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Route 56 Ourique (MTB XC 4 - preto)

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MTB XC Route, over 68,8 kilometers long and with 990 m of positive accumulated height. Beginning and ending at the "Polo D - Baixo Alentejo no Centro de Cycling de Ourique", located in Ourique.
open
difficult
Distance 68.3 km
6:15 h
658 m
650 m
Route with a high level of difficulty,  that follows rural paths, with a landscape dominated by the cork oak and holm oak in the “countryside” area and by the extensive Mediterranean scrublands in the most southern and mountainous area. It is a very demanding route, suitable for those looking for a great challenge. The degree of difficulty is attributed essentially to the distance covered and the high accumulated unevenness, since the paths are generally wide and have a good terrain. There are some more challenging slopes, mainly in the mountainous area, but almost always 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, the village of Santana da Serra and the Aldeia de Palheiros. In Castro da Cola there is a restaurant and a recommended Interpretive Center and in Santana da Serra and Aldeia de Palheiros there are support services such as cafes, restaurants and public toilets. The route crosses twice the bed of the River Mira and as well as the most steep mountainous landscape in the southern part of the municipality. The river crossing may be conditioned during periods of higher flow. 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. In addition, this route also allows the connection to the Almodôvar Cycling Center, as it coincides with one of its routes.

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

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

 

Waymarks - Not applicable

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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João Ruano
Update: July 29, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Highest point
339 m
Lowest point
133 m
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Rest Stop

Café and Restaurant "A Taberna"
Churrasqueira Pátio de Ourique
O Lobo
Restaurant "Adega do Monte Velho"
Restaurant "Castro Da Cola"

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Coordinates:
DD
37.651198, -8.228941
DMS
37°39'04.3"N 8°13'44.2"W
UTM
29S 568016 4167395
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Coordinates

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37.651198, -8.228941
DMS
37°39'04.3"N 8°13'44.2"W
UTM
29S 568016 4167395
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions and answers

Question from Nuno Prudência · February 15, 2021 · Community
Boa noite. Como descarregar para o garmin 1030 plus.
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Answered by Responsible Trails Portugal · February 17, 2021 · Responsible Trails
Bom dia Nuno, Sim, é possível. Pode descarregar o percurso que deseja em gpx ou kml e de seguida importar para o seu Garmin. Desafiamo-lo a experimentar a APP Responsible Trails podendo usufruir de diversas funcionalidades interessantes para além da navegação: reporte de ocorrências, navegação offline e muito mais. Sugerimos também a utilização da APP Outdoor Active, plataforma internacional onde os conteúdos RT também estão representados. Caso tenha mais alguma questão não hesite em contactar. Obrigado!

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Status
open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
68.3 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
658 m
Descent
650 m

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