MTB Transalp recommended route Multi-stage route

MTB Grand Cross - Magic Mountains [8 Stages]

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This is the best bike route for those who wish to discover its limits, a well-kept secret for mountain bike lovers. 
Open
difficult
Distance 281.7 km
46:55 h
9,420 m
9,415 m
1,235 m
18 m
You will find many places to contemplate, where you can rest your eyes and listen to the sound of the mountains, where each valley hides a secret and each village a tradition.

Author’s recommendation

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out on 01/07/2022)

 

Waymarks: 5 - It’s perfectly signed and fulfilling the national requirements

Conservation 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: 5 - Very well maintained and with superior quality

Complementary boards: NA - This path was designed without complementary boards

Safety and support structures: 4 - Well-maintained essential structures

Local community integration: 3 - Interaction / occasional contacts with the community

Landscape integration: 5 - Perfectly integrated into the landscape, exploring relevant points of interest

General Safety: 5 - No risks worthy of mention were identified

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Inês Monteiro
Update: September 27, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Highest point
1,235 m
Lowest point
18 m
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Safety information

  • Follow sign-posted trails only
  • Avoid making unnecessary noise
  • Never scare the animals
  • Do not damage any vegetation
  • Do not litter and leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fire
  • Do not collect or damage plants or rocks
  • Be kind to people you find along the way

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Coordinates:
DD
40.926750, -8.250042
DMS
40°55'36.3"N 8°15'00.2"W
UTM
29T 563142 4530896
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Coordinates

DD
40.926750, -8.250042
DMS
40°55'36.3"N 8°15'00.2"W
UTM
29T 563142 4530896
w3w 
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Questions and answers

Question from Helder Silva · October 01, 2022 · Community
Existem infraestruturas de apoio para pernoitar?
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Answered by Rafael Romano · October 10, 2022 · Responsible Trails
Boa tarde Helder, pode encontrar toda a informação de serviços (alojamentos, restaurantes, etc.) no website do promotor desta Grande Rota. Ao abrir cada uma das etapas tem à sua disposição um mapa com os alojamentos existentes ao longo do percurso. http://gr.montanhasmagicas.pt/grande-rota-montanhas-magicas/explora/grande-travessia/ Boas aventuras, A Equipa Responsible Trails

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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
281.7 km
Duration
46:55 h
Ascent
9,420 m
Descent
9,415 m
Highest point
1,235 m
Lowest point
18 m
Linear route Multi-stage route

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  • 8 Stages
Difficulty difficult Stage 1 Open
Distance 42.1 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,440 m
Descent 1,495 m

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Difficulty difficult Stage 2 Open
Distance 31.6 km
Duration 5:20 h
Ascent 1,195 m
Descent 1,025 m

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Difficulty difficult Stage 3 Open
Distance 26.2 km
Duration 4:55 h
Ascent 1,250 m
Descent 540 m

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Difficulty difficult Stage 4 Open
Distance 30 km
Duration 3:10 h
Ascent 490 m
Descent 975 m

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Difficulty difficult Stage 5 Open
Distance 36 km
Duration 6:20 h
Ascent 1,410 m
Descent 1,100 m

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Difficulty difficult Stage 6 Open
Distance 49.4 km
Duration 8:10 h
Ascent 1,515 m
Descent 2,195 m

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Difficulty difficult Stage 7 Open
Distance 27.4 km
Duration 4:40 h
Ascent 1,120 m
Descent 605 m

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Difficulty difficult Stage 8 Open
Distance 36.2 km
Duration 5:10 h
Ascent 1,000 m
Descent 1,480 m

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