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Route 53 Ourique (MTB XC 2 - Blue)

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MTB XC Route, over 36,1 kilometers long and with 450 m of positive accumulated height. Beginning and ending at the "Polo D - Baixo Alentejo no Centro de Cycling de Ourique", located in Ourique.
Open
moderate
Distance 35.9 km
3:15 h
258 m
287 m
238 m
137 m
Route of moderate difficulty, mainly on rural paths, with a landscape dominated by cork oak and holm oak. The degree of difficulty is attributed essentially to the distance covered, as the paths are wide and have a good terrain, without steep slopes and with great fluidity throughout the landscape. The main crossing points are the Castro da Cola archaeological site, located next to the Mira river and the Santa Clara Dam, and the Aldeia de Palheiros. In Castro da Cola there is a restaurant and a recommended Interpretive Center and in Aldeia de Palheiros there are support services such as cafes and public toilets. This route coincides with other routes of this Cycling Center, with different distances and degrees of difficulty, allowing you to choose a different route during the activity.

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out in 23/11/2021)

 

Waymarks: 4 - It has all the needed marks and signs to navigate without support

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: NA - This path was designed without information boards or signs

Complementary boards: NA - This path was designed without complementary boards

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 - No risks worthy of mention were identified

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Author
João Ruano
Update: March 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
238 m
Lowest point
137 m
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Rest stops

Churrasqueira Pátio de Ourique
O Novo Coimbra
O Lobo
Restaurant "Adega do Monte Velho"
Restaurant "Boa Viagem"
Restaurant "Castro Da Cola"

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Coordinates:
DD
37.651195, -8.228960
DMS
37°39'04.3"N 8°13'44.3"W
UTM
29S 568015 4167395
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Coordinates

DD
37.651195, -8.228960
DMS
37°39'04.3"N 8°13'44.3"W
UTM
29S 568015 4167395
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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
35.9 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
258 m
Descent
287 m
Highest point
238 m
Lowest point
137 m

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