Based on the 77km round the island walking trail called Grande Trilho.
Most of the trail can be done on bike, but some of the descents down to the bays and the way out are not, or will require a very hard and dangerous hike a bike. Some of the sections include via ferrata style portions of trail...
It`s also important to bare in mind that altough rideable, most of the sections were meant for walking, therefore following the trail signs per se, is not the most fun experience you can have on a mtb.
My suggestion is to break it into smaller loops or rides, check out how it interacts with the other trails on trailforks.
Work in progress.
Local Trail AssociationAssociação de BTT e Trilhos de Santa Maria (azpedal.blogspot.pt)
Difficulty ratingDouble Black Diamond
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for BTT Grande Rota Santa Maria mountain bike route
Altitude change-2 ft
Altitude min16 ft
Altitude start133 ft
Altitude end131 ft
Distance climb22 miles
Distance down22 miles
Distance flat2 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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