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Round 2 - North (completed)


Without doubt the north round will be the most demanding round of all four, with over 550 kilometres and 13 Golf courses on the route. Starting in the thermal spa town of Vidago, some 25 kilometres from the Spanish border in the north of Portugal, we will have make our way south to Amarante. Psychologically it helps to trick oneself into believing that if you travel south then you are more likely to be going down hill, but after taking a look at the predicted route and noticing several climbs up to 1,000 metres this no longer seems to have much credibility.

From the sound of bells ringing through the valleys near Amarante we will then head back north and up to Ponte de Lima before taking a turn to the west and cycling along a trail by the Atlantic Ocean. This will be a welcome change of terrain which will help us navigate our way through Esposende, Vila do Conde and the bustling city of Porto before heading out to the seaside resorts of Miramar and Espinho.

To complete the north round, which is planned for my birthday, we will travel inland to Viseu. At 120 kilometres this will be the longest and perhaps the most difficult stage, as we expect several steep climbs to over 800 metres, followed by long slow descents to not far above sea level. These significant changes in altitude will continue for the best part of 60 kilometres until we reach our destination and hopefully a chocolate birthday cake.






Schedule & Events Log

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time

km

Wednesday April 16th


16:00


Vidago Palace


18:00

5

Clube de Golf Vidago


19:50

5

To Accommodation

map

time

km

Thursday April 17th


19:30

108

Amarante


20:15


To Accommodation

map

time

km

Friday April 18th


11:00

31

Rilhades


19:30

65

To Accommodation

map

time

km

Saturday April 19th


10:30

5

Ponte de Lima


15:30

50

Quinta da Barca


17:30

13

Estela


19:30

20

To Accommodation

map

time

km

Sunday April 20th


11:30

31

Vale Pisao


16:00

25

City Golf


18:30

12

Quinta do Fojo


19:30


To Accommodation

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time

km

Monday April 21st


09:00

10

Miramar


11:00

9

Oporto Golf Club


18:30

50

To Accommodation

map

time

km

Tuesday April 22nd


17:00

76

Montebello Golf


20:15


To Accommodation

Spain Portugal

START

Vidago

Palace

FINISH

Montebello

Golf

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