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Route 46 Arronches (Road Cycling Level 4 - Black)

Road biking · Arronches · Open
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Road Cycling Route, over 60,1 kilometers long and with 780 m of positive accumulated height. Beginning and ending at the "Polo A - Arronches do Centro de Cyclin' São Mamede", located in Arronches.
Open
difficult
Distance 60 km
3:10 h
508 m
511 m
479 m
256 m
This is the most difficult route of the Arronches Cycling Center, with 60% covering secondary roads. The route starts towards Esperança by a wide road but without a curb. From Esperança and up to the Monasteries, the route continues along rough roads with average conditions. The main crossing points are Aldeia da Esperança, Mosteiros, Alegrete and Urra village. In these villages we can find different support services such as cafes, toilets, among others. To remark is the passage near Alegrete, considered by many to be the capital of mountain biking in the region and with its magnificent castle at the top. The landscape is dominated by cork oak and holm oak trees, while there is also extensive grazing, whether for cows or sheep. When passing through the Monasteries, we can already see the endogenous landscape of the mountains mixed with some agricultural properties. This route coincides until Mosteiros with route 5, allowing you to choose to shorten the circuit, or to follow a different route during the activity.

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out in 07/04/2022)

 

Waymarks: 3 — It’s missing signs in at least one crossroad that can compromise the navigation without a map or GPS

Conservations of the path: 4 — In a good overall status of conservation with some isolated situations

General Conservation: 4 — There aren’t any specific degraded areas identified

Information boards and signs: 4 — Well maintained and with interest

Complementary boards: 4 — Well maintained and with interest

Safety and suport structures: 4 — Well-maintained essential structures

Local Community integration: 4 — Encourages integration / contacts with the community

Landscape intergration: 4 — Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest

General Safety: 4 — Has occasional low-risk situations

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João Ruano
Update: April 08, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Highest point
479 m
Lowest point
256 m
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Safety information

Fallen signs at intersections.

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Coordinates:
DD
39.126419, -7.276230
DMS
39°07'35.1"N 7°16'34.4"W
UTM
29S 649003 4332220
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Coordinates

DD
39.126419, -7.276230
DMS
39°07'35.1"N 7°16'34.4"W
UTM
29S 649003 4332220
w3w 
///whites.needier.recurring
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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
60 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
508 m
Descent
511 m
Highest point
479 m
Lowest point
256 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available

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