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Route 13 Borba (Gravel Level 3 - Red)

Mountainbiking · Borba · Open
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Gravel Route, over 39,5 kilometers long and with 305 m of positive accumulated height. Beginning and ending at the "Polo C -  Serra d'Ossa do Centro de Cyclin' de Serra D'Ossa", located in Rio de Moinhos.
Open
moderate
Distance 39.4 km
3:25 h
295 m
295 m
478 m
293 m
The route leaves the center and continues on the right following the marked routes. Always follow the left on tar until the intersection with the indication of Serra D’Ossa, where you turn left and follow the dirt road through vineyards and then through eucalyptus. At the end, turn right, cross the river and turn right on the tar for a few meters before turning towards the "Aldeia de São Gregório". Go around the chapel on the right and follow the vineyard to "Rua das Tapadas" which you will take to the left towards "Estremoz". Turn right after "Quinta do Zambujeiro", go to "Casas Novas" and return to the road. Then take the road that connects Alandroal to "Estremoz" and continue to the left to "Estremoz". Follow the road for about 6.5 kms and then turn left on a dirt road to connect to the N318 that goes to "Estremoz". You will cross "Estremoz" passing throught the "Rossio". Head north towards Portalegre and after passing the end of town sign, turn right at the olive grove on dirt. This way, follow on several access roads to properties until you reach "Arcos". At "Arcos", continue to the cemetery and, continuing on the road, you will then reach the N4 that you will follow for 700m before leaving for a dirt track on the right. Then turn left, where you will pass under the highway and then turn right on the tarmac for 800m until you turn left again following the blue path through olive groves. Passing "Barro Branco", turn right and take the road to the roundabout that takes you to "Rio de Moinhos".

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out in 05/12/2021)

 

Waymark - Doesn't apply

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 - 4 (Well maintained and with interest)

Complementary boards - 4 (Well maintained and with interest)

Safety and suport structures - 4 (Well-maintained essential structures)

Local Community integration - 5 (Strong connection to the community in which it operates and stimulate interaction)

Landscape intergration - 5 (Perfectly integrated into the landscape, exploring relevant points of interest)

General Safety - 5 (The environment allways as some risk)

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Update: February 16, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
478 m
Lowest point
293 m
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Start

Rio de Moinhos, Borba (356 m)
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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Destination

Rio de Moinhos, Borba

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Coordinates

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38.771109, -7.498915
DMS
38°46'16.0"N 7°29'56.1"W
UTM
29S 630402 4292446
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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
39.4 km
Duration
3:25 h
Ascent
295 m
Descent
295 m
Highest point
478 m
Lowest point
293 m
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