Agualva Magic Bus Loop - TRAIL

Agualva Magic Bus Loop - Trail, Lajes, Azores, Europe

Log road in, tropical plant tunnels, some steep inclines and ferious downhills. You can't get lost, down is where the people live.

User Reviews (9)

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likz2sail   Cross Country Rider [Feb 27, 2006]

What's up Jake, Nate, Jose, Frank. Yes, I am back shredding the island. The bus is gone and so are the trees. Time to move further into the interior of the island. (Sulphur pits) Dean Gracey

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Betetista   Cross Country Rider [Jun 09, 2004]

Hi this is just to let everybody know that if you want to ride this trail or others in Terceira you can contact me on this email: betetista@sapo.pt

Similar Products Used: Sulphur pits and Terra Chã
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Adolf A Korosec   [Dec 16, 1999]

As dean stated, there are plenty of trails to cover. You could actually spen all day riding that one area and never be disappointed!

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Anytime you feel like turning off the trail you run into an adventure! I got separated frommy group once and made "wrong turn", what a downhill. Purely technical and fast. Baby head sized lava rocks. Yes, I actually had to get off and walk a little. When the trail finally ended I was only about 1/2 mile from where I was supposed to be.

Similar Products Used: The sulfur pit ride is awsome, and there is another ride called, Sereta run which is a gruelling long distance off road adventure.
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Dave Sawicki   [Dec 16, 1999]

Various trails and fireroads make their way up to the top of the mountain(some longer than others)then skirt their way back down snaking their way through all kinds of technical downhills. There are many routes down, some straight down over barely passable rocks that will definitly challenge your balance and bike handeling skills. Other routes down are fast switch backs that work their way down to the town square. Make sure you stop at the cafe by the church and get a Galao to recharge the batteries. Great ride and wonderful people. Just watch out for the farmers herding their cows down the middle of the road, they tend to get a little cranky when their cows get scared off by americans on strange contraptions adorned in neon clothes, so stop and enjoy the moment as you wont see it once you get back to the states. Great ride that is highly reccomended if you ever get to the Azores..

Customer Service

As stated above, Terciera island (Azores) is not a big island and Agualva is very easy to find.

Similar Products Used: Sulfer Pits(see other areas for review)Serreta, a long lung and leg burning climb of about 15 miles followed by another 15 of up and down undulating hills ending with a mile and a half long downhill that will make the brake pads red and the knuckles white!! 54 mile around the island ride
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Jose Barbosa   [Dec 19, 1999]

Excelent ride, no pollution lots of trees and birds singing.
Note: You can ride anywhere in Terceira no restrictions for mountain bikers.

Customer Service

When you get to Terceira in the Azores just ask where you can find Barbosa.

Similar Products Used: Sulfer pits and Serreta.
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Lit Davis   [Jan 15, 2000]

This trail is GREAT!!! It can be as difficult as you want, depending on the trails. It varys from very steep, long technical climbs to fast, smooth and slippery downhills. All the trails are old logging road, or they used to be roads at one time before all the erosion over time. This makes it very techinical on some trails and very muddy and slick on others. All downhill leads to the main logging road, decending from there will lead into the town of Agualva.

Customer Service

Make a left off of the main logging road. Continue to proceed uphill at all intersections until you get tired. Then turn around for the downhill to town.

Similar Products Used: Sulphur Pitts(reveiwed under location: other areas), challenging Cave ride, grueling Serreta loop, and the 54 mile tour around the island. Ask for Barbosa or the Road And Dirt bicycle club.
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Jake Linford   [Mar 20, 2000]

I used to ride the hell out of this island! I miss all of the great times that I had there. If you ever get the chance, do it! If you call Barbosa plan to ride all day long on the most beautiful trails in the worlk. Barbosa is a great host.

Customer Service

Don't go alone! Call Barbosa.

Similar Products Used: Any trail that Barbosa will take you to is a great trail.
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Nate   [May 25, 2001]

The trails on this rock are awsome. Agualva can chew you up and spit you out if you let it. I have put over a 800 miles on that rock and loved it. There are areas of the trails that would put a hurt on and challenge the pro's. If you can ride this rock, you can ride anywhere in the world. It has been almost two years since I rode there, and I miss it. It is hard to beat.

Customer Service

Same as the others of the RAD (Road And Dirt) crew.

Similar Products Used: Just pick one. There are more trails than I could count in two years. AWSOME rides! This place is a unknown jewel of mountain biking. If you get stationed here, ride! You will love it. Get Jose to show you around. As Frank Pain would say, "Keep the rubber side down and spin on".
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Jeff Wickersham   [Jul 08, 2001]

Some of the trails can get really intense with some technical long uphills and very difficult and fast downhills.

Customer Service

Fly into Terceira island, The Azores. From the airfield just ride to Praia and ask for Barbosa. He is the island trailmaster.

Similar Products Used: There are too many to mention. I was there 2yrs. and still never saw the whole island. The island is great for mountain bikers. All the locals are really great, especially the island guide Barbosa. If you have the opportunity to go to Terceira, don't pass it up. It will be the best mountain biking experience you will ever have. I have lots of pictures to prove it.
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