Ride Madrid to Lisbon, bridging two capitals
Portugal Nature Trails have recently launched a cycling tour that aims to connect the capital city of Spain to the capital of Portugal via mountain bike, through a spectacular route on the Central Iberian Mountain Range all the way to the Roca Cape, the western point of Europe. The 1200-kilometer traverse has about 28,000 meters of accumulated height over 15 days. The route goes through the Guadarrama, Zapatero, Gredos, Las Hurdes, Gata, Malcata, Estrela, Açor, Lousã, Aires, Candeeiros, Montejunto and Sintra Mountains – whew!
The off-road route cuts across forest tracks, gravel roads and steep singletrack over the highest slopes across the Iberian Peninsula until reaching the seaside, with beautiful cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re up for a challenge, it looks like a great route through some beautiful towns and landscapes. Check out all details for this brand new cycling tour at: www.portugalnaturetrails.com/#/madrid-lisbon-mtb/4557794910 or the MTB Madrid-Lisbon site, www.bikemadridlisbon.com.