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Cycling routes in Norte

Paradise for road and gravel cyclists with stunning landscapes and rich history.

Norte, located in the northern part of Portugal, is a paradise for road and gravel cyclists. The region offers a perfect blend of beautiful landscapes, rich history, and friendly locals. From the stunning Douro Valley with its winding vineyards to the rugged mountains of Peneda-Gerês National Park, Norte has something to offer for every cyclist. Notable cycling spots include the Ecopista do Dão, a converted railway line that provides a scenic and leisurely route through vineyards and forests. The region is also home to several well-known climbs, such as the Serra da Estrela, which challenges even the most experienced cyclists. With its charming towns, delicious cuisine, and diverse cycling options, Norte is a top destination for cycling enthusiasts.

Test your limits on this epic road cycling route through Basto's scenic landscapes.

117 km
2882 m

Prepare yourself for the ultimate road cycling challenge in Cabeceiras de Basto. This demanding 117km route will push your limits as you conquer steep ascents and breathtaking descents. Discover the hidden gems of Abadim and Travassó, two vibrant villages with intriguing histories. Be amazed by the natural beauty of Salto, home to stunning waterfalls and panoramic viewpoints. The route also takes you through picturesque villages like Codessoso and Ribeira de Pena, showcasing the region's rustic charm. With an ascent of 2882m, this route is ideal for experienced cyclists seeking an epic and awe-inspiring adventure.

A challenging road cycling route from Barrosas to Serzedo

118 km
2352 m

This 118-kilometer road cycling route takes you from Barrosas to Serzedo, offering challenging climbs and rewarding descents. With an ascent of 2352 meters, this route is perfect for experienced cyclists seeking a physically demanding ride. Explore the scenic countryside and visit charming villages along the way.

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Coastal paradise and iconic climbs in Arrifana, Portugal.

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São João da Pesqueira

Cyclist's paradise with scenic routes and world-famous vineyards

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Conquer the epic climbs of Amarante

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Torre de Moncorvo

Challenging climbs and picturesque scenery in Torre de Moncorvo.

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Vieira do Minho

Embark on unforgettable cycling adventures in Vieira do Minho's natural wonderland.

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Discover Feira's Impressive Climbs and Scenic Trails on Two Wheels

A scenic gravel loop with moderate difficulty.

39 km
611 m

The Miradeses gravel loop is a scenic route that starts near Mirandela, in northern Portugal. With a distance of 39 kilometers and an ascent of 611 meters, this route is perfect for cyclists looking for a moderate ride with beautiful landscapes. The route passes through the charming villages of Miradeses and Mirandela, offering cyclists the opportunity to explore the traditional architecture and cultural attractions of the region. The highlight of this route is the stunning views of the surrounding countryside, providing cyclists with a glimpse of the natural beauty of this area.

Discover the rugged beauty of Amarante on this challenging gravel cycling route.

68 km
2262 m

Immerse yourself in the wild landscapes of Amarante on this challenging gravel cycling route. With a total ascent of 2262m over a distance of 68km, this route is suitable for experienced off-road cyclists looking for a thrilling adventure. The highlights of this route include Gondar, Arranhadouro, Volta Grande, São Nicolau, Santa Marinha do Zêzere, Crasto, Gouveia (São Simão), and Lomba. These locations offer untamed nature, historic landmarks, and stunning panoramic views. Difficulty: 5; Epicness: 5;

Explore the stunning landscapes around Miranda do Douro

60 km
807 m

Cycle through picturesque towns and villages, enjoying beautiful views of the countryside. The route includes highlights such as Fonfría, known for its charming architecture, and the breathtaking Mirador del puente. The challenging ascent and distance make it suitable for experienced cyclists.

Worth to see in Norte:

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Coastal and countryside charm with a legendary climb nearby

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Vila Real

Challenging Climbs and Vineyard Landscapes

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Challenging climbs and coastal routes in Norte, Portugal.

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Macieira de Cambra

Cycling Haven in the Norte Region

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Historic city with challenging cycling routes.

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Cycling Haven in Norte, Portugal

Embark on an off-road gravel cycling adventure

67 km
1145 m

Venture off the beaten path with this thrilling off-road gravel cycling route near Sande. Explore rugged terrain, conquer challenging ascents, and soak in the raw beauty of nature. With a moderate difficulty level, this route is perfect for riders seeking an adrenaline-packed adventure. Prepare to be amazed by hidden historical landmarks and breathtaking panoramic views along the way.

Embark on a thrilling gravel loop through the scenic landscapes near Alfena

28 km
429 m

Experience the thrill of off-road cycling on this captivating gravel loop near Alfena. Covering a total distance of 28 km and an ascent of 429 m, this route offers a moderate challenge and plenty of mesmerizing natural beauty.

Experience a thrilling gravel ride through the beautiful countryside near Alfena

55 km
641 m

Explore the rural beauty of Alfena on this gravel route. With a total distance of 55 km and an ascent of 641 m, you'll enjoy a challenging ride amidst scenic landscapes.

Worth to see in Norte:

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Cycling heaven in Ronfe, Portugal

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Miranda do Douro

The perfect blend of natural beauty and rich history, offering thrilling cycling routes.

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Mondim de Basto

A mountainous locality offering varied cycling terrain and a renowned climb.

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Hilly paradise for cyclists with breathtaking views in Alijó, Portugal

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Arcos de Valdevez

Cycling paradise in the Norte region of Portugal

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Paços de Brandão

Cycling Paradise in Portugal

Embark on a challenging road cycling route in the beautiful Maia region, featuring stunning panaromic views and historical sites.

111 km
1556 m

Experience the thrill of conquering hilly terrains amidst lush greenery and charming villages in Maia. This road cycling route, with a total ascent of 1556 meters, takes you through a diverse range of landscapes and offers breathtaking views from various vantage points. Admire the iconic Marco Geodesico landmark and explore the quaint streets of Bairro. Make a stop at the picturesque village of Covelas and discover the ancient castle of Castêlo da Maia. Continue your journey to Vila Chã, where you can soak in the beauty of the coastal scenery. Don't miss the panoramic viewpoint that rewards you with sweeping vistas of the surrounding countryside. Pedal through Oliveira (São Pedro) and Airão (Santa Maria) before concluding your memorable ride.

Explore the Vinho Verde region on this moderate road cycling route with stunning landscapes.

83 km
2093 m

Embark on a scenic road cycling adventure through the enchanting Vinho Verde region. This 83 km route offers a moderate challenge with a total ascent of 2,093 m. Ride through picturesque villages like São Mamede de Ribatua and São João da Pesqueira. Admire the beauty of Linhares and enjoy the panoramic views from Miradouro Olhos do Tua. Indulge in the rich culture of Pinhão and Favaios. Experience the charm of the region as you pedal through vineyards and rolling hills towards Alijó.

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Explore the rolling hills and scenic countryside of Alentejo, a hidden gem for road and gravel cyclists.

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