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Castro Verde Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere reserve · Aljustrel
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Ecological biosphere unique to the geographic area of Castro Verde.

This unique biosphere is influenced by low-intensity agricultural activity and the environment’s ecological components. Dominated by cereal fields, fallows, natural grasslands (meadows) and fields with leguminous plants, Castro Verde supports high levels of biodiverse habitats and species.

There is a remarkable degree of Iberian and even Lusitanian endemisms and a diverse bird community of around two hundred species. Among the birds associated with extensive cereal plains are specialist species that occur only in this type of environment, such as the steppe birds.

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Fernando Teigão dos Santos
Updated: January 24, 2020

Coordinates

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37.746422, -8.043454
DMS
37°44'47.1"N 8°02'36.4"W
UTM
29S 584271 4178111
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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
386.7 km
26:00 h
3101 m
3101 m
601.4 km
42:03 h
5962 m
5962 m
55.4 km
3:40 h
145 m
211 m
413 km
31:37 h
3847 m
3847 m
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difficult Multistage route
386.7 km
26:00 h
3101 m
3101 m
This 400 km cycling adventure is divided into 6 journeys, along very scenic gravel paths and quiet roads of Lower Alentejo. It brings you through ...
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from Portugal Wildscapes,   Portugal Wildscapes
601.4 km
42:03 h
5962 m
5962 m
One of the best ways to explore the quiet roads, villages, nature and heritage of Portugal Wildscapes is by taking one of our recommended routes.
from Portugal Wildscapes,   Portugal Wildscapes
Long distance cycling · Portugal
Off the Road - Into the Wildscapes [Stage 1]
moderate Stage 1
55.4 km
3:40 h
145 m
211 m
Journey from Castro Verde through the steppe land of the Great Bustard into the mining heritage of Aljustrel.
from Manuel Franco,   Portugal Wildscapes
Long distance cycling · Portugal
On the Road - Cycling Route
413 km
31:37 h
3847 m
3847 m
A 400 km cycling adventure that is divided in 5 journeys, along some of the most scenic and quiet roads of Lower Alentejo. You will cycle through ...
from Portugal Wildscapes,   Portugal Wildscapes
  • 4 Routes nearby