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On the Road - Cycling Route [Stage 4]

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Loop journey from Mértola along the East bank of the river Guadiana, cycling through the Natural Park and the mining heritage of São Domingos.
Distance 57.3 km
3:29 h
694 m
693 m
200 m
4 m

The journey starts by crossing the bridge over the Guadiana River, followed by a section that goes up the hills towards the Minas de São Domingos. We will take a detour at an intersection on the right, following the scenic road that passes through small villages such as Fernandes, Tamejoso and Picoitos, until we reach Pomarão and its old mining port. Here you may also see the dam on river Chança.

The path continues towards Santana de Cambas, where the smuggling museum can be visited. Later on, Moreanes will appear on your way to the Minas de São Domingos, the main destination of the day, with all its industrial heritage, including ruins, lakes and bridges. Nearby, a good place to relax will be the beach of Tapada where you can find a pleasant terrace and even take a dip if the weather is inviting.

Return to Moreanes, then follow the road towards Corvos and the end of the journey will be reached on the return to Mértola, closing the loop along the Guadiana Valley Natural Park.

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Manuel Franco 
Update: July 23, 2021
Highest point
200 m
Lowest point
4 m

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Coordinates:
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37.642240, -7.658990
DMS
37°38'32.1"N 7°39'32.4"W
UTM
29S 618309 4166967
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37.642240, -7.658990
DMS
37°38'32.1"N 7°39'32.4"W
UTM
29S 618309 4166967
w3w 
///alights.apprentice.surfaced
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Distance
57.3 km
Duration
3:29 h
Ascent
694 m
Descent
693 m
Highest point
200 m
Lowest point
4 m

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