Mountainbiking

Route 12 Borba (Gravel 2 - Blue)

Mountainbiking · Portugal · Open
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Gravel Route, over 17,44 kilometers long and with 240 m of positive accumulated height. Beginning and ending at the "Polo C - Serra d'Ossa no Centro de Cycling de Serra d'Ossa", located in Borba.
Open
moderate
Distance 17.4 km
1:35 h
192 m
192 m
478 m
293 m
Circular route that accompanies route 11 in the first 5.5km. It starts in the south zone of the Rio de Moinhos, passing the stream and visiting the modest village of São Gregório. Follow the vineyard, after Quinta do Zambujeiro, turn right and head towards Nora, where you will find some support services. Then turn right and follow the olive grove, passing Barro Branco to go to Rio de Moinhos, where you arrive at the entrance door on the side of Borba.

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out in 09/12/2020)

 

Waymark - 5 (It’s perfectly signed and fulfilling the national requirements.)

Conservations of the path - 5 (In a good overall status of conservation and with no increase of difficulty or risks.)

General Conservation - 5 (Surrounding environment perfectly preserved.)

Information boards and signs - Not applicable

Complementary boards - Not applicable

Safety and suport structures - 5 (All recommended structures well maintained.)

Local Community integration - 3 (Interaction / occasional contacts with the community.)

Landscape intergration - 4 (Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest.)

General Safety - 5 (The environment always as some risk.)

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Author
João Ruano
Update: September 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
478 m
Lowest point
293 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
38.771109, -7.498915
DMS
38°46'16.0"N 7°29'56.1"W
UTM
29S 630402 4292446
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Coordinates

DD
38.771109, -7.498915
DMS
38°46'16.0"N 7°29'56.1"W
UTM
29S 630402 4292446
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.4 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
192 m
Descent
192 m
Highest point
478 m
Lowest point
293 m

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