GR22 - Historical Villages of Portugal - Long Distance Mountain Bike Route
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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.
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!
Promoter: Historical Villages of Portugal
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Responsible Trails Criteria:
(last audit at 12/05/2023)
Waymarks - 4 > it has all the needed marks and signs to navigate without support
Conservation of the path - 3 > Degradation that hinders progression
General conservation - 5 > Perfectly preserved
Information boards and signs - 3 > Reasonably maintained and with interest
Complementary boards - 3 > Reasonably maintained and with interest
Safety and suport structures - 1 > Very degraded or non-existent. Put the user at risk.
Local community integration - 4 > Stimulates the integration/contacts with the community
Landscape integration - 3 > Well integrated in the landscape, but without relevant points of interest
General Safety - 1 > Presents more than one high risk situation
Additional safety notes: Passing the Port of São Miguel, the river has quite a considerable flow and the floor is slippery and uneven.
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- 39 Waypoints
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