THE CASTLES QUEST
The Castels Quest is an adventure that challenges nature and history lovers, who appreciate good food, mild weather and long bicycle rides, to become knights and conquer the castles and fortresses of the Historical Villages of Portugal (AHP). This adventure starts on 16 September 2017 and ends on 24 September 2017. The Castels Quest is a fully self-supported adventure, founded on a concept and philosophy of BIKEPACKING in which each individual participates in the quest at its own risk and means. To complete The Castels Quest, riders must follow the marked trail that is part of the GR22, the long route linking the 12 Historical Villages of Portugal. This is a circular trail that begins and ends at the same village – The Historical Village of Belmonte – 600 kms. The Castels Quest is not a race, nor a contest, there are no scores nor points, no winners nor losers. Participants in the adventure are “knights” who, mounting their bikes, will try to conquer, each at its own pace, the magnificent castles of the Historical Villages of Portugal. The ones who complete the trail will be made noble Knights of “The Castels Quest“, a title qualified by the Historical Villages of Portugal (AHP).
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