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  • 11-18-2009
    miguelromao
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    Mountain biking Portugal
    last friday in Sintra with more two friends. Beautiful morning of mountain bike.
    http://omeuadmiravelcantinho.blogspot.com/
  • 11-20-2009
    JoseJu
    Hi, I´m from Portugal too, If you want to visit my blog: http://btt-mtb.blogspot.com
  • 11-22-2009
    miguelromao
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    another beautiful morning of mountain bike with friends in the Sintra hills.
    more pictures in my blog.http://omeuadmiravelcantinho.blogspot.com/
  • 11-25-2009
    Surfas
    Some video footage in Sintra

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  • 12-01-2009
    miguelromao
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    Last sundayone more ridein the Sintra hills with more two friends.
    more pics http://omeuadmiravelcantinho.blogspot.com/
  • 12-17-2009
    miguelromao
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    one more mtb ride on the last sunday with friends in the hills of Grândola.

    more pic. www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.blogspot.com
  • 12-26-2009
    Perpetrator
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Surfas
    Some video footage in Sintra

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    These trails look like a blast! When I make it to Lisbon/Sintra with my bike I am going to pin you down for a ride!
  • 01-01-2010
    Tkul
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    Rock garden before reaching Capuchos
  • 01-01-2010
    Tkul
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    and some old pics... (22-02-2005).
    this trails are now - R.I.P. :mad:
  • 01-01-2010
    Surfas
    O trilho das Pontes (The Bridge trails)

    It was a fantastic trail with 11, I think, of wooden bridges!!

    Now it was all Rip off!!

    But were are those Rock Garden near Capuchos???
  • 01-01-2010
    Tkul
    reaching Capuchos by road, turn left when you arrive at the gate
    we do it downhill not up-hill

    bons trilhos!
  • 01-02-2010
    Tkul









    it`s a Nokia N78 and we can`t ask it for more, at least with this light (or lack of light!)
    Really great!

    Open the season of 2010 in the best way possible!!!
  • 01-02-2010
    Surfas
    I saw that Intense at my last Sintra ride !!!

    Today I'm at Ponte de Lima and here there are a lot of trails to ride. On October I take my Lisbon friends to ride Serra Amarela (Geres Natural Park)

    Here I am at Ermida trail


    Yesterday, Serra Amarela ....
  • 01-03-2010
    miguelromao
  • 01-03-2010
    miguelromao
    hi Surfas,
    I liked your photo it Gêres, really is one of the best mountain to ride of MTB.

    I also leave a film of Monsanto (close to Lisbon) made with a friend this weekend.

    http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.blogspot.com/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McuhBjYRsXE
  • 01-07-2010
    amaxim
    Want to travel across Portugal. Need you advice on rout
    Best wishes to all of you guys!

    I'm planning to visit Portugal to travel by bicycle. Bicycle riding is my favorit way to discover the world.
    I am going to avoid crowded "touristic" places :) At the moment I am in process of planning the rout. You advice on what it would be is needed.
    I'd like to be in Portugal in May for two or three weeks.
    I live in ... Siberia, shortly :) I bet you know about Siberia not more than I about Portugal :)
  • 01-07-2010
    Surfas
    Please visit www.portugalbike.com
  • 01-07-2010
    miguelromao
    hello amaxim

    1.Portugal is one of the best countries in Europe for mtb because we have a good time all year for cycling.
    2.You have several mountains from north to south for cycling.

    As if you can help? when you are near the date you see contact me to show you some places you can do mtbike.

    I will give some good areas to search. Serra de Sines, Serra do Geres, Monsanto (lisbon), Serra da Estrela, Serra de Sintra.

    you can always see my blog www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com

    see you soon

    Migue Romão
  • 01-07-2010
    Tkul
    When a region occopies more than 10% of all land available on earth people should at least search..... and with Internet it`s easy!

    I think it may be one of the wildest and also dangerous (in terms of survival in the wild) places to MTBinking.

