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Granfondo Adventure - Lousã

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EVENT 1

Starts 2019-05-16
Ends 2019-05-19
Capacity Max 10

TOUR CHARACTERISTICS

Altimetry Overall 7000m+
Kms Overall 300
Difficulty level 9 (Warrior)
Stages 3
Duration 4 Days, 3 nights

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Type Boutique Hotel

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Price Double 799.00
Extra price per adult 599.00
Entry fee 250.00

VAT included

To ride a Granfondo is always a special moment in the life of a cyclist, wether for someone who is starting or cyclists who are used to this type of competition. In this sense, one has to be well prepared for the test and nothing like having a few days before to get to know the surrounding area, do a recognition ride and start getting the feeling of the event and the cycling atmosphere. Furthermost you will get to socialise with other members of the group and meet former professional cyclists who always like to share their experiences. We take very attention to every detail and we take special care to your nutrition during the stages of recognition, the quality of accommodation and food, in an all-inclusive system, where massages, transfers to and from the airport and prepared  daily and all activities will be briefed by our well-prepared team, whose elements will also join you during the Granfondo itself and will join you in the peloton for a true Granfondo adventure. Come climb the the schist villages with us, get ready and train well to have an unforgettable and pleasurable experience.      

We have selected the best climbs, the best road and the most breathtaking scenery. We work together with the founder of the Granfondo Senhora da Graça, the former champion and professional cyclist João Cabreira, who won this mythical climb twice in the Volta a Portugal . The cyclists joining you on this adventure are very experienced and will be able to help you achieve your goals. You will have exclusive access to course recognition, mechanical support, daily massages, laundry service, feed stations during the recce rides, support car and nutrition, all of this surrounded by the most amazing landscapes and roads made for cycling.

Lousã is today a complete, modern territory, equipped with infrastructures and specialized equipment, which allows us to receive quality, both the family that visits us and events with thousands of participants, without losing the authenticity characteristic of a Village.

We open our arms to the Serra and to its riches, strategically betting on the Schist Villages, creating accessibility, qualifying the offer and the information with the Welcome Center of the Shanty Villages of Lousã.

In addition, based on LouzanPark and Lousã's tradition in active and nature sports, we have received a series of tests in Trail, BTT, Downhill, Road Cycling, among others, which motivate participants and not only to return to a informal visit and experience, for example, our magnificent Pedestrian Paths.

We invest in the River Beaches - Bogueira, Sra da Graça, Sra da Piedade - receiving quality certification (Blue Flag, Affordable Flag and Gold Flag), namely the waters and services offered.

In the case of Sra da Piedade, it is part of a fantastic complex of high natural and heritage value, which includes the Castle of Lousã - in which we are intervening to create better conditions of visitation - and the Chapels of Sra. da Piedade.

We are betting on the divulgation of the endogenous resources, in the area of ​​Gastronomy, with the realization of Gastronomic Festivals - Chanfana, Cabrito and Flavors of Autumn - in partnership with the restaurant sector, with quality tests.

We also hold large events annually, including the best Honey and Chestnut Fair in the country and the Feast of Saint John - which marks the Municipal Holiday - and attract thousands of visitors to the Municipality.

We have a recognized quality hotel offer, from the Hotel inserted in the Historical Center of the Village punctuated by Casas Brasonadas and museum centers, to lodging units of rural tourism, including in Schist Villages.

For all this, added to a differentiating element - the sympathy of Lousanenses and the art of welcome - a visit to Lousã will always be an unforgettable moment, which everyone will want to repeat!

In the hydrographic basin of the Ribeira de S. João fits, among others, this amphitheater where the Candal and its stream were lodged. It is nestled in the Serra da Lousã, on a hill facing south. Strategically placed next to the National Road, which connects Lousã to Castanheira de Pera, this village is accustomed to receiving visitors. These are rewarded for climbing their inclined streets, because, arriving at the belvedere, a beautiful view over the valley presents itself, refreshed by the Ribeira do Candal. And when they come down again, the Loja Aldeias do Xisto awaits them.


 

Benefited by the privileged accessibility provided by the National Road, Candal is often considered the most developed of the mountain villages and one of the most visited. It is common for its inhabitants to join holiday and weekend occupants who come here in search of clean air and good company

First Day - Thursday (June 13th)

- Arrival at the Airport in Porto and transfer to the hotel

- Social ride at the end of the day to get acquainted with the area and the other riders of our pack

- Dinner

Second Day - Friday (June 14th)

- Briefing after breakfast, before the first recon ride

- Recon ride of the first and hardest half of the Granfondo Route

- Recovery meal

- Sports Massage

- Free afternoon

- Dinner

Third day - Saturday (June 15th)

- Briefing after breakfast, before the second recon ride

- Recon ride of the second and lighter half of the Granfondo Route

- Recovery meal

- Free afternoon

- Dinner and rest for next day

Fourth Day - Sunday (June 16th)

- Briefing after breakfast, before the Granfondo Senhora da Graça

- Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Departure at 09h, only a few meters from the hotel

- Recovery meal at the end of the Granfondo provided by the organization

- Sports Massage

- Check-Out

- Transfer to Porto Airport

Included

  • Monitored Training With Savvy Guide
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Insurance of Civil Responsibility and Personal Accident during the event
  • Full Board
  • Refueling
  • Lecture and Workshop on Cycling
  • Welcome Pack
  • Bicycle Assistance
  • Sports Massage
  • Laundry for Riding Clothing
  • Registration in the Granfondo
  • Guides in each stage*
  • GPX Files for Garmin device
  • Support car during the stages*
  • Energy Bars
  • Activities For Non Riders
  • Mechanical Support during the stages*
  • Accommodation in double room
  • Nutrition and Hydration during the Stages
  • 4 after ride meals*
  • 3 Dinners*
  • 3 Stages
  • 1 Jersey*

* Only Available on Guided Tours


Not Included

  • Flights
  • Food and beverage not covered in the hotel pack
  • Travel Insurance
  • Incidental expenses
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Extra Nights

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NON RIDERS**

After paying the deposit your reservation will be validated. The deposit is non refundable!