cyclin' aldeias do xisto

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Cyclin' Aldeias do Xisto

cyclin' aldeias do xisto

A truly bike-friendly destination, with excellent conditions for competition and leisure cycling. A landscape with ideal characteristics. Quality infrastructure. A diverse calendar of events. Tourist programmes and services specially designed for all practitioners.

Bicycle culture

There is a profound culture linked to cycling in the Aldeias do Xisto, which has made them the first Cyclin' Portugal destination in the country, putting cycling at the service of the area's development. Here you can challenge all your dexterity and endurance on trails with high technical demands, or simply let yourself go on a short and relaxed nature ride. There are dozens of trails duly signposted, with various levels of difficulty, supported by a network of Cyclin’ Portugal Centres and Bikotel accommodation specialising in welcoming cyclists. Here you can challenge all your dexterity and endurance on off-road tracks, on epic climbs that recall the mountain stages of the most mythical world races, on dizzying downhill descents, or on trails where official competitions have already taken place.

Cyclin' Portugal Centres

The Aldeias do Xisto were the first Cyclin' Portugal destination in the country. These are permanent sports infrastructures, equipped with car parking, changing rooms, self-service bicycle service station (washing, air and mini-workshop). The Centres offer trails for various disciplines, such as cross country, downhill or freeride, internationally approved and with four levels of difficulty, suitable for all types of practitioners.

Epic Climbs – Bike Roads

A selected set of the best roads and scenery to cycle... uphill all the way! These are climbs with challenging technical characteristics, for those who want to experience the sensations experienced by professional athletes on the big climbs of the most charismatic competitions.

Bikotel

Another innovation introduced in Portugal by the Aldeias do Xisto was the Bikotel certification. Accommodations with this seal guarantees cyclists the best practices in their stay, offering a range of services specially designed for those who ride their bicycle is one of the most important things in the world.

National and international competition

The excellent natural conditions, combined with the strong investment in creating and improving infrastructures, have brought some of the most important national and international competitions, for professional and amateur, to the Aldeias do Xisto. The Aldeias do Xisto Classic is the only race that starts and ends in villages. The MTB AX Trophy, the Granfondo Aldeias do Xisto, the European Downhill Championship or the Portuguese and World Downhill Cups are some of the examples that attest to the fact that this territory has some of the best trails in the world for the practice of various types of cycling.

explore

restaurants
Ponte Velha
Ponte Velha
Sertã
restaurants
Fugas Restaurant
Fugas Restaurant
restaurants
Restaurante Pátio do Xisto
Restaurante Pátio do Xisto
Gondramaz, Miranda do Corvo
restaurants
Callum
Callum
Oleiros
restaurants
Casa da Ti Augusta
Casa da Ti Augusta
Figueira
restaurants
Fiado
Fiado
Janeiro de Cima
restaurants
Adega dos Apalaches
Adega dos Apalaches
Roqueiro
restaurants
Museu da Chanfana
Museu da Chanfana
Miranda do Corvo
restaurants
Bem-Me-Quer
Bem-Me-Quer
Martim Branco
lodging
Aqua Village Health Resort & SPA
Aqua Village Health Resort & SPA
Caldas de São Paulo
lodging
Casa do Caminheiro Hostel
Casa do Caminheiro Hostel
Talasnal
lodging
Casas de Água Formosa
Casas de Água Formosa
Vila de Rei
lodging
Quinta da Fonte Agro-Tourism, Bed&Breakfast
Quinta da Fonte Agro-Tourism, Bed&Breakfast
Fontaínha 3260-328 Figueiró dos vinhos
lodging
Aldeia Oliveiras
Aldeia Oliveiras
Proença-a-Nova
lodging
Mountain Whisper
Mountain Whisper
Gondramaz
lodging
Casas da Serra do Açor
Casas da Serra do Açor
Casal Novo, Arganil
lodging
Casa Lausus
Casa Lausus
Talasnal
lodging
Casa Cova do Barro
Casa Cova do Barro
Janeiro de Cima
village
Figueira
Figueira
tour
Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Açor Mountain - Coja (P31 - Green)
Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Açor Mountain - Coja (P31 - Green)
village
Sobral de São Miguel
Sobral de São Miguel
heritage
Church of São Bartolomeu
Church of São Bartolomeu
village
Ferraria de São João
Ferraria de São João
tour
Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Sarzedas (P23 - Blue)
Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Sarzedas (P23 - Blue)
offer
Escapadinha de E-Bike nas Aldeias do Xisto
Escapadinha de E-Bike nas Aldeias do Xisto
tour
Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Tábua (P2 - Blue)
Cyclin'Portugal Centre of Tábua (P2 - Blue)
offer
Passeio Geológico de Foz do Cobrão e Sobral Fernando
Passeio Geológico de Foz do Cobrão e Sobral Fernando
offer
Aventura Épica XL
Aventura Épica XL
heritage
Roman Villa of Rabaçal
Roman Villa of Rabaçal
heritage
Ponte Medieval de Alvoco das Várzeas
Ponte Medieval de Alvoco das Várzeas

next events

event
Exposição de Fotografia: "A Ver Figueiró dos Vinhos" 2022
Exposição de Fotografia: "A Ver Figueiró dos Vinhos" 2022
19 nov 2022 - 08 jan 2023, 11:00
event
Um Dia de Xisto (Schist Day)
Um Dia de Xisto (Schist Day)
25 nov 2022 - 02 dec 2022, 10:45
Casal Novo, Chiqueiro, Talasnal
event
National Soapbox Racing Championship 2022 - Aldeias do Xisto Circuit
National Soapbox Racing Championship 2022 - Aldeias do Xisto Circuit
27 nov 2022 - 11 dec 2022, 13:00
Miranda do Corvo
event
Natal no Candal
Natal no Candal
01 dec 2022 - 08 jan 2023, 10:00
Candal
event
Moonlight Talasnal
Moonlight Talasnal
09 dec 2022, 20:00
Talasnal
event
4th Aldeias do Xisto Soapbox Racing Circuit Race 2022 - Pedrógão Pequeno
4th Aldeias do Xisto Soapbox Racing Circuit Race 2022 - Pedrógão Pequeno
11 dec 2022, 09:00
Pedrógão Pequeno
event
Zebro Climb
Zebro Climb
17 dec 2022, 10:00
Estreito
event
Aldeias do Xisto Geotour 2023
Aldeias do Xisto Geotour 2023
24 feb 2023 - 26 feb 2023, 09:00
Fundão