The Silves route is notable for its diversity and immense natural and scenic worth. Taking you through what is one of the biggest municipalities in the Algarve, it gives you the chance to appreciate a variety of settings. Starting with the city itself, the original capital of the Algarve, where you will find an unrivalled selection of cultural, historical and architectural treasures. The route, which takes you through the heart of the Algarve’s barrocal area, affords sublime views over the typical orange orchards and croplands. The renowned Quinta do Barranco Longo wine estate, the village of Tunes and the Chapel of Bones in Alcantarilha are just three of the many points of interest along the way.
Level 2 (Intermediate)
Start and finish of the route: Silves – City Park
GPS Coordinates: 37.18461, -8.44065
Distance: 52 km
Time needed: 4h00 (at an average of 12,5 km/h)
Climb: 519 m
Descent: 517 m