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Vila Real de Santo António

Level 1

This mainly flat route takes you through Monte Gordo, Altura and Manta Rota, coinciding with the EuroVelo 1 as far as the picturesque village of Cacela Velha. Cacela Velha is small and charming and it’s worth taking the time to explore it thoroughly. When the tide is out, you can walk across the ria to the beach. If the tide is in, you can get to the coast on little boats that you will find at Fábrica Beach. The ride back to Vila Real de Santo António takes you through the country villages of Fonte Santa and Ribeira do Álamo in the municipality’s interior, and also through the Castro Marim Marshes.

Level 1 (Easy)
Location: Vila Real Santo António
Start and finish of the route: Vila Real Santo António
GPS Coordinates: 37.19695, -7.41402
Distance: 43 km
Time needed: 3h30 (at an average of 12 km/h)
Climb: 211 m
Descent: 213 m