1 miles
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-858 ft
Descent
00:14:25
Avg time

Avião Details

  • Riding area
    Pico Alto
    Vila do Porto
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • 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
    00:14:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:10
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Status:
on Oct 31, 2017
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Avião Trail Reports

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Oct 31, 2017 @ 7:19am
Oct 31, 2017
reporter Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Oct 31, 2017 @ 7:18am
Oct 31, 2017
reporter Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Sep 20, 2017 @ 6:50am
Sep 20, 2017
reporter
Sep 10, 2017 @ 1:19pm
Sep 10, 2017
reporter
Trilho limpo
Aug 23, 2017 @ 9:37am
Aug 23, 2017
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Nov 3, 2017 @ 7:42am
Nov 3, 2017
Avião, Vila do Porto
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Oct 31, 2017 @ 7:19am
Oct 31, 2017
Avião, Vila do Porto
105 |
May 2, 2016 @ 4:15am
May 2, 2016
Avião, Vila do Porto

Routes with this trail

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Pico Alto - Praia
5 miles
Pico Alto - Marina
8 miles

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