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Route 54 Ourique (MTB XC Level 3 - Red)

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MTB XC Route, over 46,1 kilometers long and with 640 m of positive accumulated height. Beginning and ending at the "Polo D - Baixo Alentejo do Centro de Cyclin' de Ourique", located in Ourique.
Open
moderate
Distance 45.9 km
4:10 h
475 m
475 m
251 m
133 m
Route of a high skill leve through rural paths, with a landscape dominated by cork oak and holm oak in the “countryside” area and by the extensive Mediterranean scrublands in the most southern and mountainous area. The degree of difficulty is attributed essentially to the distance covered and the accumulated gap, as the paths are wide and generally have a good floor. There are some more challenging slopes, but always with great flow 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 the "Castro da Cola" archaeological site, there is a restaurant and a recommended Interpretive Center and in "Aldeia de Palheiros" there are support services such as cafes and public toilets. The route crosses the Mira river bed twice, and this crossing may be conditioned during periods of higher flow. This route is partially coincident with other routes of this Cycling Center, with different distances and degrees of difficulty, allowing you to choose a different route during the activity.

In addition, this route also allows the connection to the Cycling Center of Almodôvar, being partially coincident with one of its routes

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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: 2- Does not encourage interaction / contact 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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Update: March 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
251 m
Lowest point
133 m
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Start

Ourique (201 m)
Coordinates:
DD
37.651194, -8.228926
DMS
37°39'04.3"N 8°13'44.1"W
UTM
29S 568018 4167395
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Destination

Ourique

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Coordinates

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37.651194, -8.228926
DMS
37°39'04.3"N 8°13'44.1"W
UTM
29S 568018 4167395
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Status
Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
45.9 km
Duration
4:10 h
Ascent
475 m
Descent
475 m
Highest point
251 m
Lowest point
133 m
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