    Also with X-files... LOL!


    Regarding Portugal, look for tracks (GPS) ------> google
    Lousã(nearest city Coimbra) and Sintra (nearest city Lisbon) - one of my favourits
  • 01-08-2010
    amaxim
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tkul
    Lousã(nearest city Coimbra) and Sintra (nearest city Lisbon) - one of my favourits

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by miguelromao
    hello amaxim

    1.Portugal is one of the best countries in Europe for mtb because we have a good time all year for cycling.
    2.You have several mountains from north to south for cycling.

    As if you can help? when you are near the date you see contact me to show you some places you can do mtbike.

    I will give some good areas to search. Serra de Sines, Serra do Geres, Monsanto (lisbon), Serra da Estrela, Serra de Sintra.

    you can always see my blog www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com

    see you soon

    I found Monsanto
    http://wikimapia.org/#lat=39.4626539...earch=Monsanto

    ... Sintra ...
    http://wikimapia.org/#lat=38.8&lon=-...&search=Sintra

    ... Coimbra
    http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.22&lon=...search=Coimbra

    Can not find Serra de Sines, Serra do Geres and Serra da Estrela. Can you help me?

    I visited www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com
    Your photos are exciting, miguel! Yeah! Portugal is mountain biker's paradise, I see!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tkul
    When a region occopies more than 10% of all land available on earth people should at least search..... and with Internet it`s easy!

    I think it may be one of the wildest and also dangerous (in terms of survival in the wild) places to MTBinking.

    Also with X-files... LOL!

    In Siberia cycling season is from May to October. All the season the most terrific animal is moscito. Places just two hundred kilometres to north from my city Novosibirsk are almost absolutely impassable in summer due to bogs. In winter due to snow :)

    From October to May it all covered with snow (a lot of snow! :) )
    In winter my faivorit is snow-kiting.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Surfas

    Thnak you for the link! My plan is to take a 1000-1500km 12-20 days journey across the country.

    Maybe start from Porto. Then Viseu-Guarda-Covihã-Fundão-Portalegre-Evora. Then to the south-west coast. Then east-ward to Spain.
    Maybe I must change my mind? What do you think?

    I want to present to you guys some of my travels. There are some photos, but comments are in Russian. I hope the photos will tell quite enough

    Two week in Nagorny-Kharabakh and Armeniya
    http://my-road.info/showtrack.html?id=8&lang=en

    Hardcore mtb in high mountains in Kyrgyzstan
    http://my-road.info/showtrack.html?id=2&lang=en

    Weekend journey with my sons and friends nearby my city
    http://my-road.info/showtrack.html?id=46&lang=en
  • 01-10-2010
    jrmoore
    Guys, Happy new year, I am attending to go for my first MTB trip to Lisbon in February of this year. We attend to head for the "Serra de Sintra" (Sintra mountains). Just wondering if you have any soft copies of trails or maps, or if you could recommend where the best point is to start. Directions from Sintra town would be great, and we could figure it out from there.

    Any Help would be great.

    Cheers
  • 01-10-2010
    Tkul
    Hi Jrmoore.

    Don`t know when you may be here, but depending on your bike, we can have you on our ridding group:

    XCinish - Kona & Marin early 90s rigid bikes (Kula/Eldridge Grade/Team Ti)
    Enduro - Full suspension bikes - 150mm travel

    contact via e-mail: tkulman@gmail.com

    Normally, people go to Capuchos (From Barragem da Mula/Lagoa Azul/others), and from there go to the South/Southwest part (Monge/Peninha/Malveira). Or go to Colares/Praia Grande (North/Nortwest).
    I think you may find GPS routes on the internet!S
  • 01-10-2010
    miguelromao
    hi jrmoore.
    I live close to the mountain of Sintra and know the all the tracks of the mountain well.
    When you want to appear contact with me for my mail: luismiguelromao@gmail.com and we make a good rider in the mountain

    MiguelRomão
  • 01-16-2010
    jrmoore
    Sintra Biking
    Thanks Miguel, at the moment, we are intending to go at the end of February. Are there actually marked coloured code trails in Sintra ? Like Red, Black etc. Or are they fire break trails and mountain tracks ?. Just trying to get a feel of what type of mountain biking we can expect. I have biked in Scotland, Marine MTs California and Ireland, all have coloured coded trails, for easy, intermediate and advanced.

