The economically dynamic city of Silves is known not only for its historical significance but also for its juicy oranges which are recognised as being of excellent quality.
And it is in a setting dominated by the original castle, built in red sandstone, that the city of Silves welcomes cyclists for an exceptionally beautiful outing. First of all, take the EN 124 road until you reach São Bartolomeu de Messines, where you join the EN 124-3 towards the Funcho dam.
Back in São Bartolomeu de Messines, this time along the EM 1080 by way of Vale Fuzeiros, head south and ride through the scent of the orange blossom that is the hallmark of this part of the Algarve's barrocal.
To finish your ride, be sure to visit Barranco Longo, where some of the region's most appreciated wines are produced.
Distance – 54 km
Accumulated Climb – 525 m