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. In Ferraria de São João, is also available the TREK Fun Trail, a learning mountain bike route aimed mainly at children and those who want to improve their technical mountain bike skills, but which can be enjoyed by everyone who enjoys cycling.

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.

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restaurants
As Beiras
As Beiras
Pampilhosa da Serra
restaurants
Museu da Chanfana
Museu da Chanfana
Miranda do Corvo
restaurants
Callum
Callum
Oleiros
restaurants
Bem-Me-Quer
Bem-Me-Quer
Martim Branco
restaurants
João Brandão
João Brandão
Oliveira do Hospital
restaurants
Fugas Restaurant
Fugas Restaurant
restaurants
Varanda do Casal
Varanda do Casal
Casal de São Simão
restaurants
Santo Amaro
Santo Amaro
Sertã
lodging
Arganil Municipal Camping Park
Arganil Municipal Camping Park
Sarzedo
lodging
Casas do Sinhel
Casas do Sinhel
Relva da Mó
lodging
Casas do Favacal
Casas do Favacal
Favacal
lodging
Aldeia Ruiva Campsite
Aldeia Ruiva Campsite
Aldeia Ruiva, Proença-a-Nova
lodging
Casa do Caminheiro Hostel
Casa do Caminheiro Hostel
Talasnal
lodging
Casas da Mina - Hostel
Casas da Mina - Hostel
Cabeço do Pião
lodging
Casa da Moenda
Casa da Moenda
Benfeita
lodging
Hotel Parque Serra Da Lousã
Hotel Parque Serra Da Lousã
Miranda do Corvo
tour
Panoramic Road: Barroca - Fajão
Panoramic Road: Barroca - Fajão
village
Comareira
Comareira
tour
PR2 MCV - Gondramaz Schist trail - In the Miller’s Footsteps
PR2 MCV - Gondramaz Schist trail - In the Miller’s Footsteps
offer
Passeio Geológico de Foz do Cobrão e Sobral Fernando
Passeio Geológico de Foz do Cobrão e Sobral Fernando
heritage
Igreja Matriz de Aldeia das Dez
Igreja Matriz de Aldeia das Dez
offer
Geological Walk in Sobral Fernando
Geological Walk in Sobral Fernando
heritage
Chapel of São Sebastião
Chapel of São Sebastião
village
Benfeita
Benfeita
heritage
Religious tour in Pedrógão Pequeno
Religious tour in Pedrógão Pequeno
tour
PR1 PPS - Fajão Schist trails  – Climbing the cliffs
PR1 PPS - Fajão Schist trails – Climbing the cliffs
Casas do Rio
village
Martim Branco
Martim Branco
offer
Dia e Noite no Centro da Natureza
Dia e Noite no Centro da Natureza