1 miles
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-858 ft
Descent
00:13:01
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
    #16488 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:13:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:10
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Status:
on Dec 26, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to aviao trailhead (36.981350, -25.091060)
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      Avião Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 12:18pm
      Dec 26, 2018
      reporter
      Árvores removidas
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 1:11pm
      Dec 23, 2018
      reporter
      Dec 15, 2018 @ 11:31am
      Dec 15, 2018
      reporter
      3 das 4 árvores foram removidas, falta tirar uma .
      Oct 10, 2018 @ 4:30am
      Oct 10, 2018
      reporter Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 2:06pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      reporter Large trees down across trail, blocking trail. Há 3 árvores caídas no sítio do costume . Necessário motosserra !
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      Nov 3, 2017 @ 7:42am
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      Avião, Vila do Porto
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      Oct 31, 2017 @ 7:19am
      Oct 31, 2017
      Avião, Vila do Porto

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