STAGE 1 : CHAVES TO POCINHO 130KM
How fantastic the new course we presented in 2019. This first stage set the tone to discover the interior of Portugal, genuine, intact and unmissable.
Most of the participants were amazed by the incredible outdoors between Chaves and Foz Côa, with special emphasis on the region of Murça and the landscape of the Alto Douro Vinhateiro, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
It was about 130 km that took the participants from Chaves to the Sports Center in Foz Côa, near the Pocinho dam.
In the total of 130 km the athletes could test their sports fitness in the various hard climbs, where they accumulated about 3000 m of positive gradient and 32 timed km divided in 4 sectors.
This competitive model allows everyone to enjoy the scenery and recover from the effort of climbing in Pit Stops and non-timed areas.