The longest leg of Ride Across Portugal is filled with some of the most emblematic landscapes of Alentejo.
The color palette that paints this region in Spring, will be the main setting for this stage, and one of the main rewards for athletes who will once again cross over this region.
Finally, participants will be waiting for a surprising scenario offered by the old Minas de S. Domingos, next to which is the Alentejo Star Hotel, that will host the end of the stage.
It is in this magical environment, where the Alentejo calmness surrounds the Tapada Grande dam, that participants will spend the last night of Ride Across Portugal, under one of the most starry skies in the world.
The S. Domingos Mines
The mine and its village of São Domingos are an old mining complex, connected to Pomarão Port, on the Guadiana river, by a 15 km long reduced railway.
The mining tradition in the area of São Domingos dates back to the Phoenicians and Carthaginians and, the Romans after these, being its main objective the extraction of copper, gold and silver.
Today this place has become a pleasant leisure destination, with the Tapada Grande River Beach as an unavoidable spot, especially on hot spring and summer days.