Rota Vicentina MTB - Grandola / Santiago do Cacém
Grandola is a small town in the Alentejo region. With remains from the Roman times this village is nowadays known as the city of the revolution! This is because it was from Grandôla that the Revolution from April 25th 1974 started towards the capital Lisbon.
From Grandola you will ride through Grandola sierra, along a beautifull forest. Corktree is the most common tree as this region is the portuguese capital of the cork.
Santa Margarida da Serra is the first village yu will meet. This is a characteristic village from the traditional Alentejo region. Here you can stop for a drink or snack or relax at the park just in front from a 16th century church and the observatorium of the Grandola's sierra.
From this point you will enjoy from a rollercoster trail along a river untill you meet the second village, São Bartolomeu da Serra. After a fast descent you will then face a gentle climb up to the entrance of Santiago do Cacém. The panoramic viwe over the city will welcome you to this historic place.
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