STAGE 1

CHAVES – VISEU

165km | 2,450m+

Start 09:00

Cut Off 17:00

NORTHERN MOUNTAINS

The iconic N2 0km Markerstone sits proudly on the edge of the ancient Roman town of Chaves. It indicates the beginning of an adventure that will take its travellers down the entire length of this stunning country.

Each step of the way these markers will designate the kilometres you have travelled until, eventually, you arrive in Faro, five days later at the N2 738km Markerstone.

The first climb of Col’ de Covelo introduces you to the famous scenery of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site unrivalled in it’s uniqueness.

The descent to the Douro River will be as challenging as the next major climb of Col’ de Lamego (1,300m). This is a long, steady, 30 km climb with a few surprise 14% slopes.

The stage ends in the charming medieval city of Viseu and the welcoming hospitality of our carefully selected hotels.

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