but please be aware that changes may occur without notice – hence the phone number – call ahead and check for availability.
RIDING IN THE SUMMER
During the Portuguese summer months of June to August you may find it difficult to book lodging along the track, so camping is recommended. Remember that camping outside designated camping facilities is forbidden and punished with hefty fines. Take enough water with you to avoid dehydration – Portugal can be very hot during the summer, specially inland..
Although cell reception and 4G is widely available in every city, town or village, the same is not guaranteed out in the back country. If you navigate with online maps, you should consider downloading the maps beforehand. Some places lack even the basic cell reception, so in case of emergency you won’t be able to use your phone. If riding alone, consider buying or renting a satellite tracker.