    Cheers

    Jrmoore
  • 01-16-2010
    Surfas
    Here in Portugal there aren't anything like that in UK and USA.

    Only the Lousã has the first trail park.
    Here there aren't any type of trail maintenance!!! Some trails are becoming a problem with the upcoming riders for the past years like in Monsanto, a little mountain with a lot trickle technical trails near Lisbon.
    Is a area that need some trail maintenance, and in some places in Monsanto is becoming urgent!!! And Sintra too, with some dowhnill and freeride trails is a place that are becoming hot with the prohibition of freeride in the area.

    At Sintra you go to Lagoa Azul or Barragem do Rio da Mula and you can see a lot of bikers, talk to them and try with them some trails.
  • 01-17-2010
    jrmoore
    Surfas,

    Thanks for the info, its much appreciated
  • 01-18-2010
    miguelromao
    hi jrmoore.
    A full suspension bike to be better, since it is more comfortable.
    If you come with a bike (CROSS COUNTRY) is also good.
    Notifies you when you arrive.

    (obrigado surfas)
    Surfas said all he had to say about trails, is true.

    can see more pic´s this weekand in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com

    cheers
    MiguelRomão
  • 01-19-2010
    Tkul
    Sintra / 17th January 2010.

    XC bikes... great trails... great riders... great weather! What else can we ask for? MORE TIME RIDING THIS TRAILS! :thumbsup:









  • 01-29-2010
    miguelromao
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    Sintra, be it with mud, fallen trees, rain, cold, fog, heat or even snow as I've seen, it always just go mountain biking or hiking. That`s what I do once again with his friend Fernando in morning aimlessly rail but with pace who likes to enjoy the nature and mountain biking.
    more pics in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com
  • 01-30-2010
    Perpetrator
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by miguelromao
    Sintra, be it with mud, fallen trees, rain, cold, fog, heat or even snow as I've seen, it always just go mountain biking or hiking. That`s what I do once again with his friend Fernando in morning aimlessly rail but with pace who likes to enjoy the nature and mountain biking.
    more pics in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com

    Miguel,
    Tenho dores dos cotovelos! Invejoso sou eu! :cool:
  • 02-12-2010
    amaxim
    Wow! Goole videoed a trip across the whole Russia!
    http://www.google.ru/intl/ru/landing/transsib/en.html
    7 days from Moscow to Vladivostok by train!

    Choose in Travel route "Ob river" and "Novosibirsk" to have a look at city I live :)
    "Krasnoyarsk" is the city I was born
  • 02-13-2010
    Tkul
    loved it when I putted on the Russian Radio! :)

    it looks a bit flat, ain`t it?

    Two photos from 2/3 weeks ago!



  • 02-14-2010
    amaxim
    > flat

    You mean no mountains? Yeah. It's quite flat in Novosibirsk. You can see some mountain in Krasnoyarsk's video. Some mountains are between Irkutsk and Baikal lake.
    Some mountains are Ural mountains :)
    Actually railway roads always follow moderate relieff. I bet It was a great chellange to find right path for this trans-Russia railroad!
  • 02-14-2010
    Tkul
    yes, for me it`s one of the greatest engineering project!
    and yes, I meant flat - no mountains, but no problem!

    can you upload some pics?

    A friend of mine, went from Lisbon to Moscow using is bike (or sort of a thing with wheels and pedals! EHEHEH! Crazy dude!)

    From today ride:

  • 02-15-2010
    Surfas
    TKull my last incursion to Sintra I pass a black Intense 6.6 (I think) with a orange Marz, is yours?? My group on that day had 2 Santa BLT2 (one is mine), original Blur and Intense 5.5. FRO.

