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Portugal

6.1 km (3.8 miles) ESE of Campo Maior, Portalegre, Portugal
Approx. altitude: 212 m (695 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 173°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicycle parking at the roadside #10: Old bridge crossing Río Gévora

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  39°N 7°W (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

26-Feb-2017 -- This is the third out of six reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip from Lisbon to Ciudad Real. The story starts at 39°N 9°W and continues from 39°N 8°W.

In the early morning I started cycling from the UNESCO town Elvas. After an hour of cycling (20 km), I reached the town Campo Maior. From there, it is another 5 km on small roads the confluence point (the last kilometre is unsealed). For the very last 400 m, an agricultural track bordering an olive groove can be used. At a distance of 80 m I parked my bike to reach the exact location on foot.

The confluence is located just 2 km from the border to Spain. On my way back I wanted to continue the unsealed road further to the East. According to the satellite image and digital maps, this was possible, but in reality I was confronted with a gate and a fence. I tried to circumvent the fenced compound and ended up walking a couple kilometres through wet high grass until I finally reached a road again. But: I did not take any road twice!

I crossed the border to Spain and continued my journey eastwards.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 400 m
  • Distance to a track: 80 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 80 m
  • Time to reach the CP from Campo Maior: 20 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 9:13 AM
  • Measured height: 220 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: short grass.
  • Weather: overcast, 10° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Spanish Border Confluence

The story continues at 39°N 6°W.


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#1: The Confluence from 10 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicycle parking at the roadside
#10: Old bridge crossing Río Gévora
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