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GR22 - Historical Villages of Portugal - Long Distance Mountain Bike Route

· 1 review · MTB Transalp · Portugal · open
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Wild nature. Medieval castles. Places replete with legends, flavores, and traditions. Whether on foot or by bicycle, follow the Grande Rota of the Historical Villages of Portugal and explore this magnificent route that unites all 12 villages in nearly 600 km.
open
difficult
525 km
62:00 h
10296 m
10124 m
For adventurers on two wheels, the GR22 is the route you have always dreamed. An intensely varied route unlike any other in the world, with passages that cross mountains, plains, agricultural landscapes, riversides, natural parks, and protected reserves, a bike adventure through the region of the Historic Villages of Portugal cannot be more exciting. A large portion of the route coincides with the walking trail; however, there are alternative bike trails that provide new perspectives for discovering the region’s history, heritage, and nature. Approved and classified nationally as a Grande Travessia (Great Crossing), throughout its extent, the GR22 offers a network of MTB Centers and Bikotels that guarantees support to bicycle lovers. Go on an unparalleled adventure through the Historic Villages of Portugal!

Author’s recommendation

Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit by LQT at 24/10/2019)

 

Direcional signing - 4- it has all the needed marks and signs to navigate without support

Path conditions - 4- In a good overall status of conservation with some isolated situations.

General conservation (enviroment) - 3- some place present some degradation but with no negative impacts on the experience.

Head boards and aditional signs - 5- Very well maintained and with superior quality

Other boards informations - 4- Well maintained and with interest

Safety structures - 4- Well-maintained essential structures

Interaction with local comunitiy - 5- Strong connection to the community in which it operates and stimulate interaction

Landscape integration - 4- Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest

General Safety - 4- Has occasional low-risk situations

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Updated: July 31, 2020

Difficulty
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Highest point
1588 m
Lowest point
269 m
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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

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40.359900, -7.348200
DMS
40°21'35.6"N 7°20'53.5"W
UTM
29T 640257 4469013
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Manuel Franco
April 17, 2020 · Responsible Trails
A mais antiga grande rota portuguesa continua a surpreender-me. Recomendo vivamente a todos!
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Status
open
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
525 km
Duration
62:00h
Ascent
10296 m
Descent
10124 m
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