    What tires have that Intense??
  • 02-15-2010
    Tkul
    HI!
    yes, probably (99,9% for sure!There aren`t so many bikes with that configuration) it was me!
    Ardent 2.4 front, and HR 2.35 rear both running tubless ghetto style!
    Sorry I don´t normally notice the bikes...

    say hi, next time!
  • 02-15-2010
    Surfas
    Ardent at front os better than high roller?
    And the High Roller isn't too much roling resistance, do uou do some big distances with that tires?
  • 02-15-2010
    Tkul
    Surfas, weight is only psychological as so is roling resistance! I could answer it really quickly, but let me put some words:

    Yes, we can prove that tire A is better then B, bla, bla, bla, but at the end of the day, what I really want is "Porsche Feeling": Race it during the weekend, use it daily all week to work! - that means:

    Bikes that can withstand a week long, without any major problem - that means: good/resistant wheels, tires that grip, suspension that really work (and I mean feel good for you - and for me is Coils!On VPPs I hated the DHX5.0), etc!
    Of course I apreciate the weight weenie bike when climbing, but think that there many things that aren`t for really abuse!

    That said:
    Highrollers I do think they roll really good, but you can`t compare with mega-slicks
    Ardents are equal if not better rolling resistance!
    Bottom line: Ardents are really gripy tires that can hang on in Sintra, 99% of the terrain.
    They weight +/- the same as the HR in 2.35 - 900grm.

    How many kms? I think 50/60 is the longest ride that I did recently with this tires/bike.
    And yes... the bike weight more than 15kg - but never had it confirm! I weight a lot more!!!! :)

    EHHEHE!
  • 02-16-2010
    Surfas
    I was after the High Roller 2.35 UST Super Tacky for the front but they are difficult to get and the volume isn't a real 2.35.
    The Ardent aren't available in UST right know!! Maybe at the end of the year.

    Currently I use 2.1 Serac UST 750gr, because is the tire that suit to my type of mountain bike.
    I need a tire that grip at Monsanto/Sintra technical greasy trails, on slippery rocks and roots but that roll really good to do 100 km/day for big crossings and that does not give problems in places like Geres, Peneda, Serra da Estrela where there aren't anything to assist us.

    Thaks for the help, I'm wait for the Ardent UST soon to try.
  • 02-16-2010
    Tkul
    If you want something that`s easy to roll and want tubless, use a normal HR ST wire with notubes. Got this setup for more than 3 years without any problems - burps/flats... what ever. 2,5 cups and that`s it!

    For 100km, you can try something with less thread...

    For grip - try Ardent/Minion Front in ST

    For all that kind of terrain, there isn`t a perfect tire.

    Sintra
    Terrain - rocks, hardpack and soft terrain with roots. If you ride most of time in the rocks/hardpack (loose surface) - the HR is a great contender.
    On soft soil it`s good, but if it`s too wet, try something else.
    Monsanto
    hardpack and some rocky with soft soil. For Monsanto something with less grip than the HR makes the ride more challenging.
    I don`t like to ride anything over 5` in Mosanto! It`s not that technical! And if you have - hardtail! But I prefer not to ride in Monsanto!
    Estadio Nacional has better singletracks and some technical descents!
    Serra Estrela:
    Hardpack with loose terrain - HR is good! Ardent better!
    Geres I would run reinforced tires - 2ply.

    Lousa, I would choose two tires: winter: Swampthing and in the summer - HR rear and Minion or Ardent
  • 02-22-2010
    amaxim
    Just seen on TV pictures of terrific floods on Madeira... It's tragedy! All that demolished houses, bridges. The tragedy is that douzens are dead :(
    I wish to all Madeira people and all Portugal people to recover from all that grief. Don't let despair fill you hearts!
  • 02-24-2010
    duartec
    MTB Portugal
    Good morning!

