A challenging but very worthwhile route through the region’s interior. The start and finish are easy, taking you through stunning scenery along the bank of the River Guadiana. From here you can see Spain on the opposite bank. In the village of Montinho das Laranjeiras you can visit the old Roman villa. After you go through the village of Guerreiros do Rio, there is a tough uphill section that takes you through Corte das Donas and on to Balurcos. You will return to Alcoutim via Corte Tabelião. The panoramic views over the town, the river and Sanlúcar de Guadiana on the Spanish bank are simply breathtaking! On hot days, take the opportunity for a refreshing dip at the Pego Fundo river beach.
Level 4 (Difficult)
Start and finish of the route: Alcoutim (next to the quay)
GPS Coordinates: 37.47135, -7.47126
Distance: 36 km
Time needed: 3h00 (at an average of 12 km/h)
Climb: 654 m
Descent: 648 m