From the pleasure harbour in the city centre, start by riding through Faro’s historical old town. Once you reach the outskirts of the city, the route takes you into the inland part of the municipality, through the village of Conceição and, farther on, Estoi.
There are several interesting places to visit in Estoi, such as Ossónoba Square, located in the oldest part of town, the Estoi Palace Pousada, the Main Church and the ruins of the Milreu Roman Villa.
As you go around the Guelhim Hill, you will encounter the little village of Santa Bárbara de Nexe, with its impressive Main Church.
The ride back to the capital of the municipality is mainly downhill and on flat terrain, taking you through the woodland area of Ludo.
Level 1 (Easy)
Start and finish of the route: Faro (Praça Dom Francisco Gomes)
GPS Coordinates: 37.01614, -7.93537
Distance: 38 km
Time needed: 3h00 (at an average of 12 km/h)
Climb: 386 m
Descent: 386 m