    I also Portugal, I and my group of people usually enjoy railing in northern Portugal mainly on the hills of Cabreira and Gerês!


    Visit our blog: http://www.bttbrancelhe.blogspot.com/:thumbsup:





















    http://bttbrancelhe.blogspot.com


    Greetings ;)
  • 02-24-2010
    Tkul
    Yeah, it is terrible!

    Nature, when "she" wants, can show how small humans are!

    Helping Madeira? don`t cancel your reserves if you have them. There are news that most Hotels are good and working.

    Hope this very difficult time, may pass quickly and good to see that many has already helped, and are still helping.
  • 03-10-2010
    miguelromao
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    hello guys, I leave a short video of mountain biking this weekend in Sintra.
    Some photos in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com/
  • 03-17-2010
    miguelromao
    hello people.
    leave some photos from last Friday in the Sintra hills with friends where we did the trail of the donkeys with a fabulous landscape and falls quite techniques.

    I also have a new video of the ride where you can see the blog ever.
    http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com/
  • 03-17-2010
    Tkul
    I really like "Burro`s" Trail, but if you do all the trail, the uphill is something to remember the rest of the day! eejejjeje!

    Here we go - Rochoso DH Trail - friend`s video!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E20IkJ4OP-Y

    Go-Pro HD/Moto3 and K2

    :thumbsup:

    Ps - the rain ruined some great trails! I think it would be better to take one day to fix all things...
  • 03-18-2010
    miguelromao
    hello tkul.

    I liked the video, can you tell me where to start?

    I can´t to see the place where it starts, I might go to it tomorrow morning.

    thanks
    Miguel Romão
  • 03-20-2010
    miguelromao
  • 03-20-2010
    miguelromao
  • 03-20-2010
    miguelromao
    http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com...no-prazer.html

    mais um vídeo de Sintra. [/ QUOTE]
  • 03-23-2010
    miguelromao
    Com a Primavera à espreita pelo buraco da fechadura. A cada dia que passa, o dia aumenta a temperatura aumenta e ciclismo também ...

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  • 03-23-2010
    miguelromao
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  • 03-25-2010
    miguelromao
    hello.
    this is the video I made with some friends in the past weekend.
    It is called the descent of Abano.

    the video is in full: http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com

    enjoy
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  • 03-29-2010
    miguelromao
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    mais um vídeo em Monsanto última sexta-feira
  • 04-03-2010
    amaxim
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by amaxim
    I'm planning to visit Portugal to travel by bicycle. Bicycle riding is my favorit way to discover the world.
    I am going to avoid crowded "touristic" places :) At the moment I am in process of planning the rout. You advice on what it would be is needed.
    I'd like to be in Portugal in May for two or three weeks

    It's going on!
    We are entering Portugal in Castro Marim on 18th of May.
    It's in our plan to be in Lisbon on 24th. We have no idea yet what to visit in Lisbon. We'll depart on 28th afternoon.
    Please advice me on places in Lisbon and suberbs.
    In evening on 27th I will be at Rock in Rio rock-fest! The Muse is a must! :thumbsup:
  • 04-13-2010
    miguelromao
    hello guys.
    already smells of spring and good weather we rails in better condition, so willing to go out with a bike is greater.
    I leave the last exit in Sintra with s nice guys

