Cycling Senhora da Graca
Ride 11.4 kilometers gaining 757 meters to elevation 962 meters at 6.6% average grade.
Photos from PJAMM contributor Heiko Linnert, Germany
The climb ends atop Mt. Farinha (The White Mountain) at the Santuário Da Nossa Senhora Da Graça (Shrine of Our Lady of Grace). The shrine, made of granite from the region, was first built in the 1500’s and has been rebuilt 3 times since.
Santuário Da Nossa Senhora Da Graça
This is one of, if not the most, featured climb in the Volta a Portugal. From 1978 through 2019, the Senhora da Graca climb has been included as a mountain finish in the Volta 40 times - every year except 1982.
Felipe Cardoso wins Stage 4 of Volta August 2, 2015