Starting and finishing in the centre of Lagos, this route shows you the best that the municipality has to offer in terms of natural beauty and built heritage. Set off from Meia Praia Beach, ride past Palmares Golf Course and keep going alongside Alvor Bay. Heading northwards, you will go through Odiáxere and Bensafrim on your way to Barão de São João, a typical and very interesting Algarve village. Here you will also find the Lagos – Barão de São João Mountain Bike Centre. Continue on through Barão de São Miguel and Budens, and through the village of Luz – a popular tourist spot – right next to the beach it takes its name from, before finally making your way back to the centre of Lagos.
Level 3 (Difficult)
Start and finish of the route: Lagos (Avenida dos Descobrimentos)
GPS Coordinates: 37.10377, -8.6724
Distance: 54 km
Time needed: 4h00 (at an average of 12 km/h)
Climb: 556 m
Descent: 557 m