MTB Transalp

Cycling Crossing Ribatejo

MTB Transalp · Portugal
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    Photo: Entidade Regional de Turismo do Alentejo e Ribatejo
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Road Cycling Crossing, over 264,4 kilometers long and with a maximum of 1400 m of positive accumulated height. Beginning and ending in Corruche, stopping in Arripiado.
Distance 264.3 km
26:15 h
1,877 m
1,877 m
198 m
10 m
This is an oportunity for those who like to cycle long distances, riding together through the undulating landscapes of the Ribatejo. You can also make this crossing in 3 days, reducing the distances a little and using the accommodation options existing along the route.

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out in 15/12/2020)


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: January 27, 2021
Highest point
198 m
Lowest point
10 m


39.454123, -8.398421
39°27'14.8"N 8°23'54.3"W
29S 551757 4367345


all notes on protected areas


39.454123, -8.398421
39°27'14.8"N 8°23'54.3"W
29S 551757 4367345
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Long-Distance 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
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Long Distance Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • 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
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended


  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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264.3 km
26:15 h
1,877 m
1,877 m
Highest point
198 m
Lowest point
10 m


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