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Route nº17 - São Brás de Alportel

Level 1

The colours of the earth decorate the route which showcases the fabulous and concentrated biodiversity between the barrocal and the uplands of the Serra do Caldeirão.

The roads are good and the traffic will be light as you head up from São Brás de Alportel to Corotelo, where you can admire a pretty panoramic view over the seat of the municipality.

São Romão and Alportel are two more places to reach before you join the legendary EN 2 road, the longest in Portugal, and which obliges you to pedal constantly uphill until you reach Barranco do Velho.

This entertaining up-and-down route takes you through Javali and on up to the peak at Cova da Muda. From this natural viewpoint a splendid view awaits, taking in almost the entire municipality. Pause for a moment to admire it before setting off back downhill.

The area of Almargem and Mesquita is worth a closer look before you head back to the starting point.

Distance – 52 km

Accumulated Climb – 925 m