There are various places of interest along the Lagoa route. Setting out from Lagoa city centre, ride in a south-easterly direction until you reach the coast and the charming Benagil Beach. If you can, be sure to visit the famous Algar de Benagil sinkhole. The terrain here is very up-and-down because of the cliffs. Although short, the uphill and downhill sections here are quite steep, so you do need to be a capable rider.
Continuing along the coast in a westerly direction you will pass through the town of Carvoeiro and then Ferragudo. Stop off to explore both of them and admire their attractive silhouettes rising against the background of the seashore. Heading northwards now, you will come to the town of Estômbar and, farther on, a park called Parque das Fontes. Nature lovers are very fond of this spot where you can go diving, have a picnic or simply enjoy a few moments of convivial rest and relaxation.
Level 2 (Intermediate)
Start and finish of the route: Lagoa (Municipal Auditorium)
GPS Coordinates: 37.13699, -8.45795
Distance: 42 km
Time needed: 3h15 (at an average of 12,5 km/h)
Climb: 488 m
Descent: 485 m