47 miles
8,932 ft
-8,934 ft
1,832 ft
High Point

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.

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Associação de BTT e Trilhos de Santa Maria (azpedal.blogspot.pt)
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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
More Stats for BTT Grande Rota Santa Maria mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    16 ft
  • Altitude start
    133 ft
  • Altitude end
    131 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    22 miles
  • Distance down
    22 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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