This route consists of two stages and, if you prefer, you can do just one, starting and finishing in Vila do Bispo. The first stage takes you through the village of Raposeira, heading southwards to Zavial Beach, where the magnificent coastal view is a highlight.
As you leave the beach, the route is a bit demanding. After passing through Hortas do Tabual, you will come very close to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is known for being the place where Prince Henry prayed.
Still riding uphill in a northerly direction, you will come to the Vila do Bispo Wind Farm, from which you can admire a superb panoramic view. On your way downhill towards Raposeira, you will encounter the EuroVelo 1 route that shares the trail through Vila do Bispo.
The second stage of the route starts from Vila do Bispo and continues along the trail shared with the EuroVelo 1 towards the centre of Sagres and from there to Cape Saint Vincent. The way back from Cape Saint Vincent to Vila do Bispo takes you along the Vicentine Coast, uphill all the way.
Level 2 (Intermediate)
Location: Vila do Bispo
Start and finish of the route: Vila do Bispo
GPS Coordinates: 37.08175, -8.91184
Distance: 51 km
Time needed: 4h00 (at an average of 12,5 km/h)
Climb: 583 m
Descent: 580 m