Albergaria’s Highlands

Albergaria’s Highlands

Distance: 20km

Activity Time: 5 hours +

Difficulty: 00000

Best Season: April – October

Price: from 52€ (including gear, guide, pick-nick and insurance)

A bike ride at the Freita Highlands full of rare geological phenomenons

The Serra de Freita highlands are an excellent place to go mountain biking. The highlands are part of the Geological park, lately nominated again by Unesco as part of the Global Geoparks Network.

The bike tour is an easy level circular tour of 14 and a half miles (about 3h30) that will pass through some old villages and during which we will encounter several geological phenomenons, like the 246 foot high waterfall (one of the highest of the Iberian peninsula), the Pedras Parideiras or birth-giving stones; a very rare phenomenon only seen at this location and near St. Petersburg in Russia.

During the ride it is highly likely we may come across freely roaming cattle like the famous Arouquian cows, horses or goatherds with their goats.

The tour will go over paved roads and some dirt roads. Half way will offer you some refreshments and, if the weather permits, you can go for a dip in one of the small creeks. With this tour you’ll be able to bike through the mountains without too many uphill slogs.

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