1 miles
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-858 ft
Descent
00:12:54
Avg time

Avião Details

  • Riding area
    Pico Alto
    Vila do Porto
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
    -567 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,160 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,775 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,772 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,205 ft
  • Grade
    -8.423%
  • Grade max
    -42.95%
  • Grade min
    29.364%
  • Distance climb
    2,007 ft
  • Distance down
    4,550 ft
  • Distance flat
    169 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:10
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to aviao trailhead (36.981350, -25.091060)
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Avião Trail Reports

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Sep 23, 2018 @ 10:58pm
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