    www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com

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  • 04-13-2010
    Surfas
  • 05-02-2010
    miguelromao
    another video of a beautiful ride mtb-Lizandro in Mafra.
    photos can be seen in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com<object width="450" height="253"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11384472&amp;server=vimeo.co m&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_port rait=1&amp;color=ff9933&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11384472&amp;server=vimeo.co m&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_port rait=1&amp;color=ff9933&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="450" height="253"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/11384472">Lizandro-Mafra</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3475674">miguelromão</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p></p>
  • 06-06-2010
    Flat black
    Hi
    I will be in Portugal, near Lisbon for the next couple weeks. I would like some recommendations on where I can rent a mountain bike and find trails maps, gps routes and guided single day rides. I found some good info on the trails in Sintra but nothing about Monsanto. Any recommendations based on personal experience would be very appreciated.
    Thanks
  • 06-30-2010
    miguelromao
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    June 27 marked days to go until the natural park of Serra D'Aires and Lamp (PNSAC ).......
    can see photos and report on www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com
  • 07-06-2010
    miguelromao
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    one more vídeo in Serra D`Aire and serra dos candeeiros (Portugal)
  • 08-09-2010
    silverstick
    I like it ....
  • 08-23-2010
    miguelromao
    Another video tours of days of holiday in the Algarve in the town of Castro Marim.
    were several days of mountain biking with friends to enjoy the singles of the mountain.

    http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com...al-gariya.html
  • 09-08-2010
    miguelromao
    Aanother video of the last ride on Sunday in the hills of Grândola. Southern Portugal.
    can be seen on the blog.
    http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com...s-pedalar.html
  • 11-08-2010
    faca5
    If you have more picture share with other.
  • 11-17-2010
    miguelromao
    hi,
    I put another video in the Sintra hills with friends and a short chronicle of the tour.

    see in http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com...on-friday.html
  • 11-18-2010
    faca5
    Hello.

    This topic doesnt dispy corect?
  • 11-18-2010
    faca5
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by miguelromao
    hi,
    I put another video in the Sintra hills with friends and a short chronicle of the tour.

    see in http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com...on-friday.html

    thank you for info
  • 04-11-2011
    Tkul
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    Thursday, 14:30.
    Hot - +/- 26ºC, sunny and blue clear sky!
    Waves about 1.5m high...

    Perfect day?

    :thumbsup:
  • 05-24-2011
    miguelromao
    report and pictures from my day of mountain biking in the Alentejo in Montemor-o- Novo
    you can see in my blog: http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com...seareiros.html
  • 06-07-2011
    miguelromao
    video blog and chronic in Sintra with friends on a day that made trhe trail bridges

    http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com...-e-pontes.html

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  • 09-03-2011
    pagasarrimendi
    As I miss my summers in Portugal! Try again next year with my Ibis Mojo. Greetings from Bilbao,
  • 09-10-2011
    p.almeida
    sintra its a very beautiful place to ride and has nice trails :thumbsup:
  • 10-17-2011
    miguelromao
    long time no step by the forum, leave one more vídeo of MTB in Portugal
    "autumn in the mountain"
    you can dee in my blog :o meu admirável cantinho: Outono na serra
  • 11-24-2011
    miguelromao
    hello guys
    I leave on my blog o meu admirável cantinho the last video and chronicle of a weekend in Beira Baixa in the village of Penha Garcia.
  • 12-11-2011
    abecallejo
    hello Miguel
    good videos and good pics :thumbsup:

    I like your blog, it's very interesting

    I love Portugal
  • 01-02-2012
    Surfas
    The last 2011 ride

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  • 02-12-2012
    ikas
    Bons videos
  • 03-07-2012
    Surfas
    One more

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  • 03-08-2012
    kikibgd
    hey guys can you give me some links to forums / sites that sell bikes i will be coming in portugal for 9months so i want to ride :)

    all i found is olx(dot)pt any other?

    if anyone is in algarve area send me a PM
  • 03-20-2012
    Surfas
  • 03-20-2012
    Surfas
    From this Sunday at Monsanto and Jamor, Lisbon

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  • 04-18-2012
    Surfas
    My easter vacations at Ponte de Lima, searching in Corno do Bico - Ponte de Lima (north of Portugal) area, with some very very nice trails.

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  • 04-26-2012
    miguelromao
    Raid Minas São Domingos/ VRS antónio one of the best adventures of the day ban be done in Portugal ain mountain bike.
    see it in my blog o meu admirável cantinho
  • 05-09-2012
    Surfas
    Some trail riding in Monsanto - Lisbon

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  • 05-09-2012
    miguelromao
    Nice video Luis. We have to make a ride to make a film production.

