Via Algarviana by MTB

Riding the Via Algarviana by mountain bike from Alcoutim on the river Guadiana to Cape St. Vincent near Sagres

More than 90% of the Via Algarviana can be done by mountain bike, depending on the capabilities of the cyclists. This route is very demanding, both physically and technically, therefore a good physical preparation is needed. Although the route is completely signposted, we recommend to use the GPS and to download the coordinates in the website.

 

The route can be traversed in its entirety in a few days, however it is recommended to perform the route in five daily stages:

Day 1 – 58,80 km Alcoutim to Vaqueiros >>Track Day 1

  • Starting point: Quay of Alcoutim
  • GPS Coordinates of the starting point: 37º28´17.65´´N 7º28´16.53´´O
  • Extension: 58,80 km
  • Minimum altitude: 11 m
  • Maximum altitude: 286 m
  • Accumulated climb: 1583 m
  • Accumulated descent: 1352

Day 2 – 58,80 km Vaqueiros to Salir >>Track Day 2

  • Starting point: Just outside the village in the Monchique direction
  • GPS Coordinates of the starting point: 37º22´59.08´´N 7º43´43.99´´O
  • Extension: 58,88 km
  • Minimum altitude: 169 m
  • Maximum altitude: 510 m
  • Accumulated climb: 2325 m
  • Accumulated descent: 2317 m

Day 3 – 63,10 km Salir to Silves >>Track Day 3

  • Starting point: In the square next to the Main Church of Salir
  • GPS Coordinates of the starting point: 37º14´28.22´´N 8º02´34.84´´O
  • Extension: 63,10 km
  • Minimum altitude: 12 m
  • Maximum altitude: 334 m
  • Accumulated climb: 1708 m
  • Accumulated descent: 1950 m

Day 4 – 42,90 km Silves to Marmelete >>Track Day 4

  • Starting point: Enxerim, following M502 road, near the Enxerim small river, next to the Via Algarviana arrows
  • Extension: 44,7 km
  • Minimum altitude: 14 m
  • Maximum altitude: 847 m
  • Accumulated climb: 2083 m
  • Accumulated descent: 1709 m

Day 5 – 77,84 km Marmelete to Cabo de São Vicente >>Track Day 5

  • Starting point: Enxerim, following M502 road, near the Enxerim small river, next to the Via Algarviana arrows
  • Extension: 77,84 km
  • Minimum altitude: 18 m
  • Maximum altitude: 389 m
  • Accumulated climb: 1140 m
  • Accumulated descent: 1489 m

Website: http://www.viaalgarviana.org/index.php/modalidade-btt/?lang=en

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