11.9 miles
751 ft
-5,790 ft
1 mile
High Point

Route that begins in the Estanquinhos ( Paul da Serra trail ) with a crosscountry route of low vegetation, with a lot of flat, some ascent and slight descents until arriving at Bica da Cana, 1km after the Bica da Cana, begins the DH, first always in roads of fire, later to enter In the track Vacas, famous track of the video of the Bruni, trail fast and technical with spectacular views of the valley of Tabua. When reaching the end of the trail, go to the left of the fire road, long and fast fire road, full of stone, slippery when wet, reaches speeds.
When it reaches the end of the fire road, it enters regional road in rural area with very green of the agricultural lands, descend to the sea level on the main road.

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More Stats for Estanquinhos / Tabua Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,038 ft
  • Altitude min
    144 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,183 ft
  • Altitude end
    144 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,375 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Paul da Serra
Dec 21, 2020 @ 6:31am
Dec 21, 2020
heavily overgrown vegetation (very spiky gorse) not viable at end of first third and in middle section. Didn't try the last third anymore....
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