Casa do Zé Sapateiro

Casa do Zé Sapateiro

Ferraria de S. João is penched on a quartz ridge on the extreme south of the Lousa Mointain range, its ex-libris are the old animal shelters. This village takes advantage of the presence of new neighbours to recover old traditions, popular and religious fairs and its where the Casa do Zé Sapateiro is.

Bike Friendly Facilities

  • Bike secured garage;
  • Bike washing facility;
  • Cyclist menu (carbo,fruit and veggy);
  • Overnight cycling clothes laundry;
  • Mini-Bike repair station with basic tool set and pump;
  • Bike parking lot;
  • Bike routes for road and/or mountain biking (with maps,technical data and GPS tracks)

Optional Friendly Facilities

  • Phone support line with emergency
  • Transfer service

Special Offer Code: CDZS - 2012/02

Price on request

Special Offer Code: CDZS - 2012/01

Price on request

ATTENTION: When you use an offer code in your booking, please note the conditions discriminated. The reservation request with offer codes included will be validated by email, by the accommodation.


  • 4 km
  • 71 m
  • 660 m
  • 597 m
  • 30 m

  • Schist Village of Ferraria de S.João

RIDE 1 [Easy]

It is the simplest ride, accessible to all, with a panoramic view of the schist village of Ferraria de s. João. Going near Cercal village where you reverse direction and go back to the MTB Centre.


  • 20 km
  • 510 m
  • 775 m
  • 554 m
  • 2 h

  • Passage by Abrunheira, Favacal Village, Esquio Village, S. João do Deserto Chapel.

RIDE 2 [Moderate]

Ride in constant up and down, with many points of interest like the passage by Abrunheira, Favacal village, the abandoned village of Esquio and the S. João do Deserto chapel. Ends with a section of rocky and technical single track on the spur of the São João Mountain, which leads us to the final descent to Ferraria.


  • 30 km
  • 1.321 m
  • 822 m
  • 441 m
  • 3 h

  • Alge Village, Campelo

RIDE 3 [Difficult]

More demanding ride, especially because of the strong slopes and total accumulated rise. After the Lousa Mountain ridge, at altitudes between 800 m and 900 m, it drops precipitously to Alge village and crosses Campelo, the village where there is a restaurant in the trout nursery. From here the ride climbs, demanding, until it intersect with ride 3. Get ready for the slopes up to 30%!



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