Amazing ride It deserves 2 passages ...
Route 103 in Northern Portugal runs from Braga in the West to Braganca in the East. About 200 kilometres of absolutely stunning mountain road. Traffic is generally light and the road surface, by and large, is excellent. Chaves, about half way, makes a nice stop off point and the opportunity to refuel self and bike. The western section is largely fast, open sweepers, the eastern has a lot more tight and twisty stuff. Ride it, you'll love it!
This route is usually the stage for the car rally named 'Rampa de Murça' which stands for 'Murças Shakedown' and its filled with good curves, whether you choose to do it downward or upward. My suggestion: do it both!
A great mountain road with wide corners and a good surface. The railings are even protected for bikers along the route.
The scenario is very good, circled by mountains that surround this region.
its a good road for RR bikes because have a fast corners, carefful whith police and not protect rails.
with rains some mud can be appear in the road.
reduce speed in the village
One of the nicest routes around with plenty of very sharp corners,
this route is better taken from the crossing with IC3 since
it only gets interesting from there.
A new road to Sertã means this is now a very abandoned road, which is good because there is very light traffic, but bad because the surface is dirtier.
Aracena - Huelva Secion:
Across the pleasant Sierra de Aracena, this road has good quality tarmac. Loads of fast sweeping bends will have you smiling in your helmet, thinking you're Joey Dunlop on the mountain section of the IOM TT. Big fun with very little traffic. Nobody goes to Huelva.