1.4 miles
Distance
250 ft
Climb
-870 ft
Descent
00:14:43
Avg time

Avião Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #6717
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager
    Azores Gov

Old trail that had been closed for 27 years, since a comercial plane crashed into Pico Alto back in February the 8th 1989.
The trail can be quite a challenge when wet, as there is no grip on the hard climbs and steepest descents.

Access Info

At the Pico Alto trailhead go south(left) to the memorial, then down the dirt road, before you reach the "bridge" where the impact zone was, take the trail to your right. At the first intersection, keep left (straight ahead). The trail exits at the side of the road, so watch your speed and be careful of oncoming traffic.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Avião mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -620 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,163 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,824 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,824 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,204 ft
  • Grade max
    -78.784%
  • Grade min
    41.668%
  • Distance climb
    1,842 ft
  • Distance down
    1.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    68 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:43
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Status:
on Oct 26, 2016
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Avião Trail Reports

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Oct 26, 2016 @ 1:28pm
Oct 26, 2016
reporter Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Árvore grande caída no cruzamento .
Oct 10, 2016 @ 5:01pm
Oct 10, 2016
reporter
Sep 21, 2016 @ 1:48pm
Sep 21, 2016
reporter
Sep 8, 2016 @ 6:24pm
Sep 8, 2016
reporter The trail is in perfect conditions apart from from the very top at the start which has a little bit of mud.
Aug 18, 2016 @ 3:24pm
Aug 18, 2016
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May 2, 2016 @ 4:15am
May 2, 2016
Avião, Vila do Porto

Routes with this trail

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Pico Alto - Praia
4.9 miles
Pico Alto - Marina
7.6 miles

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