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Dourogranfondo

3 JUNE 2018
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Presentation

 

Gerês Granfondo 2018

The mix between tradition and modernity is once again the distinctive sign of Gerês Granfondo, whose course will be hard and challenging, taking the peloton to new locations. Locations with extreme beauty and plenty of simbolism in local culture, such as the Misarela Bridge, the stage of a battle between God and the devil. The same will happen with all of Gerês Granfondo, a race near the gods and running away from the demons.

In the natural paradise which is the National Park of Peneda Gerês, one of Portugal's seven natural wonders, we will cross the municipalities of Terras de Bouro, Amares, Vieira do Minho and Montalegre, we will cross the walls of Pincães and Ermida and neighbour Serra da Cabreira. Among the course's novelties there's a new pass by the Caniçada dam and the climb to Santa Isabel do Monte, place of pilgrimage of profesional riders when preparing for the Tour of Portugal.

This will be the sixth edition of Portugal's most mythical Granfondo, which maintains three different courses: the Granfondo, with 144 km, the Mediofondo, with 112, and the Minifondo, with 77. And most of all it will be a place where we love to come back because it makes us feel like at home.