Mountainbiking recommended route

Route 22 Borba (MTB XC Level 3 - Red)

· 1 review · Mountainbiking · Borba · Open
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MTB XC Route, over 16 kilometers long and with 280m of positive accumulated height. Beginning and ending at the "Polo C - Serra D'Ossa do Centro de Cyclin' Serra D'Ossa", located in the village of Rio de Moinhos.
Open
moderate
Distance 16 km
1:40 h
244 m
244 m
444 m
279 m
MTB-XC route which, despite being short, due to its technical characteristics, assumes the red difficulty skill level. The route leaves "Rio de Moinhos" towards the mountains, following the marked gravel routes. Then it goes into the mountain, where it circulates on the east side with an excellent view of the entire foot of the mountain. Then returns to "Herdade do Burrazeiro" and following the signposted routes, goes back to the Cycling Center. 

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out in 28/08/2020)

 

 

Waymark - 1 (Doesn’t have signs or waymarks - GPS or mobile app needed.)

Conservations of the path - 4 (In a good overall status of conservation with some isolated situations.)

General Conservation - 4 (There aren’t any specific degraded areas identified.)

Information boards and signs - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality.)

Complementary boards - Doesn't apply

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

Local Community integration - 4 (Encourages integration / contacts with the community.)

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

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

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Update: September 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
444 m
Lowest point
279 m
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Start

Rio de Moinhos, Borba (356 m)
Coordinates:
DD
38.771110, -7.498913
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

DD
38.771110, -7.498913
DMS
38°46'16.0"N 7°29'56.1"W
UTM
29S 630402 4292446
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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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Rating

5.0
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Rui Lopes
October 09, 2021 · Community
O Percurso é muito divertido, sobretudo a descer. As subidas entre o km 3 e o km 6 são puxadas, mas exequíveis. Todavia, dada a ausência quase total de substrato superior pelo efeito da erosão habitual dentro dos eucaliptais, a tracção é complicada e tive que me desmontar duas vezes. Conforme consta da descrição e avisos do percurso, o percurso não está sinalizado pelo que aconselho o uso de gps, ou alguma aplicação que dê para carregar o percurso. Não há cães soltos e os dois portões que se têm que atravessar estão preparados para não se perder tempo. As explicações e avisos na descrição do percurso estão actualizadas e são precisas, assim como o traçado. A navegação não é complicada, excepto num cruzamento dentro do eucaliptal em que se pode optar facilmente pela estrada errada, mas é um erro facilmente corrigível. As estradas nas partes mais inclinadas estão em pior estado que as restantes, mas ainda assim são transitáveis e por isso este percurso não é indicado, na minha modesta opinião, para quem procure um percurso para rolar/passear. Sou um iniciado e demorei 1h01m. Muito obrigado a quem traçou o percurso e o vai mantendo actualizado aqui.
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When did you do this route? October 05, 2021
Photo: Rui Lopes, Community
Photo: Rui Lopes, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
244 m
Descent
244 m
Highest point
444 m
Lowest point
279 m
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