The route through the municipality of Loulé is located in a beautiful area that is perfect for exploring by bicycle. Starting and finishing in the village of Salir, in the heart of the Serra do Caldeirão uplands, pedal your way up and down the hills in the Rocha da Pena Protected Landscape, passing through Penina and then Benafim.
The beauty and charm of the scenery are noteworthy, influenced by the merging of the barrocal and uplands; the route leading to the village of Alte is the perfect example. The Fonte Grande (Big Fountain), Fonte Pequena (Small Fountain) and the Queda do Vigário waterfall are places of great natural beauty that are worth visiting, as is the typical village of Alte.
Level 2 (Intermediate)
Start and finish of the route: Salir (Civil Parish Office)
GPS Coordinates: 37.24088, -8.04624
Distance: 39 km
Time needed: 3h00 (at an average of 12,5 km/h)
Climb: 497 m
Descent: 496 m