    Abraço
  • 05-10-2012
    LeffeRuby
    Hi,

    I´m new on the forum so hello everybody and greetings from Finland. :)

    I have been thinking to escape the incoming winter/darkness (December & January) to somewhere, where there is more sunlight and less rain - and especially no snow.
    I'll be coming with my Nomad (and my better half).

    Landing point could be Portugal, Algarve(?). It depends what would be a good location to stay and ride a bike.....I´m all ears here if somebody could help me out! ;)

    Time is limited...offcourse... but I´m thinking to spend there 3 - 4 weeks.....

    So what choice do I have? Could I rent a chalet or...?

    And most important thing, what are the best places to ride :)
  • 05-10-2012
    Surfas
    Thanks Miguel.
    LeffeRuby with a Nomad click here All Mountain Addict | Feeding Adventure they ride Ibis HD, Nomad they are from Lagos (Algarve) and they can help you.

    A nice video from them
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  • 05-10-2012
    LeffeRuby
    Thank you Surfas!

    Very nice vid indeed..

    I will try to contact them, still if anybody has more tips, ideas, apartments to rent...etc

    please, let me know, thanks!
  • 05-11-2012
    Tkul
    3 to 4 weeks? That's a lot of time!
    Lately we had some strange weather, switching between cold (for portuguese standard - thats 10ºC/11ºC!) and rain, to hot and sunny (yesterday when I arrived at the car, it was 35ºC!).

    With so much time available, and if you have €uros, I would go for a "MTB-Trip"

    For starters, I would land in Algarve (I think it's the cheapest flights from Europe), and if weather was OK, I would stay and check Monchique Mountain - There are some trails worth to check.
    Wideopenmag was there, check out: Wideopenmag’s Portugal holiday snaps | wideopen magazine
    There, with good weather (and I belive you'll get good weather), Beach+bike+rest - and you'll get batteries 100% charged!

    Next, I would go north, visit Lisbon, and ride in Sintra. I ride a lot, and know a lot of trails around Portugal, and IMO, this is one of the greatest places to ride.
    It's green, good DH tracks (can be riden with a Nomad no problem) and a lot... tons of trails.
    If you're on Sunday, you can come with our ridding group (Enduro Style).

    After, I would go to Lousã.
    For me, it's one of the greatest sites to do DH.
    Good tracks, lots of fun, and you can experience where the V10 Carbon was develop with Peat.
    I can give you contacts for uplifts and guide.

    So in these 3 sites, you would have plenty to visit (tourism) and biking.
    Up north, you'll also have awesome trails, and Porto is a good spot to stay and relax.

    For your travels, it's best to rent a car (commercial vehicle if you're only 2 persons)

    Just my 2 cents.
  • 05-11-2012
    LeffeRuby
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tkul View Post
    Just my 2 cents.

    Wow, I don't know where to start...thank you so much for the huge information package :thumbsup:

    Refering to the time that I´m planning to spend in Portugal, I have to say that traveling and biking make me feel that I'm alive, so I´m ready to spend all my money and holidays chasing that feeling ;) ...and I really want to escape snow, christmas and definitely Santa Claus...I dont believe in that old fart :skep:

    Could you tell something about the weather usually in December & January.... I wouldn´t mind something like 10ºC/11ºC. Rain is another story though...

    I really have to check these mtb - trips also, usually they cost a fortune, but we'll see...

    I truly believe that having a local "guide" or fellow biker would be the ideal option...
    On the other hand I have plenty of time to get lost and hopefully found :D
  • 05-11-2012
    Tkul
    Leffe,

    December / January, normally we've got cold weather.
    Saying this it really doesn't compare with north Europe!

    You can check here the temperatures around the year. Max, med, min.


    Instituto de Meteorologia, IP Portugal

    Choose English, and you can check the temperatures we had in previous years.

    Normally, we ride every month and dec and jan temperatures can reach 0 or 1 C.

