Monday, October 12, 2015
STAGE 4(maybe in future 4 and 5,?), distance now 36,9 km. Pousada de Juventude Alcoutim, tel. 00351 281 546 004, 10%. *Leaving Pousada de Juventude in Alcoutim to the left, direction Mértola, at stop(after about 800m)right uphill EM507. After about 5km following EM507 small village right with Café-Minimarket in Cortes Pereiras "Café O Tempero" tel.00351 281 546 123, continue direction N122, direction Mértola - Santa Marta. At Stop N122 go right. From stop after 1 km by N122(km 76), Santa Marta on your right, Centro Cultural Recreativo open after 4.00 p.m., Busstop at corner(Barreiro). Continue following N122 direction Mértola, crossing Bridge entering Alentejo Province uphill. Be careful with traffic and change side of road before and after bends to always face upcoming traffic.
March 2016, Saint James's Cycling Road through Eastern Portugal from Tavira to Santiago de Compostela.
SAINT JAMES'S CYCLING ROAD THROUGH EASTERN PORTUGAL STARTING FROM TAVIRA/ALGARVE, FOR ROADBICYCLES. Sagres - VRSA 173 km following N125, Prologue 1, Sagres - Lagos - Portimao about 50km, Prologue 2, Portimao - Albufeira - Faro about 74 km, STAGE 1, FARO - TAVIRA - VRSA, about 52 km by N125. STAGE 2, VRSA - CASTRO MARIM - Monte Francisco - Junqueira - Azinhal - direction Odeleite N122, right direction Alcaria EM507, - Foz de Odeleite - along EM507 by Guerreiros do Rio - to Alcoutim about 36 km. STAGE 3, ALCOUTIM - MÉRTOLA, EM507 direction Cortes Pereiras, staight on until N122, turn right direction Santa Marta and continue following N122 until Mértola, by Sedas, Espírito Santo, Álamo until Bombeiros in Mértola, about 36,9 km. STAGE 4, MÉRTOLA - MINA DE SAO DOMINGOS, N265, crossing bridge over Guadiana River, direction Mina de Sao Domingos by Moreanes following N265, until Pensao Sao Domingos, about 17,6 km. STAGE 5, MINA DE SAO DOMINGOS - SERPA, following N265 until Serpa, Camping Municipal or Bombeiros, about 36,3 km, by Montalvo, Vale do Poco, Vales Mortos and Santa Iria. STAGE 6, SERPA - MOURA, leaving Serpa from Bombeiros, direction Moura by N265, until Brinches and after a break by N386 direction Pisoes (Agua Castello) to Moura, about 31,9 km.
Pilgertisch im Restaurante "Arcos do Guadiana" in Foz de Odeleite, Pilgrims-discount with valid Credencial 2015/2016, also offers shelter for the night(donativo) tel. 00351 281 495 068 / 00351 965 036 540.
Leaving Castro Marim(Baesuris) by N122 direction Monte Francisco, at the first roundabout outside of the Historical Town, a new Statue remembering its Heroic Heritage, just in front of Pastelaria Marcu's, tel.00351 962 953 080.