The “Portugal Divide” is a bikepacking route consisting of the Geodesic Center and five Extreme Waypoints in Mainland Portugal. The bikepacker chooses their own path, being asphalt, dirt trails, or a mixture of both. The Portugal Divide can be travelled at any time, either individually or in a group. Once a year there will be a Portugal Divide event, starting at Cevide (the northern end), crossing all waypoints, and finishing at Sta. Maria Cape (the southern end).

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Observations: The Extreme Points and the Geodesic Center of Mainland Portugal are validated provided that the passage of the bikepacker is verified through the interior of an imaginary circle with center in the coordinate and radius for that defined point. Meaning, for example, that the highest point of Continental Portugal (Tower) is validated if the passage occurs at a distance less than 500 meters from the coordinate. However, Cevide and Cabo de Santa Maria, because they are the emblematic points of departure and / or arrival of Portugal Divide, are validated in a specific location, which will be the Depart / Arrival Spots defined, respectively in Ponte Barjas and Faro Island .

Cevide - Northernmost Point, where the challenge begins ... Or ends!

Check-in Area

Center: 42.154011, -8.198208 Radius = 500 metros

Ponte Barjas – Depart/Arrival Spot 

Center: 42.151561, -8.196050 Radius = 20 metros

Ponte Barjas

(@ Cevide)

Penha das Torres - Easternmost Point

Check-in Area

Center: 41.574892, -6.189272 Radius = 500 metros

Penha das Torres

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Torre - Highest Point

Check-in Area

Center: 40.321783, -7.613819 Radius = 500 metros

Torre

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Pico da Melriça - Geodesic Center

Check-in Area

Center: 39.694489,-8.130547 Radius = 500 metros

Pico da Melriça

(@ Vila de Rei)

Cabo da Roca - Westernmost Point

Check-in Area

Center: 38.781019, -9.500492 Radius = 500 metros

Cabo da Roca

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Cabo de Santa Maria - Southernmost Point, where the challenge ends ... Or begins!

Check-in Area

Center: 36.960292, -7.887128 Radius = 8000 metros

Ilha de Faro – Arrival/Depart Spot 

Center: 36.990964, -7.968611 Radius = 200 metros

Ilha de Faro 

(@ Cabo de Sta. Maria)