    Algarve is a bit warmer, and north a bit colder.
    In lousa, one year in feb. we add snow (1cm height), in the middle section rain and wet, and at bottom, it was wet a warmer.


    Regarding money, I'll write latter.
    If I'm available, it wouldbe great to show our trails on a Sunday morning.
  • 05-12-2012
    LeffeRuby
    Thank you again, Tkul ... very valuable information
    It is colder than what I thought at the turn of January .. still much better than in Finland ..

    We have to try to organize a Sunday ride, as soon as the exact dates have been confirmed, thank you for the offer. :thumbsup:

    I will try to find accommodation prices, so I have about the idea of ​​the costs over several weeks

    Anyway it looks like the destination is going to be Portugal no matter the weather - your country just seems to offer the perfect surroundings for mtb biking.
  • 05-14-2012
    Tkul
    Yes at least you've got DAY and NIGHT in the same day! :)
    January is a long way to come... so, send me a Private Message when it comes close to your holidays.

    Money:
    In every Country, price meals varies a lot, and it's good to have something to compare with.
    For ex. BigMac Menu (chips/Coke/burger) is around 6€. On a medium restaurant, prices can vary between 10€ and 20€, but if you look careful I think you'll find cheap meals around everywhere!
    Higher prices can also be found, but a restaurant with a good relation between: quality/food/price, comes around at 15€/20€.

    Gasoline and Diesel are a bit expensive if you compare with Spanish prices. At this moment, Diesel worth 1.499€, and Gasoline I think it's 1.7€.

    If you come on holidays, try to avoid the highway - it's best to sight seeing, and you can really enjoy some sight viewing!

    Algarve to Lisbon, near Atlantic Ocean, has one of the greatest Caps. The view there is beautiful, even during winter!

    Hotels, and everything else, you can book using the usual web sites, like booking.
    You can try and call the hotels directly. Sometimes, you can have better deals!

    Portugal is a secure country, but that doesn't mean we're assault/violence free!
    An eye on pick-poking while you stay in Urban areas and an eye on the bike is something to look for.
    Other than that, enjoy the country in it's plenitude and joy.

    Portuguese, in general are friendly! Communication can be have without proper English.

    You'll not regret... EVEN IF IT'S IN JANUARY!

    PS - today is something like 30ºC, sun, and blue skies!!!!!!!! If you do surf... bring the board!!!
  • 05-14-2012
    Surfas
    The weather, is something that it wouldn't be predictable these days. It's crazy, today we have 27º next week will drop more than 10 degrees!!
    In the beginning of the year we had fantastic weather to ride.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/34466104" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

    (offtopic) Hope that my next video I'll put here will be with a test on a Tallboy LTc :thumbsup:
  • 05-15-2012
    Tkul
    Surfas,

    I think for someone coming from North Europe, will appreciate the weather, even if we say it's cold (like in previous years).

    Offtopic: that's a long stem 90mm?
  • 05-15-2012
    Surfas
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tkul View Post
    I think for someone coming from North Europe, will appreciate the weather, even if we say it's cold (like in previous years).

    For sure :thumbsup:
    In the movie? Yes, is a 90mm stem.
  • 05-15-2012
    LeffeRuby
    Again, thank you very much for everything, I hope this is a good information package also to others conquesting Portugal by bike.

    And you are right about the temperature, it will not harm me even if it is close to zero there...

    Finally, here in the North, the air begins to warm up, so it's time to start hunting the lost biking condition... :D

    Tkul, I will contact you closer to the trip ....
    Surfas, thanks for the video clips, they woke up my interest in doing a biking trip to Portugal.
  • 05-19-2012
    jimmyvlb
    This summer I'm going to the region of Castanheira de Pera, where you have some great trails as well. I was there last year, but didn't bring my bike :madman: .
  • 06-01-2012
    Surfas
    Another video searching the trail in Sintra (Dimas, Humidos, Viuva, Fofinhos)

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