Until January 8
» value of the 1st phase of registration
This race starts in Teixeira, one of the guardian villages of the sumptuous Marão. It continues to the top of Seixinhos and from there to the singular village of Mafómedes, the most isolated village in the wonderful Marão.
Don’t doubt the hardness of this challenge, for the Marão will mark you as one of the most exhausting races you have ever dared.
Let yourself fall in love with these tracks of pure enchantment!
Whar To SEE
// saturday, April 1, 2023
// 9:30 (Pelourinho, Teixeira, Baião)
// limit time: 11h
// 40 km e 2500 m d+
// Maximum quota: Seixinhos, 1.100 m
// Minimum quota: Pista do Formão, 58 m
// 3 saws, 1 mountain range
// Difficulty level: (2500/10)/40 = 6,3 pts
// Itra: 40+ (2500/100) = 65 pts
TEIXEIRA – MAFÓMEDES
The challenge starts in the middle of the village of Teixeira. From here you enter the Marão mountain range, up into the hills until you reach the top of Seixinhos. The views are superb and worth every meter of climb.
This is followed by a challenging descent to Mafómedes, the most isolated mountain village in Marão.
8,8 Km // 795 mD+ // 531 mD-
Maximum time: 2H30
Limit hour: 12h00
Equipa: MDA - Monte dos Amigos
MAFÓMEDES – TRAVANCA DO MONTE
Once again you will gain altitude throughout herding trails and after reaching the base, you will precipitate down through a lush forest to the village of Póvoa.
Take a path past the Penedo Longo.
Arriving at the plateau of Corvachã, wander through the rock's edges, precipitating down a single track until the Carneiro River. Taking the final climb of this stretch, nature toasts with lush vegetation. Pardinhas is admirably set in this magical setting, and the water from its springs is the much desired gift that fulfills, recovers and forces you until it reaches Travanca do Monte. Here one lives and breathes silence and peace and finds the fullness of the senses.
13,9 Km / 963 mD+ / 1.057 mD-
Maximum time: 3h30
Limit hour: 15h30
TRAVANCA DO MONTE – GOUVEIA (S. SIMÃO)
Travanca, the refuge of Teixeira de Pascoaes, is still loved by writers and other art workers. Its charm awakens our senses to what is the largest megalithic necropolis in northern Portugal. The mysticism of the Serra of Aboboreira and the traces found there are the perfect harmony for meeting our ancestors, from thousands of years ago. This meeting ends as soon as you reach Aldeia Velha. The already more bucolic scenario is quickly invaded by an exuberant succession of magnificent waterfalls that run along the Goiva Stream. And you get to the picnic park of S. Simão de Gouveia.
And surrounded by successive waterfalls, right after the supply.
10,2 Km / 319 mD+ / 827 mD-
Maximum time: 2h30
Limit hour: 18h00
GOUVEIA (S. SIMÃO) – AMARANTE
Going down until the Ovelha River. Take a small climb by an abandoned place. In Salvador do Monte, after crossing the village, follow a short descent to the Tâmega River. Walk for two kilometers along the river through a forest path until you reach Amarante.
9,6 Km // 378 mD+ // 508 mD-
Limit hour: 20h30
What they say
“A magical kingdom.
I’ve waited a year and half for this race,
And what an amazing race it was, well thought out, filled with all the supplies needed for an athlete to sustain himself.
Not to mention the course itself, set up by the organization, joining all the major landscapes of Marão.
I simply loved it.”
|Locality||Km||Partial Distance||Supply||Height||Partial slope||Ascent||Descent||Accumulated positive slope||Accumulated negative slope||First runner||Last runner||Time barriers||Coordinate GPS|
|Travanca do Monte||22,7||13,9||AB 7||702||-94||963||1057||1758||1588||11:35||13:50||15:30||41.21708||-8.00397|
|Gouveia (S. Simão)||32,9||10,2||AB 8||199||-503||319||822||2077||2410||12:30||15:30||18:00||41.22523||-8.07206|