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Granfondo Aldeias do Xisto 2018

Duration 4 Days
dates September 27-30
altimetry 3.300 m D+
distance 153 km

Put yourself to test and live the excitement of a big mountain stage in Skyroad Schist Villages. A journey full of exuberant landscapes and historical monuments where you can simulate the struggle of a professional cyclist.

The Grandfondo Schist Villages is a road bike event, designed for cycling enthusiasts. It is a test of endurance, given its distance (about 153 km) and the cumulative gap (approximately 3300 m), simulating the mountain stage of one of the big cycling races (Tour de France, Vuelta an España and the Tour of Portugal). The basis of this type of event "Grandfondo" is to give all athletes the experience of living the sensations of a real mountain stage, supported by suitable logistics. Get ready for this event with Portugal A2Z in the mountains of Serra da Estrela, Serra Açor and Lousã. At the end of each day rest in hotels that we carefully selected for you!

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival at Lisbon airport and transfer to Fundão by train.
Meeting in Fundão with A2Z Guide. You will have the transfer to Penhas Douradas, where the bikes will be prepared. While this you can pedal a small route around the hotel.
You will also visit the land of Pedro Alvares Cabral, Belmonte, that is, necessarily, a stopping point because of its historical importance.
Check-in at the hotel for all guests.
During the afternoon, mounting and testing bikes.
Day 02
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today will be able to make an excellent training preparation for the Grandfondo or Mediofondo, with tracks provided by A2Z.
Day 03
Breakfast at the hotel.
This day you will not ride as it is a day focused on rest and proper nutrition.
All this for you to be well prepared for the event, taking place the next day.
You can also make part of the recognition with the A2Z track.
14:30 h – 19:00 h – Accreditation Office (Pavilhão Multi-Usos do Fundão).
Day 04
Breakfast at the hotel.
This is the day of the big event, the Grandfondo Aldeias do Xisto  (153 km) or Mediodonfo (110 km).
The basis of this event is to provide the experience of living and feeling the excitement of a big mountain stage, pedaling at your own pace, with logistics up to a great cycling event.
The Serra da Lousã's and Açor's track is challenging and characterized by large horizons and unique landscapes. There will be climbs that will reach a 20% slope!
End of event.
Check out and transfer to Lisbon.
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Dates & Prices

Price: 495.00€/person (sharing a double room)
Single supplement: 85.00€

More Information


Event registration
3 accommodations w/ breakfast
Airport/local transfers
Briefing with A2Z guide fluent in English
Bike fit monitor
Granfondo technical  t-shirt and water bottle


Single Supplement: 520€
Published prices include VAT and other taxes.
Prices sharing a double room


Extra hotel night in Lisbon: 85€ (per person - sharing a double room)
4 dinners pack: 100€ (per person, without drinks)
​Not Included

Portugal A2Z riding guide
Van support
Snacks with fresh fruit in riding days
Museum fees
Other not specified in included

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